December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

SPLOST election set for Feb. 5

A Special Election will be held Feb. 5, 2008 for the purpose of allowing local voters to determine whether or not the present one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will be continued for an additional six years. More...

School News

JCHS Interact Club visits Rotary

The officers of the Jenkins County High School Interact Club recently visited the Millen Rotary Club, their sponsor. More...

JCMS students participate in literary circles

Dinah Cobb's Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) seventh grade reading classes have been participating in literary circles as they read the novel, Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen News will be closed for the Christmas holidays Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26. News items to be included in the Dec. 26 edition should be submitted by noon Thursday, Dec. 20. We will also be closed Monday, Dec. More...

Editorials

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ONLY FIVE PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS LEFT

With Christmas less than one week away, it would seem obvious that this column would be about that holy day, holiday celebration. But, please let me digress for just a few paragraphs. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Insecticide Management for Hessian Fly and Aphids

County Extension Coordinator Wheat prices have nearly doubled since the start of the year. Some officials have said crop worries and strong global demand will keep prices firm until a clearer picture about U.S. plantings emerge in January. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Michelle Bragg, 83, of Millen died Dec. 11

Mrs. Michelle (Rusty) Bragg, 83, of Millen passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Memorial graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. Bragg was born in Kilgore, Texas. She was retired from Winn-Dixie. More...

Mrs. Vancy Adams, 83, of Millen died Dec. 13

Mrs. Vancy Perryman Adams, 83, of Millen died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007. Her funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Freeman and Steve Adams officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Virlyn Lindsey Doyle Hitchcock died Dec. 15

Mrs. Virlyn Lindsey Doyle Hitchcock, 82, of Millen died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at her residence. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Bay Branch Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. Jarrett Burch officiating. More...

Contest winners announced

Winners in the annual Christmas Decorations Contest held Monday, Dec. 10, are as follows. More...

Game room opens

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Eagles Nest game room, located adjacent to the BI-LO parking lot. More...

Other Jenkins News

Burglary at John C. Wilson Company

A screaming alarm apparently thwarted an attempted burglary at John C. Wilson Company around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. More...

JCHS Eagles are 1-2 in region

The Jenkins County High School Eagles' basketball team currently has a 1-2 region record and a 1-5 overall record. The Eagles won 66-57 over Bryan County Dec. 14. More...

Richardson honored, Taylor recognized by EMS

The badge of paramedic Cliff Richardson, recently deceased, was retired during a ceremony held Friday, Dec. 7, at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The proverb is true. "A man should never say what he would not do, because time will prove him to be a liar." If you are reading this, then there has been a change in policy. More...

Church News

Church News

Parker Grove Baptist Church Watch Night Service Parker Grove Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, will hold a "Watch Night Service" beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Elder Levon Alston is pastor. Everyone is invited. More...

Memoriam

Sally J. Bolton 06/28/28 - 12/22/05

This is our third Christmas without you. It just isn't the same without your infectious laugh and smile. At least you and Richard and Greg are singing with the angels at this glorious time of year. We miss you terribly! More...

In loving memory of Dorothy "Dot" Fries, who took the Master's hand on July 18, 2004

I Miss You Most at Christmas I miss you most at Christmas, And everything we used to share. All the treats, from cookies to cake, Leave me wishing you were here. More...