March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rural Development contributes to Entrepreneur Park

A ceremonial check for $99,000 was presented Wednesday, March 4, to Mabel C. Jenkins, chairman of the Jenkins County Development Authority, by Donnie D. More...

School News

Eagles get off to rough start on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team has lost the first three games of their season. The Eagles lost two games to Screven County Feb. 24. The Eagles fell 9-7 in the first game. More...

School system celebrates School Board Appreciation Week

The Jenkins County school system is joining a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 9-13 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. More...

Cheerleading clinic

Shown are, from left: Hannah Johnston (non-participant) with Shelby Burke, Abby Whitt, Shae Burke and Madison Allen, who attended the University of Georgia Cheerleading Clinic on Feb. 21. More...

Editorials

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

As the sixth week (24th legislative day) of Georgia's legislative session wraps up, many necessary items on the agenda were accomplished. The Georgia House passed out the mid-year budget, which was a sigh of relief for some. More...

Obituaries

Wilma Lee M. Wilson died March 3 in Sylvania

Wilma Lee McMillan Wilson died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Screven County Hospital in Sylvania. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the chapel of Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home with Dr. Maurice Crowder officiating. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

There was a sweet spirit of love as the residents enjoyed the "Fun Night." Mitch Durden, the greatnephew of Doris Lawson, danced and entertained the large group of residents and volunteers. More...

Sheriff's Corner

During the past few weeks, Jenkins and neighboring counties have been experiencing an increase in theft related crimes. Items stolen include lawnmowers, tillers, 4-wheelers, go-carts and bicycles. More...

Library News

Bring the little ones in on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and they'll be able to listen to fun stories and do a special craft in our magical story time! Wear green!! Funky Hat Day is Friday, March 13. Let us see your craziest hat. More...

Election to be held March 17 to vote for ESPLOST

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

United Way contributes to local organizations

MINI GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) recently announced that Jenkins County Recreation Department, Project Safety, Millen Optimist Club, Kids' Estate, Millen Better Hometown, Jenkins County 4-H and Super Eagle Day have been awarded m More...

Super Eagle Day slated for March 14

Super Eagle Day will be held Saturday, March 14, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:15 a.m.; 5K Road Race at 9 a.m.; and the Awards Ceremony at 9:45 a.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Relief coming for people who receive Social Security, benefits

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which the president signed into law in February, provides for a one-time payment of $250 to people receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. More...

County commission requests city's help

Millen City Council heard an appeal from the Jenkins County Commissioners for consolidation of beautification efforts during the Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the group. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Saturday, Feb. 28 A criminal trespass was reported at The Cotton Gin. Officers discovered that the front door had been broken upon arrival. Nothing was found to be missing. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Changes are taking place at The Millen News. Beginning this week, I will be at the front desk. I wish Melodye Williams, our office manager, only the best as she moves on to what I know will be bigger and better things. More...

Church News

Church News

Council of Churches to meet The Jenkins County Council of Churches will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. This is a quarterly meeting for all members. More...

Datebook

Datebook

American Red Cross solicits donations to benefit Jenkins County disaster victims The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) requests that local residents contribute to a fund that will assist disaster victims in Jenkins County. More...

Engagements

Ellis, Williams to wed March 14

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Lannette Ellis and Eddie Williams. The outdoor ceremony will take place at the home of the bride's parents, 6307 Williams Road, Statesboro, at 6 p.m. on Saturday March 14. More...

Mr. Davis to marry Miss Wilson

Albert and Barbara Davis of Millen announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Bradley Phillip Davis, to Ruth Marie Wilson. Ruth is the daughter of William and Carol Wilson of Carrollton, Ohio. The wedding will be held 4 p.m. More...