August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County to investigate consolidation

Consolidation of city and county governments is a subject the Jenkins County Commissioners want to investigate further. During the Tuesday, Aug. More...

School News

Study tips to help your kids do better in school

Kids today have to deal with a heavy load of schoolwork and activities, all demanding time and attention. More...

Jones graduates

Mitch Jones, a 1998 graduate of Jenkins County High School, graduated from City College, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Friday, July 18. He received a degree in Public Investigation Services summa cum laude. More...

How to make learning fun for children

Learning and going to school can be fun, despite what you may remember from your time spent in classrooms. This is especially true for younger children who are just beginning to learn about the world around them. More...

Church News

Church News

Zion Baptist Church The Youth Department of Zion Baptist Church will celebrate their 73rd Junior Church Anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The speaker for the occasion will be Lula K. Brown of Millen. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Hunter Education Course offered The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer the 10-hour Hunter Education Course at Magnolia Springs State Park 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26. The course will conclude 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Cleveland Garvin, 87, of Millen died Aug. 9

Mr. Cleveland (Cleve) Garvin, 87, of Millen died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Bethany Nursing Center. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.12, at West Millen Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mr. More...

Columns

TEACH FACTS BEFORE CONCEPTS

At the beginning of the summer, many in Georgia were shocked and were wringing their hands about the results of the CRCT in which the state's students produced rather dismal scores. More...

BOE proposes tax increase

Jenkins County property owners can expect to see an increase in their school taxes this year. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a millage rate of 12.9 mils during an Aug. 4 called meeting of the group. More...

MPD busts illegal alcohol sales

Officers of the Millen Police Department executed a search warrant Friday, Aug. 8, at 180 Johnson Street that resulted in the arrest of Annette Hudson Roberson, 45, of the same location. More...

City adopts outdoor watering ordinance

Violation of outdoor water restrictions in the City of Millen will have second time offenders digging deeper into their pockets. Millen City Council adopted an Outdoor Watering Ordinance during its Tuesday, Aug. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News travels overseas

With the River Shannon and Limerick City, Ireland as a backdrop. MSGT Darryl Drake recently returned from a deployment with the 165th Airlift Wing to Ramstein Air Base, Germany in support of Operation JOINT ENTERPRISE, July 9-28. More...

Run For The Fallen to be held Aug. 24

On Sunday, Aug. 24, runners from Millen and Jenkins County are asked to join members of Millen Milers and More in a one-mile run in remembrance of those in the military who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Thursday, Aug. 7 Officers responded to a report of a person seeking medical attention for a cut finger at the Jenkins County Hospital emergency room. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I learned last week that Rosemary Baptist Church will be featured in an article appearing in the Aug. 14 edition of The Christian Index, the official publication of the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, When I first heard the news about the state and local tax hikes, I was angry and looked for someone or something to blame. After some reflection and meditation, I realized that this development holds no ground for blame. More...

Letters policy

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

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cotton Insect Update

In case you have not noticed, corn is drying down very fast. As this corn dries down, stink bugs are moving from corn into cotton and soybean fields. More...

4-H News

Welcome Back! We are thrilled about this upcoming year. I can't wait to get in the classroom and meet all the new 5th grade 4-H'ers and see the old ones again! Just because school was out for summer vacation, didn't mean 4-H was! More...

Rec. Dept. names league champions

Jenkins County Recreation Department recently announced their Mite Boys and Midget Boys 2008 league champion teams. More...