January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers have hope for crop, livestock losses

The eligibility date for 2007 livestock and crop year losses has been extended for farmers who suffered recent livestock and/or crop losses caused by natural disasters, announced Barbara B. More...

School News

JCMS offers peer tutoring program after school

In an attempt to help improve academic performance at Jenkins County Middle School, the eighth grade teaching team is implementing an after school peer tutoring program. Tutors may volunteer to serve in the capacity as a peer helper. More...

Publishers recognize JCMS poets

Earlier this fall, Rhonda Clark asked all of her eighth grade writing students to select a poem from their writing portfolios or to write a new poem to be entered in a poetry contest. More...

JROTC competition drill to be held Saturday

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) begins competitive drill at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, on the Jenkins County High football field. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

"Hello, my name is Ruffy, and I need your help. My owners accidentally drove off and left me behind at a trash dumpster. I tried to follow their vehicle as long as I could, but I just could not keep up with them. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was surprised last week when my two grandsons, Mason and Cad Davis, and their friend, Dillon Fields, came to my beauty shop and asked me to buzz all their hair off. I thought they were kidding. More...

Church News

Church News

Gospel Fest 2008 Gospel Fest 2008 will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Olde Pal Theatre located next to Cindy's Caf More...

Datebook

Datebook

Eggs and Issues breakfast scheduled for Feb. 23 The annual Eggs and Issues legislative breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Krystal's Taste of Kountry. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Forage Analysis

Forage testing is becoming more and more important in the everyday management of beef cattle and the hay marketing business. A basic service that UGA offers is testing forage species (bermuda, peanut, bahia, millet, etc.). 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 Forecast 2008, Statesboro More...

Conservation district announces conservationist of the year

The Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a banquet to recognize an individual that has made an important contribution to soil and water conservation. The District named Cathy Black as the Conservationist of the Year for 2007. More...

Columns

WATER AND TAXES WILL DOMINATE THE '08 SESSION

As the Georgia General Assembly moves quickly toward convening the 2008 legislative session, we are all focused on the important issues of water resources, tax reform, transportation, education, and healthcare. More...

Lack of jobs still plagues county

For the second consecutive month, Jenkins County held the number one spot in unemployment rankings for the state. More...

Fishin' Hole opens

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Round's Fishin' Hole, located adjacent to Papa's Pizza. More...

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

A highlight activity of the local Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was the annual parade Monday, Jan. 21, through downtown Millen. See additional photos on page 3. (Staff photos by Melodye Williams) More...

Other Jenkins News

UGA hosts statewide farm forecast

Anyone who wants the latest information about crop prices, pending U.S. farm and energy policies, weather forecasts or water conservation should attend at least one of the five meetings planned across Georgia the week of Jan. 28. More...

The Millen News goes to New York City

The Millen News traveled with the DeLay family to New York City where they watched the ball drop on New Year's Eve in celebration of Ken DeLay's 50th birthday. From left, are Kent, Ken and Ashley DeLay. More...

Flavor of Georgia food contest accepts entries

Add your flavor to the annual food products contest.

Inspired by the coastal low country, Michael Simmons of Savannah, Ga., put concept to plate and created a winning combination of flavors. More...

Editorials

SPLOST - Everyone pays

When local voters cast their ballots in the Presidential Preference Election of Feb 5, they will also vote on whether or not the present one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) should be renewed for an additional six years. More...

Political Cartoon

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Memoriam

Bennie Lee Milton Jr.

Jan. 18, 1952 - Aug. 2, 1981

We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that, too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. More...

Weddings

Couple unites in marriage

Lindsey Renee Roberts and Alan Way Sims were married at 6 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dr. David Sapp officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Roberts of McCormick, S.C. More...

Obituaries

Floy Burke Saxon, 98, died January 15

Floy Burke Saxon, 98, widow of her husband of 63 years, Joseph B. Saxon, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. Her funeral was held 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Dry Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Freeman and Mike Dann officiating. More...

Engagements

Burgess, Amiss to marry May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny King of Coolidge announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lynn Burgess of Millen, to David Edmund Amiss of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Londberg of Thomasville and Mr. David James Amiss of Las Vegas, Nev. More...