September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Triple J Auto Sales opens on Hwy. 25

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Triple J Auto Sales located on U.S. Highway 25 South. More...

School News

JCHS Eagles defeat Portal 21-6

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team defeated Portal High School 21-6 on their home field Thursday, Sept. 4. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I hope I was not the only one who saw Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox become the "first-ever" $1 million winner on FOX's "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" which aired Friday night. More...

Editorials

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Bill Shipp

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A GA. VOTER?

Let's hear it for Kathy Cox. The Georgia schools superintendent won $1 million in Hollywood on the TV quiz show, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" She says she plans to give some of the prize money to the state's special-needs schools. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Kacey (Swamp Rat) Lane Sept. 10, 2007

It has been one year since you left us. It seems as though it was yesterday That the Lord called you home. You will be forever in our hearts, Minds and souls, always. So many times we've needed you, So many times we've cried. More...

Obituaries

Grace Y. Hodges Meeker of Millen died Aug. 29

Mrs. Grace Yvonne Hodges Meeker, 69, of Millen died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 in the Screven County Hospital. Her funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Thompson- Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in Sylvania with the Rev. David Wheeler officiating. More...

Mrs. Johnna Pitchford Reid, 46, died Aug. 30

Mrs. Johnna Pitchford Reid, 46, of Waynesboro died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 Her funeral was 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Zellner and Jamie Archer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Lori Hamon Dill, 43, of Millen died Sept. 5

Ms. Lori Hamon Dill, 43, of Millen entered into rest Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Long Branch Church of God with the Revs. Britt Peavy, Jeff Horne and Matthew Brown officiating. More...

Construction slows motorists in Millen

Northbound traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 25 and Winthrope Avenue has become congested as work on the Savannah River Parkway progresses through the City of Millen. Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Commission approves homestead exemption

Local property owners will continue to receive the homestead exemption credit that has previously been granted by the State of Georgia. The Jenkins County Commissioners voted during their Tuesday, Sept. More...

City adopts millage rate with no tax increase

Millen City Council adopted an 8.073 millage rate for fiscal year 2008-2009 during the group's Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting. The approved millage rate is the same as the previous year. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News takes a hike

The Millen News recently traveled with Howard Black of Birdsville and his sisters, Nancy Stone of Spencer, Va. and Margaret Martin of St. Simons Island, to Comeau Pass, Glacier National Park, Mont., as they hiked to Sperry Glacier. More...

Archery season begins Sept. 13

Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opens on Sat., Sept. 13, and runs through Friday, Oct. More...

Window to the past!

Members of the Learning Ladder Kindergarten class of 1982, are, from left, first row: Hud Phillips, Dallas Washburn, Jamie Smith, Trad Rickard, Will Bowers, Amber Brown and Brad Roberts; second row: Allison Martin, Erin Reeves and Brad Adams; third r More...

Church News

Church News

Green Fork calls Jeff Gibson as pastor Members of Green Fork Baptist Church have called the Rev. Jeff Gibson of Proctorville, OH as pastor of the church. Rev. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Grandparents' Breakfast at JCES Jenkins County School Food Service will celebrate Grandparents' Day at the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) cafeteria. More...