January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Special Election to be held March 17

A Special Election to determine if the present Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) should be renewed for an additional 5-year period has been set for Tuesday, March 17. More...

School News

JCMS students receive gift of books

Townsend Press, an educational publisher, has donated a set of eight novels, The Bluford Series, to every student at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS), to help students build their own personal reading library. More...

JCMS holds Valentine's Sweetheart Ball

On Friday, Feb. 13, Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) eight grade teachers will be sponsoring a Sweetheart Ball for students enrolled in grades 6-8. The event will be held in the old high school gym 6-8:30 p.m. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild sometime this month, a little girl to be born to our son Jason and wife Kim. We are doubly blessed. Our son Tyson and wife Lindsey are also expecting a baby, a little boy in April. More...

Church News

Community Worship Center

Community Worship Center will present "Naomi and the Segos" in concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. She is a living legend from the Gaither videos, and she is a member of SGMA Hall of Fame. More...

"Fireproof," the movie, to be shown downtown

From the creators of "Facing the Giants" comes the number one inspirational movie of 2008, "Fireproof." West Millen Baptist Church will host a free showing of this family-friendly movie that will strengthen any marriage. More...

Needful Baptist Church Pastor's Anniversary

Needful Baptist Church will celebrate the "Pastor's Anniversary" of the Rev. and Mrs. James Waltower 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. The master of ceremonies will be Deacon Charlie Taylor, and the mistress of ceremonies will be Minister Sallie Whitehead. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Breakfast and Art Workshop offered The Ogeechee River Artists' Association (ORAA) is hosting a breakfast and art workshop 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the social hall of Millen United Methodist Church. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Milorganite Repellent for Deer

A growing human population is leading to increased land development. Many home- owners maintain gardens and landscapes around their homes. Often wildlife and humans come into contact with each other, resulting in damage to human property. More...

Resolve to be ready in 2009

Each year we make - and often break - New Year's resolutions to do things like stop smoking, lose weight and save money. More...

Three injured in shooting

A fight on Reeves Street in the City of Millen Saturday, Jan. 10, sent three Millen men to the hospital with gunshot wounds and resulted in the arrest of another. Charged with aggravated assault in the incident is Khampbrel Gross, 21. More...

Neighbors save man from fire

Observant neighbors and their quick thinking averted a near tragedy this weekend when Rhesa Reeves of Millen was pulled from his burning mobile home at 2185 Speedy Sapp Road in Jenkins County around 10 a.m. More...

BOE vice-chairman recognized for service

Jenkins County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Roderick Campbell was recognized during the Monday, Jan. 5, meeting of the group for receiving a 15 year service pin at the Georgia School Boards Association's annual conference in December 2008. More...

Other Jenkins News

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration announced

The Jenkins County Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Committee announced the following schedule of events for the annual MLK holiday celebration. The theme for this year's event is "The Color of Unity." The year 2009 marks Dr. More...

Millen News travels to Colorado

The Millen News traveled to Limon, Colo. for Christmas with, from left, front row: Amber Lowe, Margaret Johnson and Cyle Lowe; and back row: Tim and Cindy Johnson. (Photo contributed) More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department (MPD) reported the following incidents this week. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A TELESCOPE VIEW OF THE WORLD

Did you see the news report about a leading Russian political analyst predicting the breakup of the United States? More...

CHUCK AND THE JUDGE

I remember when ... ... Chuck Morgan sat in his shabby fourth-floor office in an aging building on Forsyth Street. Known among reporters as the Bomb-Throwers' Building, the low-rent edifice housed most of the civil rights organizations in Atlanta. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

It's been one long year, your heart stopped beating and it felt like mine did, too. You were the best friend that I have ever had and the smartest man I ever knew. More...

Engagements

Miss Stone to wed Mr. Fullerton

The Honorable and Mrs. Charles Marshall Stone of Spencer, Virginia and Babb, Montana announce the engagement of their daughter, Ivey Courtney Stone of Missoula, Montana, to Gregory Laurence Fullerton of Babb, Montana. More...

Columns

Library News

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so come in now to stock up for the long weekend! Wednesdays are wonderful! Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., we have our great story time for the little ones. More...