March 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City council hears 2006-2007 audit report, gets thumbs up

"The city is moving in the right direction." This was the message delivered to members of Millen City Council by accountant Patricia Hunter during the group's Tuesday, March 4, meeting. More...

Other Jenkins News

Eagles baseball is underway

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team evened out a week of play with one win and one loss. On March 1, the Eagles faced off against Burke County in Waynesboro, losing 11-7. More...

Blood drive, fundraiser to be held to benefit burn victims

In an effort to help the burn victims of the Dixie Crystal sugar refinery explosion in Savannah, a blood drive and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oliver's General Store on the Millen bypass. More...

JCHS boys track places 2nd

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys' track team competed in Screven County Thursday, March 6, against Screven and Swainsboro. Coach Charley Waters commented, "Our War Eagles had a very strong showing for this first meet. More...

Church News

Church News

Miracle Temple House of the True and Living God Miracle Temple House of the True and Living God is currently celebrating its Second Church Anniversary at 7:30 p.m. each night through Friday, March 14. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Controlling Winter Weeds

County Extension Coordinator Do you have a weed in your yard that has little purple flowers? This weed is henbit and it is very difficult to control. Along with henbit, you probably have dandelions and other ugly weeds. More...

Recipes

Mix It Up With Jenny

Easy sweets for Easter baskets If you're like me, you're ready to shout " welcome, spring!" Anticipation of sunny skies and warm weather invites us to celebrate this year's March arrival of Easter. Playing Easter bunny this year? More...

Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

From left, Roy Harris accepts the Lifetime Service Award from Don Burke during the annual Agriculture Appreciation Banquet held Feb. 21 in the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The event was hosted by the Jenkins County Extension Service. More...

County asked to fund school resource officer

School security and drug education were cited as reasons for requesting that county "drug fines" be used to assist with funding the employment of a school resource officer. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

If you do not believe March has arrived, Saturday should have convinced you. The wind was rough - rushing air with an attitude! A trip to the mailbox left my hair tied in knots and had me feeling "beat up" by the time I made it back to the house. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The Georgia General Assembly has completed 29 days of the 2008 Georgia General Assembly session and "Day 30" which is "Crossover Day" was Tuesday, March 11. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Heritage Festival at Magnolia Springs State Park Plans for Magnolia Springs State Park Heritage Festival have been finalized. It will be held Saturday, April 5, at the park, which is located five miles North of Millen on U.S. Hwy 25. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

We would like to give a special thanks to Ms. June Powell for recognizing Coach James Ford and the leadership from the past, in the 2008 Jenkins County Black History Program. More...

Obituaries

John W. "Bill" Landrum II of Millen died March 5

John W. "Bill" Landrum II, 85, of Millen died on March 5, 2008. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at The Millen Cemetery. Born on May 25, 1922, Mr. More...

Donna Sanders, 57, of Metter died Feb. 24

Donna Sanders, 57, of Metter died Sunday Feb. 24, 2008 at Ogeechee Area Hospice after an extended illness. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Kennedy-Morgan-Brannen Funeral Home. More...

Walter E. (Bill) Penndorf of Millen died March 4

Walter Edsel (Bill) Penndorf of Millen, 78, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...