March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Thurmond to speak at chamber banquet

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will be the guest speaker at the annual banquet of the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Spiers remembered

A portrait of Ruth Spiers was unveiled during a reception held Sunday, March 4, at the Jenkins County Memorial Library. Mrs. Spiers served as librarian at the facility for over 30 years. More...

School News

Eagles win one, lose one

The Jenkins County High School Eagles varsity baseball team lost to East Laurens 12- 10 March 5 in a hard fought game and won against Glascock 6-5 on March 6. More...

JCHS rack gets underway

The Jenkins County High School girls track team traveled to Swainsboro Tuesday, March 6, for their first track meet of the season. Coach Chuck Sanders commented, "For this team to be so young, we are very competitive. More...

Graduation test to be administered March 19-22

The Georgia High School Graduation tests will be administered March 19-March 22 as follows: Monday - Science, Tuesday - Social Studies, Wednesday - Language Arts, and Thursday - Math. More...

Editorials

Fuel partnership is good news

The announcement this week of our nation's partnership with Brazil to revolutionize the use of ethanol and other biofuels is welcomed news and a step in the right direction toward addressing the energy and fuel dilemma we could soon be facing in the More...

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Easter Egg Hunt Milen Better Hometown will have its annual community Easter "Eggs"travaganza 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the little ball fields by Edenfield's Feed and Seed. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cotton gives ground to grains

Will high grain prices take away acres from cotton or peanuts? As it currently appears, cotton and peanut acres will be down considerably. Acreage surveys and seed orders suggest that corn acreage will increase across the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Esther Lee Reeves, 77, of Millen died March 1

Esther Lee Reeves, 77, of Millen died at home Thursday, March 1, 2007 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Millen United Methodist Church. Mrs. More...

James Francis Lee, 72, of Millen died March 5

Mr. James Francis (Frank) Lee, 72, of Millen entered into eternal rest Monday, March 5, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Millen Cemetery. More...

Mr. Billy Burke, 65, of Millen died March 6

Mr. Billy Burke, 65, of Millen died Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Millen Cemetery. Mr. Burke was born in Jenkins County. More...

County to adopt Public Nuisance Ordinance

Property owners in the county will be held accountable for the appearance and condition of their properties when a Public Nuisance Ordinance proposed by the Jenkins County Commissioners becomes effective. More...

City council considers changes to Mobile Home Ordinance

Millen City Council tackled the task of enforcement of the city's Mobile Home Ordinance during its Tuesday, March 6, meeting. More...

GSU coach to speak at Eagle Club

Hatcher will talk about the signing class, 2007 season

Georgia Southern University's (GSU) new head football coach, Chris Hatcher, will be the featured speaker at GSU's Jenkins County Eagle Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. More...

Other Jenkins News

DFCS director speaks at Rotary

Members of the Millen Rotary Club heard comments from Bill Hillis, new director of Jenkins County Department of Family and Children Services. More...

Green attends life insurance seminar

April A. Green of Millen, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five-day educational program at Modern Woodmen's home office in Rock Island, Ill. More...

Library News

March is Youth Art Month, and that makes this the perfect time to come in to the library. The beautiful art collection from the Jenkins County High School Art Department, under the direction of instructor, Linda Smith, is on display this month. More...

Church News

Trivia winners

Daniel Grove Baptist Church held its first Bible Trivia Feb. 15. The winners are pictured, from left, Pam Luke and Ayana Walker of Nanie E. Williams U.M.C., first place; Sis. More...

Church News

Miracle Temple Miracle Temple will have its grand opening and dedication 11 a.m. Sunday, March 18, at the church, located on the Millen bypass. The public is invited. Elder Joseph Ratliff is pastor. More...

Cards of Thanks

                                   Words of Thanks   The Christ More...

Births

Birth

Ava Bell Craft

Travis and Andrea Sherrod Craft of Dublin announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Bell Craft, born Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Fairview Park Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are J.C. More...

Columns

The Chatter Box

Former Jenkins County Extension Service Coordinator Lannie Lanier dropped in the news office on Monday with a big grin on his face. More...

Bill Shipp

TOO MUCH SUNSHINE?

Who does Angela Speir think she is? And this guy Bobby Baker ought to know better. Speir and Baker have set out to destroy a venerable Georgia tradition. More...