November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE holds hearings on tax increase

The first of three public hearings on the property tax increase proposed by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) was held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, with a large crowd in attendance at the BOE central office. More...

Business Christmas Tour set Nov. 16

The Millen Merchants are planning a Business Christmas Tour for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. During this time, participating merchants will be conducting special sales and other activities to usher in the holiday season. More...

School News

JCHS competitive cheerleaders to perform for community

Before heading to Columbus Nov. 9 for their State Cheerleading Competition, the Jenkins County High School cheerleaders will host a community wide performance. The performance will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the JCHS gymnasium. More...

Cross country run slated for Nov. 10

At Magnolia Springs State Park

Millen wins over London! This is just one of the highlights of the 11th Annual Cross Country 4.8-mile run scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Magnolia Springs State Park. Dr. More...

Nov. 11 set aside to recognize retired educators

Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue has issued a proclamation calling on all state residents to remember and honor those who were involved in their education from kindergarten through college. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Two articles submitted for the newspaper this week caught my attention. Both detail voluntary prayer opportunities at Jenkins County High School. One meets in the school cafeteria before school. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to a group of folks that often go unrecognized and unappreciated. That would be the men and women of Planters EMC. More...

Church News

Church News

Community Worship Center Revival Community Worship Center, 417 Virginia Ave., will present the Rev. Jimmy Snow in revival. Rev. Snow is the son of Grand Ole Opry star Hank Snow. Service are 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Karen Ray, 48, of Perkins died Nov. 2

Mrs. Karen Ray, 48, of Perkins passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. Memorial graveside services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Magnolia Cemetery in Perkins. Mrs. Ray was a native of Fulton County, a homemaker and a Baptist. More...

Mrs. Ruby Lutes, 87, of Millen died Nov. 3

Mrs. Ruby Oxford Lutes, 87, of Millen passed away Saturday, Nov. 3. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Freeman and Steve Adams officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Jerry Finch, 55, of Wrightsville died Nov. 4

Jerry Wayne Finch, 55, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at his residence in Wrightsville. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, (today) at Crowe- Fields Funeral Home, Millen, with burial to follow at Lewis Church Cemetery. Mr. More...

Search for industry is ongoing

Local citizens should not assume that nothing is being done to recruit industry for Millen and Jenkins County just because they cannot see immediate results. More...

Mayor Rocker is re-elected

Unofficial results for the City of Millen Municipal Election held Tuesday indicate that Mayor King Rocker was successful in his bid for re-election. Rocker polled 581votes with challenger Bobby Anthony, a former city councilman, polling 332 votes. More...

Voters to decide one-cent sales tax

Feb. 5

Jenkins County voters will have the opportunity in February to decide whether or not the present one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) should be re-imposed for an additional six years. During a called meeting Oct. More...

Other Jenkins News

Volunteers spruce up the courthouse

Jenkins County 4-H'ers and others participating in a Jenkins County Courthouse beautification project are, from left, Justin Lanier; Elaine Lanier, 4-H program assistant; Callie Dailey, Richard Pylant, RC Landscaping Services; Seth Benson, Millen Ros More...

City holds hearing on $500,000 grant

The City of Millen held a public hearing Thursday, Nov. 1, for the purpose of discussing a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant recently received. More...

County commissioners hold budget hearing

The first of three public hearings held by the Jenkins County Commissioners for the purpose of discussing its 2007-2008 budget and proposed millage rate drew a sparse crowd to the courtroom of the Jenkins County Courthouse Thursday, Nov. 1. More...

Editorials

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THE GAUNTLET

Experts say Hillary Clinton seems a shoo-in to win the Democratic presidential nomination. A shoo-in? We'll see. Take a look at the hurdles she must jump. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Christmas Bazaar A Christmas Bazaar will be held 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the fellowship hall of Millen Baptist Church. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Rotten Egg Smell in Water

Have you ever turned the faucet on only to have the drinking water smell like rotten eggs? Unfortunately, this can be a common occurrence when it comes to rural wells. Bacteria cause the smell, but don't be alarmed. More...

Recipes

Mix It Up With Jenny

Minutes to Sweet Holiday Treats

Baking together as a family when I was growing up is a cherished holiday memory. My brother, sister and I would make Spritz cookies to give away as gifts- and as I recall we made quite a mess too! More...