August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City adopts Curfew Ordinance and loitering statutes

City of Millen streets and sidewalks may soon become less traveled between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., thanks to a Curfew Ordinance and loitering laws adopted by Millen City Council during its Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting. More...

Other Jenkins News

County receives $35,000 state grant

Jenkins County has been awarded a $35,000 state grant to accelerate earning the Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) status, a designation that would show that a county has the talented workforce that business demands and the educational infrastru More...

County to confront loitering issue

Loitering on county property located within the City of Millen was an issue tackled by the Jenkins County Commissioners during the group's Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting. More...

Favorite Family Photo

From left, Bobbye Dwelle and Andy Hodges are shown in 1943 with the first vehicle Mr. Dwelle ever owned, a 1930 Model A Ford Roadster. (Photo contributed) More...

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS Class of 1977 Reunion The Jenkins County High School Class of 1977 Reunion will be held Homecoming weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Invitations have been mailed. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You A heartfelt "thank you" to all of our family and friends - through your love, visits, prayers, flowers, food and cards, you have lightened our burden. A special "thank you" to the Revs. More...

Farm & Home

Prepare your fields for dove season

Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Don Dasher of Jenkins County would like to provide suggestions and strategies for successfully and legally attracting mourning doves, as well as tips for recognizing dove fields that may be baited. More...

Fields & Yields

Ag Line: Soybean Update

As a result of strong soybean prices and unfavorable weather at planting time for peanuts and cotton, soybean acres are at a 10- year high. We expect that county soybean plantings will be up 2-4 fold from last year. More...

Upcoming Extension Events

Southeast Georgia Beef Short Course: Aug. 30; Jesup (Wayne County) Southeast Research and Education Center (Midville) Field Day: Aug. 29 Invasive Plant Control in Coastal Ecosystems: Jekyll Island, Sept. More...

Engagements

Godbee-Bennett to wed Aug. 25

The wedding of Kimberly Ann Godbee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Godbee, and William Jason Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bennett, all of Millen, will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Dry Branch Baptist Church. More...

Property assessment notices show increases

Property values in Jenkins County are on the rise, as evidenced by over 5,000 notices mailed to local property owners last week. Jenkins County Tax Assessor Don Rich noted that the countywide reevaluation is the first since 2004. More...

Temperatures climb

Jenkins County, like most of the South, sweltered in an extreme heat wave last week. How hot did it get? This thermometer on property of C. L. Daughtry recorded the temperature at well over 100 degrees around 4 p.m. on Aug. More...

Ribbon cutting held for local restaurant

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Vera's Kitchen, located on East Winthrope Avenue. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Last week's record-breaking heat wave was almost unbearable. I say "almost" only because we had no choice but to bear it. Anyone who works outside or in surroundings without air conditioning certainly has my sympathy. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In response to Mrs. Lee Messex's letter about pit bull terriers, I agree with her theory. If a person or group of persons believes that something is dangerous, then everyone should believe it. More...

Church News

Church News

Sure Word Baptist Church Sure Word Baptist Church will celebrate their one-year anniversary with an "Old Fashioned Camp Meeting." There will be God-honoring music and preaching from the Word of God. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Lonnie L. Royal 6/22/1903 - 8/8/1994

"Good-bye" is not an ending When we know that people care, For miles may come between us, But warm thoughts are always there. "Good-bye" was not an ending But a different start for you, A time for seeing Jesus And knowing your dream came true. More...

Weddings

Miss Morgan Franks becomes bride of Mr. Edenfield in candlelight ceremony

Miss Virginia Morgan Franks became the bride of Robert Bradham Edenfield in a candlelight ceremony Saturday, July 28, 2007 at six o'clock in the evening at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta with the Rev. Marvin Simpson of Elon, N.C. More...

Holton, Johnson unite in marriage

Kellie Lauren Holton and David Ronald Johnson were united in marriage on March 31, 2007 at 6:00 in the afternoon under The Liberty Oak Tree located in Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, South Carolina. More...

Obituaries

Edward L. Lewis, 70, of Millen died August 8

Mr. Edward L. Lewis, 70, of Millen died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. His funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Adams and Ray Freeman officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Church Cemetery. More...

Mr. Ralph Becton, 86, of Millen died August 9

Mr. Ralph Becton, 86, of Millen died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 His funeral was 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Wendell Madray and John Parker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Columns

SCHOOL DAYS

Much has been said of the change in the school calendar. More...