July 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Community reacts to Jockey job losses

An early morning announcement Wednesday, July 19, that Jockey International would close sewing operations at its Millen plant, resulting in the loss of 203 jobs, sent tidal waves of disbelief and shock among employees and the community as a whole. More...

Other Jenkins News

Commissioners consider Development Authority request

Whether or not the county can legally allow the use of its equipment and employees by the Jenkins County Development Authority (JCDA) was a question arising at the Tuesday, July 18, meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 3-6

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week that Georgia's tax-free holiday begins 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, and will continue until midnight Sunday, Aug. 6. It combines last year's two tax-free shopping periods into one four-day period. More...

County committee nomination deadline slated for August 1

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Tuesday, Aug. 1, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees, announced Barbara Mobley, CED, of the USDA's FSA. More...

Church News

Church of the Month

Jenkins County is a community deeply rooted in its religious values with many magnificent More...

Morrison Grove Baptist Church

Community Youth Sunday will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Morrison Grove More...

Big Horse Creek Baptist Church

Pastor Raymond Trent and the members of Big Horse Creek Baptist Church joyfully announce their annual Homecoming service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. More...

Obituaries

Bernese Parker, 73, of Millen dies in Statesboro

Bernese Parker, 73, of Millen died Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the Heritage Inn Health Center in Statesboro. More...

Caroline E. Marbach, 84, died July 19 at her home

Miss Caroline Elizabeth (Snooks) Marbach, 84, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at her home at Washington Commons in Evans after an extended illness. More...

Ray Hamilton Cook, 72, of Colquitt died July 15

Mr. Ray Hamilton Cook, 72, of Colquitt passed away July 15, 2006, at Miller County Hospital. More...

CAFTA is suspect in Jockey job losses

Despite assuring local employees just over a year ago that the approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) would secure their jobs, Jockey International announced last week that sewing operations at the Millen facility would be perm More...

Millen looking to become 'Entrepreneur Friendly'

Jockey may be shutting down, but Millen is already aiming to expand the small businesses in the community. The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with Millen Better Hometown, Inc. More...

JCHS prepares for new gym

Site preparation is well underway at the location of the new gymnasium on the campus of Jenkins County High School. More...

Editorials

Jockey speaks with "forked" tongue

Jockey International's best-kept secret was released last Wednesday morning on an unsuspecting workforce and community, creating havoc and disbelief among all. More...

The Millen News

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A NOVEL STRATEGY

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor should take a close look at the wreckage of Ralph Reed's primary campaign. They might figure out quickly why Reed lost his bid for lieutenant governor. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

We, the family of Ethel Singfield, wish to express our sincere appreciation for your prayers, visits, calls and kind expressions during our time of bereavement. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Fire Blight of Bradford Pear

Have you ever noticed the leaves on Bradford pears turning a bronze or brown color? This bronzing is followed by dead tissue forming in the tree. This disease is Fire Blight, a bacterial disease which can severely damage apples and pears, Bradfords. More...

4-H News

Last week I had the honor of taking two of Millen's finest young people to State 4-H Congress in Atlanta. This is a prestigious event and Millen was well represented by Charlotte Davis and Adam Lanier. More...

Engagements

Miss Miller to wed Mr. Hagin in Sept.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Howard Miller of Millen, Georgia are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leigh Michelle Miller, to Mr. James Terry Hagin, son of Mrs. Wanda Griffin Hagin and the late James Freddy Hagin of Waycross, Georgia. More...

Columns

Library News

The Jenkins County Memorial Library is the proud new owner of a RollSeal Ultima 35 EZload Laminator. The laminator will laminate things no larger than a sheet of copy paper or legal size paper. More...

The Chatter Box

The news last week that Jockey International is closing its sewing operations at the Millen plant was a shocker to everyone. Rumors have circulated from time-to-time in recent years to this effect, but until last week it was only rumors. More...

Syl-View Happenings

Many exciting things are happening at Syl-View. We held a reception on Saturday, July 22, to honor Alma Almand, Ms. Syl-View 2006. It was a garden party held indoors, as the temperatures were so high outside. We used flowers as the theme, as Ms. More...