March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Economy was hot topic at breakfast

The economy - national, state, and local - was a major topic of discussion at Saturday's Legislative Breakfast held at Krystal's Taste of Kountry. More...

School News

Blood drive a success!

The senior anatomy blood drive at Jenkins County High School was a huge success with 221 people attempting to donate and 178 good pints of blood collected. More...

Eligibility requirements for HOPE can be found on GAcollege411.org

Ruth Hearn, Jenkins County High School counselor, has announced that the GAcollege411.org web site is now updated with senior students' grade point average for HOPE eligibility. More...

JCES will provide Grab 'N' Go breakfast

The Jenkins County Elementary Cafeteria will offer Grab 'n' Go breakfast for students beginning Monday, March 9. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have received word that the American Red Cross (ARC) is promoting a Heroes campaign in Jenkins County to raise awareness and funds for local disasters. More...

Church News

Church News

New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church Family and Friend Night New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will hold a Family and Friend Night service 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The Rev. Harry Baldwin is pastor. More...

Datebook

MILLEN/JENKINS COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Save the Dates

Eagle Rock Café Jenkins County Agriculture Center 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21 Tickets: $5 *Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Gala Pal Theater; Wayne Ates, comedian 7 p.m. More...

Datebook

JCMS "Muffins for Moms" Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) invites all mothers, grandmothers and female role models to "Muffins for Moms" Monday, March 9. The JCMS PTO will supply refreshments beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the media center. More...

Births

Birth

Jaylee Alyse Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bennett of Millen proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylee Alyse, born Jan. 13, 2009 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. Jaylee weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 19 inches long. More...

Columns

Library News

This Wednesday, March 4, our story time is about sickness and doctors, and next Wednesday we will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the wearing of the green! We'll also be starting a fun coloring contest that will run through March 18. More...

Williams named School Superintendent

Interim School Superintendent Melissa Williams will officially head the local school system as Superintendent, effective March 1. Her employment was approved by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) during a called meeting Friday, Feb. 27. More...

BOE honors students

Recognition of students' achievements was a top priority at the Monday, Feb. 23, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) with Interim School Superintendent Melissa Williams commending students and their coaches/advisors. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News travels to North Georgia

The Millen News traveled to the North Georgia Mountains over Valentine's weekend with, from left, first row: Michael, Emma, Rhonda and Marisa Hendrix and Ronald Adams; second row: Jeff, Brittney, Breanna and Sherri Adams, Marie Adams, Amber W More...

Rotary holds speech contest

Millen Rotary Club's annual speech contest was held, Wednesday, Feb.29. Porshea Cooper was first place winner, Joanna Burke, second place, and Jessica Head, third place. More...

The Camellia Garden Club meets

The Camellia Garden Club recently enjoyed a most informative program on Magnolia Springs State Park, given by Connie Fitch. Fitch's biography proves that she is a very busy person. She has been at Magnolia Springs State Park more than 30 years. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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SPORTS AND STEROIDS

There was an editorial cartoon in a recent issue of USA Today I considered both pointed and profound. It was a drawing of a very large baseball player that covered the entire space, holding his bat, with the name Hank Aaron. More...

Obituaries

Geneva Sharpe, 79, of Millen died Feb. 24

Geneva Cochran Sharpe, 79, of Millen died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at Bethany Nursing Center. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 26, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Engagements

Miss Walker to wed Mr. Morey June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Walker of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Walker, to Joshua Timothy Morey, son of Mr. Joe Morey and Ms. Robin Morey of Thomson. More...

Williams, Powell to unite in marriage

Terry and Debbie Williams of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Williams, to Jonathan Alan Powell of Dublin, son of Dr. Robert and Nancy Cobb of Dublin and Eddie and Judy Powell of Millen. More...