November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas activities set for Dec. 5

The Christmas season officially gets underway locally Friday, Dec. 5, with three annual activities taking place. The annual Christmas in Millen and Business Open House are set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

School News

Middle School holds Veteran's Day program

The Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) social studies department presented a Veteran's Day program on Nov. 11 in the Jenkins County schools' gymnatorium for the middle school student body. More...

JCHS principal's list, honor roll announced

In order to be listed on the Jenkins County High School Principal's list the student must have an "A" average in each class. To be on Honor Roll, the student must have no lower than a "B" in any class and must have an "A" average. More...

School Menu

JENKINS COUNTY Dec. 1-5

Monday - Chicken Filet Sandwich or P/B Jelly Sandwich, French, Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Slices, Orange Halves, or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Cheese, P/B Jelly Sandwich, Grapes. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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"LIFE, BE IN IT"

A couple of months ago, Joyce and I were on one of our running journeys that took us north to Ohio and Michigan, Joyce to run the Akron Marathon (where she placed first in the 70-74 age group) and I to run a five kilometer race in Ann Arbor. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Don Reynolds Nov. 15, 1961 - Nov.27, 2004 There is a road called remembrance Where we walk each day with you. It is a pleasant, happy road All filled with memories true. More...

Datebook

Datebook

"Cake Walk with a Cause" The Jenkins County High School Family, Career and Community Members of America (FCCMA) will host a "Cake Walk with a Cause" Friday, Dec. 5, at "Christmas in Millen." All proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe that Thursday is already Thanksgiving! It seems as though the older we get, time flies by faster. Our county and our country are experiencing challenging economic times. More...

Engagements

Miss Drake, Mr. Freeman announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Drake of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Juliana Lorene Drake, to Mr. Andrew Brentice Freeman Jr., son of Andy and Donita Freeman of Garfield. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Run-off Election to be held Dec. 2

Voters across the state will go to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 2, to cast their ballots in the General Election Run-off. Seats up for election include: U.S. More...

JCFEC receives $319,691 grant

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) is the recipient of a $319.691 System of Care grant from the Governor's Office of Children and Families (GOCF). Only five grants were awarded statewide. More...

Jenkins County close to becoming Certified Work Ready

Jenkins County is nearing completion of requirements to become a Certified Work Ready (CWR) community. A Business Leaders Luncheon, sponsored by Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC), was held Wednesday, Nov. More...

Other Jenkins News

Commissioners learn of fire department grants

Two county fire departments are the recipients of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grants. The Jenkins County Commissioners learned of the awards during the group's Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting. More...

Christmas decorations to be judged

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...

The Augusta Chronicle to stop delivery

The Augusta Chronicle announced this week that effective, Dec. 1, it will discontinue delivery of the printed version of its newspaper to Jenkins County and numerous other surrounding small communities. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen News will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. I wish each of you a safe and happy holiday. ****** Here is a little Thanksgiving trivia that I came across that you might enjoy. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Your 'Chatter Box' lament about the lack of family viewing material on television being hard to find confounded me. The simple solution is to turn off the television. More...

Church News

Dry Branch Baptist Church celebrates 100 years

Dry Branch Baptist Church will hold a "100-Year Celebration" Sunday, Dec. 7. Plans are to begin the day at 10 a.m. with 100 people in Sunday School. During the morning worship service, the Rev. Robert Anderson will bring the sermon. More...

Christmas Bazaar at Oak Hill Baptist

The Women on Mission of Oak Hill Baptist Church will kick off the Christmas season with an annual Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Family Life Center, 3233 Oak Hill Church Road. More...

Bethel Baptist Church Food Ministry

Bethel Baptist Church, Sardis/Alexander, invites everyone to share in their new food ministry. A different menu is offered monthly. To purchase, call Jennifer Sizemore at (478) 982-8031. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The cast of Judgment House would like to thank everyone who attended this year. An estimated total of 412 people went through this year, with 28 receiving Christ and 182 rededicating their lives to the Lord. More...

Births

Birth

Ward and Kala Fuller of Statesboro proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ragan Presley Fuller, born 4:51 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. More...

Columns

John Oxendine

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage is ongoing through Wednesday, Dec. 31. This is a good time to review your coverage. More...