Thank You



We deeply appreciate all of the kind expressions of sympathy we received during our great loss. We sincerely thank each of you for your thoughts, prayers, kind words of encouragement, flowers, plants and food we received during this extremely difficult time. All of the thoughtfulness shown from our wonderful friends is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered! The Family […]

The Chatter Box



I read in an area newspaper that the Department of Transportation is considering raising the speed limit on U.S. Highway 25 between Millen and Augusta to 65 mph. Since the highway has been 4-laned, most motorists are tempted to ignore the 55 mph speed limit anyway. Traveling U.S. 25 is certainly more pleasurable and a lot quicker now that the […]

Church News



Millen Baptist Association to meet The 169th Annual Meeting of the Middle Baptist Association will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church of Sylvania. The Rev. Marc Merrit of the GBC Evangelism Ministries will be the Cooperative Program speaker. Rev. Brad Boynton of Dry Branch Baptist Church will give the missionary sermon. All member churches are urged […]

Syl-View Happenings



Our Grandparents Day was great! The residents arrived early for the program and the staff had them dressed in their best outfits for the special occasion with makeup and jewelry. Family members, friends and volunteers were present to help celebrate. More than 50 residents were in attendance and I have no count of the visitors. But Grandparents Day was “grand.” […]

Jim Hite

THE DIGITAL AGE

Are our attention spans being rewired by the digital age? That was a question discussed in USA Today last month and one I’ve given some thought to over the following several weeks. According to one critic, one’s constant use of modern technology encourages superficial grazing that, over generations, can rewire the brain to deleterious effect. Nicholas Carr, author of The […]

Welcome CCA!



The announcement last week that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will construct a $56.8 million prison in Jenkins County is good news for a community that has struggled with the highest unemployment rate in the state for several years. Predictions indicate that the project will result in approximately 200 full time jobs plus hundreds of construction-related jobs while the facility […]

Political Cartoon



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Ag Line

Deer Food Plot Management

Many times, we think of farmers as the only ones who grow rye, wheat, oats, or a mixture of both. However, in Jenkins and surrounding counties, we have many non-traditional farmers. These farmers will be planting their crops in a few weeks. Yes, as the title of this article suggests, we will have many people that will be planting fall […]

Datebook



Jenkins County Retired Educators to meet The Jenkins Retired Educators Association will hold its first meeting of the 2010-2011 year 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the home of Joyce Hodges-Hite. The meeting will begin with a covered dish meal. Following the meal, Georgia REA President Dot Wilson will speak with the members and outline her plans for the year. […]

Suspected shoplifter arrested by MPD



Tyrone Tyson Thomas of Sardis was arrested by the Millen Police Department in connection with a Sept. 13 shoplifting incident that occurred at Fred’s dollar store on Winthrope Avenue. Thomas is charged with theft by shoplifting and attempting to elude officers. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!