September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

EPD asks county to inform public

The Jenkins County Commissioners were informed during the group's Tuesday, Sept. 16, meeting that the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) had asked for their assistance. More...

Elegant Sweets opens

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the grand opening of Elegant Sweets, 139 North Gray Street. More...

School News

Essay contest open to high school students

High school students nationwide are invited to participate in the 2008-2009 "Being an American" essay contest, which explores the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. More...

Scholastic book fair comes to JCES

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the media center Tuesday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 9. The theme of the fair is "Book Safaris" The fair will be open daily from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I was saddened last week to hear that the Bo Ginn Aquarium is on the state's chopping block as the Department of Natural Resources attempts to reduce its budget as requested by the Governor. More...

Editorials

Save the aquarium

The recent announcement that the Bo Ginn Aquarium may become a victim of the state's budget shortfall is sad news for our community. More...

Political Cartoon

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Bill Shipp

CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE

Why do you look so worried, Bubba? Barack Obama is not going to win Georgia. He might come close, but he can't win. Maverick McCain and his little moose-hunting buddy should keep Georgia safe for Republicans for at least two more years. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Grady B. Thompson

9/21/25 - 9/27/89

Just as the sun will rise and set With each and every dawn, The souls of those who lived life well Will eternally live on… Now that the sun has already set On one so very dear, We know his soul that lived so well Remains forever near. More...

In loving memory of Annie P. Talton

September 23,1950 to Dec. 22, 2007

Gone yet not forgotten. Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within me, Forever in my heart. Love, Sister, Freddie Mae Foreman Mother, Florrie Mae Newton Niece and Nephews More...

Happy Birthday, Mama

Annie Pearl Talton

God looked around His garden and saw an empty space. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your smiling face. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Soap, Oil and Bt Products Control Most Garden Insects

County Extension Coordinator The majority of pest insects can be controlled with one of three environmentally friendly products - horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps and Bt products. More...

4-H News

We are finally wrapping up mini booths. Nearly 80 students have completed their booths. For those Senior 4-H'ers who haven't, they must be completed by Friday. PARENTS: You are required to set up your child's booth at the fair on October 11th. More...

Planters EMC warns firemen of danger

Nearly 80 Jenkins County firerescue and law enforcement personnel recently attended a supper and heard a safety message from Georgia Electric Membership Corporation's training and safety instructor Keith Brooks. More...

Early voting began Monday

Thanks to a change in the law, Georgia voters began casting their ballots on Monday in the November General Election. More...

Grand Jury hands down indictments

The Jenkins County Grand Jury met earlier this month and handed down indictments and accusations in Jenkins County Superior Court as follows: • Leroy Luke, possession of cocaine and transactions in drug related objects. More...

BOE addresses personnel issues

Several personnel issues were addressed by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) during the group's Monday, Sept. 15, meeting. Jennifer Jones was approved as special education teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School. More...

Fair-on-the-Square activities announced

The annual Fair-on-the- Square, a day of fun and activities for the family, has become a tradition which takes place in Millen the first Saturday in October. This year's event will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Canada and Alaska

The Millen News recently traveled on a cruise to Alaska with Brenda Hood, shown at left, and Mary Sue Newton. They are pictured with two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Prince Rupert, Canada. (Photo contributed) More...

Murray speaks at Camellia Garden Club

Gerald Murray of Waynesboro brought the program during the September meeting of the Camellia Garden Club. Murray is a master gardener who volunteers hours in the third and fourth grade classes of the Burke County schools. More...

Library News

Come wander the banks of the "River of Words!" It's a wonderful display of art, poetry and more created by Georgia schoolchildren to explore the marvels of Georgia's waterways, and it will only be in town until Friday, Oct. 3! More...

Letters

Letters policy

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

Church News

Train Town" will perform at Dry Branch Baptist

"Train Town" will perform country gospel music during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dry Branch Baptist Church. The public is invited. More...

Millen Baptist Homecoming

Special musical numbers will be featured during the annual Homecoming service 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Millen Baptist Church. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. There will be no evening service. More...

Carswell Grove Baptist to present trial sermon

Carswell Grove Baptist Church will present the trial sermon of Antonio F. Bush Sr. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The Rev. John H. Bush Sr. is pastor. The public is cordially invited. More...

Datebook

Car Wash to benefit tractor accident victim

South Jenkins District 6 VFD, Inc., 4822 W. Old Savannah Road, will hold a carwash to benefit Dennis Rigdon who was injured in a tractor accident in August. The carwash will be held 8 a.m. until, Saturday, Sept. 27, at the fire station. More...

Fair-on-the-Square Pageant

The Fair-on-the-Square Pageant will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Millen Civic Center Theater. All of last year's queens are asked to crown this year's winners. More...

GSU Carpooling Program

Georgia Southern University is helping students, faculty and staff save some green at the pump through a new online car pooling and parking permit program that encourages everyone to share a ride. More...

Obituaries

Alphia L. Cook, 91, of Colquitt died Sept. 4

Alphia L. Cook, 91 of Colquitt died Thursday, Sept.4, 2008 at the Miller County Nursing Home. Mrs. Cook was born May 26, 1917 in Miller County. She was a Sunday School teacher and a charter member of the Cooks Union Methodist Church. More...

Mary Allmond Kent, 80, of Millen died Sept. 21

Mary Allmond Kent, 80, of Millen died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Graveside services were held 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Hood officiating. Mrs. Kent was born in Jenkins County. More...