September 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners seek volunteer for Airport Advisory Committee

The Jenkins County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to serve on the county's Airport Advisory Committee. The decision to ask for a volunteer to fill the position was made during the group's Tuesday, Sept. 4, meet- ing. More...

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Oct. 6

Fall may not be in the air yet, but plans are proceeding for the annual Fair-on-the-Square arts and crafts festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 6, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. The event is sponsored by Millen Better Hometown. More...

School News

Native American Day

The fourth graders at Jenkins County Elementary School celebrated their second Native American Day Friday, Aug. 31. The Indian Day was part of their social studies curriculum. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I contemplated murder this week. The object of my frustration, however, was not a living, breathing organism but a lifeless instrument whose most notable attribute is the ability to inflict excruciating back pain that lingers for days. More...

Editorials

DISORDERLY HOUSE

The coming election-year Legislature is determined to tamper with our taxes. As a result, a constitutional crisis looms in the Capitol over who controls the state's purse strings, revenue sources and the very workings of Georgia government. More...

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Church News

Community Worship Center

Community Worship Center, (Millen Church of God,) will hold a yard sale 7:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, at 417 Virginia Avenue. The Rev. More...

Brinson Rock Baptist Church

Brinson Rock Baptist Church will hold a Third Pastoral Appreciation service for Pastor Undrey M. Bostic 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The Rev. Bernard Clarke of Savannah will deliver the sermon. More...

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church No. 2

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church No. 2's annual revival services are currently ongoing at 7:30 p.m. each night through Friday, Sept. 14. Guest minister for the week is the Rev. More...

Obituaries

Lewis V. Johnson Jr., 63, of Twin City died Sept. 6

Lewis Veazy Johnson Jr., 63, of Twin City died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness. His funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Twin City United Methodist Church with the Revs. More...

Jerry Albert Hooks of Waynesboro died Sept. 9

Jerry Albert Hooks, 67, of Waynesboro died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Elam Cemetery. Mr. Hooks was born in Jenkins County. He was a retired electrician, a Mason and a Baptist. More...

Brenda Roberts Dailey, 58, of Millen died Sept. 9

Mrs. Brenda Roberts Dailey, 58, of Millen died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. today, (Wednesday,) at Millen Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Morris and the Rev. David Searles officiating. Burial will follow in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Engagements

Miss O'Neal to wed Mr. Dailey Dec. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Lamar O'Neal of Vidalia, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anglia Ann, to Jake Everett Dailey, son of Nancy Dailey and the late Danny Dailey of Millen, Ga. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. More...

Miss Akridge to wed Mr. Allen Dec. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Akridge of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Nicole, to James Kenneth Allen II of Sardis, son of Elizabeth G. Allen and the late James K. Allen Sr. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Dec. More...

Unemployment - county ranks third in state

Jenkins County's unemployment rate continues to rank among the highest in the state. According to data released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the county's 10.0 rate for the month of July earned the third highest rate statewide. More...

City's curfew may affect parents too

Parents of youth found in violation of the City of Millen's recently adopted Curfew Ordinance may be held responsible for their children's conduct. Millen City Council amended the recently adopted ordinance during the Tuesday, Sept. More...

Oliver's opens

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Oliver's General Store, 650 Millen By-pass. Participating were, from left, Clay Boulineau, Jr. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Boone, N.C.

The Millen News was recently enjoyed by members of Diane Wasden's family during a family reunion held at Buck Mountain in Boone, N.C. Those attending enjoyed a week of touring in nearby towns and picnics at local parks. More...

EGC goes wireless

East Georgia College (EGC) and its new state-of-the-art secure wireless internet access system on campus in Swainsboro and Statesboro were recently spotlighted in the national publication Campus Technology (August 2007 publication). More...

Seretha Sherrod is 'Miss Teen of Georgia'

Seretha Sherrod, 16, daughter of SFC (Ret) Richard and Laretha Sherrod, formerly of Jenkins County, was crowned the winner of the Miss Teen of Georgia Scholarship and Recognition Pageant last month. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Dieteman Benefit WECW and FCW Wrestling will present "In Loving Memory of Danielle" 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Jenkins County High School gymnasium. Tickets are $7, and all proceeds will benefit the Dieteman family. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You to Crowe-Fields Funeral Home Our family would like to thank you for the way everything was done during our time of loss. You showed so much love and care that it touched us in a special way. May God bless you all. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Test Your Mosquito I.Q.

This year has not been a real problematic year for mosquito problems. However, many homeowners live in areas that are wet, or stay wet for a prolonged period of time. More...

4-H News

Around the 4-H Office, minibooths are well under way. We have had about 75 kids start a project, and we haven't even advertised it to the fifth grade. There are several who have come in to start one and have not finished. More...

Home Improvement

How to enjoy your home's outdoor spaces year-round

Judith Thibaut Stewart begins the day on her patio with a cup of coffee and an English muffin. More...

Easy ways to make a small room look larger

A small room is not necessarily a bad thing. It can be inviting and cozy. It can be a great place to curl up with a book or nestle with family and friends to watch a movie. More...

Fix those drafty rooms, cold floors

No matter where you live, temperature changes and inefficient homes can cause drafty rooms or cold floors underfoot. More...

Columns

Library News

We had a great time at Dr. Novotny's recent presentation, and we're looking forward to more of the same on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., when Dr. Mary Hadley and Charles Martin come to the Jenkins County Memorial Library! More...

South Jenkins District VI Volunteer Fire Department update

Organizational efforts for South Jenkins District VI Volunteer Fire Department, located on West Old Savannah Road, began in December 2006. More...

Healthy Living

Teen drug, cigarette use declines; alcohol still a problem

Current illicit drug use and smoking rates have declined among the nation's adolescents, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced. More...