October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

At Magnolia Springs State Park

Barrows named park manager

Magnolia Springs State Park has a new park manager. Andy Barrows, a native of Dearborn, Mich., assumed the position in September. More...

School News

Eagles come out on top in homecoming game

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team celebrated Homecoming with style Friday night, defeating Treutlen County 17-13 on their home field. (Photos by Allen Smith photography) More...

JCMS recognized for exemplary writing

Jenkins County Middle School received the 2008 Writing to Win Exemplary School of Writing award. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The annual Fair-on-the-Square proved to be very successful at drawing a large crowd to the Jenkins County Courthouse square and our community on Saturday. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Senior Citizens Day will be held at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct.12. The master and mistress of ceremonies will be Deacon Willie Jones and Shirley Jones. More...

Memoriam

In Memory of Edward L. Gregory

Sept. 22, 2007

My "Daddy" My Daddy: Words cannot describe the loss I feel in my heart. My best friend, my coffee pal, is no longer here. Oh, I miss you so much. Few say "one year" and it gets better. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Special Thanks I want to thank Ray and Roy Garvin for helping me out at the Fair-on-the-Square because of my illness, and a special thank you to West Millen Baptist Church and others for your prayers. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Armadillo Control

It seems like those pesky armadillos are causing more and more problems in Jenkins County. While I have no silver bullet solution to this problem, I can offer a few suggestions that may be of some help. More...

Obituaries

Amanda Newkirt Mathis died Oct. 4 in Swainsboro

Mrs. Amanda Newkirt Mathis departed this life Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro. Her funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Union Chapel Baptist Church in Garfield. More...

BOE recall goes to court

The fight over a recall attempt for the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) District #5 seat continued in Jenkins County Superior Court last week with both sides being given 10 additional days to submit written arguments on the matter. More...

Hospital administrator resigns

Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) Administrator Alvin Burke resigned his position Thursday, Oct. 2, as the result of an incident involving a fe- male employee. He was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Friday, Oct. More...

Crowning moment

Crisalyn Walker, daughter of Bobby and Christy Walker, was crowned the Jenkins County High School 2008 Homecoming Queen during halftime activities at Friday night's football game. (Photo by Allen Smith photography) More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Utah

The Millen News recently visited many points of interest with members of the Gunn family. William and Joyce Gunn are shown in the forefront of an arch in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. More...

TAG meeting held on Lake Clarke project

The first Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting for the proposed Lake Clarke Reservoir project was held Thursday, Oct. 2, at Hanging Rocks Plantation with approximately 40 persons in attendance. More...

Library News

The library will be closed Monday, Oct. 13, for staff training. We hope that you'll enjoy your Columbus Day as we explore new skills! Today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m., we'll be creating cute scarecrows during story time! More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, By now, congress has approved the 850 billion-dollar bailout of the financial markets in addition to the 200 billion for Freddie and Fanny and the 85 billion for AIG. This all totals 1 trillion 335 billion dollars. More...

Letters policy

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

Datebook

Large crowd turns out for Fair-on-the-Square

The annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, was held Saturday on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse with a large crowd in attendance. See additional photos on page10. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Isakson Representative to Hold Open Office Day in Jenkins County

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that Nancy Bobbitt, his senior field representative for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA,) will be holding an open office day for constituents on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Millen. More...

Magnolia Springs State Park Heritage Festival

Magnolia Springs State Park will sponsor a Heritage Festival 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. This event will take the place of the park's annual Arts and Crafts Festival which had to be cancelled in the spring due to a conflict in dates. More...

Columns

Bill Shipp

A DOG-GONE MESS

Georgia has one of the largest and most violent prison populations in the country, yet the state - in its haste to try to balance an insanely optimistic budget in a recession - has cut prison guards' pay to just four days a week. More...