April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Better Hometown plans to clean up county

Jenkins County's official cleanup day is Saturday, April 26. Millen Better Hometown members will be on the College Avenue side of the Jenkins County Courthouse to distribute trash bags, gloves and vests to volunteers between 8-8:30 a.m. More...

Commissioners adopt "buckle-up" policy

County employees will be required to "buckle-up" when traveling in a county vehicle. More...

School News

JCES Pre-kindergarten Registration will be April 30

Jenkins County Elementary School Prekindergarten registration for the 2008-2009 school year will be held Wednesday, April 30, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Registration hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Lady Eagles finish third in region

The Jenkins County High School Lady War Eagles track team competed in the Region 3- A Track Meet April 16 and April 18 at Southeast Bulloch High School. "It was a very impressive showing for the Lady Eagles," said Coach Chuck Sanders. More...

Eagles win two, lose two on diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team ended a week of play with two wins and two losses. The Eagles defeated Savannah Country Day 9-4. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

If you have visited out website lately, you may have noticed a new feature we are offering readers - late breaking news via e-mail. More...

Church News

Church News

Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Anthony G. Green, a native of Marshallville, will be the keynote speaker at the Nannie E. Williams Men's Day Program 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27. More...

Bike, Bible given away

Aaron Youmans and his mother are shown with a group of members of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Pastor Jamie Archer presented Aaron with the bicycle and Bible given away by the church on the opening day at Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

Morrison Grove sponsors National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer, sponsored locally by Morrison Grove Baptist Church, will be held Thursday, May 1. The church will open at 8 a.m. More...

Engagements

Johnson, Oliver to unite in marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Math Johnson of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Megan Johnson, to Christopher Dean Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Oliver and Mrs. Annette Villegas of Twin City. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

It was a great day on a recent Saturday, as we took part in the Screven County Livestock Festival Parade. Volunteers and staff members helped us decorate our float in purple and pink petal paper, with light green festooning and purple fringe. More...

Library News

Those of you worried about Miss Barbara, our "Bookmobile Lady," will be glad to know that she's visited the library and was looking better than she has in quite a while! More...

Qualifying for General Primary begins April 28

Qualifying as a Democratic or Republican candidate in the July 15 General Primary Election will take place Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 1, in the office of the Jenkins County Probate Court at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Oglesby enters sheriff's race

Robert Oglesby announced this week that he will seek the position of Jenkins County Sheriff. He has lived in Millen his entire life with the exception of 2½ years while working in Central Georgia. More...

Chamber annual banquet slated for Thursday

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Millen Community House. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the chamber office on Cotton Avenue. More...

Other Jenkins News

Carson & Barnes Circus rolls into Millen May 6

Millen Better Hometown and the Millen-Jenkins Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the 72nd edition of Carson and Barnes Circus at the Jenkins County Recreation complex Tuesday, May 6, with shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. More...

Millen News goes to Mexico

The Millen News traveled with a group from Millen to Cozumel, Mexico Thursday, April 3, through Monday, April 7. Everyone reports they had a great time, as they toured the sights and enjoyed water adventures. More...

Police Blotter

In response to complaints from local citizens, the Millen Police Department will begin immediate patrol of the following areas and enforcement of related traffic laws: red light at the intersection of E. More...

Editorials

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Bill Shipp

THE WHITE HAT SYNDROME

As former state Attorney General Mike Bowers used to say, "Dirt shows up more on a white hat." State Transportation Commissioner Gena Abraham and those who have placed their own credibility on the line by backing her may soon be schooled in this h More...

Datebook

Datebook

'A Jazz Explosion' The Augusta State University (ASU) Music Conservatory Program will present The Conservatory Jazz Band, directed by Dr. John Bradley Sr., in "A Jazz Explosion." The performance will be held 7:30 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Soil Sampling on the Farm and Garden

Even if you are not a farmer, you probably have heard on the news or have heard other people talk about high fertilizer prices. It seems as though everything is going up, including food, fuel, fertilizer, etc. Let's talk about fertilizer. More...

Obituaries

Raleigh Webster White of Millen died April 17

Raleigh Webster White of Millen entered into rest Thursday, April 17, 2008 after an extended illness. His funeral was 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Lindell Ainsworth officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Services held for Leroy Cooper Sr. March 29

Leroy Cooper Sr. died Monday, March 24, 2008. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, at Williams Grove Baptist Church, Millen, with the Rev. C. Reese officiating. Mr. Cooper was born May 30, 1948 to the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ollie Faye McKeehan of Millen died April 17

Ollie Faye Sheffield McKeehan, 67, of Millen died Thursday, April 17, 2008. Her funeral was held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Rosemary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Brooklet Cemetery in Brooklet. Mrs. McKeehan was born in Bulloch County. More...