June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City to address 'block parties'

Issues arise

Problems associated with residential "block parties" were brought to the attention of Millen City Council during the group's Wednesday, June 11, meeting. More...

Summer lunch program underway

Local kids are taking advantage of the summer lunch program at Jenkins County High School. From June 2 through June 27, students can receive free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the high school. More...

School News

JCHS offers special courses next term

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) is excited about course offerings for the 2008-09 school term. According to Ruth H. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have been informed that some confusion is occurring among our citizens as they attempt to vote absentee ballots for the July 15 Democratic/Republican General Primary Election. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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ARE SPORT AND RELIGION THE SAME?

Some years ago, I discovered that one of the world's best triathletes and I share several things. No, it wasn't just that we both run and ride a bike, albeit in far different fashion and speed. More...

Church News

Dickey Grove Men's Day Program

Dickey Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Screven County, will hold their Men's Day Program Sunday, June 22. The speaker for the occasion will be John L. Gordon Jr. of Avondale Estates. More...

Shannon R. Britt in concert at Green Fork

Shannon R. Britt, a renowned Christian vocalist from Vidalia, will be in concert at Green Fork Baptist Church 6 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Britt has become widely known throughout the middle Georgia area for his outstanding musical performances. More...

Dry Branch Baptist Church WMU Special Program

The WMU of Dry Branch Baptist Church invites all ladies of Jenkins County to a special program to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19. The featured speaker will be Michelle Canchola of the Lydia Project of Augusta. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Stink Bug Control in Corn

Stink bugs are back. After low levels the last two years, spring rains have increased bug populations, especially brown stink bugs. Corn is most susceptible to stink bug injury during ear formation before tasseling. More...

4-H News

Camp season has arrived! This week our junior campers are at Jekyll Island with Mr. Wade and around 150 other campers. They will be exploring sea life as they meet new friends from across the state. More...

Engagements

Miss Williams to marry Mr. Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Stevie Williams are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Anne Williams, all of Albany, to Mr. James Gregory Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wright, all of Leesburg. More...

Plans finalized for Fleming, Fordham wedding

Plans have been finalized for the upcoming marriage of Virginia Elizabeth Fleming and Chad Foy Fordham. The wedding will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 5 p.m. at the Millen United Methodist Church. More...

County remains #1 in state for unemployment

Jenkins County maintained the top position in the state in unemployment rankings for the months of March and April. More...

GDOT to hold open house for detour plans

Tuesday, June 24 5-7 p.m. Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will hold an open house 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church to discuss proposed detour plans for Jenkins County. More...

State Legislature honors Andrew

Jim Andrew was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives for his "exemplary service to his community, rural Georgia and the nation" when he was invited to speak to the assembly in March. Rep. More...

Other Jenkins News

Girls take part in softball clinic

Local softball stars gave back to the community with a softball pitching camp held at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The camp was held June 9-13 and was led by Mary Johnson and Crisalyn Walker. More...

Committee nominations being accepted for FSA

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently announced that the farmer and rancher candidate nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees is ongoing, and continues through Friday, Aug. 1. Elections take place this fall. More...

Candidates forum update

The format for the Sheriff's Forum, sponsored by the Millen Optimist Club and VFW post, has been expanded to include all candidates in the July 15 Democratic/ Republican General Primary Election. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Anyone who appreciates the freedoms that we enjoy in this country should remember the people that are making it possible. Certainly, we should be thankful for those who have served. A permanent memorial would be most appropriate. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Grady L. Wilson 11-13-28 06-17-04 There is always a face before us A voice we would love to hear A smile we'll always remember Of a father we loved so dear. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Candidates' forum update The format for the Sheriff's Forum, sponsored by the Millen Optimist Club and VFW post, has been expanded to include all candidates in the July 15 Democratic/Republican General Primary Election. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of Rebun Amerson Sr. would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone for the food, visits, prayers, phone calls, flowers and all act of kindness shown us during the illness and death of our loved one. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Lou Wright Grant, died May 19

Mrs. Mary Lou Wright Grant died Monday, May 19, 2008. Her funeral was held Saturday, May 24, at First McCoy Baptist Church with the Rev. Judson Scott officiating. Mrs. Grant was born Jan. 12, 1949. She was the first child born to Mrs. More...

Leiwona Louise Hall, 32, of Millen died June 9

Miss Leiwona Louise Hall, 32, of Millen died Monday, June 9, 2008. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Green Fork Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Rebun L. Amerson Sr. of Millen died June 10

Mr. Rebun Lee Amerson Sr. of Millen, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at West Millen Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

Our Career Nursing Assistants were honored on a recent Thursday, as we celebrated "Hats Off" to those who have served over 10 years. Ours range from 13 to 39 years. These are the men and women who provide the hands-on care for our residents. More...