December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS student gets perfect score

Smart, yes she is! Breonna Smart scored a perfect score on the new Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT). This is the first year that students have taken the new GHSWT. Students can no longer use "formula" writing and pass. More...

Commissioners oppose Air Force training initiative

Proposed changes by the U.S. Air Force in 2004 to training airspace for Shaw AFB 20th Fighter Wing and McEntire Air National Guard pilots could become a reality. The Jenkins County Commissioners received notification last week from the U.S. More...

School News

Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. More...

High school holds career fair

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) College/Career Fair held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center was a huge success this year. Approximately 40 colleges, technical colleges and military branches were represented. More...

Local club shows appreciation

The Millen Optimist Club recently recognized local youth during its annual Youth Appreciation Week. More...

Editorials

A salute to Thomas B. Murphy

The longest serving Speaker of a state House of Representatives in U.S. history died Dec. 17, 2007, at the age of 83. From 1974 through 2002, Thomas B. Murphy presided over Georgia's House chamber. Although, Mr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Troopers prepare for impaired drivers crackdown

The Georgia State Patrol is cautioning anyone who will be hosting or attending a holiday party this year to plan ahead and make sure you have a designated driver. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Dear friends, Your loving acts of kindness and prayers for Richard are greatly appreciated. He is making progress, and we ask that you continue to lift him in prayer. More...

Card of Thanks

Dear Friends of Millen, We would like to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers and generosity to our family during Christine Bragg's illness and passing. So many of you blessed our family in ways you'll never know. More...

Columns

Mix It Up With Jenny

Dining-Out-Special Dessert at Home

Frequent travel for my job gives me the opportunity to dine out often. And when I do, I always succumb to créme brûlée on the menu. More...

Highlights of 2007

Highlights of 2007 from files of The Millen News are as follows: • Retiring Jenkins County Commissioner J.C. Douglas is recognized. • City of Millen appoints Planning and Zoning Commission. More...

Boyd Sasser named Georgia Scholar Athlete

Jenkins County High School student Boyd Sasser has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 Hall of Fame State of Georgia Scholar Athlete Award. As a recipient of the award, he will receive a $1,000 scholarship. More...

BOE adds new high school to facilities plan

After previously approving the removal of a new high school from its five-year Facilities Plan, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) revisited the issue during its Monday, Dec. 17, meeting and voted to add it back. More...

Other Jenkins News

Lady Eagles win one, lose one

The Jenkins County Lady Eagles defeated Bryan County 56-30 Dec. 14. More...

Cross Country teams wrap up season

The Jenkins County High School Eagles boys and girls cross country teams wrapped up their season in November. Coaches Bobby James, Ray Miller and Jimmy Brannen were pleased with the turn out. More...

Millen News at sea

The Millen News recently traveled with Byron Scogins on a cruise to Calica, Mexico. Calica is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, and is the home of the ancient Mayan ruins. (Photo contributed) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Christmas is over, and 2008 is looming on the horizon. Hopefully, the new year will be kinder to Jenkins County than 2007. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear The Millen News Editor, This letter is much overdue! First of all, I would like to applaud everyone who had anything to do with the "Judgment House" play back in November. More...

Church News

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church Community Watch Night Service A Community Watch Night Service will be held 10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. The service will include singing, praying and testimonies. The Rev. P.M. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Our Dearest Lillie Ruth On her birthday Dec. 20

Lillie Ruth, we wish we could have had one more day so that we could have spent it with you, showing our appreciation, our love, family memories and stories, but most of all just being there for you. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Recycled Christmas Trees

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Christmas and will have a happy New Year! More...

Births

Birth

Pace Reeves Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Cary Cooper announce the birth of their son, Pace Reeves Cooper, born 7:a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Reeves III and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cooper Jr. More...