February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee seeks public input

Pre-Disaster Planning

Disasters strike every community at some point in time, including Jenkins County. More...

School News

Sheppard graduates from Valdosta State University

Madeline Leia Sheppard of Millen recently graduated from Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Sheppard received a Bachelor of Business Adminstration-Management and Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing. More...

Valdosta State University announces dean's list

Brooke Lanier of Millen has been named to the fall 2006 dean's list at Valdosta State University. Brooke is majoring in communication disorders. She is the daughter of Charlie and Sandy Lanier. More...

JCHS VOCA wins "Battle of the Chapters" at state conference

Members from the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) VOCA recently attended the annual Officer Training Conference in Atlanta. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The drought is over! It is "raining" news this week, so much so that I think I am in need of a lifeboat and swimming lessons. We are definitely back to normal at the news office. More...

Church News

Church News

Dickey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Dickey Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Screven County will have its annual benefit revival Monday-Friday, Feb. 19-23, at 7:30 nightly. The revivalist for the week will be the Rev. S.D. More...

Datebook

Datebook

SCV to meet Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2102 will meet Friday, Feb. 16, at Cindy's Café on Cotton. "Greetin' and Eatin'" will be at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of Virginia G. Johnson would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness shown to the family during their loss. Your prayers, cards, flowers, visits and other expressions of love were greatly appreciated. More...

Births

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Chance of Millen announce the birth of their son, Parker Hagan, born Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Charlie and Sandy Lanier, Tracy and Karen Johnson and Chris and Julie Chance. More...

County considers Historic Preservation Ordinance

The opportunity to participate in the preservation of historic buildings and districts throughout the county was proposed to the Jenkins County Commissioners during the Friday, Feb. 9, meeting of the group. More...

City seeks easement for TE grant project

Lack of a right-of-way easement from Norfolk Southern Railroad to the City of Millen could be a problem for an approximate $1 million TE grant project planned for Cotton Avenue. More...

Flea market has ribbon cutting ceremony

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Frank's Wheel'n & Deal'n Flea Market, located on U.S. Highway 25 North. More...

Other Jenkins News

Georgia Power bills to go up

Georgia Power customers will soon see a rise in their electric bills. The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a 6.2 percent increase in the company's fuel recovery rate Tuesday, Feb. 6, with the rate increase to go into effect in March. More...

Lady Eagles win two, drop one

The Lady Eagles continued their winning streak by defeating Savannah Country Day 46-43 in Savannah Friday, Jan. 19, in a hardfought game, but were thrown off track by Calvary at home Saturday, Jan. 20. More...

'Rollicking good time'

An Irish extravaganza is in the making for Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Burke County Office Park in Waynesboro. At 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Support our troops

The war in Iraq was brought a little closer to home last week when word that Arthur Milton Jr., a "homegrown" young man, was seriously wounded in the conflict. More...

Opinions, yours and ours

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Jim Hite

A couple of weeks ago, a day after I completed my last column, the media reported the death of Gian Carlo Menotti. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Florida Betony Control

The past few weeks have been a very busy time for weed control in lawns. Not only are dandelions and annual bluegrass major problems, but Florida betony is getting worse each year in passing. More...

4-H News

Jenkins County was well represented last weekend at DPA. Congratulations to all participants!! As many of you know, members of Jenkins County 4- H went this past weekend to Rock Eagle to compete in District Project Achievement. More...

MGGDC visits historic Coleman House

The self-appointed ambassadors of Millen, the Millen Gentlemen's Gourmet Dining Club (MGGDC) recently visited the Coleman House located nearby on Highway 1 in Swainsboro. More...