February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS graduate wounded in Iraq

His year of service in Iraq was completed, and thoughts of coming home filled his mind as SPC 4 Arthur Lamont Milton Jr., 21, waited for the arrival of the helicopter that was to take his unit out of Iraq. Then, the unimaginable occurred. More...

School News

STC Prep welding student commissioned for art work

Zachry Rhodes, Jenkins County High School senior and Swainsboro Technical College (STC) Prep student, was recently commissioned by Gail Ware, vice president of institutional effectiveness at STC, to create a pig structure for her husband, Johnny, fo More...

Valdosta State University announces dean's list

Anna Ruth Crowe of Millen has been named to the fall 2006 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. More...

In-town free transportation now available for after school BLAST students

The BLAST program at JCMS is currently taking applications for new students. The after school academic program has been available to JCMS students since September 2006 and will continue until May 10, 2007. More...

Editorials

Opinions, yours and ours

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Jim Hite

"BUT I JUST GOTTA HAVE IT!"

I imagine that all of us, sometime in our life, have heard that statement. Oh, it may not have been in those exact words, but then again, maybe it was. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You I extend my heart felt appreciation to everyone for the many acts of concern on my behalf during my recent hospitalization and surgery. Please continue to remember me in your prayers as I continue to recuperate at home. More...

Obituaries

Mars Wampler, 87, of Midville died Feb. 2

Mr. Mars Wampler, 87, of Midville died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial to follow at Deep Creek Cemetery. Mr. Wampler was born in Glamorgan, Va. More...

Resie Bolton, 62, of Millen died Feb. 4

Mrs. Resie Landing Bolton, 62, of Millen died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Wilma Byrd officiating. Mrs. More...

Harold Kermit Reddick, 70, died January 13

Harold Kermit Reddick, 70, died Jan. 13, 2007. Burial was in the Sardis Cemetery 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Mr. Reddick was born in Sardis on Aug. 10, 1936 to the late George Washington Reddick and Lucy Mae Brinson Reddick. More...

Eggs and Issues Breakfast slated for February 17

The annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Millen Community House. The event is sponsored by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Jenkins County Farm Bureau. More...

From a bill to a law

The process is lengthy

The Georgia Legislature is in full swing in Atlanta with legislators introducing and considering numerous bills for action, but have you ever wondered exactly how a bill becomes a law? More...

Savannah River Parkway is nearing completion

Seventeen years after its conception as part of the Governor's Road Improvement Projects, 96 percent of the Savannah River Parkway (SRP) is either open to traffic or under construction. More...

Other Jenkins News

Blanford speaks to Millen Rotary Club

Scott Blanford, regional manager for Special Olympics Georgia, was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 31, meeting of the Millen Rotary Club. More...

GSP releases December stats

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated one traffic crash during the month of December in Jenkins County. Sgt. First Class Young said the traffic crashes resulted in no injuries and no traffic deaths. More...

Correction

Gloria Becton was incorrectly identified as Jewel Becton in the cutline of a Millen Rotary Club photograph appearing in last week's edition. The Millen News regrets the error. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Why is it that a heater never quits in the summer and an air conditioner never goes out in the winter? Must be one of those little "quirks" of life. Our heater waited until the coldest weather of the winter hit to lie down and die. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church will celebrate the Rev. Allen Webb's 12th pastoral anniversary 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The Rev. S. Cummings of Wadley will be the guest preacher. The public is invited. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Baseball/softball registration The Jenkins County Recreation Department is holding registration for baseball and softball. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Pecan Planting

Wade Parker County Extension Coordinator The pecan tree is a very common tree in the southwest and southeast parts of Georgia. Pecans will grow in almost any soil in Georgia, except poorly drained or stiff clay. More...

4-H News

Things have been unbelievable around here lately. We have had a wonderful week full of smiles, surprises, and speeches! Everyone is winding up their projects and getting ready for the busy week ahead. More...

Births

Birth

Braxton Antwan Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Willie Baldwin Jr. announce the birth of their son, Braxton Antwan, born Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Engagements

Buckley, Nunnally to wed Feb. 17

Susan Buckley and Thomas Bartlett of Waynesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Denise Buckley, to James Brian Nunnally, son of Joe Nunnally and Diane Nunnally of Waynesboro. More...

Miss Hodges to marry Mr. Niblett

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hodges of Eastman are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Renee, to Travis Lee Niblett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Niblett of Eastman. More...