June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Train viewing platform under construction

Visitors to Jenkins County and Millen will soon be able to view passing Norfolk Southern trains from a platform presently under construction adjacent to the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce on Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

Future cheerleaders

Jenkins County High School cheerleaders held Kiddie Cheer Camp last week. There were 136 girls that participated this year. More...

Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. More...

Honor's Night held at JCES

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) held its annual Honor's Night on Tuesday, May 22. Several awards were presented by Dr. Judy Holton, principal, assistant principals Cynthia McNeely and Debbie Fountain and faculty members. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Mark your calendars for July 7. This is the date set for the annual patriotic celebration sponsored by Millen Better Hometown and the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. The event always includes a spectacular fireworks display. 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 Memory of our Deceased Classmates Marion S. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of the late Larry Martin would like to extend their gratitude to the community for their prayers, food, cards, flowers and monetary donations during the time of our loss. May God bless you! More...

Obituaries

Mr. Donald E. Lambrix Jr., died June 12

Mr. Donald Elowyn Lambrix Jr. of Waynesboro, beloved husband of Emmy Lindemann Lambrix of 46 years, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Burke Medical Center. The funeral mass was held 11 a.m. More...

R. Wayne McMillan, 61, of Millen died June 12

Mr. Ralph Wayne McMillan, 61, of Millen died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Jenkins County Hospital. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...

RED WATERS

A rare infestation of water fern turned this pond on property of Sonny Oglesby, West Old Savannah Road, into a carpet of red grass over a period of two weeks. More...

City to apply for third TE grant

The City of Millen recently signed an agreement with the C.S.R.A. Regional Development Center authorizing the agency to begin preparation of a third Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant application. More...

Patriotic festivities planned for July 7

Millen Better Hometown and the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the sixth annual "Patriotic Celebration," Saturday, July 7, at the Millen/Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. More...

Millen man involved in bizarre fatal accident

Charles Yancy of Millen was involved in a fatal accident in Tattnall County Tuesday, June 12, that claimed the life of the passenger in his vehicle, Charles Griffin Dowdy Jr., 50, of Rhine. Yancy and Dowdy were traveling eastbound on Hwy. More...

Other Jenkins News

Police ask for leads in Joyner disappearance

No leads have surfaced in the disappearance of Gregory Joyner, 28, of Millen. Family members said they have not seen or heard from Joyner since May 31 and are seeking the public's assistance in locating him. More...

Flag retirement ceremony held

Members of the VFW Post #2776 gathered on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse Saturday, June 16, to perform their third annual Flag Day retirement ceremony. Over 30 unserviceable U.S. flags were consigned to flame. More...

Yummy!

The summer food service program began last week at Jenkins County High School. The program will run through June 29. The children pictured here are being served spaghetti. More...

Editorials

OPEN MINDS ARE NEEDED

Much of the television we enjoy at home is due to the fact that we have a VCR! As we are gone most evenings during the week and over most weekends, being able to record programs we enjoy or which look interesting is a marvel of this modern era! More...

Cartoon

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Datebook

Datebook

Wilson Family Reunion The annual D.T. Wilson Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 24, at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m. All relatives and friends are invited. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Azalea Lacebug

Many times during the summer I get several calls from homeowners concerned about the fate of their azaleas. Azaleas are beautiful plants in the spring, but to achieve their full potential they must be taken care of. More...

Births

Lane Mahayla Bowers

William Phillips Bowers and Brooke Lane Bowers of Millen announce the birth of their daughter, Lane Mahayla Bowers, born Monday, June 4, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. Grandparents are Thomas M. Lane and Tammy A. More...

Ava Camille Brantley

Jeff and Angie Brantley proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Camille. Ava was born Thursday, June 7, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20¼ inches long. More...

Junior Yarbrough

Hank and Diane Yarbrough proudly announce the birth of their son, Hank "Junior" Yarbrough Friday, June 1, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21½ inches long. More...