October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Deer hunters must know the rules

Whether hunting with a bow, primitive weapon or dogs, deer hunters preparing to take to the woods this month should be aware of the rules and regulations governing the sport and follow them so as to avoid safety risks and citations by Department of More...

Unemployment rate drops in Jenkins

Jenkins County's unemployment rate dropped to 8.6, the fourth highest in the state, for the month of August. The county's rate fell from 10.0 in July, which ranked it third in the state for that month. More...

School News

Eagles fall to E.C.I. 28-0

The Jenkins County High School Eagles lost this past Friday to E.C.I. on the road in Twin City. The Eagles' offense made a few mistakes that ended up very costly. Turnovers plagued the offense and slowed the momentum. More...

Seniors recognized

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles honored their soon-to-be graduating players this past Tuesday with Senior Day. The girls were given trophies and game balls to commemorate their years of dedication and service. More...

Middle school students observe Constitution Day

The Social Studies Department at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) held its annual Constitution Day observance Monday, Sept. 17. In preparation for the upcoming celebration, Nicole W. Moulton, principal, signed a proclamation declaring Sept. More...

Editorials

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WANTED: WATER TO MAKE GOLD

My buddies in South Georgia had better watch out. Every time they read another headline about the Mother of All Droughts around Atlanta, they should check their well levels. Legalized water rustling may soon be in vogue. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Cakes-for-Books Silent Auction Members of the Friends of the Library will sponsor a Silent Cake Auction during the week of Saturday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 12. The bidding will begin Saturday, Oct. More...

Weddings

Miss Hodges, Mr. Niblett united in marriage March 31

Dana Renee Hodges and Travis Lee Niblett were united in marriage March 31, 2007 on the beautiful ocean side grounds of Jekyll Island. Miss Hodges in the daughter of Rex and Janet Hodges of Eastman and Mr. More...

Leonards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Don and Wilma Leonard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Oct. 4. Their family states that they thank them for being an example of enduring love. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Weeds, Weeds & More

It may not feel like it, or at least it didn't last week, but summertime is officially behind us. As the weeds in our gardens, fields, and yards will soon be dead from frost, what happens to the seeds these weeds have produced? More...

4-H News

The last few weeks have been non stop up here. We've had parents come in and just stand there wondering if we are actually getting anything done. And the answer is YES! It has been organized chaos while working on these mini booths. More...

Engagements

Odom, Thomas to marry Oct. 13

The wedding plans have been finalized for Megan Victoria Odom, daughter of Richard and Vickie Odom of Millen, Georgia to Russell Anthony Thomas, son of Johnny and Becky Thomas of Millen, Georgia. More...

Register to vote by Oct. 9

In city election

Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote in the Municipal General Election for the City of Millen to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. More...

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Saturday

The annual Fair-on-the-Square kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the courthouse square. Among items available will be a variety of crafts, handmade jewelry, leather goods, woodworking, hand painted gourds, toys and home baked goods. More...

Jenkins County Grand Jury indicts 16

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court last month and indicted 16 persons as follows: • Willie James Durrah, five counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking and three counts of theft by taking (firearm More...

Sheriff completes session of NSI

Jenkins County Sheriff Tim J. Fields completed participation in the 93rd Session of the National Sheriffs' Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, CO, Sept. 9-15. More...

Other Jenkins News

Syl-View Happenings

Days are filled with joy at Syl-View, as we prepare to attend the awards luncheon in Atlanta to receive the awards won by our volunteers. Jordan Zeigler will be named "Teen Volunteer of the Year" for the state. More...

Favorite family photo

Shown in their younger years, from left, are Ruby Lutes, 87, and Rebun Amerson Sr., 91, children of Aunt Maude Newton. (Photo contributed) More...

Truedogs to play in Aiken tourney

Truedogs 16U Baseball traveled to Aiken, S.C. to tangle with some "big dogs" in the Citizens Park Peach Border Brawl 18U Tournament Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

A community-wide "Prayer Meeting for Jobs" is being planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Olde Pal Civic Theater on Cotton Avenue. The Rev. Dan Zellner is in charge of coordinating the event. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

The last seven years in Jenkins County have been very satisfying for me as a person and a gospel minister. More...

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church

The Rev. A.A. Bush Jr. and the congregation of Morrison Grove Baptist Church invite the public to their annual Men's Day observance 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Dinner will be served. The speaker will be Calvin Holland Sr. More...

Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Bobby G. Williams Jr. and the members of Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church invite the public to their annual revival services 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 18. The Rev. More...

Millen Baptist Church

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...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank each of you for your many expressions of sympathy during our time of sorrow. Thank you for the cards, the many beautiful flowers and visits, and especially for your prayers. We are most grateful. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries Shirley Lee Waters, 72, of Sylvania died Sept. 29

Mrs. Shirley Lee Waters, 72, of Sylvania died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Thompson Strickland-Waters Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. More...

Edwin Eugene Miller Jr., 81, died Sept. 29

Mr. Edwin Eugene (Ed) Miller Jr., 81, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Millen Cemetery with the Revs. Maurice Crowder and David Searles officiating. Mr. More...

Willene Williams Holton, 73, of Millen died Oct. 1

Willene Williams Holton, age 73 of Millen, GA passed away Oct. 1, 2007 at her home surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness. She was a native of Coffee County, GA but lived in Alma, GA prior to relocating to Millen, GA in 2005. More...