July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Millen Police Chief retires

Millen Police Department (MPD) Chief Dennis Simmons took "early retirement" last week. He had served in the position since November 1991. More...

Other Jenkins News

Rotary swears in officers

The Millen Rotary Club Board of Directors and officers were recently sworn in to office by Assistant Governor Langga Gay to serve for the 2007-2008 year. More...

The Millen News goes on vacation!

Chansely Reese, daughter of Hud Reese and Angel Hendrix, is pictured with her daddy as he displays a copy of The Millen News during a trip to Cumberland Island with Chansley's grandparents, Mike and Janice Reese. More...

Swingin', slidin' safely

The playground at Magnolia Springs State Park has new playground equipment. Park officials said the old equipment did not meet new safety standards and was recently replaced. More...

Memoriam

In Memory

In loving memory of our beloved wife, mother and nanny, Dorothy "Dot" Fries, who departed this life on July 18, 2004. When our tomorrows start without you, we try to understand - that an angel called your name and took you by the hand. More...

Farm & Home

Beef Cattle - Which Cows Do I Sell?

Even though the majority of the county has been blessed with rainfall, the memories of the prolonged dry period of last year and this year are still in our minds. More...

4-H News

The past two weeks have been non stop! The first week of July I took 10 junior 4-H'ers to Camp Fortson in Hampton, GA. The last week Mrs. Elaine and I, along with the wonderful help of volunteer Mr. More...

Go for two vegetable crops in the garden this year

It's midsummer in Georgia, but you could make it spring again in your vegetable garden. Don't let the summer heat cheat you out of more fresh vegetables. Go for two crops this year. More...

County budget reveals no property tax increase

For the third consecutive year local property owners will not face a tax increase from the county. More...

New principals named at JCMS and JCHS

Washington, Kirkland to serve middle, high schools for 2007-08

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) will see a change in its administrative head, and the interim principal at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will assume the role of principal for the 2007-2008 school term. More...

Immunization clinic to be held July 23-27

The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, announced this week that the local health department would hold an immunization clinic July 23-27 to allow for compliance with new rules and regulations governing immunizations f More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Rhonda Gainey and Brian Fields at the Botanical Gardens in Statesboro on Saturday. It was a beautiful setting and a beautiful ceremony. More...

Editorials

IS THE CHECK IN THE MAIL, SONNY?

Georgia government ranks low on just about every list of providing services to its citizens. Schools are subpar. Transportation is a nightmare. State law enforcement is underpaid and overworked. More...

Political Cartoon

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Church News

Church News

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church will hold Homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday, July 22. The Rev. Leroy Lowery will be the guest speaker. Rev. Lowery was the pastor of Deep Creek from 1976 through 1988. More...

Midville UMC Youth Musicals Begin

Midville United Methodist Church's John Mulling Youth Group is "upside down" with excitement as they make plans to begin a series of events featuring the "Inside Out Praise and Worship Team" from Oakey Grove Baptist Church. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Lady Eagles Softball Tryouts

The Jenkins County Lady Eagles softball tryouts will be held at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The ninth through twelfth grade girls' tryouts will be held 4 p.m. Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Judson Shepherd Lake Sr. of Chattanooga dies June 23

Judson Shepherd Lake Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, Tenn. died Saturday, June 23, 2007 in a hospital. His funeral was held 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Lawrence Clark and Mark Flynn officiating. More...

Cindy Alligood Taylor, 43, of Millen dies on July 12

Mrs. Cynthia (Cindy) Alligood Taylor of Millen, 43, entered into rest Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Engagements

Miss Jordan to marry Mr. Clifton on Sept. 15

Mr. Bob Jordan of Atlanta and Ms. Robin Johnson of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Jordan, to Andrew Jason Clifton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Clifton of Millen. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. More...

Miss Clarke engaged to wed Mr. Brackin

Kenny Clarke and Pam Herrington of Millen and Marie Lank of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tami Christine Clarke, to Craig Allen Brackin, son of Harold and Joy Brackin of Millen. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...