June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City decides to abandon section of Gilmer St.

A section of Gilmer Street will be abandoned and sold to the highest bidder. The action was approved by Millen City Council during the Tuesday, June 5, meeting. More...

School News

Jenkins Boys Track & Field are Class A State runners-up

All the Class A schools gathered in Jefferson May 10-12 to compete for the state championship. Jenkins County took a stable full of burners to the track and scored big in the sprints and relays. More...

Bethel recognizes outstanding students

Bethel AME recently honored Jenkins County Middle School honor graduates. Students received certificates and pins for their hard work during the 2006-2007 school year. More...

JCES announces fourth nine weeks principal's list, honor roll

Dr. Judy Holton, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the principal's list and honor roll for the fourth nine weeks. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

We welcome Melodye Williams back to our office staff this week. Melodye has been working at The True Citizen for awhile, and we are delighted to get her back at The Millen News. Thanks, Bonnie Taylor, and, Roy Chalker, for sending her "home. More...

Church News

Church News

Millen U.M.C. to host benefit for Christine Bragg A "Half Rubber Benefit Tournament," sponsored by Millen United Methodist Church, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory: A Son, A Brother, A Father Donell Washington Sr.

Well, my brother and my friend, Time has rolled around again; We miss you more than words can say By each and every passing day. More...

Weddings

Cannady, Hall to marry June 23

Robert Wayne and Judy W. Cannady of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Nicole Cannady, to Mitchell Allen Hall of Swainsboro, son of Dave Hall of Swainsboro and Dave and Mary Lawson of Ball Ground. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Barnett, 82, of Augusta died June 6

Mrs. Margaret Lightfoot Barnett, 82, of Augusta passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. More...

Rubye Forehand, 87, of Millen died June 9

Miss Rubye Forehand, 87, of Millen died Saturday, June 9, 2007. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Revs. Kevin Farmer and Ben Gay officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

SUMMER FUN RUN

The second annual Summer Fun Run program got underway last week at the Jenkins County Elementary School track. More...

County asked to fund JCRD position

Difficulty finding someone to head the Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) has prompted the board of directors to request that the job be made a county position. More...

Library to get help from 'Friends'

The Jenkins County Memorial Library has partnered up with a national organization known as Friends of the Library. Friends of the Library is a nonprofit group anyone can join to help with library events. More...

Other Jenkins News

Chamber applauds Mrs. Messex

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently presented Mrs. Lee Messex with the "Chamber Applauds" award in recognition of the beautiful window boxes at her residence on College Avenue. From left, are Mrs. More...

Favorite Family photo

This photo was taken during the Centennial celebration at Oak Hill Baptist Church in 1975. More...

Local roads to get striping

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced last week that two Jenkins County roads are included in a 327-mile striping contract awarded May 18 to Peek Pavement Markings of Columbus for $1,361,225. More...

Editorials

PERKS

Very frequently, I bring up the idea of "perks," those special extras that come unexpectedly from something that I am doing and that often have no connection to that activity. More...

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Datebook

Datebook

'39ers The '39ers will meet Monday, June 18. Please bring a covered dish. New members are welcome. Wilson Family Reunion The annual D.T. Wilson Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 24, at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Rotten Trees

It is amazing how fast weather conditions can change! We have literally gone without rain for 2½ months and now we have received anywhere from 5"-7" of rain in a 24-hour period. More...