March 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens, businesses honored at chamber banquet

Julie Chance, executive director of Jenkins County Family Enrichment, was selected as the "Citizen of the Year" during the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet held Thursday, March 16, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Schools plan early release days

The Jenkins County School System announces early release days are Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, for all students. More...

School News

Parents participate in School Breakfast Week celebrations

The School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent in 1975. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

Several times in the past week I%27ve found myself "sleeping with grizzlies." Don%27t ask me why. It just happens, and it is a very frightening experience. More...

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THE FONDA MANEUVER

Republican legislators ought to present Democratic Sen. Steen Miles of DeKalb County their first annual "Perfect Timing" award. More...

Memoriam

In loving memory of Mr. Morris Johnson From his wife and children

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In loving memory of Jeremy Hendley who died March 24, 2004.

If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane, We could walk right up to Heaven And bring you back again. More...

In loving memory of Jeremy Hendley 2-1-1984 through 3-24-2004

Not till the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly, Shall God unroll the canvas And explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver%27s skillful hand, As the threads of gold and silver In the pattern He has planned. More...

Obituaries

"Patsy" Lewis, 69, of Millen dies March 15

Patricia Ann Townsend "Patsy" Lewis, 69, of Millen died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. More...

Hazel Burke, 77, of Millen dies March 17

Hazel Cloy Burke, 77 of Millen died Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Bethany Nursing Center. More...

Black places in State Corn Yield Contest

Lamar Black of Tilmanstone Farms recently won first place in the No Till/Strip Till Irrigation division of the 2005 National Corn Growers Association%27s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Georgia. More...

Columns

Elder Rights Project of Georgia Legal Services

Question: I am getting my medications from the Veterans Health Administration and I am a nursing home resident. How More...

Medicare explained

Question: What is Medicare Part A? Answer: Part A covers many of the costs for inpatient hospital care. It also covers medical care More...

Smoke alarm installed by fire department saves resident

Allen Clifton, the resident of this home located on U.S. Highway 25 South, escaped through a window when he was awakened to find the dwelling on fire Thursday morning, March 16. A recently installed smoke alarm alerted him to the danger. More...

Chuck Lane receives firefighter Medal of Valor

During its annual membership meeting Tuesday, March 7, the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department honored Assistant Chief Chuck Lane with the department%27s Medal of Valor. More...

Grand Jury indicts 11 persons

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened this month and handed down the following indictments. More...

Other Jenkins News

Just hangin' around

This honeybee hive was found hanging in a tree on property of Joe Miller Mays, who said it is very rare to find a hive out in the open. More...

STAR Student, teacher recognized by Rotary

Above, from left, Millen Rotary Club President Eddie Shelton presents Jenkins County High School STAR Student Rebekah Daniel with a Rotary scholarship during the club%27s Wednesday, March 15, meeting. More...

Favorite family photo

Jada Taylor, two years old at the time of photograph, is shown enjoying a hug from her daddy, Ricky Taylor. More...

Church News

Church News

Elam Baptist Church Elam Baptist Church announces that Claude Rhea will be the Annie Armstrong Missions%27 speaker, and he will deliver the special music for the More...

Datebook

Rev. B.G. Hamon to hold book signing The Rev. B.G. Hamon will hold a book signing 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 31, at The Cotton Gin on Cotton Avenue. All three of Rev. Hamon%27s titles will be available for purchase at this time. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

No words could ever begin to express the love and appreciation to our friends, church and the community as a whole for the love and kindness you have shown us during the loss of our loved one, Michael Shane Moore. Please continue your prayers. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Pecan Fertilization

I think Millen and Jenkins County have the most yard pecan trees in the state of Georgia. The next time you drive through town notice how many trees are scattered about. More...

Tips to help you control cholesterol

Diane Miller County Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences More...

Recipe Notes

I hope that last week%27s column brought a smile to your face as you remembered the days when cooking was definitely a "chore" or, like me, you smiled in gratitude that you did not have to cook back in those days. More...

Engagements

Miss Shurling to wed Mr. Clifton June 10

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shurling of Soperton, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Marie Shurling, to Andrew Jason Clifton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Clifton of Millen, Ga. More...

Griffin-Herrington wedding plans completed

Anna Frances Griffin and John Thomas Herrington III will wed on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. at Millen Baptist Church. Dr. and Mrs. More...

Zittrouer, Durrence to marry May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zittrouer of Springfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Ruth, to Stephen Gregory Durrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Durrence of Sylvania. More...