March 23, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

State graduation tests set next week

Ruth H. Hearn, guidance counselor at Jenkins County High School, announces the dates for the spring Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT). More...

Dickey Road bid accepted

Approving a bid for the Dickey Road paving project will not be a hard task for the Jenkins County Commissioners. During a called meeting of the group held Tuesday, March 15, it was revealed that only one company had placed a bid. More...

School News

Spring Scholastic Book Fair held at JCES

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) held its Spring Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, Mar. 4. The Scholastic Book Fair is held twice a year at JCES for the students and the local community. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

One of the hardest requirements of my job with the newspaper is when I More...

Editorials

John Oxendine

What you need to know about manufactured housing

The Safety Fire Division of the Insurance Commissioner More...

Bill Shipp

WHY RALPH REED WON

With plenty of money, unrivaled name recognition and more poise than Oprah Winfrey, Ralph Reed ought to be a shoo-in for election as lieutenant governor. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of our dear son, Jason Leamon Williams, who departed this life 17 years ago on March 27, 1988. More...

Jeremy A. Hendley

Feb. 1, 1984

You left us waiting. More...

Farm & Home

Farm and Home

Ag Line: Cotton varieties for 2005

Currently, there are more than 50 varieties on the list available for planting in Georgia. All of these are, for the most part, competing for those acres not planted to DPL 555. More...

4-H News

The sign-up for the Tybee Island Spring Fling is still underway. The spring fling will be held April 9 and 10 at the Burton 4-H Center at Tybee Island. More...

Healthy families communicate often

Without exception, every research study completed on family strengths lists communication as a trait of strong or healthy families. The family members in strong families enjoy talking to each other. More...

Births

Birth

Caley Denise Wilkerson

Travis and Angela Mons Wilkerson of Millen announce the birth of their daughter, Caley Denise Wilkerson, born Feb. 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

At school

JCES parents notified of Shigella virus

Parents of students attending Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) were notified last week by school officials that a small number of students have been infected with the Shigella virus, an intestinal bacteria that causes diarrhea symptoms. More...

Millen Better Hometown plans Easter Egg Hunt

Millen Better Hometown is planning its fourth community-wide Easter Egg Hunt 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the baseball fields located next to Edenfield More...

Schools plan early release days for parent conferences

The Jenkins County school system announces early release days and parent conferences are Thursday, March 24, 4 More...

Relay For Life Kick-off set for March 22

The official Kick-off celebration for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Jenkins County, an event to fight cancer, will be held 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, at West Millen Baptist Church. More...

Photo

Rotary speech finalists Finalists in the Millen Rotary Club's speech contest presented their speeches to club members Wednesday, March 16, when the winner was selected by a panel of Rotarians. More...

Other Jenkins News

Police Blotter

Jenkins County Sheriff

The Jenkins County Sheriff More...

Correction

Due to incorrect information furnished to The Millen News, the name and age of Hailey Nichole Sheffield, 16 months, was incorrect as published in last week More...

Photo

Thomas, Hester attend Scholars' Day More than 200 high school seniors including Brittany B. Thomas (left photo, center) and Kristina L. More...

Church News

Church News

Big Buckhead

A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service is planned for 7 a.m. Sunday, March 27, at Big Buckhead Baptist Church, Perkins. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Benefit for Sheffield family

A benefit "sing" for the Sheffield family, who recently lost their home and child and also have a 4-year-old child in the burn unit in Augusta, will be held at the Community Worship Center, 417 Virginia Ave. More...

Weddings

Miss Green becomes the bride of Mr. Davis

Hannah Lane Green became the bride of James Pelly Davis in a ceremony held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Elam Baptist Church. More...

Miss Radford to wed

Mr. Gay May 21

Denise and Eric Armour of Warner Robbins and Pam and Stan Radford of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Leigh Radford of Statesboro, to Jonathan Braxton Gay of Garfield, son of Annette and Randall Gay Jr. More...

Obituaries

Thelma Kent Blashaw, 89, dies March 6 at Raulerson Hospital

Thelma Kent Blashaw, 89, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital. More...

June Marie Boyce Stevens, native of Pennsylvania, dies March 16

June Marie Boyce Stevens, 76, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 in Statesboro. More...

Robert "Bob" Johnson of Garfield passes Wednesday, March 16

Robert "Bob" L. Johnson of Garfield died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. More...

Recipes

Southern Cookin’

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I really enjoy having Easter dinner with my family and afterward helping the kids hunt for eggs. These are just a couple of recipes that I plan to try this year, and I hope that you will too. More...

Recipes wanted for Centennial cookbook

The Jenkins County Centennial Cookbook Committee is asking citizens to submit their favorite recipes for inclusion in the soon to be published cookbook, Favorite Recipes of the Centennial Belles. The cookbook will be available in October. More...