October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City, county, BOE to hold public hearings

Citizens who have never attended a meeting of local governments will have ample opportunity to do so during the next week. More...

School News

Eagles suffer home loss

The Jenkins County High School Eagle football team was defeated at home this past Friday night by Bryan County 26-6. The loss dropped the Eagles to 1-4 in the Region with one game remaining. The stands were packed for a night filled with activity. More...

JCMS students participate in standards based performance tasks

Sixth graders in Mr. Wayne Burke's class are learning about the features on the ocean floor. Many people think the ocean floor is smooth and sandy, but our students are learning that the ocean floor has mountains, valleys, canyons, and volcanoes. More...

JCMS offers access to Accelerated Reader

The reading teachers at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) are sending home letters to parents and guardians regarding access via the internet to their student's Accelerated Reader record, progress, and goals, as well as test results for the STAR More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you retire Saturday, Nov. 3, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 The main reason we used DST is that it saves energy. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I wish to inform the citizens of Jenkins County that Jenkins County School Food Service is not funded with local tax dollars, including salaries. The school nutrition program is funded through State and Federal reimbursements. More...

Church News

Church News

Needful Baptist Church Men and Women's Day Needful Baptist Church invites the public to their annual Men and Women's Day program Sunday, Nov. 4. Sunday School will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the worship service will begin at 11:30 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Saturday, at officiating. from Pooler, Garden Eyvone James Graham and John Oct. Olivet Freeman She a Olivet Susie Johnson; Millen; Monica Millen; Garfield Lanier nieces Joseph Tony expressions food, 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 beautiful flowers, visits, food, monetary donations and especially for your prayers. We are so grateful to you. More...

Obituaries

Andrew Jackson, 68, of Savannah died Oct. 27

Mr. Andrew Randall Jackson, 68, of Savannah died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at his residence. His funeral will be held 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Long Branch Church of God with the Rev. Jeff Horne officiating. More...

Ella Lanier Johnson, 74, of Millen died Oct. 27

Mrs. Ella Lanier Johnson, 74, of Millen died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Bethany Nursing Center after an extended illness. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

A Lifetime of Memories

E.J. Daniel celebrates 100th birthday

Jenkins County native E.J. More...

City election is Nov. 6

Millen residents will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, to cast their votes in the City of Millen Municipal Election to name a mayor and two councilmen. The only contested race in the election is for the seat of Mayor. More...

Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day observed

School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day was celebrated on Monday, Oct. More...

Other Jenkins News

Resident snaps winning photo

"Autumn in Jenkins County," a photo by Melodye Williams, was a recent winner in the Fall Foliage Photo Contest on NBC Augusta's newscast. She received an annual park pass, good at all Georgia State Parks, for her winning entry. More...

The Millen News goes to the mountains!

The "Swimming Grannies" of Millen are shown with The Millen News during a well-deserved 4-day vacation in the mountains before resuming their strenuous water aerobics at a heated pool in Statesboro. More...

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants who are one month to one year old. Most SIDS deaths occur between two to four month of age. The cause remains unknown, even after years of research. More...

Editorials

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Community in Crisis

The announcement this week that MI Windows and Doors will close its two Millen window fabrication plants is beyond comprehension for a community already in the grips of a financial crisis. More...

Jim Hite

In a recent column, Scott Tinley, a champion triathlete and Ironman Hawaii winner who began his career in the 1970s, wrote how he was awed by athletes he had known and competed with during that career. More...

Weddings

Miss Conley to wed Mr. White Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese Conley of Millen, Georgia are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Camille Leann Conley, to Justin Caleb White. Caleb is the son of Carolyn Terry of Warner Robins, Georgia and Mr. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Fire Ants

County Extension Coordinator The last few days or weeks have felt like the end of September instead of October. With the continuation of warm weather, I have noticed many fire ant mounds in people's yards. More...

Births

Zoey Mana Bethel

Jack and Jessica Bethel are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoey Mana, born Aug. 7, 2007 at 12:58 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18½ inches long. More...