January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Service Above Self'

Millen Rotary Club sponsors park project

Committed to putting its motto "Service Above Self" into action, the Millen Rotary Club is currently in the process of converting a vacant lot on East Cotton Avenue across from Regions Bank into a park/farmers' market area for community use. More...

Other Jenkins News

Troopers release 2006 stats

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 48 traffic crashes during the year of 2006 in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class Young said the traffic crashes resulted in 37 injuries and no deaths. More...

Henry speaks at Rotary

Jenkins County Board of Commissioners Chairman James Henry was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 10, meeting of the Millen Rotary Club. He presented a program outlining the state of the county. (Photo contributed) More...

Frison home catches fire

The Millen/Jenkins County Fire Department responded to a call for assistance at the home of Laura Frison on Wilson Street Wednesday, Jan. 10. The home suffered considerable damage, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Confederate Memorial Service A Confederate memorial service for Guilford Peevy will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Corn rises to 10-year high

As I write this article on Friday, January 12, corn closed at a 10-year high ($3.96 March), sparking rallies for soybeans ($7.16 March) and wheat ($4.79 March). More...

Jenkins County Extension Service Calendar of Events

Jan. 30 - Corn Meeting, 12 p.m., Ag Center. Feb. 20 - Farm Bill Information Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Statesboro. Feb. 20-21 - Cotton Production Workshop, Tifton. Feb. 22 - Farmers Appreciation Supper, 7 p.m., Ag Center. Feb. More...

Winter best time to kill weeds

Spray herbicides now while turf is dormant.

Lawn care tends to be the last thing on homeowners' minds during the winter. But a University of Georgia expert says this is actually the best time to rid your lawn of pesky weeds. More...

JCHS principal transferred to BOE office

to serve as Director of Educational Services

During a called meeting held Thursday, Jan. 11, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announced the transfer of Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Principal Dr. Diane McNeely to the BOE central office as Director of Educational Services. More...

Parade part of MLK Jr. Day festivities

A highlight event of local Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities was the annual parade through downtown Millen on Monday. Additional photos on page 11. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Am I the only one who is living in the dark ages and has never heard of a "blue tooth?" I was introduced to the term last week when a customer came into the news office wearing a "blue tooth" on her ear. More...

Editorials

Opinions, yours and ours

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Bill Shipp

TWB: IN MEMORIAM

Georgia lost a legend last weekend. Tom Watson Brown, a rich man and a soft touch for politicians of nearly all stripes, died at age 73 of complications from diabetes. More...

Church News

Church News

"Facing the Giants" The PAL Theater in downtown Millen will have a movie showing for "Facing the Giants" 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. It is free admission, and refreshments will be available for purchase. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank you! Dr. Diane McNeely, your wonderful contributions to the children of Jenkins County shows them that they too can achieve a dream. You were raised and educated in the Jenkins County School system despite all the challenges. More...

Obituaries

Henry Wesley Royal, 94, of Millen died Dec. 20

Mr. Henry Wesley Royal, 94, of Millen died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Crowe- Fields Funeral Home with burial following in the Millen Cemetery. Mr. Royal was born in Screven County. More...

Talmadge Lewis, 73, of Millen died January 13

Talmadge Lewis, 73, of Millen passed into eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at Jenkins County Hospital. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...

Engagements

Miss Holton to wed Mr. Johnson March 31

Mr. and Mrs. Chad Holton of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Lauren Holton, to David Ronald Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Johnson of Thomson. More...