March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain causes problems at county landfill

Contamination of a sedimentation pond at the county landfill caused by recent heavy rainfall could cost the county thousands of dollars to clean up. More...

BOE sells old primary school property

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) approved during its Monday, March 17, meeting the sale of the old primary school property located across from the Millen United Methodist Church. The property will be sold to Turning Leaf, Inc. More...

School News

School system honors board

The Jenkins County school system joined in a statewide celebration last week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 17-21 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. More...

JCES January Students of the Month

JCES January Students of the Month The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The spring weather we have been having lately has me thinking about fishing and remembering my adventures as a youth. I loved to go fishing with my daddy or granddaddy. More...

Church News

Church News

Sure Word Baptist Church Second Annual Revival Sure Word Baptist Church's Second Annual Revival Meeting services are currently ongoing through Sunday, March 30. Services are being held at 7 p.m. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

It's been 20 years since you left us, To go to your heavenly home. We're doing our best to try and carry on. More...

In Memoriam

God knows you had to leave us, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day He took you home. To some you may be forgotten, To others, just part of the past, But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will always last. More...

Schools face personnel cuts

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announced last week that nine professional positions will be eliminated for fiscal year 2008-2009, five at Jenkins County Elementary School; two at Jenkins County Middle School and 2.5 at Jenkins County H More...

Committee formed to address school system concerns

A standing-room-only crowd of local citizens gathered at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center Monday night to voice their concerns about the local school system following a recent announcement that nine teaching positions would be eliminated from More...

BOE presents awards Kirkland, Waters

From left, Jenkins County School Superintendent Joan Blackwood presents award to Dr. Joseph Kirkland, Jenkins County High School principal, in recognition of the facility's being named one of the best high schools in the U.S. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Florida

The Millen News traveled with Andrea Pittman of Millen to Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, March 16. (Photo contributed) More...

City accepts bid for gas line relocation

During a called meeting Monday, March 17, the City of Millen accepted a bid for relocation of gas lines along U.S. Highway 25 to Classic City Mechanic in the amount of $175,490. More...

Correction

Due to incorrect information furnished The Millen News, a Grand Jury indictment published in last week's edition against Terry Gordon Bolton was incorrect. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In light of the recent personnel decisions by the Jenkins County Board of Education for the 2008-2009 school year, we have several questions. 1. Were personnel positions cut from among the board office staff? More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jon Burns

We have completed 34 of the allowable 40 days of the 2008 Georgia General Assembly. As required by the state's constitution, the only item we must complete is the enactment of a balanced budget for the operations of the state. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Jenkins County Second Annual Barbecue Cook-off The Jenkins County Second Annual Barbecue Cookoff will be held on Jenkins County Recreation Department's Opening Day, Saturday, April 5. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank you The Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the public, Modern Woodmen of America, and the loyal cooks for another successful Booster Club fund-raiser. More...

Obituaries

Vera B. Carroll, 78, of Grovetown died March 12

Vera Louise Batchelor Burke Carroll, 78, of Grovetown died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, in the chapel of Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. More...

Nelms Edward (Ted) Brady, 86, died March 18

Nelms Edward (Ted) Brady, 86, passed away Tuesday, March, 18, 2008 on his farm in Millen. His funeral was held 2 p m. Friday, March 21, at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. Devin Bell officiating. More...

Mr. James Ray Jenkins Sr., 77, died March 19

James Ray Jenkins Sr., 77, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008. A memorial service was held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Mr. Jenkins was born October 10, 1930 in Burke County. More...