November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Deck your home for annual contest

The annual Christmas decorations contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Club Council, will be held Monday, Dec. 10. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. Lights must be on during this time period. More...

School News

4-H News

Now that the Thanksgiving rush is over, it's time to start with Christmas plans! More...

JCMS students study rational numbers

Recently, students in Laurie Fleming's seventh-grade math class created posters displaying their knowledge of positive and rational numbers. More...

Grier wins local VFW essay contest

VFW Post 2776 of Millen recently sponsored "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school students could enter by submitting a 300 to 400-word essay on "Why I am an American Patriot." Eighth grader Jaquetta Grier was a local winner. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I had the privilege last week of talking with two of "American's finest" - Pvt. 1st Class Adam Lanier of Millen and his friend, Pvt. Caln Stewart of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Both young men are serving in the U.S. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I read with interest last week of a proposal to dam up Buckhead Creek. Most folks don't realize that this has already been done in years past. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I recently became a resident on Oak Hill Church Road. I never traveled much on this road until now, and I found myself very concerned about the terrible quality of this particular road. More...

Memoriam

In Memory of Brazene L. Childs Nov. 13, 1937 to Nov. 18, 1998

Nine years have passed, Yet it seems like yesterday, When you closed your eyes, And slowly slipped away. We miss you so much, And wonder if you know, That time could never erase, How much we love you so. More...

In loving memory of Evelyn Owens, who passed away Nov. 21, 2000.

Farewell, My Family Farewell, my dear ones, don't weep, For I'm at peace now, just asleep. Farewell, my family, I'm not alone, The mighty Maker has led me safely home. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Christmas Tree Safety

Well, Thanksgiving is over and I have gained five more pounds from all of the food I ate over the holiday! It seems as though the holidays come around a lot quicker than they used to. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Eugene Ward, 68, died in Atlanta Nov. 22

Jerry Eugene Ward, 68, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. His funeral was held 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta. Burial was in Kennesaw Memorial Park. More...

Zackery Lee Reed of Portal died Nov. 22

Zackery Lee Reed, 2-day-old infant son of Amanda McKeehan and Harold Randall Reed Jr. of Portal, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Louise Parker Perryman, 81, of Millen died Nov. 24

Mrs. Louise Parker Perryman, 81, of Millen died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. Her funeral was held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. Perryman was a resident of Jenkins County. More...

One killed, six injured in accident

A Jenkins County woman was killed and six others injured in a 2-vehicle accident that occurred Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 21 and Perkins Road. More...

Christmas in Millen slated for Dec. 7

The Christmas season will officially get underway locally with the annual Christmas in Millen celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, on Cotton Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown. More...

Adam Lanier selected for U.S. Armed Forces Honor Guard

PFC Adam Lanier, 18, of Millen was one of 27 servicemen recently selected from a group of 301 U.S. Marines to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces Honor Guard. He is the son of Marshall and Elaine Lanier and a 2007 graduate of Jenkins County High School. More...

Other Jenkins News

Governor visits Millen Rotary Club

Rotary Governor Dick Hyer was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Nov. 14, meeting of the Millen Rotary Club. Hyer updated the club on things happening with Rotary around the world and at home. More...

Millen News in Texas

Frank and Connie Schiller of Millen traveled with The Millen News to the big "First Monday Flea Market" in Canton, Texas on Friday, Nov. 2. The Schillers were in Texas to celebrate the 50th birthday of their son. (Photo contributed) More...

JCHS Eagles basketball

Members of the Jenkins County High School Eagles basketball team are, from left, first row: Deyshon George, Dondre Dejesus, Chris Simmons, Dwayne Snelling, Arkedus Kelly, Joqueil Watson and Tyhiry Williams; second row: Lavontae Hall, Akeem Young, Tra More...

Editorials

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GRUMPY OLD DEMOCRATS

Big-mouthed contrarian college professors ought to have the decency to sit down and shut up during these lovely days between Thanksgiving and New Year's. This is a time for hopeful meditation and good cheer. Be happy. Quit bitching. More...

Church News

Church News

Sure Word Baptist Church Mini-Revival The Sure Word Baptist Church family invites everyone to their upcoming mini-revival. The services will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The Rev. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Women on Mission Christmas Bazaar Women on Mission of Oak Hill Baptist Church will sponsor a Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Santa will be there to visit with the children, and he will have his helper to take pictures. More...

Weddings

Hargrove, Lewis exchange vows

Miss Catherine Abbott Hargrove became the bride of Danny Leroy Lewis Jr. 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, during a private ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hargrove of Waynesboro. The bride's uncle Dr. Gary L. 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...

Births

Noah Daniel Griffith

Lance and Adrianne Griffith proudly announce the birth of their son, Noah Daniel, born Sept. 18, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Otis and Mary Dailey of Millen and Curtis and Joyce Griffith of Metter. More...