March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Excellence

Dr. Judy Holton, principal and Ms. Cynthia McNeely, Assistant Principal at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) were honored to attend the 2007 Celebration of Excellence Banquet for Title I Distinguished Schools in Georgia. More...

Other Jenkins News

Passing through

A Norfolk Southern passenger train with nine coach cars came through Millen Tuesday, Feb. 26, as it traveled to Savannah. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

JCHS baseball season gets underway

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles baseball team defeated East Laurens 14-8. More...

DNR to offer hunter education course

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer a test and review for hunters taking the Hunter Education Internet course. The review and test will be 6-8 p.m. March 18 at Magnolia Springs State Park. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last week's article in The Millen News about the recent drug bust caused me some concern. The article stated that the Sheriff's office was following a known drug dealer, and I wondered why he was not also arrested. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Lula Mae Eason Scott July 29, 1932 - March 2, 2007 "We Miss You" Times are harder without you But, God healed out hearts. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Oratorical Contest The Millen Optimist Club cordially invites the public to its annual Oratorical Contest 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church on Old Louisville Road. The official topic for this year is "Why Me? More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Agricultural Appreciation Supper Unfortunately, I came down with a stomach virus last week that caused me to be out of work a couple of days. I hope no one has to endure that! More...

Engagements

Hodgson, LeMaster to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bishop Hodgson, III of Athens, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Lynn Hodgson, to Christopher Dallas LeMaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris LeMaster of Rocky Ford, Georgia. More...

County still ranks No. 1 in unemployment

Jenkins County held onto its dubious honor of having the highest unemployment rate in the state for the second consecutive month. More...

BOE begins preparing for '08-'09 term

While students are anxiously awaiting summer vacation, educators are already preparing for the 2008-2009 school term. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the 2008-2009 school calendar during the group's Monday, Feb. More...

Super Eagle Day set for March 8

The fifth annual Super Eagle Day Road Race is set for Saturday, March 8. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Road Race will begin at 9 a.m. Super Eagle Day is sponsored by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center. More...

Farewell to Otis

The Millen Post Office said "good-bye" to one of its own Friday, Feb. 29, when Otis Dailey officially retired from his post behind the counter with 25 years of service to postal patrons. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I heard a news report on television this week noting the fact that the bow of the Navy's newly commissioned USS New York ship was made from 7½ tons of metal debris removed from Ground Zero of the Twin Towers. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

We have completed 26 days of the 2008 Georgia General Assembly session and we are quickly approaching "Day 30" which is "Crossover Day." Crossover day is the last day that the House or Senate will consider their own legislation and pass it over to More...

Church News

Big Buckhead Baptist Church painting on display at library

Artists Jerry and Dona Locklair have presented a painting of Big Buckhead Baptist Church for display in the Jenkins County Memorial Library for a limited time. The church was organized in 1774 and is the third oldest church in the state of Georgia. More...

Church News

Sure Word Baptist Sure Word Baptist Church invites everyone to their "Second Annual Revival Meeting" Sunday, March 23, through Sunday, March 30. Service times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. each Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the cards, telephone calls, visits, food and, most of all, your prayers during my recent hospital confinement. May God bless each of you is my desire. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Ollie Dailey Wiggins, 95. of Millen died Feb. 26

Mrs. Ollie Dailey Wiggins, 95, of Millen died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at Rosemary Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Leta Gay Smith, 90, of Millen died Feb. 29

Leta Gay Smith of Millen, 90, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...