August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire department receives fire safety grant

An estimated 750 local school children will be taught the importance of fire safety with funds provided through a grant received by the Millen- Jenkins County Fire and Rescue Department. More...

School News

Eagle football heats up

Despite record temperatures, the JCHS Eagle Football program is preparing for the upcoming season which begins Friday, Aug. 31. With the thermometer topping out in the triple digits, the team is seen here practicing for the fall. More...

New teachers go through orientation

When you enter the doors of the Jenkins County school system this school year, you will notice new faces. These new teachers participated in an orientation Monday, July 30, from 9 a.m. - noon to acquaint themselves with school operations. More...

VFW offers $30,000 scholarship to high school students

High school students are eligible to compete for a $30,000 scholarship through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Speech Contest. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Saturday is the big day - the wedding of our son Jason to his fiancé Kim Godbee. The ceremony will take place 7:30 p.m. at Dry Branch Baptist Church with the reception to follow at the Red Hill Community House. More...

Letters

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of our Mother and Nanny, Dot Fries, On Her Birthday, August 26

Her Smile Though her smile is gone forever, And her hand I cannot touch, I still have so many memories, Of the one I loved so much. Her memory is my keepsake, With which I'll never part. More...

In loving memory of our "Daddy" Jay Carroll

April 1960 - August 2006

It's been a year now, and even though you are gone, We know you are happy, and you are where you belong. We miss your hugs and kisses, and all the games we played, The memories we have of you will never, never fade. More...

In loving memory of our mother Mrs. Hattie Rountree

Aug. 19, 2005

We are thinking of you with love, But that is not anything new. You taught us how to have faith in God. We can look to heaven above and thank God for you. Mother, so much has happened since God called you home. More...

Qualifying begins Monday for city election

Qualifying as a candidate in the Municipal General Election for the City of Millen to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, begins next week. More...

Prevention is needed against West Nile Virus

It is that time of the year again, the time when mosquitoes are plentiful and the threat of West Nile Virus (WNV) is a reality. More...

Planters' Operation Round Up aids local organizations

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Operation Round Up board members approved over $16,400 in grants awarded to local organizations that applied for funds through the Operation Round Up program. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Hollywood

From left are, Caleb Martin, and his grandparents, Jerry McMillan and Patricia McMillan as they sit under the "Hollywood" sign at Universal Studios in California. More...

Favorite Family Photo

From left, are Etheld Gay, 9, Emerson Gay, 2, and Lamar Gay, 8, as they pose in a field of crotalaria in 1932. Crotalaria was grown during this time period as a "soil builder." (Photo contributed) More...

Rotary hears from Riverkeeper

Chandra Brown, Ogeechee- Canoochee Riverkeeper and executive director, was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Aug. 8, meeting of the Millen Rotary Club. (Photo contributed) More...

Editorials

THE DOG DAYS RULE

In the steamy summer of July 1979, President Jimmy Carter made a televised speech to the nation that did much to define his legacy and finish off his presidency. More...

Church News

Church News

Faith Walk Deliverance Church Faith Walk Deliverance Church's ongoing Fall Revival will continue each night through Friday, Aug. 24. The Rev. Robert Reese is pastor and Minister Marvelyn Reese is co-pastor. 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. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Twig Blight of Juniper

As I look at different yards around the community, I notice many juniper plants that have twigs or small branches dying. More...

Obituaries

Mr. William "Bill" Bragg, 76, of Portal died Aug. 15

Mr. William Henry "Bill" Bragg of Portal, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. His funeral was 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the chapel of Joiner- Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. More...

Mr. William H. Baxley, 75, of Millen died Aug. 18

William Henry Baxley, 75, of Millen, widower of Jerry Baxley, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at University of Virginia Hospital. The body was cremated. He was born Jan. 8, 1932 in Miami, Fla. More...