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13 qualify for General Primary Election

Thirteen local citizens have qualified as candidates in the July 15 Democratic/Republican General Primary Election. More...

School News

Salem High School names Kovac STAR

Amy Kathleen Kovac, 17- year-old daughter of Victor B. Kovac, was recently named Star Student at Salem High School in Rockdale County. She named Joanna Anglin, her English teacher, as the Star Teacher. More...

JCHS announces contest winners

Jenkins County High School students participated in the "Celebration of Education" essay contest sponsored recently by East Georgia College and Swainsboro Technical College. The theme for the 2008 contest was "So, Why Am I Studying This? More...

C-Cats

Jenkins County High School students selected to attend Clemson's Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-Cats) program at Clemson University held Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6, are, from left: C.J. More...

Editorials

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DID NO-SHOW DEMOCRATS CUT A DEAL?

For months now we have been subjected to a steady stream of promises of political change. Georgia Democratic leaders painted their party's runaway-voter turnout in the Feb. 5 presidential primary as a preview of the general election in November. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of James E. Washington Oct. 29, 1963 - May 3, 2007 My brother, it has been a long year of missing the fond memories of your big, wide smile, your kindness and your love, More...

Datebook

Datebook

Athletes to be honored To celebrate the accomplishments of the Jenkins County spring sports athletes, the annual Athletic Banquet will be held Monday, May 12. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Acknowledgement

I, Lula Mae Burton, would like to thank the citizens of Millen for the many acts of kindness shown during my illness. The support from the community has been overwhelming. I pray God's richest blessings upon each of you. Again, thank you. More...

Obituaries

"Daniel" Womack Jr. of Swainsboro died April 28

Garth Dalmon "Daniel" Womack Jr., 61, of Swainsboro died Monday, April 28, 2008 at his residence after an extended illness. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with the Rev. More...

Gloria Bragg Evans of Millen died April 29

Gloria Bragg Evans of Millen died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in Asheville, N.C. after an extended illness. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Rev. William L. Coggins, 84, of Millen died May 3

The Rev. William Lester (Bill) Coggins, 84, of Millen died Saturday, May 3, 2008. His funeral was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Garfield Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hebron Cemetery. Rev. Coggins was born in Madison County. He was a U.S. More...

Stitch and Print, Inc. to open here

Millen and Jenkins County will soon get 25 new jobs. The Jenkins County Development Authority (JCDA) announced Tuesday that Stitch and Print, Inc. More...

A Farewell to Frank M. Edenfield

On Friday, May 2, the Master Carpenter put the final touches on his beautiful creation, surveyed His handiwork and said, "It is finished." Then, in the twinkling of an eye, the gates of the heavenly mansion swung open wide to welcome Frank Miles Ed More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Tybee

The Millen News traveled to Tybee Island during Spring Break with, from left, first row: Abby Wiggins and Jordan Reynolds; and back row: Harley Purvis and Nicole Wilson. (Photo contributed) More...

Rebate checks on the way

More than 130 million households across the nation are scheduled to start receiving economic stimulus payments, or rebate checks as they are commonly known beginning this month. More...

JCHS to hold graduation in new gymnatorium May 23

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) is preparing for its first graduation ceremony in the new gymnatorium on May 23. Dr. Joseph Kirkland, principal of JCHS, is committed to making this the best graduation ever. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

An e-mail buddy sent me an interesting "test" that I would like to share with you. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Amid speculation as to why I have decided to run for a second term as District Three commissioner on the Democratic ticket, I want to provide the answer. Our county politics are, in general, non-partisan. More...

Church News

Dry Branch Baptist Church to hold Spring Revival

Dry Branch Baptist Church will hold their Spring Revival Sunday, May 11, through Wednesday, May 14. The theme of the revival will be "Sharing the Love of Christ." The guest speaker will be Steve Foster. More...

Millen UMC Youth Chicken-Q Fund-raiser

The youth of Millen United Methodist Church ask the public to support their upcoming Chicken-Q fund-raiser. The event will be held 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Anniversary and Mother's Day celebrations

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will celebrate their 108th Church Anniversary and Mother's Day with services Friday, May 9 and Sunday, May 11. The Rev. Jerome Herrington is pastor. The Friday service will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Controlling Argentine Ants in the Home

It seems to me that ants are becoming more and more of a problem in our yards and homes. I had the great opportunity of mowing my yard this weekend, and I must have mowed over 30 ant mounds. More...

Oliver's welcomes garden club

Members of the Azalea Garden Club held their April meeting at Oliver's General Store. A most interesting program on container gardening was presented by, from left, Tonya Cole and Susan Swanson. More...

Births

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baxter Cates of Waynesboro announce the birth of their triplet sons, born Feb. 17, 2008. Baxter Bryan was born at 11:24 a.m. More...