February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City to put 'bite' in dog ordinance

The City of Millen's dog ordinance will soon have a little more "bite" to its contents. More...

Other Jenkins News

County awarded emergency food/shelter funds

Jenkins County has been chosen to receive $11,127 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department (MPD) reported the following incidents this week. Friday, Jan. 30 • A Sylvania resident reported the possible theft of a pistol from his vehicle as it was parked at a North Gray Street location. More...

Final preparation for JCHS blood drive begins

As part of their final preparations for the 2009 blood drive, Catherine Stuckey from Shepeard Community Blood Center visited Marsha Madray's senior anatomy class at Jenkins County High School (JCHS). Ms. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to inform the parents of students who attend Jenkins County Schools that school food service is NOT using any peanut containing products. More...

Church News

Church News

Brinson Rock Baptist Church welcomes Pastor Bostic back from Iraq Brinson Rock Baptist Church will hold a "welcome back" service for Pastor Undrey Bostic, who served a year in Iraq. Pastor Bostic served with the 278th Military Police Co. More...

Church Services Directory

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist 5614 West Old Savannah Road Rev. Butch Taylor, Pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m., Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday Youth, 6:00 p.m., Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Oratorical Contest The Millen Optimist Club cordially invites the public to their annual Oratorical Contest. The contest will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church on Old Louisville Road. More...

Engagements

Miss Salter to wed Mr. Rainey

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Bonnie Salter of Perkins proudly announce the proposed marriage of their daughter, Miss Robin Earlene Salter, to Mr. Christopher Aaron Rainey. Mr. Rainey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Leigh Rainey of Garfield. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

There has been excitement in the air at Syl-View for weeks, as we celebrated the moments of our lives. "Hat Day" was a fun-filled day as residents, volunteers and staff wore hats for the party. More...

Library News

Want to get that tax return in early this year? Come in to the library - we have Federal and State income tax forms for you! Can't make it to the library? Go to www.irs.gov and file your returns electronically or print out the forms you need! More...

STAR student, teacher shine at JCHS

Two new STARs are shining brightly at Jenkins County High School (JCHS). Chester Joyner, son of Jeff and Judy Joyner, recently received the STAR student designation for 2009. He chose as his STAR teacher, Dr. Ivis DeLoach, Spanish teacher at JCHS. More...

County considers changing due date for taxes

Local citizens could see a little more "jingle" in their pockets at Christmastime this year if the due date for property taxes is changed. The Jenkins County Commissioners agreed to consider the matter during their Tuesday, Feb. 3, meeting. More...

Touch screen voting available for Special Election

Touch screen voting of absentee ballots for the March 17 Special Election is now underway at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Voters do not have to give a reason for voting absentee when voting in person or by mail. A photo I.D. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Please pardon me. I wrote in this column last week that we would have six more weeks of winter due to the fact that the groundhog saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. I learned later that the groundhog I consulted was not the "Georgia" groundhog. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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SENATE LEGISLATION DEMANDS 'ZERO-BASED BUDGETING'

Responding to the current state budget crisis, the state Senate voted to mandate much more stringent budget reviews for state agencies. Also known as "zero-based budgeting," the legislation was adopted unanimously. More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The 2009 General Assembly session has slowed down due to the current economic crisis and the looming $2 billion revenue to the state. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Deacon Charles Beale Feb. 13, 1944 - Dec. 17, 2008 As his birthday comes this year, his kind face, friendly words and steady pace will be missed. More...

In loving memory of our mother

Ola Mae Johnson who departed this life Feb. 7, 2008 We miss you and love you always. Your loving children, Morris, Bessie, Frances and Susie, and grandchildren More...

Obituaries

Joan C. Burke, 77, of Millen died Jan. 30

Joan C. Burke, 77, of Millen entered into rest Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at her residence. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Telfair Street Chapel with the Rev. Julius D. Turner officiating. More...

Virgil Black, 84, of Millen died Feb. 6, at University

Virgil Howard Black, 84, of 860 North Jones Plantation Road, Millen, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta. His funeral was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Fairhaven United Methodist Church with the Rev. More...

Dorothy Gay Hall, 87, of Garfield died Feb. 1

Mrs. Dorothy Gay Hall, 87, of Garfield died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. John Parker and Kevin Farmer officiating. Mrs. More...