August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City to crack down on young golf cart drivers

Traffic laws, Nuisance Ordinance also discussed

Underage drivers of golf carts on City of Millen streets should park their vehicles immediately to avoid receiving More...

Racheal Johnson named system-wide "Teacher of the Year"

Racheal Johnson, a special education teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School, is Jenkins County's system-wide "Teacher of the Year." The announcement was made last week during the school system's preplanning meeting. More...

School News

Chamber Applauds

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce applauds Joe and Carolyn Law for their More...

BOE adopts budget with no millage increase

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a $14,912,907 budget for fiscal year 2006-2007 with no millage increase. The action came during a called meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 1. More...

Big boost for county students

Two thousand one hundred dollars for track, six thousand four hundred dollars for basketball, five hundred dollars for scholarships, plus football, cheerleading, athletic letter jackets and golf! More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Mark your calendars for Aug. 23 when Gov. Sonny Perdue is scheduled to visit Jenkins County at Hanging Rocks Plantation from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free to the public and is simply a "meet and greet." More...

Letters

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was sorry to read a newspaper article in More...

Memoriam

In loving memory of Michael Shane Moore

The night God called you home, we spoke of many things. Your hopes, ideas and dreams of tomorrow. More...

In Loving Memory of Michael Shane Moore Aug. 10, 1972 - Feb. 11, 2006

The Broken Chain We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life, we loved you dearly In death, we do the same. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Youth Soccer The Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) is currently holding registration for youth soccer. Boys and girls 4 through 11 years of age may register at JCRD before the deadline of Wednesday, Aug. 23. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Brown Patch

County Extension Coordinator With the dry weather still prevailing, one would never think that disease(s) could develop in a lawn. More...

Jenkins County Agricultural Calendar of Events

August 15 - Turfgrass Field Day, UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin. More...

4-H News

I could tell this was the first week of school Monday when, More...

Gov. Perdue to visit

For the first time in over 30 years, the Governor of Georgia will visit Jenkins County to meet and greet citizens. Jenkins County will host Gov. Sonny Perdue 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...

Jockey employees turn out

It was standing room only at the Jenkins County Agriculture Building Thursday, Aug. 3, when Jockey International employees showed up in force for a Town Meeting hosted by Congressman John Barrow, State Senator J.B. More...

PUBLIC HEARING

MILLAGE RATE ADOPTION

Mayor and Council of the City of Millen have tentatively adopted a millage rate of 8.770 mils. This is a 0.00% tax increase from 2005. More...

Other Jenkins News

Commission considers new EMS building

Construction of a new metal building to house the Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has attracted little interest from suppliers in the industry. More...

Lack of foster homes in Jenkins drives children to other counties

There are currently 13 children from Jenkins County in foster care, but because there are only two foster homes in the county, 11 children were separated from their school, friends and family to live in other counties. More...

DNR to offer hunter education course at Magnolia Springs

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer the 10-hour Hunter Education Course at Magnolia Springs State Park from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 22. The course will conclude on Thursday, Aug. More...

Editorials

Bill Shipp

LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS

The end of the primary season is like the first cut in football practice. You wonder which players will disappear, never to return to the field again. More...

Church News

Church News

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church will present their More...

Take Courage

At one time or another, we all have been in situations that require us to muster up courage and face our fears. Simply stated, courage is rising above our fears and taking charge of our lives during difficult times. More...

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

starting this Friday, will meet at St. Michael's More...

Cards of Thanks

We would like to thank our many friends and neighbors for their love and concern for us during Daphne's hospitalization and the loss of our son, Hunter. More...

Obituaries

Mr. MJ Burke, 67, of Oxford died July 31

Mr. Marvin "MJ" Burke Jr., 67, of Oxford died Monday, July 31, 2006. More...

Keith Brock, 49, of Perkins died Aug. 1

Keith Griffith Brock, 49, of Perkins entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at his residence. More...

Emery Earl Griffis, 63, of Perkins died Aug. 6

Mr. Emery Earl Griffis, 63, of Perkins died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. More...