July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins County narrowly misses AYP

"Close, but not close enough," best describes the results of the 2005-2006 Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report for the Jenkins County school system. More...

School News

Jenkins County Schools

Open house to be held Aug. 4

All Jenkins County Schools will open their doors to students, parents and the community 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. More...

Odom named High Performance Principal

Tom Odom Jr., a former Jenkins County resident, has been named as a "High Performance Principal" by Gov. Sonny Perdue and State School Superintendent Kathy Cox. Odom joins the ranks of 100 Georgia principles that achieved the recognition statewide. More...

Shuman-Riley named new headmaster

Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley, the 2006 Georgia Teacher of the More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Just when I think I have heard and seen it all, that nothing could possibly take me by surprise, I'm proven wrong. So, please pardon me, I am going to get on my soapbox again. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The blessing of parenthood brings with it many wonderful experiences. Upon the arrival of my little bundle of joy, my world changed forever. Pleasure took on a new meaning. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Athletic Booster Club The Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club will hold their monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Planters Electric Membership Corp. office on U.S. Highway 25 North. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cotton Insect Update

As I write this article, scorching hot and bone dry conditions continue across the county. The southern section of the county received a small shower over the weekend, otherwise, everything else is dry. More...

4-H News

We have a lot of exciting events coming up and have been busy getting prepared for them, especially State Congress. More...

Keep kids safe this summer

With summer upon us, and children out of school, the Department of Human Resources (DHR) urges parents to remain vigilant in order to keep kids safe. More...

Columns

Coroner's Report

The Jenkins County Coroner's office reported that the department has conducted 25 death investigations January-June 2006. More...

Library News

The Jenkins County Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 19, in the boardroom of the Jenkins County Memorial Library. More...

Jockey to close Millen Plant ...

Hundreds to lose jobs ... Workers sent home today.

The MIllen News received reports early this morning that the Millen Jockey Plant is to be closed. Employees arriving for work were told More...

Unofficial Election Results

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY                  More...

Taking a dip

This family of turtles has the right idea about beating the summer heat. They are enjoying a cool dip in the spring at More...

New 4-H director looks to expand program

Anna Burgess says she's ready to jump into the upcoming school year - and as Jenkins County's new 4-H Program Director, she'll have plenty to do when the schools reopen. More...

Other Jenkins News

Favorite family photo

The McMillan family is shown Christmas 1985. From left, are Tina McMillan, Steve McMillan, Betty Sasser, Stephanie More...

Library's Summer Reading Program ends

The library's Summer Reading Program ended Wednesday, July 12, finishing with a program by musician Scott Douglas, More...

Rec. Dept. Junior Boys lose to Screven County in district championship game

The Jenkins County Recreation Department Junior Boys baseball team traveled to Hawkinsville June 27 through July 7 to compete in the district tournament. More...

Church News

Church News

Fountain Spring Baptist Church Fountain Spring Baptist Church announces their Homecoming Celebration Revival is currently in progress with services continuing at 7:30 p.m. each night through More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

A really big "thank you" to everyone who was praying for us during these past couple of months, and also for the visits, the calls, the cards and the help that you so graciously gave. More...

Obituaries

John Adam Fries, 37, of Sylvania died July 9

John A. (Peanut) Fries, 37, of Sylvania died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. More...

In Memoriam

In memory of our beloved wife, mother and nanny, Dorothy "Dot" Fries, who departed this life on July 18, 2004. More...

In Loving Memory of Our Mama and Nanny Dot Fries

Aug. 26, 1938 July 18, 2004 "Our Guardian Angel" Two years have come and gone, it sure was hard to carry on. But God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come with Me." More...