August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Authorities arrest three in drug bust

On Sunday Aug. 17, officers of the Millen Police Department, with assistance from the Jenkins County Sheriff's Office and Screven County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, served a search warrant at 418 Wasden Street. More...

Other Jenkins News

BOE public hearings to be held Thursday

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) issued the following press release this week concerning the recently proposed property tax increase by the BOE. More...

Millen News goes to Republic of Georgia

The Millen News recently traveled to the Republic of Georgia with 2LT Justin Grey McBride, center, of the Georgia Army National Guard, Co. More...

Run for the Fallen to be held Sunday

Residents of Millen and Jenkins County will have the opportunity to honor members of the U.S. Military who have lost their lives in the Iraq war this coming Sunday, Aug. 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...

Weddings

Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations to Jason and Kim Bennett who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary Aug. 25. (Photo contributed) More...

Obituaries

Mr. Milton Paul Godbee Sr., 58, died Aug. 16

Mr. Milton Paul Godbee Sr., 58, of Millen died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 at his residence. His funeral was held 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Golden and Steven Adams officiating. More...

Births

Hayden Todd Perryman

Ricky and Paulette Perryman of Ellabell proudly announce the birth of their son, Hayden Todd Perryman, born 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.6, 2008 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Kaylee Joyce Farthing

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Farthing welcomed their firstborn child, Kaylee Joyce Farthing, on June 30, 2008 at 10:42 a.m. central time at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. More...

TE grant projects await approval

Four years after the City of Millen was awarded the first of two Transportation Enhancement (TE) grants by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), work on the projects have not yet begun, and it remains uncertain as to when it will get unde More...

Williams pleads guilty in new trial

Tosha Williams of Millen appeared in the Jenkins County Superior Court Aug. 6-7 to face charges in a new trial in connection with the September 2004 death of Nicholas Bershaun Foster. More...

Man injured in tractor accident

Dennis Rigdon of Millen was severely injured in an unusual accident that occurred Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Many serious vehicle accidents have occurred because of blind spots while driving. I have had some "near-misses" myself. More...

Church News

Church News

Lane Grove Missionary Baptist Church Lane Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold their annual revival meeting services 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept.5. The Rev. Robert Owens is pastor and the Rev. More...

Groundbreaking held for new church

Faith Walk and Deliverance Church held a groundbreaking ceremony 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at their location off Perkins Road. Those who participated in the service are, from left: Elder Charles Thomas, Deacon Sam Sherrod, the Rev. T. J. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Orange-Striped Oakworm

This is the time of year when we start seeing orange-striped oakworms in our oak trees. We have several homeowners in the county who plant ornamental oak and maple trees. More...

Introduce kids to hunting with squirrel season

Whether still, stalk or squirrel dog hunting is your preference, the beginning of squirrel season was Friday, Aug. 15. More...

Columns

ONE-TERM JOHN?

If an aging presidential candidate loses his car keys once in a while or absent-mindedly puts his shoes in the Frigidaire, it's OK by me. I know how it is. If you keep playing this game, you begin to slip. More...

John Oxendine

Q: Insurance Fraud: What is it and how do I report it? A: Each year, insurance fraud costs companies and consumers tens of billions of dollars. More...