December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County #3 in unemployment for October

Jenkins County came in third place on the state’s unemployment rankings for the month of October with a 13.3% rate, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

School News

Jenkins County School District achieves 2014 GSBA Quality School status

The Jenkins County School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) Quality School Board recognition. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As Christmas approaches, I am reminded of the reason for the season – the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. More...

Military Active Duty

Sgt. Brianna Joiner, U.S. Army, 876th Vertical EN Company, Afghanistan; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor: The Ogeechee Project is now in full swing. A well water virus had slowed it down. More...

Church News

Church News

Bethel AME to host Missionary Day program Bethel AME Church family along with their Pastor, Rev. Ralph Taylor, invite the public to help celebrate their annual Missionary Day, 11 a.m. Dec. 21st. More...

Obituaries

Lois Johnson Kenyon

Lois Johnson Kenyon, 98, of Millen passed away, Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Graveside services were held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Floyd McMillan

Mr. Floyd McMillan, 87, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Syl-View Nursing Home in Sylvania. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Oak Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...

Betty Jean Waters Hall

Betty Jean Waters Hall, 82, of Savannah died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Hospice House. The funeral service was held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. More...

City Court Solicitor resigns

During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the resignation of Daniel Woodrum , City Court Solicitor, was accepted by council members. City Manager Michael Felts reported Mr. More...

Bobby James named state “Coach of the Year”

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) recently named Jenkins County High School (JCHS) cross country coach, Bobby James, the state’s 2014 “Coach of the Year.” More...

Other Jenkins News

The 16th Annual Magic Of Christmas

Full Story

The Millen News will be closed Dec. 24 – Dec. 26 for Christmas.

The deadline for submitting items to be published in the Dec. 31 issue is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29. We will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The deadline for submitting items to be published in the Jan. 7 issue is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2. More...

Planters EMC director named Volunteer of the Year

In his role at Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Director, Bobby Smith donates his time and talents to improve the Screven County community and to support student organizations dedicated to building tomorrow’s leaders. More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Several readers responded to my column a few weeks ago about the Samson and Deliah movie shown at the Pal Theater in the early sixties. More...

Don Lively

THE SONG

Christmas time’s a comin’. And there ain’t nothing you can do to stop it. Ready or not here comes Santa Claus. Weren’t we just shooting fireworks and celebrating the Fourth last week? Seems like it. More...

Library News

Christmas is almost here! If you’ve got a reader in your life, come to the library and get one of the great items from our book sale. More...