January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying fees announced

The City of Millen announced this week qualifying fees for positions up for election in the Non-partisan General Election to take place Nov. 3. More...

Absentee ballots for Special Election available

Absentee ballots for the March 17 Special Election are now available. Applications may be made in the office of the Jenkins County Registrar at the Jenkins County Courthouse until Friday, March 13. More...

School News

JCHS Fall Athletic Banquet

The Jenkins County Booster Club sponsored a fall athletic banquet at Jenkins County High School Thursday, Jan. 22, honoring student athletes. More...

Lanier makes dean's list

Taggert S. Lanier of Garfield has been named to the dean's list at Darton College for the fall semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This is the last reminder to pick up your Magic of Christmas photographs. We will soon have to dispose of those left here due to limitations on storage space. So, come by and get your photographs as soon as possible. More...

Editorials

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

On Jan. 12 the 150th legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled open as members of the House of Representatives and members of the Senate were sworn in for our legislative duties. More...

GOVERNOR PROPOSES SPENDING CUTS, TAX INCREASES

The 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly got under way Jan. 12 as lawmakers returned to Atlanta knowing that our No. 1 challenge is to balance the new state budget in the toughest economic conditions we have faced in any of our lifetimes. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cost to Grow Crops Most in History

County Extension Coordinator Row-crop harvest has all but winded down in Georgia. While there still may be a field of cotton here and there, I think it is safe to say we are 99% finished. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Jeanette R. Bragg, 73, of Millen died Jan. 11

Mrs. Jeanette R. Bragg, 73, of Millen passed away Sunday night, Jan. 11, 2009 at her residence after a long illness. She was under the care of United Hospice of Swainsboro. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

James "Jake" Marbach, 89, of S.C. died Jan. 20

Mr. James C. "Jake" Marbach, 89, of North Augusta, S.C. died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Veteran's Victory House in Walterboro, S.C. His funeral was 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Revs. More...

Columns

Library News

We're so excited! This Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m., Donna Washington will be performing in the Jenkins County Library! More...

Millen resident marches in D.C.

INAUGURAL PARADE

Lance Corporal Adam Lanier of Millen was one of 81 members of the 8th & I Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., selected to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade for President Barrack Obama last week. More...

JCES named Distinguished School '08-09

The Jenkins County school system is pleased to announce that the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) has been recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School for 2008- 2009. More...

New store opens doors

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribboncutting ceremony for the New and Used Bargain Store located on Daniel Street. More...

Other Jenkins News

Commissioners approve repairs to Confederate Monument

The Confederate Monument on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse will soon get needed repairs, thanks to the efforts of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). More...

ECHD to conduct anthrax exercise here

The East Central Health District (ECHD), the Jenkins County Health Department and the Jenkins County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will conduct a "Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Anthrax Drive- Thru Full Scale Exercise" Saturday, May 30, at the Je More...

Barrow prepares care packages for troops

On the eve of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, Congressman John Barrow (GA- 12) heeded the President-elect's call to service by preparing care packages for our troops as part of the "Day of Service for Our Military" project. More...

Church News

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church Black History Observance Morrison Grove Baptist Church will hold a "Black History" observance 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. More...

Datebook

Datebook

GED testing The GED examination will be given at Swainsboro Technical College Tuesday, Feb. 10, and Thursday, Feb. 12. Required registration will be held at 9 a.m. in building number 8, and at 6 p.m. More...

Weddings

Jones, Fordham exchange vows

Susanne Elise Jones and Ernest Keith Fordham were married Dec. 27, 2008, at The Chapel in the Pines at Guido Gardens, Metter. The Reverend Jamie Archer of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Millen officiated. More...

Weathersby couple celebrates 50 years

The children of Horace Jr. and Jeanette Weathersby cordially invite all friends and relatives to celebrate their parents' 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Family Life Center of Elam Baptist Church, Millen. More...

Engagements

Miss Davis to wed Mr. Cates

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lauren, to John Ryan Cates, son of Lynn Bowers, the late Mark Bowers and the late Danny Cates, all of Millen. More...