July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners asked to consider consolidating county, city governments

The possibility of consolidating county and city governments was an idea the Jenkins County Commissioners were asked to consider during the group's Tuesday, July 15, meeting. More...

Monster cat

Jason Bennett of Millen caught this 52½ lb. catfish on a recent fishing trip to Santee Cooper in South Carolina. He also reeled in another 30 lb. catfish on the same trip. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Other Jenkins News

Be safe at the pool this summer

Summer is a time everyone likes to head to the pool and have fun cooling off, but remembering key water safety tips can de-stress your time by the water. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. More...

Rocker retires after 32 years

Watson Rocker recently retired from membership on the board of directors of the Jenkins County Memorial Library having served since 1976. Shown presenting Mr. 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...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Marie Owens Joiner July 27, 1935 - Aug. 5, 2007 This canvas your life painted Did not require a brush Encouragement and simple words And comfort in your touch. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Mole Crickets

Have you ever heard of mole crickets? Yes, you can go fishing with them if you so choose (you have to catch them first!). Actually, I am talking about a kind of cricket that attacks your lawn. July is a good time to treat for mole crickets. More...

STC holds pinning ceremony

On Thursday, June 12, Swainsboro Technical College (STC) held a Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony for the friends and family of the spring 2008 graduates in the Practical Nursing Program. More...

Catch the Bug

Participants in the Jenkins County Memorial Library's summer reading program, "Catch the Bug," are shown releasing butterflies and lady bugs. The insects were purchased as "eggs" with the children being able to watch them hatch and grow to maturity. More...

Apply now for absentee ballots in run-off election

Local voters may apply now for absentee ballots in the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Democratic primary run-off election, said Jenkins County Election Superintendent Wanda Burke. More...

BI-LO sponsors local food drive

To help local food banks meet unprecedented demand from families struggling with soaring gas costs, utilities and other core expenses, BI-LO Charities is launching its firstever summer food drive called the Hunger Relief Program in Millen and other More...

Chief attends summer training conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration law enforcement, City of Millen Director of Public Safety Dwayne Herrington recently attended the 2008 Annual Summer Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

An e-mail buddy sent me the following. I thought it worthy of passing along. "The irate customer calling the newspaper office loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was. "Ma'am," said the employee, "Today is Saturday. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, A former U.S. senator from Texas made a public statement not long ago that America's economic problems are imaginary and that Americans have become a nation of whiners. More...

Letters policy

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

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS Student Schedules Announcement Jenkins County High School (JCHS) reminds everyone that the new school year is here and JCHS is excited about all the new course offerings available through Swainsboro Technical College, as well as the high sch More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth "Libby" Black of Milledgeville died July 14

Elizabeth McBride Black, 89, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at her residence in Milledgeville. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in Millen. Mrs. More...