December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagles to play in new gymnatorium

The Jenkins County High School War Eagles basketball team will host the Bryan County Redskins in their home opener at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec 12. A reception honoring former coaches James Ford and Ray Miller will be held 5-5:45 p.m. More...

School News

Lady Eagles win season opener

Eagles suffer loss

The Jenkins County High School Lady War Eagles basketball team won their season opener defeating Johnson County 60-51, Dec. 2 Coach Randy Cooper stated, "All Lady Eagles saw action and contributed to the win". More...

Former JCES students retrieve time capsule

Time does not stand still, nor does it always cooperate with efforts to unveil the past - two facts recently experienced by Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) teacher Angie Brantley and her 1999 third grade class. More...

Varsity Basketball Schedule

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ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Cong. John Barrow is asking residents of the 12th District to participate in his annual "Holiday Cards for Our Troops" program. The cards will be delivered to soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I want to give you (Jenkins County residents) an update on your War Memorial Monument. More...

Church News

Millen Baptist and Methodist churches present Cantata

The combined sanctuary choirs of the Millen Baptist Church and the Millen United Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata titled "Gift of Heaven" Saturday, Dec. 13, at Millen United Methodist Church and Sunday, Dec. More...

First Baptist Church Choir Anniversary and Senior Service

First Baptist Church's Gospel choir, Voices of Inspiration, will celebrate their "13th Choir Anniversary" 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Everyone is invited to attend and praise God in song. More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist Christmas Program

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will hold their Christmas Program 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The Rev. Jerome Herrington will bring the sermon. The public is invited. More...

Obituaries

Fritz Herbert Ernst Schmidt, 84, died Dec. 1

Mr. Fritz Herbert Ernst Schmidt, 84, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Schmidt was born in Germany. He obtained a Culinary Arts Degree. More...

Births

Birth

Bill and Amy (Johnson) Filson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Luke Christopher, born Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 8:57 a.m. at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. More...

Commission deals with courthouse damage

While most of the county is appreciative of a little water in the form of rainfall, the Jenkins County Commissioners have been attempting to get rid of unwanted water in the interior of the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

City plans annexation of Industrial Park

Waiting is the name of the game for city officials as annexation of the Millen Industrial Park is planned. City Attorney Hubert Reeves III reported during the Tuesday, Dec. 2, meeting of Millen City Council that he was waiting on survey work. More...

Liaison for local homeless students is named

Are there homeless children and youth enrolled in Jenkins County's school system? That is the question Becky Thomas of the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center has been charged with answering in her new role as a liaison for homeless students. More...

Other Jenkins News

Christmas in Millen

Clockwise from top right, Caley and Corey Wilkerson, children of Travis and Angie Wilkerson, enjoy a make-believe ride in the fire engine during Christmas in Millen; participants in the Cake Walk are shown; from left, More...

Millen News goes to Nassau

The Millen News recently traveled with, from left, Chassity Wilkerson, Chris Oglesby, Bryan Oglesby, Colton Wilkerson, Chase Wilkerson and Cody Lindsey, as they cruised on the Carnival Sensation to Nassau, Bahamas. More...

Flu vaccine for children is available

The Jenkins County Health Department would like to remind parents that flu vaccine for children is available. Children six months and older can get the flu vaccine. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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FOOTBALL IS A TEAM SPORT

A couple of months ago, Cleveland Browns' and NFL great Jim Brown strongly condemned the celebratory chest-thumping, pointing, self-centered dances that seem to accompany so many plays made by today's football players, college and pro. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Reception honoring former coaches Ford and Miller Jenkins County High School (JCHS) invites the public to a reception honoring former JCHS basketball coaches James Ford and Ray Miller. The reception will be held from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Selecting a Christmas Tree

It is hard to believe that it is already Christmas! With the onset of Christmas, it is also time to pick a Christmas tree. In today's hustle and bustle society, many people are using artificial Christmas trees. More...

4-H News

As many of you know, its time for Jr/Sr DPA preparation to begin. Students have been coming in and working very hard on portfolios but they're not done yet. They must be completely finished by Friday so we need pictures asap. More...

Winterizing Your Home

Hello, my name is Justin Lanier and I 'm a Senior 4-H'er. In February I will be presenting a project on Housing, Equipment, and Environment; I will be discussing how you can save energy inside and outside the home. More...

Columns

Library News

Winter may not officially begin until Sunday, Dec. 21, but it's certainly chilly out there! More...