October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Free x-ray of Halloween trick-or-treat candy offered

Optim Medical-Jenkins will be offering free x-rays of Halloween trick-or treating candy on Friday, Oct. 31st. More...

Other Jenkins News

Bethany BBQ contest a big success

The second annual “Hog on the Hill” barbecue cook-off, sponsored by Pruitt Health-Bethany, was held Sept. 27 with all proceeds from the plate and T-shirt sales going to benefit the Jenkins County “Quality of Life” program. More...

Going green!

Fall is in the air and Robert Coney is in his garden again. Since 1980 Robert has planted his 1- acre garden at this Pine Avenue location. More...

4-H clean up

Members of the Jenkins County 4-H club cleaned up the Louie Grimm lot located between Café’ on Cotton and Elegant Nails as a community service project. More...

Engagements

Brookes Brinson and Schuyler Vaughan to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mathew Brinson, Jr. of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brookes Elizabeth Brinson, to Eric Schuyler Vaughan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Brian Vaughan of Alabaster, Alabama and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Reeves-Strimple engagement announced

Judge and Mrs. Robert Stokes Reeves of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Macy Virginia Reeves, to Ian Albert Strimple of New York City. Ian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ellsworth Strimple of Enid, Oklahoma. More...

JCHS Homecoming Queen

Dona Gay, the daughter of Don and Evelyn Gay, was crowned the 2014 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Homecoming Queen during the October 10 War Eagle football game against the Claxton Tigers. More...

City/County agree on Recreation complex lease

During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the group discussed entering into an Intergovernmenal Lease Agreement with the Jenkins County Commissioners to lease to the county the property currently used by the Jenkins County Recreation Department More...

Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 31

Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen will be alive again with fun as Main Street Millen (MSM) sponsors the 14th annual Harvest of Fun on Friday, Oc. 31st from 6-8 p.m. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

An e-mail buddy sent me this one and couldn’t resist sharing it. More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor, The news from Perkins is not all good. The no good, dirty, rotten, lousy, stinking creek polluters are up to their old antics again this year. Little Buckhead Creek is, once again, the dumping spot of choice for these low life dimwits. More...

Church News

Church News

Rocky Ford Baptist to celebrate 138 years Rocky Ford Baptist Church will celebrate 138 years of service Sunday, Oct. 26, at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. More...

Datebook

Datebook

proceeds will benefit the University Health Care Foundation. For more information, contact Lula Burton at 706-871-3517 or Nona Robertson at 478-982-4511. More...

Obituaries

Tommie Lee “Meme” Raffield, Jr.

Mr. Tommie Lee “Meme” Raffield, Jr., 52, of Pembroke passed away Sunday October 12, 2014 at Evans Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. More...

Dorothy Morris Gay

Mrs. Dorothy Morris Gay, 84, of Garfield died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Graveside service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Elam Baptist Cemetery with Revs. More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Having recently finished a book in which trains played a central part in the life of a little Alabama town, I began to think of the importance that passenger train travel played in Millen’s history during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. More...

Don Lively

MY YOUNG SOUTH

( reprinted from 2009) The Old South. Depending on who‘s pontificating, the term Old South is either revered or reviled. Not much middle ground. More...

Library News

Are you ready to decorate your pumpkin, but hate digging out the guts? Do you have kids and don’t want to take the chance of them getting hurt trying to carve a face into their jack-o-lantern? More...