April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County cleanup day set for Saturday

Local residents are invited to participate in a county-wide cleanup day Saturday, April 14. The activity is being held in conjunction with the state's Cleanup and Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign throughout the month of April. More...

Commissioners review ordinance

The possible adoption of a Historical Preservation Ordinance for Jenkins County received mixed reactions among members of the Jenkins County Commissioners when they met Tuesday, April 3. More...

School News

Local student receives honorable mention at State Ag Day contest

A Jenkins County student was recognized at the State Ag Day contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Tommy Irvin and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council Inc. Jenkins County High School student Justin S. More...

Local students recognized by EGC, STC

Four local students were among the winners of an essay contest sponsored by East Georgia College (EGC) and Swainsboro Technical College (STC) extended to students in Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson and Treutlen counties. More...

Correction

The date for the Jenkins County Elementary School Prekindergarten registration for the 2007- 2008 school year was printed incorrectly in an article appearing in last week's edition. The activity will be held 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Jim Hite

Most often, after putting my thoughts and ideas on paper and then sending them to the Millen News for publication, I wonder if anyone takes the time to read what is written. More...

Church News

Church News

Fountain Spring Baptist Church Fountain Spring Baptist Church will have its "Greatness in the House" program 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Dan Sanders, pastor of Compassion Explosion Ministries in Fairfax, S.C., will be the guest minister. More...

Weddings

Miss Waters weds Mr. Melton

Miss Summer M. Waters became the bride of Mr. Gary W. Melton 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Green Fork Baptist Church with Brad Boynton officiating. More...

Miss Larisey becomes the bride of Mr. Scott

Miss April Denise Larisey became the bride of Jason Scott 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Hinesville. The bride is the daughter of William Larisey and Monica and Bubba Chance. The groom is the son of Janet Reeves of Hinesville. More...

Engagements

Miss Burke to wed Mr. Gay June 2

Randy and Brenda Burke of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Blair Burke, to Donnie Arastus Gay Jr., the son of Don and Evelyn Gay of Garfield. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Plans finalized for Scott, Tapley wedding

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Mindy Leigh Scott and Travis Tapley. The wedding is scheduled for April 14, 2007, at 6 p.m. at Quarter Oaks Farmhouse in Sylvania. All friends and family are invited to attend. More...

City council to reconsider 'boot drive' ban

A recent decision by members of Millen City Council to give the boot to "boot drives" in the City of Millen will be reconsidered. More...

Rep. Barrow to host "Congress on the Corner"

This Saturday, April 14, 12th District Congressman John Barrow will be at the Eagle Pharmacy in Millen hosting "Congress on the Corner" from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for area residents to visit one-on-one with Rep. More...

Too big for a frying pan!

For those who doubt there are any big fish left in the Ogeechee River, Christopher Scott, 9, has proof otherwise. Christopher hauled this 10 lb. 3 oz. More...

Other Jenkins News

Library News

Have you joined the Friends of the Jenkins County Memorial Library? Are you interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? Do you know about our Friends Group? More...

Favorite family photo

Laura Rider Fowlkes, greatgrandmother of Helen F. Boone, is shown. She was born in 1874 and was a registered Cherokee. (Photo contributed) More...

Cadet Roberson receives numerous awards April 5

Cadet Corian M. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I heard John Denver's famous song, "Country Roads Take Me Home," on the radio recently and was immediately transported back in time to an era when sitting in the back of a pickup truck rambling down a dirt road on Sunday afternoon was an adventure. More...

Letters

Editor:

I would personally like to express my appreciation to Tim Frawley for his service on the Jenkins County Recreation Board. Tim has served on the board for the past six years. More...

Dear Editor:

In 1870 Confederate General Robert E. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Jenkins County Airport Advisory Committee regular meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Family Enrichment Center, located at 527 Barney Ave. near the high school. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line:

Hard freeze devastates

History was in the making Sunday morning as a blast of arctic air pounded the southeastern United States. The low reached 25 degrees F in many areas, and I have actually heard of some reports of 22 degrees. More...

4-H News

This time of the year, things don't seem like they're ever gonna slow down! We have a busy schedule the next couple of weeks. More...

Obituaries

James Charles Clarke, 80, of Millen died April 5

Mr. James Charles Clarke, 80, of Millen died Thursday, April 5, 2007. Memorial services were held 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Idell Mixon Taylor, 88, of Millen died April 8

Mrs. Idell Mixon Taylor, 88, of Millen died Sunday, April 8, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Oak Hill Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation followed the services. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Hampton, S.C. More...