November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Experience Works' for senior adults

Senior adults desiring to reenter the workforce often face numerous obstacles in their quest for employment. Three local citizens, however, have found success with assistance from an area agency. More...

School News

JCHS cross country team finishes season

The Jenkins County High School cross country team finished its season with a third place win at the Region competition for the boys and a fifth place win for the girls. Ten teams competed in the region meet. More...

JCHS recognizes local veterans with ceremony

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) hosted a Veteran's Appreciation Ceremony in the new gym Tuesday, Nov. 11, to recognize local veterans and all those that have served/are still serving this nation. More...

O'Connor signs golf scholarship

Gregory Austin O'Connor of Edmond North High School has signed an NCAA letter of intent to attend Kennesaw State University north of Atlanta on a golf scholarship. More...

Editorials

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ADVICE FOR THE GOP

For Republicans seeking a silver lining from the last election, try this one: The GOP held the Old South. After 40 years, the Republicans' Southern Strategy still works. Race beats all. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Gwendolyn J. Wadley 11/18/46 - 5/2/08

It has been six months since I heard your voice or saw your smiling face. I sit and think about the times we shared, good and bad. Our conversation plays in my mind constantly, and I wish you were still here with us. More...

Datebook

Jazz Band Concert

The Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Band will hold their Fall/Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater. Admission is free. More...

Auction to benefit scholarship fund

An auction will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Swainsboro Fairgrounds to benefit the Candace J. Canady Memorial Scholarship Fund. More...

Country and Gospel Sing at Senior Citizens Center

A Country and Gospel Sing will be held at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. The public is invited. More...

Run-off to be held Dec. 2

Early and advance voting in the Dec. 2 General Election Run-off will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Ballots may be cast from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday- Friday. More...

Council of Churches helps provide food to needy families during Thanksgiving

The Jenkins County Council of Churches (JCCC) is continuing a 6-year tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals to needy families in the community. More...

Christmas decorations contest to be held Dec. 8

The annual Christmas decorations contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, will be held Monday, Dec. 8. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. Lights must be on during this time period. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to the 'Big House'

The Millen News traveled with Jim Hite and Joyce Hodges-Hite to the "Big House" at the University of Michigan on Sept. 28. More...

Relief

Local citizens are smiling all the way to the gas station as the price of gasoline has fallen to below the $2 per gallon mark at some local stations. Only months ago it reached an all-time high of over $4 per gallon. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Wednesday, Nov. 12 • Alvin Roberts of 211 Warren Street was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended driver's license. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have long been somewhat disgusted with many of the television shows and their storylines that are now airing. It is just about impossible to find a "family" movie or program worthy of viewing. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Those of you who chose to make the trip to Valdosta to see the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Drama Team perform were truly blessed by the compassion, sincerity and effort these young ladies and men put into their performance. More...

Church News

Sure Word Baptist Church Revival

Sure Word Baptist Church invites everyone to attend their ongoing revival meetings at 7 p.m. each night through Friday, Nov. 21. The speakers are father and son, Rufus and John Edmisten. More...

Lane Grove Baptist Church Pastor's Anniversary

Lane Grove Baptist Church will hold a 14th Pastor's Anniversary service honoring the Rev. Robert Owens Sunday, Dec. 7. The sermon will be brought by the Rev. Michael Thomas of Thomson. All local and area churches are invited. More...

Parker Grove Baptist Church Benefit for Fred and Sherby Ruffin

Parker Grove Baptist Church will present a "Church, Family and Friends Benefit Program" in honor of Fred and Sherby Ruffin at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30. The Ruffins have serious medical problems. More...

Obituaries

Rebie Lane Reid, 86, of Millen died Nov. 10

Mrs. Rebie Lane Reid, 86, of Millen passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Pepper Hill Nursing Home in Aiken, S.C. after an extended illness. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. More...

Wilda L. Dickey, 65, of Millen died Nov. 12

Mrs. Wilda L. Dickey, 65, of Millen passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Revs. Steve Golden and Butch Taylor officiating. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

We were thrilled to have Gloria Parker and Starr Mills of the DAR to host our Veteran's Day celebration at Syl-View. Mrs. Parker, dressed in red, white and blue, gave the devotional. More...

Library News

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, Nov. 27, until Monday, Dec. 1. More...