March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand Jury hands down indictments

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court this month and handed down the following indictments and accusations. • David Lee Bostic, possession of cocaine. More...

Cong. Barrow announces Recovery Funding for Millen

Congressman John Barrow recently announced that the Millen Housing Authority and City of Millen are the first local recipients of the 2009 Recovery Act funding. More...

School News

JROTC named region champions

The Jenkins County High School War Eagle Drill Team and Color Guard continues to build a rich history of winning, capturing the Region Drill Championship for the second consecutive year. More...

JCHS Eagles baseball wins two

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles won two games last week. On March 6, the Eagles defeated Portal 8-5. More...

Lady Eagles finish fourth at track meet

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles track team finished fourth in the track meet held at Bryan Co. March 7. "It was an outstanding team performance for the Lady Eagles," said Coach Chuck Sanders. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I received a nice phone call from Bubba Rountree last week. It is always good to hear from former residents who still feel linked to their home community through contact with family, friends, More...

Datebook

Datebook

All Faith Deliverance Church All Faith Deliverance Church, 440 Wasden Street, announces that it will hold services 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The public is invited to attend. More...

Births

Birth

Brianna Carroll and John Walker, both of Millen, proudly announce the birth of their son, Kavin Hardeman Walker, born Jan. 26, 2009 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 ¼ inches long. More...

Columns

Library News

Come by the library and sign up to see one of the year's hottest movies, Twilight. Join Bella and Edward as they find romance and danger. This movie is rated PG-13, and a signed parental permission form will be required for those under 18. More...

County ranks No. 1 in unemployment

Figures recently released by the Georgia Department of Labor shows that Jenkins County's unemployment rate continues to rank in the top position statewide. For January, the 19.9 rating earned the county the number one position. More...

Chamber 'Gala' set for March 26

Tickets are now on sale for the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce's "Gala" to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Old Pal Theatre on Cotton Avenue. The cost is $10 per ticket. Dr. More...

County urges department heads to tighten budgets

"Sliding in under the wire," was the description Chairman James Henry gave the state of the county's budget in the Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

Other Jenkins News

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Sunday, March 8 • A James Street resident reported that an unknown offender took a car motor from his front yard. More...

Aloha!

The Millen News traveled to Hawaii Feb. 27-March 5 with Gary and Summer Melton of Washington. The couple is shown on the windy eastern shore of the island of Oahu. Summer is the daughter of Jim and Janie Waters of Perkins. More...

Garden Council observes Arbor Day

The Millen Garden Council observed Arbor Day by planting dogwood trees on the Jenkins County Hospital grounds March 2. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We would like to thank Deborah Bennett and The Millen News for responding to Bubba's request on Jan. 31 to have a photo taken of the demolition of the Edenfield Feed and Seed store. More...

Church News

Church News

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...

Obituaries

"R.J." Stapleton, 56, died March 6, after short illness

Our beloved Randy "R.J." Stapleton, age 56, left this earthly world on Friday, March 6, 2009 at Ogeechee Area Hospice following a short illness. More...

Engagements

Waters, Dyer to marry April 11

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Waters of Millen announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Corlene Waters of Blairsville to Craig Garland Dyer, son of Shirley Dyer and Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Dyer, all of Blairsville. More...