August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Marsha Madray named 'Teacher of the Year'

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) teacher Marsha Madray has captured the local "Academy Award" of the teaching profession. More...

Other Jenkins News

Hunter Education Course to be offered

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer the 10- hour Hunter Education Course at Magnolia Springs State Park 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14. The course will conclude 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. More...

Teacher donates hair to Locks of Love

When Brittany Gay, a second grade teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School, decided to cut her long hair, she immediately knew that she wanted others to benefit from that decision. More...

The Millen News goes to Montana!

From left, Teresa and Robert Gunn display The Millen News in the Beartooth Mountains, near Red Lodge, Montana, at an elevation of 11,000 feet. More...

Church News

Church News

Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church Bark Camp Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to their annual revival services 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 17. The Rev. Chavas L. Boyd is pastor. More...

Farm & Home

Be sure to check hay moisture before baling

Now that we have finally received rain the last several weeks, it appears that we are going to make some hay. As people start cutting and baling their hay, I have fielded several questions on the appropriate moisture for baling. More...

Costly calcium

Supply of farmers, drought, fuel costs drive milk prices up

Fewer Georgia dairy farmers, extended drought and rising fuel prices have driven the cost of a gallon of milk higher than a gallon of gasoline, says a University of Georgia economist. In January, milk cost $3.29 per gallon in most stores. More...

Domestic dispute ends in death

An apparent domestic dispute ended with the death of a Millen man Saturday, Aug. 4. More...

Schools to enforce truancy laws

As the new school year begins, parents of students enrolled in the local school system should be aware that they are responsible for their children's regular school attendance, or they will face the legal consequences associated with truancy. More...

NJCVFD awarded $132,516 grant

Money to be used to purchase brush truck, breathing air packs

Twelfth District Congressman John Barrow announced last week that the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department (NJCVFD) has been awarded a $132,516 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Gra More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The loss of life from the collapse of the bridge over the Mississippi River last week reminded me of the fragility of our existence. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A BRIDGE FALLS AND SAM IS BACK

News of the Minnesota bridge catastrophe brought memories of a similar tragedy in Georgia and weird feelings of deja vu. Two days after the fatal collapse of the Minneapolis bridge, former Georgia Sen. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I think ... I was not always a pit bull lover. Before I owned my first pit bull I thought they were vicious and born crazy. That is not the case. I now breed the wonderful dogs. More...

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS to hold School Council Election for Parents

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has scheduled a School Council Parent Election for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the school media center. Two parents will be elected to serve on the council for the next school year. More...

Obituaries

Marie Owens Joiner, 72, of Millen died Aug. 5

Mrs. Marie Owens Joiner, 72, of Millen died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the West Millen Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. Joiner was born in Jenkins County. More...

Engagements

Miss Schwonke weds Mr. Lineberry

Gail H. Schwonke announces the marriage of her daughter, Nicolette Schwonke, to Rick Lineberry on Friday, July 27, 2007. The bride's grandparents are Myra and John Thomas Herrington of Perkins. The bride's father is Mark Schwonke of Millen. More...