Gordon Hill

Gordon Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual pastoral anniversary 2 p.m., Sunday, April 11. The Rev. Lee Edward Jones along with his churches, McKinney Branch and Third Chapel Baptist, will be in charge of the service. The Rev. Berry Rogers is pastor.

Roberson Grove

Roberson Grove Church of Midville will celebrate its usher anniversary 11:30 a.m., Sunday, April 11. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. Roy Gaines is pastor.

Second Bynes Grove

Second Bynes Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Resurrection Day program 11 a.m., Sunday, April 11. Gussie Lawson of Bell Grove Baptist Church will be the mistress of ceremonies. The Rev. James F. Lewis, pastor, invites the public.

New Springfield

New Springfield Baptist Church of Alexander will have its spring revival 7 p.m., Tuesday Thursday, April 6-8. The Rev. Chavous Boyd, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist, will be the guest minister. Ellis Godbee Jr., pastor, invites the public.

S&B Deacon and Brotherhood Union

The 22nd anniversary service of the S&B Deacon and Brotherhood Union will be held 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The theme will be “Still Standing United For the Lord.” Keno Waltower will be master of ceremonies; and the Rev. Lewis Williams, pastor of St. John of Girard and Greenwood Baptist of Sylvania, will deliver […]

Ward Grove

Ward Grove Baptist Church will have its deacon ordination service 6 p.m., Saturday, April 10. The Rev. Judson Scott, pastor, and Sam Smith, deacon chairman, invite the public.

Second Hopeful

Second Hopeful Baptist Church will have its first Deacons & Deaconess program 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25. The Rev. Tinsley Wilcher, pastor of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the special guest.

Other Voices


Over two hundred years ago a fellow named Sampson Jenkins was a resident of Burke County, Georgia. I am not sure whether or not he was born in the county. I do know that some of my Jenkins kin came here from North Carolina. The first Jenkins to settle on this continent got off the boat at Jamestown Virginia in […]

Scouting is alive, well

Editor: “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country. To obey the Scout law, to help other people at all times and keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” …the Scout oath. For 100 years the Scout oath has guided boys and, unlike any other organization, young men in […]

The gift of life!

Editor: What is the most favorite gift you have ever received? I have been blessed with many wonderful material gifts and more precious the gifts of good family, friends, and eternal salvation from our Lord Jesus Christ. But over seven years ago, I received a special gift – the gift of life through a heart transplant. My gift was from […]