Ag Line: Orange-Striped Oakworm

This is the time of year when we start seeing orange-striped oakworms in our oak trees. We have several homeowners in the county who plant ornamental oak and maple trees. When I say “ornamental,” I am referring to sugar and silver maple and any kind of oak tree. Orange-striped oakworms (Anisota senatoria) are often found on oak trees and other […]

VFW receives state recognition

The Chatter Box

Many serious vehicle accidents have occurred because of blind spots while driving. I have had some “near-misses” myself. I was given the following information on the “correct” way to set your outside mirrors that could eliminate these blind spots and thought it worthy of passing along. Adjust the driver’s side mirror by resting your head against the driver’s side window […]


Church News

Lane Grove Missionary Baptist Church Lane Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold their annual revival meeting services 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept.5. The Rev. Robert Owens is pastor and the Rev. Jesse Johnson will be the guest minister. Invited churches are, Monday: St. Paul AME, Skull Creek#1, Skull Creek #2 and Saint Matthew; Tuesday: Jones Temple, Fountain […]

Groundbreaking held for new church


Hunter Education Course offered The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer the 10-hour Hunter Education Course at Magnolia Springs State Park 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26. The course will conclude 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Attendance at all three sessions is mandatory to be eligible to take the certification […]

Happy Anniversary!


If an aging presidential candidate loses his car keys once in a while or absent-mindedly puts his shoes in the Frigidaire, it’s OK by me. I know how it is. If you keep playing this game, you begin to slip. So it is with John McCain, whose 72nd birthday is Aug. 29. New York Times columnist Frank Rich warns us […]

Kaylee Joyce Farthing

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Farthing welcomed their firstborn child, Kaylee Joyce Farthing, on June 30, 2008 at 10:42 a.m. central time at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Kaylee weighed 5 pounds, 11.8 ounces and was 18¾ inches long. Mrs. Farthing is the former Karen Kent. Proud grandparents are Brantley Lee (B.L.) and Becky Kent of Millen and […]