September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City, county hold planning meeting

Plans for the future of Millen and Jenkins County were topics of discussion at a joint meeting of Millen City Council and the Jenkins County Commissioners held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the City of Millen Municipal Building. More...

School News

Eagles win over Telfair 27-8

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team met Telfair County this past Friday night at home. With the sky threatening rain, the team took the field and immediately went to work on the visiting team. More...

JCHS cheerleader chosen as All-Star

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) senior/varsity cheerleader Lindsey Heron recently competed, along with other JCHS cheerleaders, for a coveted spot on the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National All-Star team. More...

Correction

The Millen News reported in last week's edition that the girls' softball c-team had defeated Portal 6-4 in region competition. The win was against Metter. The Millen News regrets the error. More...

Editorials

Jim Hite

EXPANDING THE VISION OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

A very interesting article appeared in the forum section of a recent edition of USA Today. More...

Political Cartoon

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Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of my Daddy, Averitt (Abe) Oglesby, and PaPa Who departed this life Sept. 18, 2006

A Father/Daughter Love "Goodbye Daddy" My Last Goodbye The life you gave me cannot be explained. The experiences, happiness, sorrow, joy and the pain, The memories can't be erased in my mind. The love I have for you forever frozen in time. More...

Memories of You

Our Dear Brother, Averitt (Abe) Oglesby Who departed this life September 18, 2006

The angels led you safely home. But you left some things behind, Treasured gifts beyond compare, Those of a special kind. You left your gift of love, You gave so faithfully. You left behind the ones you loved. Many cherished memories. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Kacey Lane, 44, of Millen died Sept. 10

Mr. Kacey Arnold (Swamp Rat) Lane, 44, of Millen died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 from injuries received in a farm accident. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Rosemary Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Marjorie May Rapp Fluck, 91, died Sept. 11

Marjorie May Rapp Fluck, 91, of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. and North Charleston, S.C. died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 of Alzheimer's Disease in the Jenkins County Hospital. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Wilma Betts, 91, died in Washington Sept. 5

Wilma Jordan Betts, 91, passed away from natural causes in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

Grandparents' Day was grand, as we had standing room only for the celebration. Our residents were dressed in their best, and the nursing assistants had put jewelry and makeup on them. More...

Local man dies in farm accident

Kasey Arnold Lane, 44, of Millen died Monday, Sept. 10, from injuries received in a farm accident. More...

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE SUCCESS

Jenkins school system makes AYP

The Jenkins County school system is celebrating. For the first time in the past five years, the system, as a whole, has made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). More...

JCHS prepares for Homecoming Sept. 21; court announced

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2007 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman Class are Jessica Herrmann and Shenice Thompson. Jessica is the daughter of Rew and Ginger Herrmann. More...

Other Jenkins News

Railroad work causes two road closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced this week that two roads would be closed in Millen for railroad work. From Monday, Sept. 17, through Wednesday, Sept. 19, State Route 17 will be closed for railroad crossing maintenance. More...

Library News

Wow! We recently had a great program with Dr. Patrick Novotny, and we have another coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. with Dr. Mary Hadley and Charles Martin, the mysterywriting duo known as Mary Charles! More...

The Millen News goes to M&M World

From left, is Zackary Swingle, 6, and Jacob Swingle, 4, as they display The Millen News at M&M World in Orlando, Fla. They are the sons of Allen and Anne Swingle of Millen. (Photo contributed) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I was traveling to Burke County last week and was delighted to find that the north and south bound lanes of the divided highway (Savannah River Parkway) between Waynesboro and Millen are now open to traffic at least part of the way. More...

Church News

Church News

Long Branch Church of God Pastor Jeff Horne and the Long Branch Church of God invite everyone to celebrate Homecoming with them Sunday, Sept. 23. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. and a fellowship meal will follow. More...

Church Services Directory

These Jenkins County churches invite you to attend services with your family this week. For more information on this directory call The Millen News at 982-5460. More...

Be Careful What You Wish For

There is an old adage which counsels us to be careful what we wish for, because we just might get it. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Click to show support for Park Project Millen Woman's Club and Millen Better Hometown have applied for a grant of $5,000 from Hamburger Helper Corp. to help fund improvements to the park behind the Millen Community House. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Winterizing Your Lawn

At last, it seems as though fall is in the air! The temperatures have cooled down and a very slight chill was in the air Sunday evening. However, it does appear some 90-degree days are still in the forecast the next few days. More...

La Niña likely to bring warmer, drier cool season

Athens, Ga. - A La Niña watch has been issued by the Southeast Climate Consortium and the state climatologists of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. More...

Engagements

Miss Rountree to wed Mr. Bazemore

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Rountree and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Rountree Jr. proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Sue Rountree, to Ronnie Hall Bazemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Bazemore Jr. More...

Miss Sumner to wed Mr. Brantley

Beside a breathtaking mountain stream and waterfall, Miss Christian Joelle Sumner will become the bride of Mr. Joseph Paul Brantley on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. More...