October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School News

Eagles shutout

The Jenkins County High School Eagles lost 17-0 this past Friday night at home to Savannah Country Day. In front of a packed house, the team played a hard fought game but was unable to put points on the board. More...

Lady Eagles head to state

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles placed third in Region competition this past week and are heading to the State play-offs Friday and Saturday in Dublin. More...

Grandparents Day at JCES

Approximately 300 grandparents of Jenkins County Elementary School students recently celebrated "Grandparents' Day" by eating breakfast with their grandchildren. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Jim Hite

I had already begun work on a column for this issue of The Millen News, following our weeklong journey to Ohio for the Akron Marathon and Powerman Ohio Duathlon, when the media reported on the guilty plea by Marion Jones on her use of steroids More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory In memory of our mother, Evelyn Owens. Her birthday was Oct. 13, 1939. Her sister, Barbara Owens, was born Oct. 16, 1944. She died on the day before her birthday, Oct. 15, 2006. They were sisters. More...

Datebook

Support group for victims of domestic violence to meet

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13, a support group for victims of domestic violence will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from noon until 1 p.m. at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, 527 Barney Avenue. More...

SCV Camp 2102

The SCV Camp 2102 will hold its regular monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Cindy's Café on Cotton. Mike Mull of the Ogeechee Rifles Camp in Statesboro will bring the program. More...

Daughtry Reunion

The descendents of John, Josh and Charlie Daughtry will hold their annual family reunion Sunday, Oct. 28, in the fellowship hall of Rocky Ford Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a basket lunch and tea. More...

Obituaries

Fostine Boulineau, 72, of Millen died Oct. 10

Mrs. Fostine Whitehead Boulineau, 72, of Millen entered into rest Wednesday Oct. 10 2007, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Friday Oct. More...

Will voters say yes to SPLOST?

Residents to decide on 1 cent sales tax

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Jenkins County Commissioners and Millen City Council agreed during a joint meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, to ask local voters to renew the present SPLOST which was initiated in 2004. More...

A 'Bargain and a Blessing'

Angel Food Ministries provides food, faith

They gather at West Millen Baptist Church at 5 a.m. one Saturday morning every month, full of conversation and gulping cups of hot coffee. They may not be your typical "angels", but to those they serve, their halos shine brightly just the same. More...

Other Jenkins News

Notice

A countywide "Prayer Meeting for Jobs" will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Olde Pal Theater on Cotton Avenue. The public is invited to come and offer prayer for this community and those who have lost their jobs. The Rev. More...

Favorite Family Photo

Robert Walter Williams Sr., shown at right, was hitched to a plow while his son, Quinney Lloyd Williams Sr., held it in the row in this early 1960s photograph. The garden was located behind the Williams' home on Cleveland Avenue. More...

Rural health clinic offers assistance

Uninsured and underinsured residents of Millen and Jenkins County now have an avenue of assistance for obtaining needed medical treatment through the Jenkins County Family Medicine practice located at 961 East Winthrope Avenue. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Several weeks ago I contacted Tammy Brannen about doing an article on the local Angel Food Ministries. I had no idea it would involve meeting the group at 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning when the food truck arrived at West Millen Baptist Church. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am really, really glad, and most fortunate, that it did not take the city officials of Millen as long to take over, when I called to tell them that we had a hole in the side of our house, as it has taken me to express my gratitude publicly. More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church will hold a pastoral installation service for the Rev. Albert L. White 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The Rev. Sylvester Bing, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will be the speaker. Rev. White is a native of Burke County. More...

Dry Branch Baptist Church

Dry Branch Baptist Church will hold their annual "Fall Festival" Saturday, Oct. 27. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude late that evening with a hayride. More...

True Born Church of Christ Deliverance Center, Inc.

True Born Church of Christ Deliverance Center, Inc., 157 MLK Jr. Ave., will hold their "Church Anniversary Celebration" services 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, and noon, Sunday, Oct. 28. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Test Your Soil Before Fertilizing!

Many times as the weather warms up in the spring and everything begins to blossom, people start running to the store to buy fertilizer. More...

4-H News

Mini-booths are finally over! We had 97 entered in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro last week. That was probably a record number. I thought we had a lot last year when we entered 80 exhibits. But this year, I was proven wrong. More...

Columns

Perfect Pumpkin Party Treat

Calling all creepy costumed creatures and ghoul-friends! Treat your friends and family to a ghostly good time. Instead of chaperoning your kids doorto door this Halloween, why not stay inside and throw your own fun fright night? More...