September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Leroy Clayton performs an ancient art

The barber's trade is an ancient one with razors having been discovered among the relics of the Bronze Age, 3500 BC, in Egypt. More...

School News

Students learn to make high school count

Jenkins County High School freshmen recently participated in a workshop provided by some of America's leading companies at no cost to the school system. More...

JCHS to hold meeting for senior students, parents

The Jenkins County High School Senior Parent/Student Night meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Building, located across the street from the high school, according to Ruth Hearn, guidance counselor. More...

Watch for buses, children

Bob Dallas, director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, offers the following school bus safety tips for motorists. When a school bus prepares to stop to load or unload children, the driver activates flashing yellow lights. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As I was "making the rounds" in town this week, I was struck by the realization that the appearance of our little town is slowly changing - for the better. Construction on the Savannah River Parkway is changing the appearance of U.S. More...

Church News

Church News

Big Horse Creek Baptist Church Big Horse Creek Church will sell Krispy Kreme donuts Saturday, Sept. 6, in front of Harvey's in Sylvania, beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free Legal Help Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) staff will be in Jenkins County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a firstcome, first-serve basis. More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Sherrod Womack, died Aug. 25

Mrs. Geraldine Sherrod Womack, 77, of Millen died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Her funeral was 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Fair Haven United Methodist Church with the Revs. Sue Diebolt and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Engagements

Miss Miller to wed Mr. Woods Oct. 18

Mr. Jeffrey Miller of Rocky Ford and Ms. Cricket Miller of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Louise Miller, to Charles Francis Woods III, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Jenkins County named 'Community of Opportunity'

Jenkins County was recently designated a "Community of Opportunity" by Gov. Sonny Perdue. As a designee, the county received a $5,000 grant. The designation also entitles the county to other avenues of economic assistance. Launched by Gov. More...

BOE adopts millage rate increase

Following the conclusion of a third public hearing held Thursday, Aug. 28, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) reconvened in a called meeting and of- ficially adopted its 2008-2009 millage rate at 12.9 mils. More...

High school students improve ACT scores

The 2008 ACT scores of students at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) recently earned the facility the distinction of being among the state's 25 schools with the most improved scores. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Niagara Falls

The Millen News recently traveled with Elsa, Laura and Inga Withers aboard "The Maid of the Mist" at Niagara Falls, Canada. Chris Withers was also along on the trip; he was taking the picture. (Photo contributed) More...

Church groups remember civil rights

The Youth departments of Lane Grove Baptist and Mt. Carmel Baptist churches recently took 17 children and six adults to Montgomery, Ala. to visit several civil rights monuments and museums. More...

New PA joins team

The Jenkins County Hospital is pleased to announce that Jodi-Ann Moore, physician's assistant, has joined the staff of Jenkins County Family Medicine, 961 E. Winthrope Avenue. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Letters

Dear Editor,

There are many individuals who qualify as heroes, and each one deserves that title. Their characteristics vary and are found in people of all professions - religious, education, politics, business and medical. Dr. More...

Dear Editor:

After following the proceedings of the public hearing for the recent Jenkins County Board of Education (JCBOE) on the millage rate for the FY'09 budget, for me, it was a very emotional process. More...

Letters policy

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

Weddings

Hughes' celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hughes Sr. of Millen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. The couple was married Sept. 7, 1958 at the First Methodist Church of Claxton. More...

Columns

Bill Shipp

HOW THE PALIN PLOY PLAYS HERE

You will never see me write again that the Republican Party is the dumb party. Corrupt maybe, or hypocritical or tobacco roadish, but never dumb. More...

Syl-View Happenings

There was an "All Star Celebration" for our Bingo helpers recently. This group was honored in Atlanta as "Stars of Long Term Care" by the Georgia Health Care Association at their mid-year convention. More...