October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE scraps plans for new high school

Faced with the prospect of having to raise between $9.5- $10.5 million in local revenue, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) elected to remove construction of a new high school from its 5-Year Facilities Plan during the group's Monday, Oct. More...

School News

A reason to celebrate

The JCHS Eagles' football team raises their helmets in victory following a 22-13 win over Calvary Friday night. The team made the trip home from Savannah much shorter after the big win. More...

Lady Eagles' season ends

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles' softball team went into the South Sectional State Tournament with very high hopes of pulling off a few big wins and trying to advance to the elite eight of the state tournament. More...

High school gets wireless laptops

Students and teachers at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) have a new tool to assist with instruction and learning. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Our community was saddened by the untimely death of paramedic Cliff Richardson last week. Cliff was always outgoing and friendly whenever our paths would cross and expressed genuine concern for those he served. More...

Church News

Church News

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. today, (Wednesday, Oct. More...

Church Services Directory

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist 5614 West Old Savannah Road Rev. Butch Taylor, Pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m., Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday Youth, 6:00 p.m., Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. More...

October Melancholy

As the days grow shorter and the leaves turn color and fall languidly from the trees, there is a peculiar melancholy which we are susceptible to at this time of year. More...

Farm & Home

EQIP applications due Nov. 1 for 2008

James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, announced Thursday, Oct. 4, that 2008 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications are due by Thursday, Nov. More...

Ag Line: Winter Weed Control

Winter weeds might be out of sight and out of mind, but now is the time to think about applying pre-emergent herbicides to lawns. Yes, it is actually getting on the late side for an application but it is not too late. More...

4-H News

This past month, the fifthgrade club meetings focused on manners. I was very impressed with the students when I watched them use their best manners in the cafeteria. More...

BOE proposes enormous tax increase

Combating a "budget crunch", The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) is proposing a 57.82 percent increase in the school system's roll back millage rate for fiscal year 2007-2008. More...

County will roll back millage rate

During their Tuesday, Oct. More...

Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 30

To coordinate with Millen City Council's plans to observe Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 30, Millen Better Hometown and the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seventh annual Harvest of Fun Festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Linda Yarbrough and her mother, Nellie Yarbrough, traveled with the Burke County Travelers and The Millen News to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne, Vt. Tuesday, Sept. 18. More...

Favorite family photo

Members of Jenkins County High School's undefeated 1953-1954 basketball team are, from left, first row: coaches Bob Siebert and Zack Jenkins; and second row: Robert Fields, Dean Rabitsch, Billy Mobley, Buddy Harvill, Heywood Gay, Hoke Reeves, B More...

Autumn Flavor Bliss: Apples & Butterscotch

Autumn's crisp, juicy apple crop arrives along with that crisp snap in the air, which makes me ready to turn on the oven for autumn baking. More...

Editorials

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LIVING IN SOCIETY REQUIRES SOME "CLASS"

Because of a doctor's appointment and the need to attend two meetings over a four-day period in late August, Joyce and I were in Atlanta when the story broke about the Atlanta City Councilman who wanted to pass legislation banning the wearing of pa More...

Datebook

Datebook

Veteran's Day Ceremony at JCHS The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Interact Club will sponsor a Veteran's Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 9. The program will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Appreciation to Customers

We would like to thank all of our customers for allowing us to provide you with service over the last seven years. Jazzy's Pizza was a vision that was possible only because of those of you who supported our restaurant. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Clifford Richardson, 42, of Millen died Oct. 18

Mr. Clifford Lenard Richardson, 42, died suddenly at his residence Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Joiner- Anderson Funeral Home, Statesboro. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Engagements

Roberts, Sims to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Roberts announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Renee Roberts of Atlanta, to Alan Way Sims of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Way Sims, Jr. of Macon. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Nov. More...

Ms. Sharkey to wed Mr. Gunn Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gena Boynton, Millen, Georgia and Pete Sharkey, Ft. More...