Celebrate Father’s Day in the great outdoors at Georgia’s State Parks

Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads. This year, Father’s Day is June 19. To plan a celebration he’ll remember, check out these ideas from Georgia’s State Parks. Go “Glamping” If Dad enjoys camping, spoil him with a “glamping” adventure. Several Georgia State Parks rent yurts, which are like a cross between a tent and […]

Don Lively


Daddy’s Daddy was a farmer and a fox hunter, among other things. Had he lived in a later era he might have been called a “renaissance man” since he was good at many things. Born less than fifteen years after the end of the War Between The States, known to this day in my family as The War Of Northern […]


Summer Art Camp for youth Art Camp will be available in June for youth grades two through five. The camp, sponsored by Millen Woman’s Club and taught by Jeannine Curl, will be held June 27- 30 at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Students will create a piece of jewelry and an acrylic painting on […]

Church News

Jones Temple to host Choir Anniversary The 13th anniversary of the Jones Temple Male Choir will be celebrated 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26th. The parade of choirs/ groups will include Jones Temple Male Choir-honorees, Jones Temple Jr. Choir, Newton Grove, Union Chapel Male Choir, Brinson Rock-Cross & Green, Jones Temple Sr. Choir and Joyful Angels. Rev. Matthew Davis is the […]

Charles Alvin Sherrod, Jr.,

Mr. Charles Alvin Sherrod, Jr., 61 years old, of Odum, GA died Monday, June 6, at his home. He was born in Jenkins County, was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 38.5 years, and attended New Beginnings In Christ Church. He loved fishing, relaxing, and spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. He is preceded in death by his […]

James E. “Jimmy” Joiner

Sylvania -James Earl “Jimmy” Joiner, age 68, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Jenkins County. He was born in Jenkins County, Ga. to the late Gary Vincent & Juanita McLean Joiner. He worked as a carpenter with the Local Union 256 UBC Savannah and was a member of Millen Baptist Church and Black Creek United Methodist Church. He was […]

Ronald Hooks

Ronald Hooks, 83, of Millen died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Elam Cemetery. He was born in Jenkins County, and was a retired highway construction worker, member of Ridgeway Lodge F & AM and a Baptist. Mr. Hooks was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jerry and Tommy […]

EGSC’s economic impact over $70 million

An annual study of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) economic impact shows that East Georgia State College (EGSC) had a $70,849,180 impact on the communities in its region during fiscal year 2015. EGSC, which has campuses in Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Augusta, also had a regional employment impact of 905 jobs in the same period. The employment impact includes on-campus […]

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Young wildlife does not need rescue

“Rescuing” an animal can sometimes cause more harm than good, even if done with the best of intentions. This is often the case when people come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Young wildlife taken into captivity can lose their natural instincts and ability to survive in the […]