2022-03-23

2022-03-23 E-Edition

County prepares for 71st Annual Livestock Festival


The Screven County Livestock Association will host the 71st annual Livestock Festival beginning April 2 – 7. The Livestock Pageant which is technically the kickoff to the festival will take place on Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Screven County High School Auditorium. The tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and is sponsored by […]

Local man loses life in weekend accident


Jermaine Jenkins has lost his life in a March 12 accident on Friendship Road. Investigators have concluded that Jermaine Marquis Jenkins of a Sylvania address was traveling north on Friendship Road at approximately midnight when his car crossed the centerline. The 2006 Honda Accord then began a clockwise rotation as Jenkins over corrected. Mr. Jenkins’ vehicle then struck the ditch […]

Smith honored at chamber banquet


The Screven County Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet, Friday, March 18, at the First Baptist Church of Sylvania. The theme for the evening was “The Price is Right” with Wes Withrow emceeing. “This event would not have been possible without our sponsors, The Sylvania Times, Koyo Bearings, Screven Outdoors, Food Lion, Evergreen Counseling Service, Possum Eddy, Reddick Heating […]

Thompson promises change to District 7


Ben Thompson is a native of Screven County and decided to throw his hat into the ring for District 7 County Commissioner, “you can’t complain about the problem, if you aren’t willing to do anything about the problem.” He says in a recent interview. Ben decided to run against incumbent John Triplett because, “we need a fresh set of eyes […]

Food Lion celebrates anniversary


On Thursday, March 17, Screven County’s local Food Lion Grocery Store celebrated its one-year anniversary. The store was decorated for the occasion and distributed hotdogs, drinks, cupcakes and more. A large buggy of groceries was given away to winner, Jessica Hughes. In addition, every customer that made a purchase was entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card. This […]

Mama Nell’s Southern Cookin’

“Great Recipes of the South”

Georgia Caviar Ingredients ½ cup Sugar½ cup Vinegar½ cup Oil3 cans Black-Eyed Peas(drained and rinsed)1 can Niblet Corn (such asGreen Giant Mexicorn, drainedand rinsed)2 Green Bell Peppers(chopped)1 Medium Onion(chopped)1 Red Bell Pepper(chopped) In a small pot, heat the sugar and vinegar. Once the sugar dissolves, remove from the heat and add the oil. Mix well. In a bowl, mix the […]

Dozier’s DoggieDaze

HowAirFresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health

As parents and caregivers, one of the earliest lessons we learn is the concept of “baby-proofing”—keeping toxic substances and dangerous situations well out of the way of our children. As pet parents, we need to do the same. But unlike children, instead of this being a temporary obligation, it’s something we’ll need to do throughout the lives of our pets. […]

From the Editor’s Desk


Last week I celebrated a milestone birthday. I turned fifty-two years old. Yes readers, I know I look older but I’m fifty-two, nonetheless. All I can say is there are a lot of miles in my old body! Now, turning thirty almost devastated me. I took to my bed for a week. I remember thinking, “I’m not young anymore.” I […]

Larry’s Lenten Journey Third Week of Lent

“…(A)nd all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him.” (Book of Common Prayer; p. 336) For me the Lenten season […]