July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

CRCT scores follow state trends

Local students' scores on the 2008 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) are comparable with statewide results in most areas of study for most grades, according to information recently released by the Georgia Department of Education. More...

Other Jenkins News

Plans to replace bridges delayed

Replacement of the bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon and Scull Creek Bridge on East Old Savannah Road may not occur for several years. More...

BOE approves tentative budget

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) approved a tentative 2008-2009 budget of $12,040,812 during a called meeting held Monday, July 7. This represents an increase of $643,185 over the previous year's budget of $11,397,627. More...

Millen News goes to Maggie Valley

The Millen News traveled with, from left, Stanley Thompson, Vivian Garvin, David Thompson and Sally Kirkland in early July as they visited "Ghost Town" at Maggie Valley, N.C. Also pictured are characters from the "shoot-out." (Photo contributed) More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Our Mama and Nanny Dot Fries Aug. 26, 1938 - July 18, 2004 Another Year Another year has come, And you, so far away from us now; But in our hearts still. Forever, we will hold you close. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Dance to benefit Flakes family A benefit dance for Vickie and Raymond Flakes will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Hanging Rock Plantation. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Joanne Cooper of Millen died June 25

Mrs. Joanne Cooper of Millen entered into rest Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Jenkins County Hospital. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Williams Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Williams officiating. More...

Carolyn Steptoe Jones of Quitman died July 10

Carolyn Steptoe Jones, 67, of Quitman died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at South Georgia Medical Center from a sudden illness. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. More...

Dorothy Humphrey Ward of Millen died July 11

Mrs. Dorothy Humphrey Ward, 92, of Millen passed away peacefully Friday, July 11, 2008 at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, Va. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Millen United Methodist Church. More...

Columns

IMMIGRANTS TO REPRESENT USA IN OLYMPICS

Every once in awhile, something happens that breaks through the cynicism seemingly so prevalent in this day and time. We have so many clichés that have become worn and threadbare that they seem to have little real meaning anymore. More...

UNOFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC/REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

DEMOCRATS - U.S. SENATE Dale Cardwell 121 Vernon Jones 287 Rand Knight 46 Josh Lanier 209 Jim Martin 1016 REPUBLICANS - U.S. More...

Commission adopts $4.8 million budget

Despite a $260,000 shortfall in projected available funds, the Jenkins County Commissioners adopted its 2008-2009 budget of $4,874,178 with no planned tax increase. The action came during a called meeting of the group Wednesday, July 9. More...

Meat market opens

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the S & L Meat Market located on Harvey Street (former Millen Fish Market building). More...

Refreshing

What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a cold cup of lemonade? Enterprising local youngsters Casey Myers and Robert Newsome recently found a way to beat the heat in the shade and make a little money, too. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

You may have noticed an advertisement in last week's edition notifying print subscribers of the fact that they can now obtain a "free" Internet subscription with their print subscription. 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

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate 133 years of Gospel ministry on Homecoming Sunday, July 27. Gospel singer/ songwriter Michael Bright will be in concert during the 11 a.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Night peanut fungicide sprays boost yield

We have some very exciting research taking place in the UGA Department of Plant Pathology concerning spraying peanuts at night. Unfortunately, fertilizer prices continue to climb to astronomical levels. More...

4-H News

On June 30, 31 4-H'ers had the chance of a lifetime as they loaded a bus headed for the largest 4-H Camp in the world, Rock Eagle. They spent four nights and five days running up and down the hills of middle Georgia. More...

Engagements

Miss Henry to wed Mr. Jenkins Sept. 20

Mr. and Mrs. James Luther Henry of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Lara Henry, to Matthew Dufft Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Stanley Jenkins of Waynesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...