July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Twelve sex offenders registered here

According to information available on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website, Jenkins County has 12 registered sex offenders. More...

School News

STC releases names of local president's, merit list students

Larry Calhoun, president of Swainsboro Technical College, recently announced the president's and merit lists for spring quarter. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

We're back, maybe not "bright-eyed and bushy tailed", but we are present and accounted for after having a week off for vacation. I cannot believe it is July already. More...

Letters

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will hold a Deacon Ordination Service for Bro. Samuel Reese Sunday, July 13. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m., and the worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. More...

50 years together

Ellis and Sheila Lovett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children, Ellis Lovett, Jr. and Kay L. Sapp at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Blackshear, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Composting

This past weekend was a real blessing to Jenkins County, with the majority of the county receiving measurable amounts of rainfall. For many folks, this was the first rain event they have seen since the Mother's Day storms that struck our county. More...

Syl-View Happenings

The big "happening" recently was the birthday celebration in honor of all the residents born in June. The party was sponsored by Opal Hall, mother of David Hall, who had a birthday on June 1. More...

One for the Record Books

15-year-old boy reels in 75-pound catfish

Fifteen-year-old angler Tyler Dodson of Carrollton (Carroll County) reeled in the new state record blue catfish from a private 18-acre neighborhood lake on December 24, 2007. More...

Columns

READY, FIRE, AIM!

Before the booing and counter-booing begin, let's remember what the gun symbolizes in American culture: More than the bald eagle or the don't-tread-on-me serpent, the firearm to the American male and increasing numbers of females has come to stand More...

Primary election to be held July 15

Local voters will go to the polls Tuesday, July 15, to cast their ballots in the Democratic/ Republican Primary Election. On the local level, the race for Jenkins County Sheriff has created much interest. More...

Jim Jarvis named JCES principal

Jim Jarvis, a 21-year education veteran, was recently named Jenkins County Elementary School principal by the Jenkins County Board of Education. More...

Social Security goes plastic

Nearly 4 million Social Security and Supplementary Security income recipients do not have bank accounts, eliminating the direct-deposit option and placing them at greater risk of check delivery delays due to lost or stolen checks, poor weather and More...

Other Jenkins News

State helps local law enforcement

On Thursday, July 3, Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields, center, received a check for $20,000 from Representative Jon Burns, left, and Senator J. B. Powell. More...

Juggler performs at library

Juggler Carrie McQueen of Atlanta entertains children at the Jenkins County Memorial Library June 25. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Ka-Boom!

A highlight activity of the annual Patriotic celebration held Saturday, July 5, was a spectacular fireworks display. The event was sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown. (Photo contributed) More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Frances Faye Boykin

With our mother's recent passing, the outpouring of love and help has been overwhelming. Our family could never tell everyone who helped us in this time of grief how much we appreciate everything. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Reception for new JCES principal A drop-in reception to welcome the new Jenkins County Elementary School principal, James Franklin Jarvis Jr., will be held 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You A special "thank you" to everyone for your cards, gifts, calls, visits, and especially your prayers for Seth during his recent surgery. His surgery was tough, but Seth is doing great. The people of Millen are very caring. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Denham, 85, of Millen died June 26

Mrs. Frances Evelyn Florence Denham, 85, of Millen died Thursday, June 26, 2008. Her funeral was 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Recipes

Young Cooks

Young cooks, Blake and Kade Johnson, would like to share a couple of their favorite recipes. Both dishes are great summer treats that can be easily made by young cooks. Blake and Kade are the sons of Ronnie and Racheal Johnson. More...

Engagements

Miss Fellows to marry Mr. Hall

Ms. Sheryl Fellows of Eatonton announces the engagement of her daughter, Keri Lynn Fellows, to Jeffrey Lorien Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Paschal of Unadilla and the late Mr. Ronnie Hall. More...