February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'The Sound of Music' comes to Millen

A live production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" will be presented in Millen 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Old Pal Theater on Cotton Avenue. More...

Students participate in Rotary speech contest

The Millen Rotary Club sponsored its annual High School Speech Contest Wednesday, Feb. 14. Participants in the contest were required to use the Rotary theme, "Now serving the world," in their speech. More...

GMC names McBride to dean's list

Georgia Military College in Milledgeville announces that Justin Grey McBride has been named to the dean's list for fall quarter. The cadet is the son of Melodye and Buford Williams of Millen and Jerry McBride of Sylvania. More...

School News

Jenkins County FFA celebrates 2007 National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24

JCHS FFA Officers Plan for the New School Year

Jenkins County Future Farmers of America (FFA) celebrates National FFA Week Feb. 17-24, 2007. More...

Jenkins County FFA Student participates in Tractor Driving

Brandon Mcleod of the JCHS FFA Chapter competed recently in the Area Four FFA Tractor Driving Contest. More...

FFA Tours National Fair On Thursday, October 12 the JCHS FFA conducted its annual field trip to the National Fair at Perry. More...

Editorials

Bill Shipp

JIMMY CARTER: LET THE BOOING BEGIN

Who is Georgia's most detested homegrown public figure? My guess is Jimmy Carter. Yet he may have accomplished as much good as any other living Georgian. More...

Church News

Zion Baptist Church

Zion Baptist Church will celebrate history beginning Saturday, Feb. 24, with a Celebrate: Black History workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A black history program will be presented 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. More...

Fair Haven United Methodist Church

Fair Haven United Methodist Church, located at 1126 N. Herndon Road, will have Ash Wednesday service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The service notes the beginning on the Lenten season, and the public is invited. More...

Welcome Baptist Church

Welcome Baptist Church will sponsor a 100 Ladies in Red & White 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The theme for the gospel happy hour will be "Power of a Woman," and the Rev. Annie Dunn of Popular Spring Baptist Church wil be the speaker. The Rev. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Color changes in wheat

County Extension Coordinator As wheat prices continue on the uptrend, we want to make every bushel of wheat we possibly can! Wheat producers are experiencing different growth habits of their wheat this year. More...

4-H News

Just as soon as we stop and take a breath, it's time to start back again!! We have a ton of things coming up, for all ages so please read all the way through! Cloverleaf These are 5th & 6th grade 4- H'ers. More...

Engagements

Miss Scott to wed Mr. Tapley April 14

Gary and Molly Scott of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy, to Travis Tapley, son of Donna Tapley of Millen and Betty Crosby and James Tapley Jr. of Guyton. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Johnson, Moorman to marry March 31

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Carol, to Matthew Curtis Moorman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ty Moorman of Adrian. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. March 31, 2007 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. More...

PeachCare is hot topic at Eggs and Issues breakfast

The attendance may have been small, but the issues discussed were big at the annual Eggs and Issues legislative breakfast held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Millen Community House. More...

Black history is celebrated

February is Black History Month and, today, it is infused everywhere from schools to churches to store promotions. The contributions of African Americans are illustrated all over the country. More...

Beneficiaries encouraged to make informed healthcare decisions

After receiving complaints from Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, GeorgiaCares SMP is encouraging Georgians to use caution, make informed healthcare decisions, and use the resources of GeorgiaCares SMP during the open enrol More...

Tech Tips

from STC Practical Nursing Department

It's the time of year when the flu bug decides to rear its ugly head. It is important to keep yourself as healthy as possible during this season and to protect those around you as well. More...

Other Jenkins News

Jeselnik awarded rank of Eagle Scout

James Christopher Jeselnik Jr. was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement in scouting. He was presented the Eagle badge as part of a special ceremony Dec. 16, 2006 at the Presbyterian Church in Carrollton. More...

Millen Woman's Club meets

The December meeting of the Millen Woman's Club was held at the lovely home of Mrs. Vivian Davis, which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Assisting Mrs. Davis as hostesses were Elaine Williams and Emily Williams. More...

'Girls Night Out' set for March 22

It's all about good food, fashion and entertainment come Thursday, March 22. That's when the Town and Country Woman's Club will host their "Girls Night Out" at the Burke County Office Park. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Here we go again, and I can't wait - another wedding! Our son Jason presented his girlfriend, Kim Godbee, with an engagement ring for Valentine's Day. More...

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Athletic Booster Club The Athletic Booster Club will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Planters Electric office on Highway 25 North. More...

Weddings

Miss Powell, Mr. Lane unite in marriage

Christine Marie Powell of Statesboro and Thomas Blake Lane of Millen were united in marriage Saturday, August 5, 2006, at Pittman Park United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Huling performed the 6 o'clock ceremony. More...

Miss Creech weds Mr. Phillips Jan. 13

Lori Renee Creech became the bride of Scott Lanier Phillips 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Old St. David's Church in Cheraw, S.C. The Rev. Richard Young of Cheraw, S.C. officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Dennis Gregory died February 4, 2007

Mr. Dennis Gregory departed this life Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Daniel Grove Baptist Church in Millen. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. More...

Roosevelt Bennett, 69, of Millen dies Feb. 13

Mr. Roosevelt (Buddy) Bennett, 69, of Millen died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Steven Adams, Butch Taylor and Bill Barksdale officiating. More...

Haywood Rabitsch, 86, of Millen died Feb. 16

Haywood Walter Rabitsch, 86, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at Jenkins County Hospital. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with full military honors. Mr. More...