April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

JCRD Opening Day slated for Saturday

Opening day for baseball/softball will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. with games beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Heritage Festival cancelled

The Magnolia Springs State Park Heritage Festival, slated for Saturday, April 5, has been cancelled due to a conflict with other local activities. This event will continue on another date in the future. More...

War Eagles place third in six teams at track meet

The Jenkins County High School War Eagles boys' track and field team finished third overall in a highly competitive meet in Sylvania Thursday, March 27. More...

Millen News goes to Honduras

The Millen News recently traveled to Honduras with Jamie Linder, daughter of Brien and Cindy Linder. Linder, shown at left, was part of a 15-member mission team from the Georgia Southern University (GSU) Wesley Foundation. More...

Church News

Church holds Passion Walk reenactment

The Church of God held a Passion Walk reenactment of the Easter story beginning at 6 p.m. on Good Friday, March 21. The walk began at Thompson's Corner, proceeded up Winthrope Avenue and crossed U.S. Highway 25 at The Church of God. More...

Datebook

Beginning Preschool - Kindergarten Program The Beginning Preschool - Kindergarten Program of Millen United Methodist Church is currently accepting applications for enrollment in their kindergarten and 3 and 4-year-old preschool programs. More...

Church News

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will hold a Youth Revival. Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, through Sunday, April 13. The Rev. Moses Anderson will be the speaker for the services. The Rev. More...

Q&A with school superintendent

A recent announcement from the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) that eight teaching/professional positions will be eliminated fiscal year 2008-2009 prompted a large gathering of concerned citizens at a public meeting held March 24 at the Jen More...

Mexican restaurant opens in Millen

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the El Valle Mexican restaurant located on Gray Street. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

A banking era in Jenkins County came to a close this week with the departure of Kirk Rocker and Sandy Becton from Regions Bank. They are the last two employees of the former Bank of Millen. More...

Editorials

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is the first place people look for when they come to our county. We provide general information about our community and numerous other services. More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

With only one week left in the 2007 legislative session, the House has already completed many of the important issues we promised our constituents we would address. More...

Obituaries

Cecil Wane Skinner of Sylvania died March 25

Cecil Wane Skinner, 72, of Sylvania died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at his residence, under hospice care. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, in the chapel of Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home with the Revs. More...

Jessie L. Parker, 54, died after an extended illness

Mr. Jessie L. Parker, 54, died Friday, March 28, 2008 at Memorial Health in Savannah, after a long illness. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Parker at 2 p.m. More...