November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners consider lake construction project

Construction of a dam and 1,461-acre lake in northern Jenkins County is being considered by the Jenkins County Commissioners. Jenkins County resident Robert Jenkins presented the idea to the group during their Tuesday, Nov. 6, meeting. More...

Other Jenkins News

Eagles Season ends with a 12-0 win over Portal

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team closed out their season with a win this past Friday night on the road in Portal. The win brought the Eagles' record to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the region. More...

Local man featured in U.S. Navy news magazine

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Roderick Campbell, a Jenkins County native, was featured in the June 22 edition of the U.S. Navy's "The Wire" news magazine, published by the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay. More...

La NiƱa pattern likely to prolong Georgia drought

Winter and spring will likely be warmer, drier than normal.

Drought conditions are expected to continue across much of Georgia through spring 2008 and may expand into southeast Georgia by spring. More...

Church News

Church News

The Church of God Old Fashion Day Pastor James Cox and The Church of God on U.S. Highway 25, Millen, cordially invite everyone to celebrate "Old Fashion Day" Sunday, Nov. 18. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

'39ers to meet The '39ers will meet noon, Monday, Nov. 19, at the Millen Community House. Please bring covered dish. Visitors are welcome. K.C. Childers Award Banquet Millen Masonic District no. 16 will celebrate the annual K.C. More...

BOE sets millage rate at 9.5 mils

After coming under heavy "fire" from local property owners over a proposed 49.52 percent "net" tax increase, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) voted to roll back its previous year's millage rate of 10.5 mils to 9.5 mils for fiscal year 20 More...

FIRST FROST

This cotton field provides a beautiful backdrop for Jenkins County's first heavy frost of the season on Thursday, Nov. 8. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

County adopts millage rate

During a called meeting held Thursday, Nov. 8, the Jenkins County Commissioners officially adopted a millage rate for fiscal year 2007-2008 of 10.55 mils. The previous year's millage rate was 15.75 mils. More...

BOE adopts cash flow resolution

During a called meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Jenkins County Board of Education approved a cash flow resolution, noting that it was necessary on Oct. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Once again the holiday season is upon us. Next week is Thanksgiving, and Christmas is looming on the horizon. Where did the year go? January is still a vivid memory, and yet here it is December again. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

Back in those ancient days of my very young youth, prior to television, radio was a main source of home entertainment. One of the programs to which my dad and I were addicted was the Friday Night Fights broadcast from Madison Square Garden. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: After reading last week's article on the "Search for Industry", I believe I am missing something. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Grady L. Wilson 11-13-28 - 6-17-04

In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear Daddy, That we do not think of you. More...

Obituaries

David P. Owens Sr., 54, of Millen died Nov. 9

David P. Owens Sr., 54, of Millen died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Millen Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Edna Owens; a daughter, Melissa Pruitt; two sons, David P. Owens Jr. More...