August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Students return to class next week

The 2007-2008 school year will officially open for students of the Jenkins County School system Monday, Aug. 6, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Joan Blackwood. Ms. More...

Take advantage of state sales tax holiday this weekend

Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, school supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

School News

Preparing children for first day of school

That first day of school can be both exciting and frightening for young children and their parents, so proper preparation can go a long way in making the transition a smooth one. More...

Easy ways to turn kids into avid readers

Reading should be fun - plain and simple. When it's fun, kids love to do it, and they usually improve rapidly. But when it's not, reading becomes a struggle. More...

Think outside the lunch box for healthier school lunches

Your kids aren't the only ones headed back to the routines of school. For many parents, the dawning of a new school year means back to mornings of packing school lunches. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

"Deadlines" is a dreaded but necessary word in the newspaper business. So, once again, I would like to remind everyone of our deadlines for submitting items to the newspaper. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, What do you think? Millen is a nice, quiet town with lots of nice people living here - mostly senior citizens, and lots of children, also. Do we think of their safety? Do we have furious things lurking in the background? More...

Church News

Church News

Green Fork Baptist Church Green Fork Baptist Church will hold their Homecoming service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. There will not be an evening service. More...

Morrison Grove celebrates 135 years

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will celebrate "135 Years of Faithfulness to God" on Sunday, Aug. 5. The celebration will begin with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The morning worship service will follow at 11:30 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Jenkins County schools to hold Open House and registration All Jenkins County Schools will open their doors to students, parents and the community 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. More...

Obituaries

Willie Mae Maltby, 83, of Mississippi died July 28

Mrs. Willie Mae Lewis Maltby, LPN, 83, of Florence, Miss. passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Miss. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the funeral chapel of Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. More...

Engagements

Miss McLaughlin to marry Mr. McClain

Mr. and Mrs. Max D. McLaughlin II announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis C. McLaughlin, to M.J. McClain, son of Robin L. McClain and Marty J. McClain, both of Millen. The wedding will take place at West Millen Baptist Church 2:30 p.m. More...

Miss Dixon to marry Mr. Chandler Sept. 8

Ms. Lisa Jenkins Goldman and Mr. and Mrs. Randal Percy Dixon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Elizabeth Dixon, to Joshua Ray Chandler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ray Chandler of Sardis. More...

More local children living in poverty

The number of Jenkins County children living in poverty is on the rise according to an annual report released last week. The 2007 "Kids Count" Data Book, funded by the nonprofit Annie E. More...

Swearing in

From left, new registrars Mandy Underwood and Barbara Gay are sworn in for a 2-year term by Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke as registrars Nona Roberson and Louise Dailey look on. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Hair salon opens

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southern Image Hair Salon, 1546 Greenfork Church Road. Jennifer Sherrod is the owner. More...

Other Jenkins News

Local health provider names new director

Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services has a new administrator. Victoria Toy Richbourg of Sylvania has been named the new executive director. More...

The Millen News goes to Hawaii!

From left, Lynn Walraven Wicks and Dean Wicks are shown reading The Millen News on the shores of the Atlantic in Lahaina, Maui. Lahaina is known for its shops, restaurants and the famous Banyon Tree. More...

Favorite family photo

This photograph was taken around 1931 on the Floyd Saxon home place. Shown with the Saxon family vehicle are, from left, Jesse Earl Burke, Doris Saxon Rhodes and Louise Burke Smart. (Photo contributed) More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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THIS IS A JOKE, RIGHT?

Neely Young writes a solid, straightforward column for Georgia Trend magazine. However, the publisher-writer omitted the last paragraph from his current monthly essay, so I will obligingly fill it in. More...

Memoriam

In memory of Heidi Johnson 11/5/67 - 8/3/03

Your Mother is Always with You She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore. More...

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Mr. Robert Handberry, who passed away July 23, 2006. We will always love and cherish you. Franklyn, Clara, Nelva, Shannon, Charron, Dexster, Frank, James, Jordan, Frank Jr. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You The family of Mrs. Jennie Marion Mosley extends a warm, gracious "thank you" to the Millen community for the outpouring of love and support shown during the illness and loss of their loving mother. More...

Births

Luke Grayson Hays

Ryan D. Hays and Latrell Saxon Hays of Augusta announce the birth of their son, Luke Grayson Hays, born April 9, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Saxon of Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Sammy D. More...