October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans are finalized for Fair-on-the Square

The annual Fair-on-the Square arts and crafts festival will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and continue until 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

School News

Complete transformation

Patricia Frye's class recently released butterflies into the community. The butterflies had been raised from the larvae stage in an artificial butterfly home. More...

JCMS Students of the Month

Jenkins County Middle School staff members nominated students for "Student of the Month" for August in the categories of academic excellence or citizenship. JCMS would like to thank Dr. More...

Governor asks about using school funds to pay for Adequacy Lawsuit

Governor Sonny Perdue has requested an official opinion from Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker on the legality of local school districts using taxpayer dollars to fund a lawsuit against the state over education funding. More...

Editorials

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Bill Shipp

FOLLOWING RUSSELL'S FLIGHT PLAN?

What would you do? Georgia's gasoline pumps have all but run dry. Prices have soared at the few stations still in business. The state's unemployment rate is running ahead of the national jobless rate, which is over 6 percent and rising. More...

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will observe Men's Day

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will hold their annual Men's Day observance 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The theme will be The son of a preacher, Bush was singing in front of his father's church congregation by the age of 10. More...

Millen Baptist Church Homecoming

Millen Baptist Church will hold their annual Homecoming service 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The message will be delivered by the Rev. David Wheeler, pastor. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. More...

West Millen Baptist Church Homecoming

West Millen Baptist Church will hold their Homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 5. The Rev. Dewey Henderson will be the guest speaker. Special music will be presented by the gospel group "Sanctified." A covered dish meal will follow the 11 a.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Managing Moss Effectively

Moss does not only grow in the woods or in fish ponds. When we hear the word "moss," the first thing we think of is that slimy stuff that grows on the top of the water in ponds. More...

Obituaries

Eugene Talmadge Alcott of Savannah died Sept. 26

Mr. Eugene Talmadge Alcott, 76, of Savannah died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. His funeral was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Bennett Family Cemetery. More...

Jewell Chance McMillan of Sylvania died Sept. 27

Mrs. Jewell Chance McMillan, 73, of Sylvania died Saturday night, Sept. 27, 2008 at her residence under hospice care, surrounded by her family. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Sylvania First Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Bonnie Lewis Crockett, 55, of Millen died Sept. 28

Mrs. Bonnie Lewis Crockett, 55, of Millen died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 following a brief illness. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Hargrove officiating. Mrs. More...

City, county to enforce Nuisance Ordinance

Local citizens of Millen and Jenkins County found to be in violation of the state's Public Nuisance Ordinance, mandated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, could find themselves in legal hot water. More...

JCHS Homecoming is Friday

The 2008 Jenkins County Homecoming Week kicked off Monday, Sept. 29, with many fun activities and culminates 7:30 pm, Friday, Oct 3, with the homecoming game against the Treutlen County Vikings. More...

Leaders ride 'Rails of Safety Train'

Law enforcement officials, emergency responders and other local, state and federal dignitaries boarded a special "Operation Lifesaver" Train from Garden City to Millen Sept. 23. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News travels to Hawaii

The Millen News recently traveled with Houston Bowers to Hawaii. Bowers is shown in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. More...

Perdue expands sales tax holiday

In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Governor Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled pro More...

National Yearbook Week is Oct. 5-11

The biggest story of the year, the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) yearbook, JCHS Eagle, is on sale now. A limited number will be printed, so to get your hands on your own copy, you need to reserve your copy now. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The annual Fair-on-the-Square is set for this Saturday on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. This is always a fun day and a great opportunity to welcome out-of-town visitors to our community. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Let me tell you about my former student, fellow teacher and friend, Freddie Brinson. Teaching and education are in his blood! He taught for 31 years in our Jenkins County schools - 27 of those years he had perfect attendance. 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 loving memory of Mr. Willie J. Chance III Who departed this life September 23, 2007

We are sad within our memory, lonely are our hearts today. For the one we loved so dearly has forever been called away. We think of him in silence, no eye may see us weep, But many silent tears are shed while others are asleep. More...

In loving memory of Frank M. Edenfield On his birthday - September 29th

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, Though he may die, He shall live." (John 11:25) More...

Datebook

Fair-on-the-Square Parade Reminder

The Fair-on-the-Square Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 4. All those who are interested in participating in the parade must contact Cindy Linder at 982-3274 or Donna Boone at 982-3953 to secure a spot in the parade. More...

Millen Garden Council plans joint meeting

Sharyn Altman, a master gardener from Augusta, will present a program on gardening at the joint meeting of the Millen Garden Council of Garden Clubs Thursday, Oct. 9. The meeting will be held in the social hall of Millen Baptist Church. More...

Columns

Langga Gay

Social Security Administration Review of Your Eligibility for Extra Help

QUESTION: I recently received a letter from the Social Security Administration advising me that my Extra Help may be terminated effective January 1, 2009. What do I do? More...