The Chatter Box

Christmas has passed, and the New Year looms on the horizon. Traditionally, New Year’s is a time to look back at the events of the previous year – reflect upon the decisions that were made, examine their consequences and, often, wish we had done things differently. But, 2010 is now history, and there is nothing we can do to change […]

Church News

Needful Baptist to hold Watch Night Service A Watch Night Service will be held 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at Needful Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend. Bethel A.M.E. to hold Watch Night Service The public is cordially invited to a New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service at Bethel AME Church on Walnut Street, right across from the hospital […]


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Sarah Griffin and Rob Holley to wed April 2, 2011

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Franklin Griffin of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Griffin, to Robert Clinton Holley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allen Holley of Wadley. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Statesboro. Miss Griffin is the granddaughter of the late […]

Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold winter

For the coming year, the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that Old Man Winter will exhibit a “split personality.” The eastern third of the country, (New England down to Florida and as far west as the lower Ohio River and Mississippi River Valley), will experience colder-thannormal winter temperatures. Across New England, where relatively balmy temperatures prevailed during the winter of 2009–2010, the […]

An Almost-White Christmas!

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Millen man arrested on drug charges

Marquette Lavon Wadley, 36, of 730 Old Waynesboro Road and 330 South Masonic Street was arrested in what Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said is “the largest seizure of illegal drugs and cash since we have been in office.” On Thursday, Dec. 23, while conducting an investigation into the theft of a firearm, Sheriff Oglesby and deputies of the Sheriff’s […]

County budget discussed at meeting

The county’s budget was a major topic of discussion during the Dec. 7 meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners with Chairman James Henry reporting on the need to transfer $250,000 from a CD to the General Fund for operational purposes. Chairman Henry also noted that it would be late January before receipt or denial of the Federal grants for which […]

A Perfect Score!

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Grand Jury indicts 15

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court earlier this month and handed down 16 indictments and accusations against 15 persons as follows. • Glenn Wayne Dean, possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon. • Joshua Randall Warner, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of firearm/knife during a crime/attempted crime. • Khambrel Veunte Gross, sale of […]