June 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS will offer remedial instruction for state graduation review test

This summer, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will offer remedial instruction in science, social studies, language arts and math on the high school campus. More...

New immunization rules take effect on July 1

The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, announced this week that new immunization rules for children enrolled in childcare facilities go into effect July 1. More...

School News

Burgess Landrum Alumni to hold 20th reunion

Alumni, administrators, faculty and friends of Burgess Landrum School will gather for their 20th annual reunion Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1. The first class graduated from Burgess Landrum School in May 1956. More...

Record number of AR points earned by JCES students

During the 2006-2007 school year, the students of Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) earned 32,660 points in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program with a test average of 88. More...

Students explore careers in nursing at Scrubs Camp

Thirty area students exploring a career in nursing came to Georgia Southern University (GSU) June 5-8 for Scrubs Camp. More...

Editorials

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BAKER SPOILED THE PLOT

Much of the public discourse on the Genarlow Wilson child-molestation case centered on the harshness and unfairness of his 10-year prison sentence, with the clear implication that young Wilson, an African American, is a victim of bigotry and racism More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Caleb Dwayne Wilkerson June 27, 2001 - July 14, 2001 It's been six years since I have held you in my arms, kissed your face, heard your cry. These years have felt like months. More...

Engagements

Miss Odom engaged to wed Tony Thomas in October

"You are my life, my love, my gift from God and I will love you always."

Richard and Vickie Odom of Millen, Georgia are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Victoria Odom, to Russell Anthony Thomas, son of Johnny and Becky Thomas of Millen, Georgia. More...

Hanna Lindsey engaged to wed Annon Forehand Jr.

Charles and Kathy Lindsey and Annon and Sandy Forehand invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children, Hanna Brooke and Little Annon. This celebration of love will be on Saturday, the seventh of July 2007 at 3:00 p.m. More...

BOE rejects bids for old Primary School property

The Jenkins County Board of Education rejected all bids received for the sale of the old Jenkins County Primary School property during the group's Monday, June 18, meeting. More...

Millen News wins GPA photo award

This photograph of the December 2006 train derailment near the Scarboro crossing earned The Millen News a second place award in the "Spot News Photograph" category of the 2006 Better Newspaper Contest, More...

Commissioners seek input on Historic Preservation Ordinance

A public hearing will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, for the purpose of allowing public input on the possible adoption of a Historic Preservation Ordinance by the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

Millen News closing for vacation July 2-6

The Millen News will be closed for vacation Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6. All telephone calls to the office during this time period will be automatically forwarded to The True Citizen in Waynesboro. More...

Other Jenkins News

Murdered man's stepmother reports 'unprofessional conduct'

At recreation department

Daisy Harley, the stepmother of Steven Harley of Jenkins County, met with the Burke County Recreation Commission Wednesday, June 13, to report "unprofessional conduct" by a Burke County Recreation Department employee. More...

Millen-Jenkins County Fire & Rescue get fire safety funds

Millen-Jenkins County Fire and Rescue announced recently that they were awarded a fire safety grant from the Georgia Fire Fighter Burn Foundation, through their Chesney Grant process. Safety training officer Robert Reeves Jr. More...

Library News

The Vacation Reading Program just keeps rolling along! It's been a great success so far, and don't worry, parents - if your kids still want to join, they can! More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I had the privilege Sunday afternoon to witness an "oldfashioned" baptism of several persons in the Ogeechee River at Bennett's Landing. The Rev. More...

Church News

Church News

New Hurricane Branch Baptist Revival New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church is currently holding revival services at 7:30 p.m. each night through Friday, June 29. The guest minister for the week is the Rev. Frank Bedford of Sylvania. More...

Dixie Echoes to perfom

The Dixie Echoes will be in concert 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Community Worship Center, 417 Virginia Avenue in Millen. The group has released over 50 albums and has performed throughout the United States and Canada. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

The family of the late Donald E. Lambrix Jr. 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. Michael A. Wiggins died Friday, June 22

Michael A. Wiggins of North Charleston, S.C. entered into eternal rest on the morning of Friday, June 22, 2007. Relatives and friends attended his funeral services in Riverbluff Church, North Charleston, at three o'clock Tuesday, June 26, 2007. More...

Columns

Pecan Freeze Damage

Just when I thought the freeze damage questions had subsided, it seems as if the Easter freeze will not be going away anytime soon! More...

Jenkins County 4-H

478-982-4408 +alb123@uga.edu

Our summer programs are in full swing. We started the summer with a cloverleaf lock-in. We had 18 kids show up and they played all night long!! Finally, at 5:15 a.m., the last few fell asleep. More...