January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Gay, Campbell re-elected BOE chairman, vice-chairman

The first order of business at the Monday, Jan. 7, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) was to appoint a chairman and vice-chairman of the group. More...

School News

Students of the Month

Jenkins County Middle School has recognized its students of the month for December. Teachers nominate these students for their academic performance, academic improvement, or display of exemplary behavior and citizenship in the classroom. More...

Eagle Academy awards students

The Jenkins County Middle School Eagle Academy held its first semester Awards Ceremony Tuesday, December 18, 2007. Ms. More...

JCMS reading performance

Ms. Dinah Cobb's seventh grade reading classes recently read the novel "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We will be voting soon, and I would like to encourage everyone to vote yes on the SPLOST issue. The reason I support the one percent local tax is because my property taxes are so high now that I can barely pay them. More...

Church News

Church News

Great Movement of God Ministry The Great Movement of God Ministry will sponsor a prayer meeting noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse to pray for the community and those who have lost their jobs. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Countywide Prayer Meeting A Countywide Prayer Meeting will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Olde Pal Theatre on Cotton Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the prayers, phone calls, flowers and food during the recent loss of our loved one. A special thanks to the Millen United Methodist Church family. May God bless each and every one of you. More...

Obituaries

Former commissioner Charles W. Lanier Sr., 76, died Jan. 12

Charles Watson Lanier Sr., 76, a former chairman of the Jenkins County Commissioners, died at his residence Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. Mr. More...

Millen native, Lindsey Sharpe died Dec. 21

Lindsey Sharpe died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. Born in Millen, Lindsey was the son of the late Morgan Thomas Sr. and Idabell Burke Sharpe. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia (UGA) and had been a passionate UGA fan ever since. More...

Nancy Ann Bell, 65, of Florida, died Jan. 3

Ms. Nancy Ann Bell, 65, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 in Jacksonville, Fla. Graveside services were held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Mandarin Cemetery with Father Dan Cody as celebrant. Ms. Bell was born July 22, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. More...

Governor supports 'Lake Clarke' project

Construction of a dam and lake on Big Buckhead Creek in Jenkins County, utilizing water from the springs at Magnolia Springs State Park, would have the support of Gov. Sonny Perdue. More...

City to raise utility rates

Effective with the next billing cycle, city residents and businesses will see an increase in their utility bills. Millen City Council approved during its Tuesday, Jan. More...

JCHS athlete awarded

Julie Drake, a senior at Jenkins County High School, has received the WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award. This award recognizes student athletes who excel both in athletic competition and in the classroom. More...

Other Jenkins News

MLK celebration plans announced

Plans have been finalized for the local celebration of Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day. Activities will begin 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with the "Miss Dream Queen - Mr. Dream King" pageant at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. More...

Eagles still looking for next win

The Jenkins County High School boys' basketball team is showing improvement in a lot of areas except the win column. More...

Library News

Today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, is the big day - we kick off the middle school version of the "Not Yo Mama's" book club! If you have a middle-schooler who loves to read, bring them by at 4 p.m. so they can find out more! Next Wednesday, Jan. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Local voters are being asked to decide whether or not the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) should be renewed for an additional six years. A "Special Election" to decide the matter is being held in conjunction with the Feb. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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RACE FOR THE 'DUMB' TROPHY

Maybe everybody's right. Democratic Party politics has fallen off the edge. Dale Cardwell, the best-qualified Democrat running for the Senate this year, may have proved it on Jan. 1. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Talmadge Lewis

Dec. 20, 1933 - Jan. 13, 2007

The Broken Chain We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Feeding Birds In Winter

This is the time of year when many people ask questions about feeding birds, such as how do I get started? What types of feeders should I use? Where should I locate my feeders? What kinds of food do birds like most? More...

Upcoming Events

1/29 Peanut Production Meeting; noon, Ag Center 1/29 Cotton Production Workshop; Tifton 1/30 Cotton Production Workshop; Tifton 1/30 Ag 2008 Forecast; Statesboro More...

Cabin Fever Cure: Family Night!

If winter evenings find you with a bit of a lull following the festive holidays, launch a new habit: Bring the family together for a simple night at home. Put it on the calendar and plan a night "in". More...

Columns

Girls' Night Out

Girls' Night Out - PMS aside, it's the most dangerous night of the month for guys. I t ' s the night husbands cook dinner (with every dish in the kitchen), bathe children (but don't hang up the towels), More...