March 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Man pleads guilty to fatal fire charges

Matthew Daniel Sheffield of Millen pled guilty last week to several charges related to a March 14, 2005 fatal fire in which Hailey Nichole Sheffield, 16 months, died and Christopher Williams, 3, was severely injured. More...

Chamber banquet set for March 16

Robert Alston, southern humorist and published author, will the guest speaker at the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16. The activity will take place at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

School News

Educational essay contest winners named

In a continuing effort to foster student awareness regarding the importance of a post-secondary education, East Georgia College and Swainsboro Technical College recently sponsored the second annual Celebration of Education Essay Contest for elementar More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

It%27s Monday - again - and the weather is so nice and pleasant that I must admit that I just do not want to work today. More...

WHAT WE NEED MOST

To the Georgia General Assembly: Please stop and go home. We%27ll drop your checks in the mail. Don%27t do anything else. Wait till next year. Maybe you%27ll have better ideas and smarter help by then. More...

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Datebook

Oratorical Contest The Millen Optimist Club invites youth under 16 years of age to deliver speeches at its annual Oratorical Contest to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Morrison Grove Baptist Church on Old Louisville Road. More...

Farm & Home

4-H Update

4-H Update 4-H Junior Spring Conference - Tybee Island More...

Common questions related to the Nutrition Label

Family and Consumer Sciences Do you read nutrition labels? Are you still confused by what all those figures mean? You are not alone. Here are some common questions from consumers about nutrition labels. More...

Recipes

Recipe Notes

Thanks to one of our Screven County readers, Dorothy Cauley, for sharing this recipe for Corn Salad. She brought this unusual dish to a dinner at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church, and I just had to have the recipe. Thanks, Dot! More...

Engagements

Oglesby-Morris plans to wed are announced

Jami Oglesby and Chuck Morris will be joined in marriage on April 22, 2006 at Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Jenkins County. The time of the wedding will be at 5 p.m. The reception will be held at the clubhouse of Carson and Frances Cross. More...

'Wetland' may force relocation of new gym

The location for Jenkins County High School%27s new gymnasium may need to be moved 40-50 feet north of the planned site due to a "wetland" area on the site. More...

Bethany Home marks 55 years

Regina Bell, administrator of Bethany Nursing Center of Millen, greets those gathered for the facility%27s 55th anniversary celebration Tuesday, Feb. 28. Dr. Alvin McLendon, inset, is recognized as the first manager of the facility. More...

Memorial Service

Oak Hill Baptist Church will hold a memorial service in its sanctuary 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, for youth minister Brad Weiser. Brad died Sunday, Feb. 26, from injuries received in a skiing accident while on a youth ski trip. More...

Amoco closes

After many years of operation, the Amoco gas station located at the of Winthrope Avenue and U.S. Highway 25 closed its doors Feb. 28 to make room for construction of the Savannah River Parkway. More...

Other Jenkins News

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. More...

Chamber applauds The Millen Charm Barn

The Millen Charm Barn was recently awarded the "Chamber Applauds" award in recognition of enhancements to the building%27s appearance. More...

Millen Rotary Club's Speech Contest

The Millen Rotary Club%27s SpeechContest was held Wednesday, March 1, during the club%27s regular meeting. Members heard speeches from Brian Kirkland, Marah Johnson and Danielle Dieteman on the Rotary 4-Way Test. More...

Church News

Church News

Big Horse Creek Big Horse Creek Baptist Church will celebrate "Old Fashion Day" during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 12. More...

Memoriam

In Memory

Due to the situation in New Orleans, where my father is buried, we have moved him once again back to Millen. He will be laid to rest at Millen Cemetery on March 10, 2006. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Sincere thanks: I would like to publicly give thanks to everyone who ministered to our family in these past few months. Your cards, prayers, flowers and meals made my surgery so easy to endure. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Henry D. 'Grampy' Williams, 103, dies Feb. 27

Mr. Henry D. Williams, 103, of Millen entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at his residence. More...

Mr. William 'Billy' Parnell Ward, 67, dies on March 1

William Parnell (Billy) Ward, 67, of Millen passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta. More...

Mr. James David Owens, 85, dies on March 4 in Millen

Mr. James David Owens, 85, of Millen died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Jenkins County Hospital after an extended illness. More...