September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Will high school get a new home?

BOE must decide whether to build

Whether or not to keep construction of a new high school in its five-year Facilities Plan is a question being debated by members of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). The question arose during the Monday, Sept. 17, meeting of the group. More...

School News

Ruffled Feathers

Eagles suffer Homecoming heartbreak

Schley County handed the Jenkins County High School Eagles a Homecoming loss this past Friday night in front of a packed crowd. More...

JUNIOR VARSITY

The JV Eagles are 3-0. The Eagle JV team knocked off Claxton on the road this past week with a 30-20 win. This win brought the young Eagle team to a 3-0 record. The Eagles will meet Portal this Thursday at home. More...

C-TEAM

The Eagle middle school team beat Claxton 14-12 at home this past week to bring their record to 1-2. This young team is led by a strong defense that has been stingy in points given up all year. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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NEW DEFENSE: BREAK THE BANK

I am not a lawyer. I don't even look like one on TV. But I smell a courthouse rat. The Brian Nichols defense team is trying to intimidate Judge Hilton Fuller's court and walk away with a sack of gold for defending an open-and-shut murder case. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memory of Grady B. Thompson 9/21/25 - 9/27/89 Sunbeams, rainbows, Skies of blue… All these things are thoughts of you. A loving heart we each recall, A gentle spirit you showed to all. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free Legal Help Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Jenkins County to meet with senior citizens who want free legal help on a first-come, firstserve basis. More...

Weddings

Miss Inglett, Mr. Wolf unite in marriage

Jennifer Leigh Inglett and William Bryant Wolf were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Crawford Avenue Baptist Church in Augusta. The Rev. Joseph Thompson officiated. Jennifer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Edward L. Gregory, 70, of Millen died Sept. 22

Mr. Edward L. Gregory, 70, of Millen died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Freeman officiating. Mr. Gregory was born in Jenkins County. More...

Albert James Burke, 63, of Garfield died Sept. 24

Mr. Albert James Burke, 63, of Garfield died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, with the Rev. Bobby Taylor Jr. More...

DOT cracks down on highway signs

Jenkins County may be "Entrepreneur Friendly," but local entrepreneurs cannot post outdoor advertising signs for their businesses along highways in the county. More...

Citizens protest gift of property for dumpsters

A local citizen's offer to give the county property for the placement of trash dumpsters has adjacent property owners concerned. The Jenkins County Commissioners heard during their Tuesday, Sept. More...

Brinson crowned

Brookes Brinson, daughter of Matt and Jancey Brinson, was crowned Jenkins County High School Homecoming Queen during halftime activities at the Friday, Sept. 21, football game. Brookes is shown with her father. More...

Other Jenkins News

Fair slated for Oct. 6

The annual Fair-on-the- Square will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and end at 5 p.m. There will be a variety of crafts and other items for purchase, as well as baked goods and other foods. More...

Local health department to conduct Flu Drill

The East Central Health District and the Jenkins County Health Department will conduct a mass immunization drill Oct. 2-4. More...

Magnolia Springs State Park to get more cabins

Mabel Jenkins, a member of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board and committee member of the Georgia State Parks and Recreation, announced last week that Magnolia Springs State Park will be receiving funds for the construction of two ad More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Effective Oct. 1, single copies of The Millen News will cost 75 cents. This increase is due to the rising costs of gasoline, postal charges and newsprint. The last increase was in October 1998 - nine years ago. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Editor,

I am appalled that you continue to run a weekly advertisement from a Waynesboro photography studio depicting both a very unsafe and illegal activity. More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church Community Youth Sunday

"Community Youth Sunday" will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church. The speaker will be Nancy Sello White. White, a native of Burke County, attended Paine College and Georgia Southern University. More...

Millen Baptist Church Homecoming and Terrific Tuesdays

Millen Baptist Church will hold Homecoming services Sunday, Oct. 7. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service begins at 11 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Dr. More...

Millen United Methodist Church Homecoming

Millen United Methodist Church invites everyone to attend their annual Homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 7. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served in the social hall, immediately following the service. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

In August, Danielle expressed how much she needed to get busy and write her "thank you" letters to everyone in Millen. Danielle told me she had no clue how much she meant to everyone and how many people loved her. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Meeting, Soybean Rust

Wheat Production Meeting We will be having a Wheat Production Meeting at the Jenkins County Extension Office on Friday, October 5, at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Dr. More...

Fall is prime time for fire ant control

When you think of fire ants in the fall, "vulnerable" isn't the first word that pops into your mind. But it should be. More...

Columns

Library News

This year just keeps getting better as we go along! More...