January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local program serves more than 330 children

Coordinators of the local "Toys for Tots" campaign are pleased with the success of the 2007 program and are crediting the local community for helping to make Christmas a holiday to remember for many children. More...

Commission discusses goals

County's economic future is top concern for 2008

The Jenkins County Commissioners chose economic development and job creation as their highest priority goal for 2008 during the group's Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting. More...

School News

Fall Athletic Banquet

The Jenkins County Athletic Boosters club honored school athletes during the annual Fall Athletic Banquet held Jan. 17 at the Jenkins County High School. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of compiling its events calendar for 2008. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

The first week of the 2008 legislative session wrapped up this week. Committees went back to work immediately holding hearings on key pieces of legislation and the Governor joined us one day to deliver his annual State of the State address. More...

Jim Hite

Has a certain television commercial that began airing a few months ago struck you as it has me? More...

Datebook

Datebook

"Super Sunday" at Sure Word Baptist Everyone is invited to Sure Word Baptist Church for "Super Sunday" 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3. There will be special singing, goodies and a special treat. The church is located on Winthrope Ave. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Weed Control in Home Lawns

During the winter, we don't usually think about killing weeds in our lawns. However, we do have several weed species that thrive in our lawns this time of year. Unfortunately, winter weeds can often be harder to control. More...

4-H News

There hasn't been too much new news lately. We've just been steadily working on getting Jr/Sr DPA projects complete. We had 23 sign up this year. They have been coming to the office in the afternoons and working on their projects for weeks now. More...

Engagements

Wallace, Deal to marry May 31

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wallace of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Wallace, to Lawson Newman Deal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Deal of Millen. More...

Grand opening for new gym slated for Feb. 3

A transformation has taken place on North Avenue as the final touches are put in place on one of the Jenkins County Board of Education's most ambitious construction projects, the new Jenkins County High School gymnatorium. More...

Voters to cast ballots in primary Tuesday

Local residents will join voters across the state at the polls Tuesday, Feb. More...

Quick Stop robber faces charges in Statesboro

An Atlanta man convicted of the March 6, 2006 armed robbery of the Quick Stop convenience store on Winthrope Avenue will go to trial in Statesboro Thursday for the March 7, 2006 armed robbery of Mighty Mike's Hot Stop, West Main Street. More...

Other Jenkins News

JROTC wins two events in first competition

The Jenkins County Army JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard made history this past Saturday at the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) football complex. More...

Head Start takes applications

CSRA EOA, Inc. Head Start is currently accepting applications for children who will be 3 years old by Monday, Sept. 1, and 4 years old by Wednesday, Dec. 31. More...

Correction

An obituary for Charles W. Lanier Sr. appearing in the Jan. 16 edition of The Millen News reported that Mr. Lanier served as a member of the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners 1979- 1982. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am not the kind of person to voice my opinions or ideas in public. However, when I arrived at our church on Saturday, Jan. 19, for the Upward Basketball game and was told that we had a robbery at the church, it made me mad. More...

Memoriam

Mallory O. Johnson

Feb. 3, 1992 - Feb. 4, 2006

When the warmth of the sun touches our face, We see your smile and feel your embrace. We hear the whisper of love in the wind, And we know that you are close to us again. More...

In Loving Memory of Mary Herrington

May 15, 1956 - Jan. 31, 2007

Only the Best A heart of gold stopped beating, Two shining eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You We would like to thank you and express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the memorials, flowers, food, telephone calls, cards, visits, and especially your prayers during the recent loss of our loved one, Charles. More...

Obituaries

James "J.B." Bargeron, died after a long illness

James B. "J.B." Bargeron died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at Bryan County Health and Rehab in Richmond Hill after a long illness. Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Midway United Methodist Church with the Rev. More...

Jean Young died at her Virginia home Jan. 22

Jean Stewart Fielding Young passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at her Staunton, Va. home, after a year of declining health. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carlton Young; four brothers; and a sister. More...

Betrice Royal (Bea) Lewis, of Perkins died

Mrs. Betrice Royal (Bea) Lewis, 78, of Perkins died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at her residence. Her funeral was held 11 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Zellner and Jamie Archer officiating. More...