February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Eggs and Issues breakfast is Saturday

The annual Eggs and Issues legislative breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Krystal's Taste of Kountry. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce or at Krystal's. More...

Rep. John Barrow to be in Millen Friday

Congressman John Barrow will be at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The stop is part of Barrow's fourth annual "Rural Listening Tour. More...

Oklahoma to be performed

On Saturday, March 1, residents have the opportunity to enjoy a live production of Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma. More...

School News

Merit scholars

Each year the University of Georgia in conjunction with the State Department of Education recognizes Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars across the state of Georgia in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the first three yea More...

JCHS African American Scholars recognized

Each year as part of Black History Month Celebration, Augusta State University recognizes the two African-American high school seniors from each of the high schools in the CSRA with the highest grade point average. More...

Jenkins JROTC on top at season half-way point

The Jenkins County High School JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard have reached the halfway point of Region 9 drill competitions on top in their respective events. However, the competition has stiffened in all events as of last Saturday, Feb. More...

Editorials

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

As the halfway mark of the 2008 legislative session approaches, we continue to move legislation through our process and key initiatives are now being heard in committee prior to consideration by the full House. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Charles E. Anfield Sr. Feb. 15, 1948 - Aug. 8, 2007 The Day God Called You Home God looked around His garden and He found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. More...

Weddings

Odom, Thomas exchange vows

Miss Megan Victoria Odom became the bride of Russell Anthony Thomas, 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007 during a ceremony at Millen Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Vaughn officiating. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Extension Production Meetings Our last Extension production meeting was held last Friday. I would like to thank the farmers who assisted with our meals and attendance. More...

4-H News

Just a few short weeks ago, the much anticipated Jr/Sr DPA arrived! And Jenkins County was well represented at this event. We had 10 Juniors (7th & 8th grades) and 11 Seniors (9th - 12th grades) compete. More...

JCHS celebrates 2008 National FFA Week

The local FFA chapter at Jenkins County High School joins the National FFA organization in celebrating National FFA Week Feb. 16-23. More...

Boxcar fire

Millen Fire Department personnel extinguished a fire Friday, Feb. 15, that appeared to have started in a railroad boxcar located behind an unoccupied building at the railroad crossing on Winthrope Avenue. More...

Bobby Dwelle steps down as JCDA chairman

During the February meeting of the Jenkins County Development Authority (JCDA), Bobby Dwelle relinquished the post he has held for approximately 35 years and stepped down as chairman of the group. More...

Signing ceremony

Representatives with the USS Georgia Flag Project sponsored a signing ceremony Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Other Jenkins News

Rep. Barrow applauds economic stimulus plan

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) praised the enactment of a bipartisan economic stimulus plan after President Bush signed the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act. More...

EMS assists in transport of Imperial Sugar burn victim

On Friday, Feb. 8, Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was called to assist with transport of a burn patient involved in the explosion at Imperial Sugar in Port Wentworth. More...

The Millen News goes to China!

Anna Joiner, seated on right, and Mike Allen, standing, second from left, display The Millen News with their Chinese friends. Anna is teaching at Wuhan University. Mike was a student at Huazhong Normal University. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

In honor of President's Day, which was Monday, I thought you might find some trivia about our former presidents interesting. George Washington was the only president who was unanimously elected. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Here is my take on the proposed Lake Clark. First, look at the current state of Jenkins County. Jockey and MI Windows have folded, MI Extrusion and Bellcrest are operating at half-capacity and barely hanging on. More...

Church News

Church News

Millen United Methodist Church Millen United Methodist Church will hold its annual Spring Revival Sunday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 5. The Rev. John Barrett, general evangelist, will be the preacher. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Portal to celebrate 100th Anniversary Everyone is invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the town of Portal. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank you for the food, phone calls, flowers, visits, cards, memorial gifts and especially your prayers, not only during the recent loss of our mother, but during the last year. More...

Card of Thanks

The Lane and Johnson families wish to thank everyone for the prayers, the cards, the food, the money and the support on behalf of the late Ola Mae Johnson. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Peter Royal, 64, of Millen died Feb. 15

Mr. Peter Emerson (Pete) Royal, 64, of Millen died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 after an extended illness. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at The Church of God with the Rev. James Cox, Bobby Dailey and Dr. Ray Freeman officiating. More...