February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislative Breakfast to be held Feb. 28

Eggs and issues will be on the menu of the annual Legislative Breakfast set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Krystal's Taste of Kountry restaurant. More...

School News

JCHS celebrates FFA Week

Jenkins County High School's (JCHS) FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. More...

FFA members compete in Tractor Driving Contest

Jenkins County High School FFA members Derek Mcleod and Ashlee Rhodes recently competed in the Area IV Tractor Driving and Lawn Mower Operations CDEs held at Metter High School. More...

JCHS FFA officers plan activities for upcoming year

This summer the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) FFA Officer Team held its annual officer retreat during the week of July 21, 2008. The JCHS FFA Officers met at the Agriculture Department to map out the chapters activities for the school year. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Your front page story in last week's edition, (Feb. 04, 2009,) about the donation of the old Edenfield's store was some of the worst reporting that you have done in a long time. More...

Church News

Church News

Unity Community Choir Anniversary Unity Community Choir will celebrate their First Choir Anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Miracle Temple Church. All area churches are invited. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Loving Memories of Pete Royal

6-14-1943 - 2-15-2008 Let me tell you the story of a little red barn. Pete had picked out a place out on his farm. There was much hard work to be done by hand, So the little red barn could be placed on landscaped land. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Lions Club Annual Pancake Supper The Lions Club's annual Pancake Supper will be held 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb.23, at the Millen Community House. More...

Obituaries

Eric Shackelford, 18, of Metter died Feb. 10

Eric Michael Shackelford, 18, of Metter died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 after a car accident. His funeral was 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at New Life Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fair Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery near Millen. More...

Evone Lambert Joiner, 85, died Feb. 10

Evone Lambert Joiner., 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at home. Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Millen Cemetery. More...

Jewel Perkins Queen, 89, died Feb. 11

Jewel Perkins Queen, 89, of Augusta passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at home. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Magnolia Cemetery in Perkins. Ms. Queen was born in Jenkins County. More...

Millen men arrested in nightclub shooting

Two Millen men have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Screven County nightclub that left a Girard man dead. More...

Millen man arrested in robbery

Jeffrey Ranaldo Cooper, 21, of 820 Mays Circle has been charged with armed robbery in connection with a Sunday, Feb. 8, incident that occurred at a 509 Palmer Row residence. More...

Family Enrichment Center hosts 'Lunch and Learn'

Information was served up, along with lunch, at a program hosted by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) Feb. 10 for representatives from several organizations. The event took place at JCFEC's Resource Center. More...

Other Jenkins News

Taxpayers affected by storms deduct losses

Taxpayers impacted by severe storms in Georgia last year can increase their standard deduction by claiming their net disaster losses suffered from a federally declared disaster. More...

In celebration of Black History Month - February

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department (MPD) reported the following incidents this week. Monday, Feb. 9 • Howard Otis Ryals Jr. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Attention! Attention! Deadlines for submitting news items to The Millen News will change effective this week. All news items for inclusion in the Feb. 25 and subsequent editions should be submitted according to the following schedule. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Like the majority of states across our nation, Georgia is experiencing an economic crisis and the House continues to struggle with budget decisions. More...

SENATE APPROVES NUCLEAR FINANCING PROPOSAL

The Senate voted Feb. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Planting Dormant Sod

This is the ideal time of the year to transplant trees and other ornamentals. The root-ball is typically buried deep enough so that low soil temperatures do not stop root growth during cooler months. More...

Program promotes ground, surface water conservation

Acting State Conservationist Barbara Eggers, of the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service, announced recently that up to $58.4 million in financial assistance is available to agricultural producers and entities through the Agricultural Water E More...

Columns

THE PRIMARY ROLE OF A SCHOOL IS EDUCATION

Some three years ago, I downloaded an article from the newspaper of the city where I lived until leaving for college. I planned on using it as the basis of a column, but the facts it presented seemed a bit preposterous even if true. More...

Library News

Join us at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, for Christine Mitchell's Mask-Making Program! You can customize your mask in African style, and find out why every culture throughout the world has their own mask-making traditions! More...

Syl-View Happenings

Greetings from Syl-View. It seems the New Year has moved so swiftly. Amanda Long, who won State Volunteer of the Year, was honored during the Stars of Long Term Care session in Atlanta. More...