September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local resident receives reward for reporting arson

A local resident is the recipient of a $3,500 reward from the Georgia Arson Control Program, Inc. The program provides rewards up to $10,000 to persons who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arson. More...

School News

Bi-Lo presents checks

Above, from left, Buddy Saxon, local Bi-Lo store manager, presents a "Boostersplus" check to Patricia Hall and Nicole Moulton, Jenkins County Middle School principal. More...

School Lunch Menu

JENKINS COUNTY • Sept. 10-14

Monday - Salisbury Steak, Creamed Potatoes/Gravy, Garden Peas, Peaches, Roll. Tuesday - Cheeseburger, French Fries, Orange Slices, Sherbet. Wednesday - Spaghetti, Corn, Apple Slices, Garlic Bread Sticks. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

"Chatter" is non-existent this week. We have been "short-handed" in the office for a few days, and I am not sure that I remember my own name at this moment. So stay tuned next week to see if I recover my sanity! More...

Editorials

Cavalier job losses

The announcement this week that the local plant of Cavalier Home Builders, Inc. intends to terminate 124 jobs is distressing news for Millen and Jenkins County. More...

Cartoon

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Datebook

Make-A-Difference Lunch Program

The Millen Make-A-Difference Lunch Release Program for middle and high school students will begin Thursday, Sept. 6. More...

Dairy Farmers District Meeting

Local dairy farmers will hold their district meeting noon, Thursday, Sept. 13, at Krystal's Taste of Kountry, according to an announcement made by Emory Young, president of American Dairy Association (ADA) of Georgia. More...

JCMS Academic Boosters to meet Sept. 13

Jenkins County Middle School Academic Booster Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend. More...

Births

Wiggins

Mike and Daphne Wiggins announce the birth of their twins, Tanner Adison and Avery Faith, on July 20, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Son Tanner weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Engagements

Miss Quick to marry Mr. Oglesby Oct. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Douglas Quick of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kaye, to Patrick Brandon Oglesby, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chandler Oglesby Jr. of Sardis. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Hargrove, Lewis to unite in marriage

David L. and Linda A. Hargrove of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Abbott, to Danny Leroy Lewis Jr., son of Danny and Kathy Lewis and Teresa and Toby Wommack, all of Millen. More...

Master performer

JCHS graduate becomes master puppeteer, founds American Kasper Theatre

Many graduates of Jenkins County High School (JCHS) have gone on to establish successful careers for themselves as doctors, lawyers, educators, athletes and other professionals. More...

Mayor faces opposition, councilmen unopposed

Four candidates qualified last week for the three positions to be elected in the City of Millen Municipal General Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. For Mayor, incumbent King Rocker is opposed by Bobby Anthony, a former city council member. More...

Plans underway for park improvements

Project is the joint effort of Millen Woman's Club, Milllen Better Hometown

Millen Woman's Club has chosen the park behind the Millen Community House as a civic improvement project for 2006-2008. More...

Other Jenkins News

BOE receives $66,300 driver's education grant

The Jenkins County Board of Education is the recipient of a $66,300 driver's education grant from the Georgia Driver Education Commission Grant Program. More...

The Millen News goes to Texas

From left, Kathie, Tom and "Dumpster" Osborne recently spent two weeks visiting family and friends in Austin, Houston, Port Aransas and Rockport, Texas. More...

Tryouts to be held for 'Oklahoma!'

The musical "Oklahoma!" is scheduled to be performed in Millen early in 2008, on Saturday, March 1. Jenkins County residents have an opportunity to be part of the cast. Tony Phillips, producer and director of the play, will hold tryouts 2 p.m. More...

Church News

New Light Baptist Church

New Light Baptist Church will celebrate their 81st Church Anniversary Sunday, Sept. 16. Sunday School will begin at 10:30 a.m. and worship service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. More...

House of Fire Ministries Revival

Revival with Minister Daniel Smith of New Orleans, La. will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Sept. 7, at 521 Cotton Ave. More...

Gospel in the Park to be held Sept. 15

A "Gospel in the Park" celebration will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Old Lincoln Park, 546 Winthrope Avenue. Admission is free. God's Gang Band, Helping Hands Men's Group, The Kelly Family and other local groups will provide music. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone for the visits, calls, cards, food, flowers, thoughts and prayers during our loss. Your many acts of kindness will always be remembered. Thank you for thinking of us during this difficult time. More...

Farm & Home

USDA to conduct agriculture survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be conducting what has become known as the Crops/ Stocks Survey during the first two weeks of September. More...

Obituaries

Bobby A. Worley, 64, of Winder died Aug. 30

Bobby A. Worley, age 64, of Winder went to be with the Lord Aug. 30, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Millen City Cemetery. He was a member of Bethlehem First Baptist of Bethlehem. More...

Danielle Dieteman, 18, of Millen died Aug. 30

Miss Danielle Juliana Dieteman, 18, of Millen died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. A memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, following the 6 p.m. visitation at Millen United Methodist Church. Miss Dieteman was born in Olean, N.Y. More...

William T. Brown, 79, of Millen died Aug. 31

Mr. William Thomas Brown, 79, of Millen died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. today (Wednesday,) at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Millen Cemetery. More...

Columns

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PRIMARY

Here are a couple of health tips you may wish to consider. Whenever you shake hands with a Bible-thumbing, family-values politician, wash your hands. More...