September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Oct. 4

The 37th annual Fair-on-the- Square will take place 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. The arts and crafts festival is sponsored by Millen Better Hometown (MBH). More...

School News

Hornets sting Eagles in the fourth quarter

The Jenkins County High School Eagles fell 26-20 to the Savannah Country Day (SCD) Hornets in Friday night's football game in Savannah. More...

JROTC Raider team places first, third in Metter

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) JROTC Raider Teams (Male-Mixed and Male) placed first and third overall at Metter High School Saturday, Sept. 6, in a 5-team Raider Meet. More...

JROTC Raider team hosts meet on Sept. 20

Jenkins County High School's (JCHS) JROTC Raider Team will host a sixschool Raider Meet at JCHS 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Admission is free, and the Jenkins County Athletic Booster's Club will provide food and drinks at the concession stand. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I opened my medicine cabinet the other night and was suddenly "struck" by the sheer volume of its contents. More...

Editorials

Bill Shipp

IT'S FLY, FLY, FLY

Our governor should consider taking a page from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's playbook - sell a state airplane or two and try to hold down flying. More...

Church News

Fountain Spring Baptist Church

Fountain Spring Baptist Church will hold a "Joy Night" service 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Choirs, soloists, praise teams and the public are cordially invited. The guest minister will be the Rev. More...

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist #2

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #2 is currently holding their annual revival services 7:30 p.m. each night through Friday, Sept. 19. The guest minister for the week is the Rev. More...

Disciples for Christ

Disciples for Christ Community Reconciliation Ministry will hold a 10th Anniversary Choir Reunion 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at True Born Church of Christ Deliverance Center, 157 MLK Ave. More...

Weddings

Miss Henry to wed Mr. Jenkins Sept. 20

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Melanie Henry and Matthew Jenkins. The wedding will be held 6 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Elam Baptist Church. The reception will follow in downtown Waynesboro at First Liberty Market. More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Leaf Spot on Hydrangea

Some people in Jenkins County were very fortunate to receive some scattered showers last week, while others still remain dry. I have received some calls concerning leaf-spot disease symptoms on hydrangea. More...

Births

Birth

PFC Andrew James Kost, U.S. Army, Korea, and Ashley Clifton of Millen are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Liberty Shyann, born at 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 at East Georgia Regional Women's Pavilion in Statesboro. More...

Superintendent of schools resigns

Jenkins County School Superintendent Joan Blackwood announced last week that she will retire, effective Oct. 1. Her letter of resignation was accepted by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) during a called meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9. More...

BOE Chairman Gay to fight recall attempt

The first of several steps aimed at ousting Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Carroll Gay from his District #5 seat has been taken by a group of local citizens. More...

Monster Melon!

Zachary Whiters is shown with the 96 lb. watermelon he grew in his local patch. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Costa Rica

The Millen News recently traveled to Costa Rica with a team of 15 from West Millen Baptist Church, in partnership with Score International. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Remembering 9-11

Top, this message from second grade students at Jenkins County Elementary School honored the victims and heroes of Sept. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: I am shocked and saddened by the news that the governor intends to close the veterans' home owned and operated by the State of Georgia in Milledgeville. More...

Letters policy

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

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Averitt (Abe) Oglesby Who Departed This Life Sept. 18, 2006 My Daddy Your eyes I see no more But my heart holds your smile I hear the angels' fluttered wings, And I know you're here With me for a while. More...

Datebook

Miss Fair on the Square Pageant

The Miss Fair on the Square Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. Contact Angie Lane at 982-4247 for more information. More...

SCV Camp 2102 to meet

SCV Camp 2102 will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Cindy's Café on Cotton. The guest speaker will be William Hagin from the Camp Davis SCV in Guyton. He will discuss the Union prisoner of war camp, Point Lookout, Md. More...

28th Annual Sampler & Family Fun Day

The Sylvania Junior Woman's Club will host the 28th Annual Sampler and Family Fun Day 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, on the lawn of the Screven County Courthouse in Sylvania. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Joel Kent, 73, of Garfield died Sept. 7

Mr. Joel Kent, 73, of Lancing, Tenn. and Garfield passed away after a brief illness on Sunday Sept. 7, 2008. His funeral was held 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg, Tenn. with the Revs. More...

Jerry Whitehead, 74, of Millen died Sept. 8

Mr. Jerry Whitehead, 74, of Millen died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Graveside services were held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Summertown United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Mr. More...

Daniel L. Stephens Jr. of Peachtree City died

Daniel L. Stephens Jr. of Wesley Woods Newnan-Peachtree City passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Peachtree City. More...