October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners discuss SPLOST #4 projects

Collection of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) #4 revenue has been completed. An update on the SPLOST #4 projects was presented by Jenkins County Commission Chairman James Henry during the group's Tuesday, Oct. 21, meeting. More...

Woman dies in rollover on Perkins-Hiltonia Road

Beverly Blanos Way, 63, of Perkins was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday, Oct. 23, on Perkins-Hiltonia Road. More...

School News

Cheerleaders gear up for Region

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Competition Cheerleaders are preparing for the Region Championship on Nov. 1 in Toombs County. They have had a great season and hope it continues through Region and State. More...

JCHS Drama Club to perform

The Jenkins County High School Drama Club will hold a public performance of "Booby Trap" written by Ed Monk 2:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2, in the high school gymnatorium. The play dramatizes an American soldier in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. More...

Building friendship

Several teachers at Jenkins County Middle School have begun an effective technique of cooperative learning with their students. More...

Editorials

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Bill Shipp

THE ELUSIVE LANDSLIDE

The early voting lines lengthen as Nov. 4 approaches. The finger-pointing becomes angrier. The Republican blame game grows louder. The polls, one by one, highlight double-digit divides between first-place Barack Obama and lagging John McCain. More...

Church News

Oak Hill Baptist Church will host "The World Day of Prayer"

Oak Hill Baptist Church will host "The World Day of Prayer" 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, and all women are invited to attend this special night of prayer and fellowship. More...

Green Fork Baptist Church to hold Fall Festival

Green Fork Baptist Church will hold their Fall Festival at the church recreation park beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Gordon Grove Baptist Church Youth Revival

Gordon Grove Baptist Church will hold their 13th Thanksgiving Youth Revival, "The Harvest is Ready for Picking," 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.24, through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Minister David L. Reese is pastor. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks Clintondra Wadley and Lubenian Powell wish to thank those who gave gifts and offered support and encouraging words during the birth of Inari Nevaeh Powell. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Harvest Time Safety

The 2008 harvest season is currently in full swing. During this time of year, the amount of farm equipment on the roads increases dramatically. Grain trucks are hauling soybeans, and farmers are pulling peanut trailers to the local buying point. More...

Cowart receives ag scholarship

Zack Cowart, son of Anthony and Tammie Cowart, was the recipient of a $500 Agriculture Scholarship given in memory of Kacey Lane. This annual scholarship is awarded to a student who is majoring in agriculture. More...

Births

Inari Nevaeh Powell

Clintondra Wadley and Lubenian Powell announce the birth of their daughter, Inari Nevaeh Powell, born Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Inari is the granddaughter of Sandra Wadley and Sandra Powell, and the great-granddaughter of Georgia Lovett. More...

Election to be held Tuesday

Local voters will join others across the nation in going to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, to cast their ballots in the General Election to determine who will become the next President of the United States as well as other national and state offices. More...

Chamber continues to promote county

Jenkins County was recently recognized as a "Community of Opportunity" by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. More...

Flu shots available at health department now

The Jenkins County Health Department has received an ample supply of flu vaccine, and it is available to anyone who wishes to take the flu shot. The costs of the flu vaccine is $25, and it is covered by Medicare (Part B) and Medicaid. More...

Social Security announces benefit increase for 2009

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 55 million Americans will increase 5.8 percent in 2009, the Social Security Administration announced recently. The 5.8 percent increase is the largest since 1982. More...

Other Jenkins News

Rep. Burns outlines amendments ballot

The following is a brief description of the three Constitutional Amendments which will appear on the 2008 General Election Ballot in Georgia. All of the proposed Amendments are centered on taxes and/or taxing authority. More...

Millen News goes to Colorado

The Millen News recently traveled to Denver, Colo. with Vanessa and Delylia Posey. They are shown in front of the capitol building of Colorado, seated at the step that is marked "One Mile Above Sea Level." (Photo contributed) More...

Boat registration procedures changes

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced that effective Oct. 1 anyone wanting to register a vessel for the waters of Georgia, must do so in a new manner. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It is that time of the year again - time to set your clocks back one hour as Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning at 2 a.m. The good news is that we get to sleep an hour longer on Sunday morning. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like the opportunity to clear up some concerns regarding the qualification for a "write-in" candidate. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Veteran's Day brings with it a meaningful significance to every American veteran. It offers a time to reflect and remember those who have sacrificed so much for the betterment of the United States of America, and for the world. 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. Freddie Griffin Sr. Who departed this life 22 years ago on Oct. 31, 1986.

Sadly missed by His mother, Mrs. Joyce Frison Marvelyn And all the children: Henry, Shelia, Douglas, Sarah, Teresa, Timothy and Christopher Griffin Stepdaughter, Debra And his brothers and sisters More...

Datebook

Judgment House '08

The 10th annual Judgment House will be held 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. each night through Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. More...

Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony to be held

A Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the new gymnatorium at Jenkins County High School. More...

Senior Citizens will hold Yard Sale

A yard sale will be held at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Obituaries

W. Olliff Moore Sr., 79, of Millen died Oct. 22

Walter Olliff Moore Sr., 79, of Millen died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Maurice Crowder officiating. Mr. Moore was born in Candler County. He was a U.S. More...