June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

MI workers approved for Trade Act assistance

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that about 230 former employees of MI Windows and Doors in Jenkins County may be qualified for additional reemployment assistance as a result of the certification of a Trade Act petition. More...

Qualifying for BOE begins June 23

Qualifying as a Nonpartisan candidate for the Nov. 4 General Election will take place in the office of the Jenkins County Probate Judge at the Jenkins County Courthouse June 23-27. Candidates may qualify between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

School News

School system holds post-planning meeting

The Jenkins County School System held its post-planning meeting Wednesday, May 28, at the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) cafeteria where breakfast was served by Jenkins County School Food Service (JCSFS) employees. More...

JCES students win bikes

Club 52 recently presented bikes to students at Jenkins County Elementary School who held the highest averages in their grades. More...

Head Start accepting applications now

CSRA EOA, Inc. Head Start will be accepting applications for children who will be 3 years old by Monday, Sept. 1, and 4 years old by Wednesday, Dec. 31. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I don't understand how some things are so easily overlooked and allowed to happen in Millen. My granddaughter graduated this year. More...

Church News

Church News

West Millen Baptist Church Youth Rally All youth are invited to a "Youth Rally" to be held 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on the front lawn of West Millen Baptist Church. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Optimists will host Forum for the Candidates The Millen Optimists will host a Forum for the Candidates 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center, across from Jenkins County High School. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Take-All Root Rot

Farm & Home

County Extension Coordinator Has anyone noticed yellow centipede and St. Augustine yards? Each year, I get several calls concerning yellow yards. Most of the time yellowing of a lawn is usually a sign that Magnesium levels are low. More...

4-H News

As you can tell by the pictures, we have been having a blast this summer. Jenkins County 4-H owes a HUGE thank-you to the McLambs for renting a giant waterslide for 4- H Extreme. We had about 50 students come and play. More...

Syl-View Happenings

Syl-View has been on the fast track with our activity happenings. I've been on the run and apologize for missing several weeks with The Millen News. More...

Jenkins County Teachers of the Year

The Jenkins County School System recognized its "Teachers of the Year" during a post-planning breakfast held Wednesday, May 28. More...

Absentee ballots are available

Absentee ballots for the July 15 General Primary Election are now available in the office of the Jenkins County Registrar at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Voters may vote an absentee ballot by touch screen or mail until July 11. A photo I.D. More...

Striping scheduled for county roads

Jenkins County Board of Commissioners has contracted with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) to have several roads in the county restriped. More...

Other Jenkins News

Portion of State Route 17 closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) announces the temporary closure of a portion of State Route 17 in Millen from 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5, weather permitting. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department investigated the following incidents. Thursday, May 15 A Toole Court resident reported that a window to the residence was broken out by an offender. More...

Cleo Anthony family attend retirement party

Members of the family of Cleo Anthony of Millen are shown during their visit to Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

School is out, and summer vacations are coming. Don't forget to take a copy of The Millen News with you on vacation. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

The family of the late George Lloyd would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our friends, neighbors, coworkers and church family for your thoughtfulness, prayers, cards, generous donations, endless phone calls, kind wor More...

Obituaries

Carol E. Grimm Smith, formerly of Millen, died

Carol E. "Grimm Smith," 54, of Newville, Pa., formerly of Millen, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in Eagle Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Orwell, Ohio. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Hoover- Boyer Funeral Home, Inc. More...

Faye Burke Boykin, 70, of Sylvania died May 28

Mrs. Frances Faye Burke Boykin, 70, of Sylvania died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at her residence. A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Black Creek Methodist Church. Burial was in the Screven Memorial Cemetery. More...

Hazel Newton Clayton, 83, of Millen died May 29

Mrs. Hazel Newton Clayton, 83, of Millen died Thursday, May 29, 2008. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Clayton was born in Jenkins County, and she was a homemaker. More...

Births

Embree Jason Oliver

Jason and Hillary Oliver celebrate the birth of their son, Embree Jason Oliver, born 11:47 p.m. April 16, 2008 in Augusta. "EJ" weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...