May 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Newly-formed SJVFD holds grand opening

The newly-formed South Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department (SJVFD) held its grand opening Friday, April 14. More...

School News

JCHS names 2005-06 merit scholars

Jenkins County High School has named the Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars for the 2005-2006 school term. These nominees must rank in the top 5 percent of the entire junior class and be enrolled in college preparatory curriculum. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

I would once again like to remind everyone that all news articles must be submitted in typed or handwritten format as you want them to appear in the newspaper. We cannot take the information over the telephone. More...

HOW TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS

So you've just moved to Georgia? If you have kids, you've come to the right state. Just look at our schools. More...

  More...

Memoriam

Dedicated to our Mother and Nanny, Dot Fries, on Mother's Day

Our Mother We miss you so much, your laugh, your smile, your touch. More...

In memory of Dorothy Wright

Mommy, please don't worry 'cause I'm doing really well, Even though I miss you on This Happy Mother's Day! More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cotton planting

County Extension Coordinator Unfortunately, only half the county received adequate rainfall this past Sunday evening. While many times we worry about cool soil temperatures in early spring, this year our biggest challenge is marginal soil moisture. More...

Moms, dads talk to children differently

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

Emergency Loan Assistance available to county farmers

Effective March 7, 2006, Jenkins County was designated as a primary disaster area where eligible family farmers may qualify for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency (EM) loans. More...

Engagements

Ward Fuller, Kala Arnold to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Arnold of Warner Robins, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kala Renee Arnold, to Robert Edward Fuller, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fuller of Millen, Ga. More...

Man dies during MPD's attempt to serve warrant

Richard Dean Sherrod Jr., 39, died Wednesday, May 3, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident occurred during an attempt by the Millen Police Department (MPD) to execute a Maryland warrant against Sherrod for parole violations. More...

Site for new jail selected

The first step toward constructing a new county jail was taken by the Jenkins County Commissioners Tuesday, May 2. More...

Council discusses local gang fighting

The problem of gang fighting was brought to the attention of Millen City Council by Councilman James Ford during the group's Tuesday, May 2, meeting. More...

Landmark to be demolished due to widening

Park officials at Magnolia Springs State Park began demolition of the stone entrance signs and gate walls at the park last week. The landmarks are to be removed to make room for the widening of U.S. Highway 25. More...

Other Jenkins News

Rotary Club presents scholastic awards

The Millen Rotary Club presented its Rotary Scholastic Award to students at Jenkins County Middle School and Jenkins County High School during the club's Wednesday, May 3, meeting. The award is presented for academic achievement. More...

Jockey names Davis Employee of the Year

Christine Davis was named Jockey International "Employee of the Year" during Employee Appreciation Day held Thursday, May 4, at the Millen facility. Eddie Shelton, plant manager, presented the award. More...

Favorite family photo

From left, Chris and Coley Clifton are shown Aug. 22, 1990, as Chris gets ready to go to kindergarten for the first time. They are the children of Darrel and Margaret Clifton. More...

Church News

Church News

Men's Bible Study To help men apply the Bible to their daily lives, a weekly Bible study for men will be held at 6 a.m. every Tuesday at Cindy's Caf on Cotton. All men are invited. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Jenkins County Hospital Health Fair The Health Fair will take place 2-6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Jenkins County Hospital. Testing will begin at 6 a.m. For more information, contact the hospital at 982-4221. More...

Weddings

Griffin, Herrington unite in marriage

Anna Frances Griffin became the bride of John Thomas Herrington, III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on March 25, 2006 at Millen Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Franklin Griffin of Millen, and the groom is the son of Mr. More...

Obituaries

Hilda Parker, 91, of Millen died May 2

Mrs. Hilda Tippins Parker, 91, of Millen died Tuesday, May 2, 2006. More...

John H. Gay Jr., of Garfield died May 8

Mr. John Harry Gay Jr., 83, of Garfield died Monday, May 8, 2006. More...

Births

BURKE

Allen and Tina Burke announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Faye Burke. More...

BRANNEN

Candace and Jason Brannen of Millen proudly announce the birth of their son, Hayz Lee Brannen, born March 28, 2006. Hayz weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. More...

BELL

Karlson and Kathy Bell of Millen proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Katie Lynn Bell. More...