March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sardis man dies in vehicle accident

A Sardis man was killed in an accident that occurred Thursday, March 22, on the Millen By-Pass/Perkins Road. The accident occurred at approximately 4:21 p.m. More...

Lot donated in memory of the Louries

This vacant lot on the west end of Cotton Avenue was recently donated to the Jenkins County Development Authority by the Louis and Annie G. Lourie family in their memory. More...

School News

Eagles record second place finish

The Jenkins County High School boys track team finished second at Burke County High School Relays March 17. BCHS finished first with 169 points. The Eagles scored 105; Cross Creek, 84; Jeffferson County, 64; Evans, 53; and Johnson County, 7.5. More...

Lady Eagles earn two first place wins

The Lady Eagles track team competed at the Burke County High School Relays Saturday March 17, against some very tough schools. More...

JCHS wins one, loses two on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles played three games last week, coming away with one win and two losses. On March 16, the Eagles lost to Burke County 7-4. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I read a news article last week calling attention to the fact that state officials were considering offering an "apology" for Georgia's role in slavery. More...

Letters

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Carmel Baptist Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will have its Youth Revival 7:30 nightly Monday-Sunday, April 2- 8. The Rev. Moses Anderson, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hephzibah, will be the guest minister for the week. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory

Jason L. Williams

October 7, 1968- March 27, 1988 If Tears Could Build A Stairway If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you back again. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Grass Carp for Pond Weed Control

As spring arrives, we all get the urge to work in our gardens and yards. However, those of us with ponds will start killing weeds and fertilizing. With the onset of warm weather, the weeds start growing in our ponds. More...

Engagements

Miss Couey to wed Mr. Womack June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Couey of Milledgeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Jean Couey, to Ronnie Justin Womack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie J. Womack of Swainsboro. More...

Columns

Bill Shipp

A MARKER FOR MILLER

The 2007 Legislature is considering at least one really good idea: erecting a statue to the Republicans' favorite Democrat, Zell Miller. More...

BOE announces '07-'08 Teachers of the Year

The local 2007-2008 Teachers of the Year were announced during the Monday, March 19, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). More...

Millen-Jenkins County Scenic Byway approved

It is finally official. After five years of planning, the State Board of Transportation approved a resolution March 15 adopting the "Millen-Jenkins County Scenic Byway" as the state's 10th such designated highway. More...

Thurmond to speak at chamber banquet

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will speak at the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Thursday, March 29. The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. in the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Other Jenkins News

Olde Pal gets new sign

The Olde Pal Theater on Cotton Avenue has a new name and a new sign, thanks to the efforts of the Jenkins County Development Authority. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Library News

The Harry O'Donoghue concert was wonderful! It was a joy to see the room packed with so many of our patrons enjoying themselves. What a great turnout we had! More...

Favorite family photo

This photograph of a 17-yearold Wallace Edenfield was taken in 1937. The background appears to be a striped tent of some kind. If anyone knows what the event might have been, please contact The Millen News. (Photo contributed) More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

First impressions are important

The recent decision by the Jenkins County Commissioners to adopt a Public Nuisance Ordinance is welcomed news to local citizens who desire to see Jenkins County become a more attractive community in which to live. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Prom committee to sponsor step show The Jenkins County High School Prom Committee will sponsor a step show 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the high school gym. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone that sent cards, flowers, emails, phone calls, food and most of all your prayers during my recent surgery. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Johnson, 48, of Millen died March 19

Daniel Neal Johnson, 48, of Millen entered into rest on Monday, March 19, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at Botsford Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Yonce Lively officiating. Mr. More...

Everett Siggers, 71, of Sardis died March 22

Everett Thomas Siggers, 71, resident of Sardis, entered into rest on Thursday, March 22, 2007. He was born May 31, 1935 in Chambers County, Ala., to the late Theodore Siggers and Gladys Mae Winslett Siggers. More...