August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE holds hearings on tax increase

Two of three public hearings on the proposed tax increase by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) were held Thursday, Aug. 21, at the BOE Central Office, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. More...

School enrollment declines by nearly 75 for new term

Enrollment in the local school system is down by 75 students for the first month of the new school term as compared to the end of school in May. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News travels with the band

The Millen News recently traveled to Cozumel with the band "Train Town." Shown are, from left, first row: Hope and Matt Pruitt and Amy Touchton; and back row: Nick Ellison, Jason Searson, Sean Craig and Dick Wilson. More...

Millen News goes cruising

The Millen News recently traveled on a cruise on Carnival's Fascination to Cozumel, Mexico with, from left, first row: Chris Oglesby, Jesse Williams and Kevin Davis; and back row: Will Gay, Travis Williams, Eric Rennau and Bryan Oglesby, as they cele More...

Run for Fallen honors those lost in Iraq War

Members of the Jenkins County JROTC joined local runners Sunday morning, Aug. 24, to run a mile in honor of members of the military who have lost their lives in the Iraq War. More...

Memoriam

In Memory of Dorothy Wright

"A Woman of Honor" - Poem by Larry Wright Jr. A woman of pride and grace One who always had a smile on her face A woman of trust Dependable, and one who was always there for us A woman of love Whose heart stayed open like the heaven above More...

"Look Who's 35!" Gus Pinkney Jr.

Happy 35th Birthday Aug. 25, 1973 - Feb. 25, 2001

I just wanted to say "Thank You, God" for giving my son to us for 27 years. It's very difficult at times, to face grief with a smile. It's hard to make ourselves believe, all passed in a while. More...

In loving memory of Danielle Dieteman

Who passed away on Aug. 30, 2007

If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again No farewell words were spoken No time to say good-bye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why More...

Farm & Home

Window to the Past

Members of the 1945-1946 FFA club of Millen High School shown, are, from left, first row: Mack Johnson, Franklin Rabitsch, Hugh Lewis, Ray Joiner and Hoke Williams; second row: Advisor Mr. E.W. More...

Ag Line: Lantana Lace Bug Control

Lantanas are some of the easiest ornamental plants to grow. They are also some of the prettiest plants one can plant in their garden or yard! However, even the easiest plants have problems. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

EXERCISE IS STILL GOOD MEDICINE

I find it interesting how, over the past several years, more and more of what I write and say begins with something akin to "Back in my youth, . . ." or "Back in those ancient days of . . More...

Man charged with murder in stabbing

A stabbing at a local food mart has left one man dead and another charged with his murder. Charged with the murder of Joe Mathew Walton Jr. in the Aug. 20 incident is Jimmie Cooper. Millen Police Department officers responded Aug. More...

In the big leagues

Austin Wagner, with an assist from brother Tyler Wagner and Jon McClaran of Birmingham, AL, retrieved the first major league homerun ball of Travis Ishikawa at the Sunday Aug. 17, Braves game in Atlanta. More...

Loss of homestead exemption reported

Approximately 1,642 property owners in Jenkins County could see an increase in their property taxes this year due to the loss of a $189.60 homestead exemption. Gov. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen News will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. Please submit items for inclusion in the Wednesday, Sept. 3, edition of the newspaper no later than 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. More...

Church News

West Millen Baptist Church

Eddie Middleton, formerly of Newsong, will lead the morning and evening worship services at West Millen Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 7. During the 11 a.m. service, he will sing and preach. He will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. that evening. More...

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, will present their fourth annual Women's Conference, "We're Moving Forward by Faith." Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 5. More...

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, located at 1025 Hiltonia Road in Jenkins County, will hold a Community Youth Sunday Program 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited. The speaker will be Jocelyn Lewis. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Optimist Club to hold Fish Fry The Millen Optimist Club will hold an Old-Fashioned Fish Fry 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Open Market across from Regions Bank. Tickets are available for $5 per plate. More...

Weddings

Engagement

Miss Joiner to wed Mr. Allen Oct. 25

Grady and Beverly Joiner of Millen proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Marea', to Michael Dean Allen, son of Andy and Stacy Allen, also of Millen. The wedding will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Obituary

Mr. Howard Lee Norris, Sr., 78, died Aug. 21

Mr. Howard Lee Norris Sr., 78, of Millen entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. His funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Rosemary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Dann officiating. More...

Births

Birth

Annon and Hanna Forehand announce the birth of their son, Lewis Annon Forehand III ("Tripp"), born 8:25 p.m. Monday, Aug.11, 2008 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19¾ inches long. More...