June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Spectacular show planned for July 5th patriotic celebration

Again this year Jenkins County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show in the county in celebration of the nation's birthday on Saturday, July 5. More...

School News

Midget All Stars advance in playoffs

The Jenkins County Midget All-Stars, coached by Tim Frawley, Tony Taylor and Eddie Conway, will represent the east as second seed in the next level of playoffs in Eastman starting today, June 25. Game time is 5 p.m. More...

Jenkins residents graduate

Christina Alexis Jenkins

Christina Alexis Jenkins graduated in the spring commencement of Georgia Southern University on Saturday, May 10. She graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. More...

Pleasing performance

These students presented a program of music at their annual music recital recently held at Green Fork Baptist Church, representing Edmund Burke Academy and Jenkins County schools. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Spurred by rising prices, I have heard several reports in recent weeks of gasoline being stolen from residents' vehicles during the night or while they were away from their homes. I am not surprised. More...

Church News

Church News

Nannie E. Williams Community Youth Sunday will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church (UMC). Minister Jonathan Richardson of Augusta will bring the message. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Baseball Camp The Jenkins County Recreation Department will sponsor a Baseball Camp for boys 6 through 14 years of age Monday, June 30, through Thursday, July 3. The instructor will be Tyrone Mingle. More...

Weddings

Miss Riley to marry Mr. Prophet

Angela and Ulysses Riley of Eatonton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taurean Kasheena, to Jairus D. Prophet of Macon, Ga. The wedding will be an event of June 28, 2008 at 4 p.m. More...

Miss Brown to wed Mr. Crosson Aug. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brown of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Kay, to Mr. Lynn Cochran Crosson, also of Albany. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Tina Waters Kirkland and the late Mr. George A. Kirkland, and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Willie Mae Whitehead of Millen died June 17

Mrs. Willie Mae Whitehead of Millen entered into rest Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Bethany Nursing Center. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Daniel Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Baldwin officiating. More...

Catherine Herrington Beal, 100, dies June 20

Mrs. Catherine Herrington Beal, 100, of Millen departed her earthly home and entered heaven Friday, June 20, 2008 at Bethany Nursing Center of Millen. Her funeral was held Tuesday, June 24, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Exie Brown Aycock died June 21 in Statesboro

Mrs. Exie Brown Aycock, 92, of Millen entered into rest Saturday, June 21, 2008 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Her funeral was held 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Long Branch Church of God. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Commissioners struggle with budget crunch

The county's budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 which begins July 1 is looking lean and mean. More...

BOE approves cost-saving methods for food service

Planning ahead and closely monitoring expenses has allowed the Jenkins County School Food Service to continue to operate cost-effectively, said Debra Herrmann, director. More...

Candidates Forum to be held Thursday

All candidates in the July 15 Democratic/Republican General Primary Election will have the opportunity to present their views to voters during a Candidates Forum to be held at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center this Thursday. More...

Nonpartisan candidates qualify

This week

Qualifying as a Nonpartisan candidate for the Nov. 4 General Election will take place this week in the office of the Jenkins County Probate Judge at the Jenkins County Courthouse until noon Friday, June 27. More...

Other Jenkins News

Roberts crowned again

Rincon resident Joy Roberts of Beulah Chapter No. 116, Millen District No. 16, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated, Jurisdiction of Georgia, was crowned District Queen for the second time recently. More...

Correction

Leann Claxton was incorrectly identified as Leann Clayton in the cutline of a photograph appearing in last week's edition concerning the South Jenkins District 6 Volunteer Fire Department. The Millen News regrets the error. More...

Millen News goes to Bahamas

The Millen News recently traveled to the Bahamas with, from left: Butch and Kelly Burke, Benje and Kelly Thompson, Paige Black and Thomas Proctor. (Photo contributed) More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Jimmy Carl Jones Who departed this life June 20, 2002 Six years have passed, Since God called you home. We thought of you With love today, But that is nothing new. More...

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Our beloved daughter Arelia Denise Jones Who departed this life June 19, 1970 Thirty-eight years have passed, Since you passed away. But, we think of you always, As we pray each day. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

We are so blessed to have you as our friends, and to live in a community like Jenkins County. Thank you for your prayers, your financial support and for all the volunteers that helped us rebuild since the Mother's Day tornado. More...

Farm & Home

Farmers may sign up for quality loss crop disaster program

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quality losses to their crops in recent years can enroll now in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. More...

Producers finally have a farm bill

After years of planning and months of limbo, producers finally have a farm bill. The U.S. Senate voted 80-14 last Wednesday to override President Georgia W. Bush's veto of the farm bill. More...

Columns

DONKEYS FIZZLE AGAIN

As Georgia's 2008 political campaign scene develops, the missed opportunity for state Democrats becomes increasingly clear. A recent poll showed competition in a Georgia presidential campaign for the first time since 1996. More...