December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

U.S. Census Bureau hiring for 2010 Census

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the population of the United States, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census questionnaires will be mailed or delivered to every household in the United States in March 2010. More...

School News

Lady Eagles defeat AAA Burke County Bears

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles continued to display great teamwork defeating the Lady Bears in Burke County Saturday, Dec. 6. More...

Eagles lose to Bears, Raiders

The Jenkins County High School boys' basketball team traveled to Waynesboro Dec. 6 and suffered their second loss of the season to Burke County, 69- 31. More...

JCHS club gets fifth graders fired up about science

The Jenkins County High School Science Club visited the fifth grade students at Jenkins County Elementary School to share their enthusiasm for science with some science magic, magnets and a flaming tornado! More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I remember being a star-gazer as a child, hypnotized by the celestial bodies that traveled across the night sky on a predetermined course from which they never deviated. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory on Your Birthday Mary Mavalena Mosley Dec. 17, 1928 - July 14, 2006 Your gentle face and patient smile With sadness, we recall. You had a kind word for each And died beloved by all. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of Wilda Dickey would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone for your prayers, flowers, cards and food during our time of loss. Thank you. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Azalea Leaves Turning Yellow?

Have you ever noticed your azalea leaves turning yellow? Many times, especially this time of year, the leaves of azaleas will deteriorate. Usually we see a few older leaves yellowing with the younger leaves remaining green. More...

4-H News

As you all know, I will be moving this Saturday; but there are people in Jenkins who left a permanent imprint in my life. More...

Engagements

Miss Ellis to wed Mr. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Ellis of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lannette, to Berry Edward (Eddie) Williams Jr., son of Ms. Sally Kirkland and Mr. and Mrs. Berry Williams Sr., all of Millen. More...

Nearly 80% of JCHS students pass GHSWT

The scores are in on the 2008 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT), indicating that 76.9 percent of the 91 students taking the test at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) for the first time passed it. More...

Amiss resigns as 4-H director

Returning to her home community of Thomasville is bitter sweet for Anna Amiss, Jenkins County Extension Service 4-H Program Director. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to Nashville

The Millen News recently traveled to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. with Byron Scogins, to view the Christmas decorations. (Photo contributed) More...

The gift of giving

Employees of the Millen BI-LO store collected toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign, spearheaded by the Jenkins County Council of Churches. Shown are, from left, Buddy Saxon, BI-LO store manager; Mandy Underwood and the Rev. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department (MPD) reported the following incidents this week. Monday, Dec. 8 • Officers investigated an attempted burglary at the Jenkins County Elementary School. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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CHRISTMAS IS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER

Every year, as Christmas comes around, I pull out a copy of the late Harry Reasoner's commentary on a 1980 60 Minutes broadcast. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free Christmas Program for Children Friends of the Library will sponsor a Children's Program from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Jenkins County Memorial Library. Parents are invited to bring their children to hear author Bess T. More...

Obituaries

Ricky L. Allen, 57, of Millen died Dec. 8

Ricky Lavon Allen, 57, of Millen died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. His funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Rosemary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Twin City Cemetery in Twin City. Mr. More...

Scottie Ray, 31, of Perkins died Dec. 10

Mr. Scottie Darrell Ray, 31, of Perkins passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Magnolia Cemetery in Perkins. Mr. Ray was born in Clayton County. More...

James Franklin Saxon, 83, of Millen died Dec. 11

Mr. James Franklin Saxon, 83, of Millen died at home with his family Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 after an extended illness. His funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Dry Branch Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Columns

Library News

Winter officially arrives this weekend. Wouldn't you like to greet it curled up with a good book? Bring the kids to the library this Saturday, Dec. More...

Syl-View Happenings

The Christmas season got underway, as staff and volunteers gathered to decorate eight Christmas trees inside the facility. They also filled Santa's sleigh on the lawn and put up wreaths and angels at the front entrance. More...