January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City approves Jenkins Correctional Center contract

During the December meeting of Millen City Council, a contract with the Jenkins Correctional Center (JCC) was reviewed and approved, pending approval by the JCC.  More...

School News

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Jan. 16 – Holiday.  Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Salisbury steak w/gravy, wheat roll or turkey/ cheese wrap; choices: creamed potatoes, butter beans, veg. More...

EGSC Dean’s Honor and Merit Lists

Local students making the Dean’s Honor and Merit Lists at East Georgia College for the Fall Semester, 2016 were recently announced. More...

JCES November Students of the Month!

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the November “FLY Student of the Month" to reward academic excellence and behavior. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I read recently that on this date, Jan. 11, in 1964 the Surgeon General declared that cigarettes may be hazard to your health, the first such official government report. Fifty-three years later, cigarettes are still being sold.  More...

Church News

Church News

Williams Grove Missionary to host revival   More...

Datebook

Full Moon Hike at Magnolia Springs State Park

Explore the full moonlit night Thursday, Jan. 12th, 7-9 p.m. by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs State Park and Camp Lawton. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You

The Chafers family would like to thank each and everyone who came out to help celebrate Hattie’s 100th birthday! Sending love out to Rev. Robbins and the members of my church, Nannie E. Williams United Methodist. More...

Engagements

Hickman-Thompson to wed

Terry and Alane Hickman of Garfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansley Lane Hickman of Garfield, to Tyler Newton Thompson of Sylvania. He is the son of Ken and Kim Brown of Sylvania and Bobby Dan Thompson of Statesboro.  More...

Rotary Club

At the January 4th meeting of the Millen Rotary Club, Rotarian Hubert Reeves presented Ernest Thorne, Jr. a plaque to commemorate his 55 years of perfect attendance in the Millen Rotary Club. More...

Millen Cub Scout pack looking to grow

Jenkins County’s new Cub Scout pack, sponsored by the Millen Rotary Club, is seeking more families to join its boys for the adventures, camping trips and fun activities it has planned for 2017. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1952

Heywood and Kermit Gay, sons of Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Gay received their Eagle badges at the Court of Honor held at the Millen Community House. Kermit, 15 has earned 44 Merit Badges and is Senior Crew Leader of Explorer Post 134. More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Rededication to be held Jan. 15th

Rev. Solomon Roberts Jr., pastor, Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Sylvania, will be the guest speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Rededication program. The service will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. More...

Blood supply shortage is critical

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I saw a cartoon in a magazine that I thought was one of the funniest I’ve seen.  There was no caption, like a joke told with no punchline, but still funny. More...

Don Lively

FGET DOWN

"Y'all get on down, and come in."  I heard Daddy say those words hundreds of times over the years.  It's how he greeted visitors to his and  Mama's house.  If he happened to see folks drive up he would go outside to meet them, rat More...

Obituaries

Jessie Lee Roberson

Jessie Lee Roberson, the son of the late John Sr. and Annie Lou Roberson was born on July 27, 1939, in Munnerlyn, Georgia. More...