'Cut, decorate, strip and trash' isn't the only option. You don't have to kill this year's Christmas tree

   As a horticulturist, it seems a little silly to me that folks are willing each year at Christmas to spend $50 or more on a dead plant, a cut Christmas tree. Full Story

Protection in place Fire walls guard U.S. food supply from bird flu

   University of Georgia food microbiologist Mike Doyle says "the likelihood is pretty low" that the harmful strain of avian influenza will enter the United States food supply. Full Story

Police Blotter

   The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Full Story

Another season of holiday shopping decisions is upon us

   Another holiday shopping season is upon us, bringing the ageold dilemma of deciding what to buy that special someone who loves gardening. What do you get the gardener who has everything? Full Story

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Johnsons celebrate 50th

   Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Garfield will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Garfield Community House. They were married Dec. 24, 1955 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Full Story

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Newtons celebrate 50th

   Wendell and Mildred Newton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 23, 1955 at Elam Baptist Church. Mrs. Newton is a retired Bulloch County teacher, and Mr. Newton is a Jenkins County farmer. Full Story

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Window to the past

   Window to the past This photograph is from the collection of Mrs. O. P. Long. Her husband, Trixie, is pictured, along with Frank Edenfield. The photograph was taken as the group prepared for a trip up Mt. Mitchell. Full Story

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