January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City considers short-term loan

During a called meeting held Thursday, Dec. 27, Millen City Council discussed options for dealing with a financial deficit until property taxes begin to accumulate. More...

Other Jenkins News

Hite named All-American by Inside Triathlon

Jim Hite was one of five men from the U.S. More...

Lady Eagles win three in a row

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles are on a winning streak, three in a row. They are now 3-2 in region play. The Lady Eagles defeated Metter 38-37 in a hard fought game Dec. 21. More...

Millen News travels Great Smoky Mountains

The Millen News recently traveled to the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, elevation 5048, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with, from left: Heidi Rabitsch, Will Burke, Angie Morris, Harley Morris, Donna Burke, Craig Burke, Wendy Jenkins More...

Church News

Church News

Parker Grove Baptist Church Parker Grove Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, announces that regular worship services are held at 10 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday; and at 5 p.m. every third Sunday. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the flowers, food, phone calls and, especially, the prayers during the recent loss of our loved one. May God bless each of you. More...

Obituaries

John Wendell Newton, 80, died December 27

Mr. John Wendell Newton, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Gracewood Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Eckles and the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Gretchen Z. Wooldridge, 96, died December 27

Mrs. Gretchen Zais Wooldridge, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at the Bethany Nursing Center. A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Elam Baptist Church with the Revs. Maurice Crowder and Kevin Farmer officiating. More...

Lula Mae Perryman Parker, 92, died Dec. 29

Mrs. Lula Mae Perryman Parker, 92, entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Jenkins County Hospital. Her funeral was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Green Fork Baptist Church with Dr. Ray Freeman officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Engagements

Couple will exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lauren, to Joseph Mays Davis Jr., son of Mable Jean and Joe Davis. Amber is a student at East Georgia College and employed at Krystal's Taste of Kountry. More...

Absentee ballots are available

Absentee ballots are now available for voting in the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary election and also the local Special Election. More...

MLK parade to be held January 21

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in downtown Millen. This year's theme is "Many Faces, One Community." Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. at the West Winthrope Avenue intersection with Cotton Avenue. More...

Planters EMC to sponsor youth tour

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) invites local students to apply for the 2008 Washington Youth Tour. The electric cooperative will be selecting three high school juniors for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Last week's winter chill is to be replaced by spring like temperatures this week - according to local television weather forecasters. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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HILLARY'S LOST HOPE IN BUBBA LAND

Hillary Clinton's glide to this year's Democratic presidential nomination has hit a serious snag. Illinois Sen. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Fall Sports Athletic Banquet To celebrate the accomplishments of the Jenkins County fall sports athletes, the annual Athletic Banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Jenkins County Middle/High School lunchroom.. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Fire Ant Quarantine on Hay Transport

I have fielded a few questions recently pertaining to fire ant quarantine on hay transport. Even though the majority of counties suffered from a severe drought in 07 and did not produce much hay, our area of the state produced decent yields. More...

4-H News

As always, we seem to have hit the ground running as soon as the holidays are over. Which is our "normal." I prefer a normal, hectic, yet scheduled life. During the holidays, I was able to go "home" for nearly two weeks. More...

Upcoming Events

1/15 - Georgia Corn Short Course, Tifton 1/29 - Peanut Production Meeting, noon, Ag Center 1/29 - Cotton Production Workshop, Tifton 1/30 - Cotton Production Workshop, Tifton 1/30 - 2008 Ag Forecast, Statesboro 2/11 - Cotton Production M More...

Births

Charlotte, Maggie & William Cowart

Dana and Todd Cowart of Athens announce the birth of their triplets born on Oct. 24, 2007. Charlotte Copeland was born at 5:09 p.m. She weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces and was 16 1/4 inches long. Maggie Butler was born at 5:09 p.m. More...