July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand Jury hears 30 cases

The Jenkins County Grand Jury had a full schedule last month when it convened in Jenkins County Superior Court and handed down indictments and allowed accusations in 30 cases as follows. More...

Sheriff Fields to serve on advisory board

Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields was recently named as a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), Augusta, as a representative of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. More...

School News

Gordon graduates from CMU

Johnny Gordon, a 1968 honor graduate of Burgess Landrum High School, graduated Saturday, June 21, from Central Michigan University (CMU) with a 3.97 grade point average and a master's in public administration. More...

Herrington on OTC president's list

Jessica L. Herrington has been named to the president's list at Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) for spring quarter. She has distinguished herself through academic achievement, maintaining a 4.0 GPA average since she first began at OTC. More...

JCES recognized at Honors' Night

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) held its annual Honor's Night on Tuesday, May 20. Several awards were presented by the principal, Dr. Judy Holton, assistant principals Cynthia McNeely and Debbie Fountain, and faculty members. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen News is closed this week for vacation. All telephone calls to the office are being forwarded to The True Citizen for assistance. News items for inclusion in the Wednesday, July 9, edition must be in our hands no later 10 a.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Second McCoy Baptist Church

Second McCoy Baptist Church will celebrate their 119th Church Anniversary Sunday, July 6. Sunday School will begin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served following the services. The public is invited. More...

Datebook

Patriotic celebration

Jenkins County will celebrate the nation's birthday 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Millen/ Jenkins County Recreation Complex. The highlights of the evening will be a fireworks show, patriotic music by local talent and activities for children. More...

Graduation test

This summer, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will offer Georgia High School Graduation Test remedial instruction in science, social studies, language arts and math on the high school campus. More...

GED testing

The GED examination will be given at Swainsboro Technical College Monday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 15. Required registration will be held at 9 a.m. in building number 8, and at 6 p.m. in building number 1, room 1109, on Monday, July 7. More...

Engagements

Williamson, Williams to marry on Oct. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris of Portal and Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Thigpen of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Felicia Ann Williamson of Statesboro, to Terry Parker Williams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Williams Sr. of Millen. More...

Five qualify for BOE three seats

Campbell, Cook, Lane, Odom, Brinson

Qualifying as a Non-partisan candidate in the Nov. 4 General Election ended at noon Friday, June 27. On the local level, five persons are seeking the three seats up for election on the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). More...

Patriotic celebration to be held July 5

The annual Patriotic Celebration with fireworks will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Jenkins County Recreation complex. The event is sponsored by the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown. More...

Robert W. Fries Sr., former Millen mayor, died June 26

Robert Wesley Fries Sr., 88, former mayor of the city of Millen, died Thursday, June 26, at his Millen residence. Mr. Fries served as mayor from 1968-1986, following a two-year term as a city councilman. More...

Other Jenkins News

Planters EMC helps improve technology at Jenkins hospital

At Jenkins County Hospital, Pete Mills isn't only the chief executive officer, he's also the pharmacist. He's not alone in doing whatever it takes to keep services available either. More...

4-H'ers celebrate end of the year

4-H'ers went out with a bang at this year's awards program. The theme: Hollywood Nights. Jenkins County 4-H, whose motto is, "To make the best better", hosted the show at the Jenkins County Ag Center April 24, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Library News

We're winding up for the big Vacation Reading finale! That's right, Friday, July 11, is the last day of the summer reading program, and if your kid or teen is participating, they'll need to bring in their reading record before then! More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Johnnie Hendrix Brown of Garfield dies

Mrs. Johnnie Hendrix Brown, 85, of Garfield, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness. Her funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Memorial service slated July 6 at Morrison Grove

The Burgess Landrum Alumni Association will hold a Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. A special tribute will be paid to the members who have passed away since the 2007 reunion. The Rev. More...

Former Millen Mayor Robert Fries Sr. dies

Robert Wesley Fries, Sr., age 88, of Millen died at home on Thursday, June 26, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Minnie Lee Johnson Fries, and his grandson, Drew Fries. More...

Columns

COULD VERNON JONES BE THE NEXT MACK MATTINGLY?

Remember 1980? Democratic bosses went to bed on election night confident that President Carter had won his home state even as he lost the country. Party gurus also were sure veteran incumbent Sen. Herman Talmadge had survived all his problems. More...

Janisse Ray On Nature

From the Woods a Cobbler Calls

Blackberries are ripe in Moody Forest . More...

Sunglasses: Not just for looks

Commonly viewed as a trendy accessory, sunglasses also limit exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. Unfortunately, most people are more concerned with how stylish their shades are and how they fit their face than the amount of protection provided. More...