July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County schools resume Aug. 4

The Jenkins County school system's 2008-09 school year will officially open for students on Monday, Aug. 4, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent, Joan Blackwood. Ms. More...

Minimum wage increases to $6.55

On July 24, the federal minimum wage increased from $5.58 to $6.55 per hour. This amounts to a $28 a week raise for fulltime employees. More...

School News

Help kids, teachers deal with bullies

At some point in life, everyone will be bullied. It will most likely happen at school. But these days, it can happen online, which can be worse. More...

Stay safe on the school bus

School buses will soon be rolling again, transporting more than 25 million students. More...

Provide students with a place to study

Give homework help with a well-lit, low-noise space

Although dreaded by most students, homework is an essential part of the learning process. University of Georgia experts say designating a time and place for homework are the keys to student success. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

For all of those folks who think The Millen News is just a local, small town newspaper and Jenkins County a small rural community that goes unnoticed by the outside world, consider these facts. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #2 Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #2 will celebrate its Men and Women Day Sunday, Aug. 3. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. with a Mass Meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

Weddings

Miss Sharpe weds Mr. Price in Millen

Abby Gail Sharpe and Samuel Ricky Price were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Big Buckhead Church in Millen, Georgia. Dr. Charles Strickland officiated. Abby is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Sharpe of Perkins. More...

Holton, Highsmith to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Welch of Millen and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Holton of Perkins are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Nicole Holton, to Daniel Hugh Highsmith. Daniel is the son of Ms. More...

Obituaries

Peggie Royal Lane, 79, of Millen died July 21

Mrs. Peggie Royal Lane, 79, of Millen died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Brentwood Healthcare Center in Waynesboro. Her funeral was held 3 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Millen Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Marianne Bunn, 68, died July 20 in Pennsylvania

Mrs. Marianne Boucher Jones Bunn, 68, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 in Johnstown, Pa. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Crowe- Fields Funeral Home in Millen. Burial was in the Midville City Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Run-off to be held Aug. 5

Two races will be decided in the Democratic primary runoff election to be held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Locally, incumbent Tim Fields is facing opposition from challenger Robert Oglesby for the position of Jenkins County Sheriff. More...

Faircloth is named city administrator

H. Lamar Faircloth, a native of Emanuel County, has been named the new City of Millen Administrator. Mr. More...

Vehicles collide on Highway 25

This two vehicle accident occurred Friday, July 25, on U.S. Highway 25 North, near Magnolia Springs State Park. More...

Other Jenkins News

JCFEC holds school supply drive

Abigail Newsome, 5, and Maddie Miller, 8, students at Jenkins County Elementary School, are shown donating school supplies at Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) to support the "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive sponsored by JCFEC, Preve More...

Fire/Rescue team takes to the water for training

On Tuesday, July 22, members of the Millen-Jenkins County Fire/Rescue (MJCFR), under the instruction of Chief Gary Weaver of the Sylvania Fire Department, participated in a "Drown Proofing" training at Magnolia Spring State Park. More...

Millen News goes white water rafting

The Millen News traveled to the Ocoee River in Tennessee for a white water rafting trip Saturday, July 19. Shown are: Tiller Gay (riding the 'bull,') Branham Gay, John B. Gay, Haywood Frye, Jean Gay, Meagan Frye and Tricia Frye. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Editor of The Millen News: I write this letter because Sheriff Tim Fields is well certified, hard-working, honest and fair to all the people of Jenkins County. More...

Letters policy

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

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

The family of Robert Fries Sr. would like to thank everyone who provided comfort and support during the illness and death of our beloved Daddy. The prayers, cards, visits and food were all greatly appreciated. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Watering Your Garden

If you have been one of the lucky few to receive some of the scattered showers in the past few days, your garden should be in good shape. More...

Library News

It's the dog days of summer, but it's nice in the library! Come on in and check out our cool books, movies, CDs and more! This Friday, Aug. 1, we'll be showing "Freaky Friday" at 1:30 p.m.! More...

Morrison Grove Celebrates 136 Years

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will celebrate "136 Years of Faithfulness to God" Sunday, Aug. 3. The celebration will begin with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The morning worship service will follow at 11:30 a.m. More...