The Chatter Box

I learned last Wednesday morning that Mr. Tommy Cooper had passed away. “Mr. Tommy” was a regular Wednesday visitor to the news office for many years, coming in to get copies of the newspaper. Mr. Tommy always came in and left with a smile on his face and usually had me smiling as well before he left. I am sure […]

Gospel Explosion to be held at Miracle Temple

The South Florida Gospel Singers will present a Gospel Explosion 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Miracle Temple House of the True and Living God, 640 Millen Bypass. The door opens at 6 p.m. The program will feature The Freeman Family of Pahokee, Fla. and special guest, The South Florida Gospel Singers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Other groups appearing on […]

Jim Hite


As most of you know, Joyce and I are football enthusiasts. It’s somewhat inevitable, what with her two sons having been players in their youth and now coaches at Houston County and Mill Creek high schools. She’s learned the game well. My participation many decades ago coupled with high school coaching in the 1970s and 80s means we enjoy the […]

Eat smart to make holidays lighter

The holiday season may bring family, friends, food and presents, but it doesn’t have to pack on the pounds, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist Connie Crawley. The key, she said, is to try to only indulge in meals on the actual holidays. “Just because there are several holidays, you don’t have to eat for two months […]

Political Cartoon

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Wade Parker

As I travel the dirt roads of the county, I have noticed a lot of dead kudzu everywhere. I guess people did a real good job of killing it before the frost! Seriously, know the frost we had last weekend is the reason kudzu looks so bad. Even though it is obviously too late to fight kudzu this year, spring […]

Sheriff’s Tips

During the holiday season, busy people intent on trying to complete their Christmas shopping may fall prey to criminals who hang around mall and shopping center parking lots, doing their “shopping” from the packages placed in your parked vehicles. Sheriff Robert Oglesby says that some foresight and planning can reduce the chances of becoming a victim during a season that […]

Norwood School reunion planned for Nov. 27

Anyone who attended Norwood School, Elam Baptist Church, is invited to attend a school reunion 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the church. For additional information, call (478) 982-8914 or (706) 962- 1388. Millen Optimist to honor youth Join the Millen Optimists in “Honoring Our Youth.” The Sunday community service is 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church, […]

Rental home fire declared arson

A 4:40 a.m. fire Thursday, Nov. 11, that destroyed a vacant rental home at 443 Foggy Field Road in the City of Millen was intentionally set, said Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine and Millen Fire Chief Dwayne Herrington. The fire resulted in an estimated loss of $50,000, but no injuries were reported. Anyone with information about this fire is […]


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