October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS cheerleaders pick up first place wins

The Jenkins County High School 2008-2009 competition squad is bringing home the trophies. The competition squad competed in Toombs County Sept. 27. More...

School News

JCHS Junior ROTC wins

Saturday, Oct. 4, the Jenkins County High School War Eagles competed against the big boys from Athens, Augusta, Atlanta and Columbus on the campus of Elbert County Comprehensive High School. More...

School bus drivers are recognized

The Jenkins County school system honored its bus drivers with an appreciation dinner Thursday, Oct. 9. More...

JCMS student receives gift card

Jenkins County Middle School student Austin Wagner, left, is shown receiving a $50 Wal- Mart gift card from Patricia Hall. Austin's name was pulled in a drawing on Sept. 22, at the JCMS PTO meeting. More...

Editorials

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Bill Shipp

DON'T DO IT, KAREN!

November 4 could be a game-changing day in the life and career of Karen Handel, and she is not even standing for re-election. As Georgia secretary of state, however, she is in charge of the conduct of the general election in our state this year. More...

Church News

Community Worship Center Homecoming

Community Worship Center will hold Homecoming services 9:45 a.m. until noon Sunday, Oct. 19. The church is located at 417 Virginia Ave. Lunch will be served, following the services. There will be no night service. More...

Millen UMC Youth Fundraiser

The Millen United Methodist Church youth will hold a fundraiser noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Spaghetti plates will be sold for $5 each, and take-out plates will be available. Everyone is invited to come by after church for spaghetti to go. More...

First Baptist Church Youth Revival and Junior Church Anniversary

First Baptist Church, 307 Old Waynesboro Road, invites the public to their annual Fall Youth Revival 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23. The Rev. Allen Webb is pastor. The guest minister will be the Rev. Eustache Cummings. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: What About MealyBugs?

County Extension Coordinator Many people think we do not have to worry about insects during the cool months of the year. Unfortunately, as cool weather approaches, a whole onslaught of winter weeds and insects come into play. More...

4-H News

Mini-booths are finally over! We had 86 entered in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro last week. In order to make mini-booth season a success, students and parents must be dedicated. More...

Engagements

Miller, Woods finalize plans

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Courtney Miller and Charlie Woods. The ceremony will be held Saturday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Lee at 5757 Elam Road in Millen. More...

Unruly crowd terrorizes neighborhood

Millen City Council met Tuesday, Oct. More...

Harvest of Fun to be held Oct. 30

Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen will again be alive with family fun as Millen Better Hometown (MBHT) and Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce sponsor the eighth annual Harvest of Fun Festival 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct, 30. More...

Jenkins County installs new 911 equipment

City, county will soon collect surcharges from cell phone companies

New 911 equipment has been installed and will soon be operational. An update on the process was presented during the Tuesday, Oct. 7, meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners by Chairman James Henry. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Alaska

The Millen News recently traveled with Donald (Bubba) Perryman and his wife, Charline, to Ketchikan, Alaska. (Photo contributed) More...

Library News

It's Teen Read Week, and we're having a blast! From the daily prize drawings to our great book club, we have a lot of stuff going on for the teens and 'tweens here at the library! More...

Fraud alert!

A local resident recently received this check in the mail, but discovered it to be a fraud. The envelope the check arrived in was postmarked "Canada" with a "New York City" address, and the check was written on an Oklahoma bank. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

An e-mail buddy sent me this little tidbit of laughter and I thought it worthy of sharing. "Woman has Man in it; Mrs. has Mr. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On Aug. 31, my wife and I had dinner at a local restaurant in the Port Wentworth area of Savannah and at which time, unknowing to me, I lost my wallet inside the restaurant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Jenkins County Development Authority would like to thank you for your recent article concerning the code enforcement of Millen and Jenkins County. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Any time in a softball game that an over-the-fence homerun occurs, it is an extraordinary accomplishment. Crisalyn and Mackenzie Walker both hit overthe fence homeruns this season. More...

Datebook

'39ers to Meet

The '39ers will meet at noon, Monday, Oct. 20, at the Millen Community House. A covered dish luncheon will be served, and visitors are welcome. More...

JCHS School Council Meeting

Jenkins County High School's School Council meeting will be held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the media center. More...

Time Capsule to be closed Oct. 30

Items for enclosure in the time capsule that will be placed on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse should be submitted to the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce no later than 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. More...

Obituaries

Juanita Hanegan, 80, of Millen died Oct. 6

Mrs. Juanita Sisson Hanegan, 80, of Millen died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. A memorial service was held 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the residence of Helen F. Boone. Mrs. Hanegan was born in Tulare, Calif. She was a retired nurse. More...

Mrs. Ena Mae Landing of Swainsboro died Oct. 8

Mrs. Ena Mae Landing, 84, of Swainsboro died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with the Revs. Clarence Thompson and Cail Pressey officiating. More...