August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two businesses are open

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for K&K Antiques and Old Fashioned Soda Shop, located at 615 Cotton Avenue. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Planet Hollywood

The Millen News traveled with Callie Dailey, Mason Davis, Dallas Wilson, Emily Edenfield, Johanna Forehand and Thomas Joyner when they visited Planet Hollywood during their eighth grade trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Photo contributed) More...

Dr. Judy Holton named High Performance Principal

Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced recently the names of 112 High Performance Principals that have overseen dramatic improvements in student achievement in Georgia public schools. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department investigated three accidents and reported the following incidents this week. Wednesday, July 9 Officers investigated the theft of a Suzuki 4-wheeler from a Railroad Street residence. More...

Church News

Church News

Green Fork Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 17, will be "Youth Day" at Green Fork Baptist Church. ECI Head Coach Milan Turner will be the guest speaker during the morning worship service. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks Betty Sue and I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, cards, food and visits during my recent hospitalization, surgery and recovery. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. More...

Obituaries

Damon Hooks Sr., 76, of Canton died July 30

Mr. Damon Hooks Sr., 76, of Canton died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Tatum officiating. More...

Charles E. Lindsey Sr. of Sylvania died July 30

Charles Edward Lindsey Sr., 81, of Sylvania, formerly of Millen, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Screven County Hospital in Sylvania. His funeral was held 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Pastor George Pevey, the Rev. More...

Engagements

Thomas, Oliver to marry August 9

Mr. Walter Thomas Jr. and Mrs. Theresa Ford, along with Mr. George Oliver Sr. and Ms. Vivian Oliver, proudly announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Jamese Levett Thomas and George Benjamin Oliver Jr. More...

Two of three schools meet AYP

Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2007- 2008 school term was a "near miss" for the Jenkins County school system with two of the county's three schools achieving the designation. More...

Tabatha Bennett is named system-wide Teacher of the Year

The Jenkins County school system announced recently that Tabatha Bennett has been selected as the systemw ide Teacher of the Year. More...

Jenkins County remains No.1 in unemployment

Jenkins County continued to hold the highest unemployment rate in the state for the months of May and June with a rate of 14.2 for both months. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

If you have traveled U.S. Highway 25 through the city of Millen recently, you will agree that the road bears little resemblance to the highway we have known. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Millen, I must take this opportunity to thank all of you who helped make our benefit dance for Vickie and Raymond Flakes a wonderful success. 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

Council of Churches Membership Meeting The Jenkins County Council of Churches will hold a membership meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: White Grubs

Have you ever noticed those big, fat worm-looking organisms in your garden or lawn? Yes, they look like worms but they are actually white grubs. August is an excellent time to prevent white grubs in turf. More...

DHR encourages older adults to get flu immunization

August is National Immuni- zation Awareness Month and the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS) is encouraging older adults to get immunized against the flu. More...

Trees, shrubs can improve your home's energy efficiency

Planting the right tree or shrubbery in the right place can improve a home's energy efficiency and help shrink your heating and cooling bills. More...

Columns

TEACHERS NEED OUR SUPPORT

As students return to the classroom this week here in Jenkins County, we realize that even with all the turmoil of last spring, time marches on and another school year begins. More...

Langga Gay

Question: The plant where I worked closed. I have exh austed my regular unemployment benefits. Is there any other help I can receive? A N - SWER: On June 30, the President signed into H.R. More...