April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff's department charge two in drug bust

A local man and woman are facing a variety of charges following the search of a 641 Parrish-Burke Road residence Saturday, April 26, by Jenkins County Sheriff's Department deputies, assisted by the Department of Natural Resources. More...

County ranks second in unemployment

Jenkins County relinquished its hold on the number one ranking in the state for unemployment to Chattahoochee County for the month of February. The county's 14.1 rate earned it second place to Chattahoochee's rate of 14.5. More...

School News

On the track

Eagles win sixth consecutive championship

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) War Eagles traveled to Southeast Bulloch April 16 and April 18 to take on the best of Region 3-A track and field. More...

JCHS slides past ECI, Screven County

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles' base ball team had a 2-1 record last week. The Eagles defeated rival ECI 19-14. More...

Jenkins County Elementary School Celebrates third nine weeks

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) held its third nine weeks assembly program Thursday, March 20. Dr. Judy Holton, principal, thanked the students, faculty and staff for their hard work and accomplishments. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

"Kudos" to all who had a hand in welcoming the Tour de Georgia cyclists and entourage to Millen and Jenkins County last Tuesday. Law enforcement, city employees, volunteers and others did a great job. More...

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church Women's Day

Morrison Grove Baptist Church's annual Women's Day observance will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4. The speaker will be Mary Mack. Mack lives in the metro area of Atlanta, in Lithonia. She taught at Fifth Avenue Elementary School two years. More...

West Millen Baptist Yard Sale to benefit Mission Team

A "Church-wide Yard Sale" will be held in the West Millen Baptist Church parking lot on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Baked goods, hotdogs and drinks will also be for sale. More...

Needful Baptist Anniversary Revival and Anniversary

Needful Baptist Church invites all churches to their Anniversary Revival beginning today, Wednesday, April 30, through Friday, May 2. The services will begin at 7 p.m. The Rev. James Waltower is pastor. The guest speaker is the Rev. P.M. More...

Farm & Home

Funding available for farmers looking to conserve water

Georgia's Congressional Delegation has announced that $2.58 million has been made available to help South Georgia farmers conserve agricultural water supplies used for irrigation. More...

4-H News

If you were not able to make it to the 4-H Awards Program last Thursday night, you missed a really good time! 4-H'ers from 5th thru 12th grade were recognized for their outstanding achievements the past year. More...

MPD arrests two for illegal sale of alcohol, tobacco

Officers of the Millen Police Department (MPD) served a search warrant April 25 at a 442 Toby Drive residence in reference to the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco. More...

Relay For Life set for Friday, Saturday

The fight against cancer is being brought to the local level with the annual Jenkins County Relay for Life getting underway this weekend. The event will take place at the Jenkins County Recreation complex with activities beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Gay asked to resign as BOE chairman

Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Carroll Gay was asked to step down as chairman of the group during the Monday, April 21, meeting of the BOE. More...

Other Jenkins News

Tour de Georgia races through Millen

Tyler Farrar of the United States led all riders to the sprint line in front of the Jenkins County Courthouse as the Tour de Georgia presented by AT&T made its first visit to Millen and Jenkins County April 22. More...

Cobb speaks at chamber banquet

Nancy Cobb, executive director, OneGeorgia Authority, delivered a message of hope to citizens gathered at the Millen Community House April 24 for the Millen- Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department investigated the following incidents, in addition to two traffic accidents that occurred last week. More...

Editorials

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WHY BEG A CHILD TO PLAY?

Have you noticed the billboard on US 25? Which one? The billboard that is ironic, unreal, and actually sad. This billboard is an ad telling children to go outside and play for 30 minutes a day! Can you imagine! More...

Datebook

Datebook

Community-wide "National Day of Prayer" service to be held Everyone is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer, sponsored locally by Morrison Grove Baptist Church, on Thursday, May 1. The church will open at 8 a.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

It is in great appreciation that we would like to thank all of the people, both near and far, that showed their love and support during our time of bereavement. More...

Obituaries

Obituary - Gloria Bragg Evans

Gloria Bragg Evans of Millen died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in Asheville, N.C. after an extended illness. Mrs. Evans was born in Toombs County, but lived most of her life in Millen. More...

Obituary - Garth Dalmon "Daniel" Womack Jr.

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Patrick Owen Neeley of Garfield died April 26

Patrick Owen Neeley, 44, of Garfield died Saturday, April 26, 2008. Memorial services will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Mr. Neeley was born in Fort Campbell, Ky. More...