March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber 'Gala' is Thursday

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Gala" 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the old Pal Theatre on Cotton Avenue. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the chamber office or from any chamber director. More...

Grandparents, students dine together

Jenkins County Elementary School celebrated Grandparents' Day recently by allowing students to invite their grandparents to have breakfast with them. More...

School News

Eagles win two on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team won two games last week. The Eagles defeated Savannah Country Day 16-5 and Claxton 8-7. More...

EBA releases honor roll list for third nine weeks

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks: Seventh grade: A+: Lane Christian, Abby Taylor Harrison, Jonathan Reeves and Katelyn Reeves A: Haley Chandler, Will Dasher, Caroline Graham, Cody McTeer, Ben Murray, More...

JCHS competes in Region 6 GCSA

The 2009 Region 6 Georgia Career Student Association (GCSA) Competition (formerly VOCA) was held at Washington County High School in Sandersville, Friday, Feb. 13. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The announcement this week by the City of Millen that bids are being accepted for the Cotton Avenue TE-grant project is good news. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, First, I want to say that I appreciate Mr. Roundtree's letter about his proud heritage and perhaps that would have been a good article for you to write as a human-interest story. More...

Church News

Church News

Millen New Testament Church Millen New Testament Church will present its "Women of the Bible" service 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, with remarks by Pastor Young. Other participants on the program will be: Prayer - Pastor Alice Davis; Welcome - Sis. More...

Memoriam

Jeremy Allan Hendley

Feb 1, 1984 - March 24, 2004

If We Could Bring You Back Again If we could bring you back again, For one more hour or day, We'd express all our unspoken love; We'd have countless things to say. More...

In loving memory of Tom Heath

Who departed this life 31 years ago, March 12, 1978

My Daddy Your eyes I see no more But my heart holds your smile. I hear the angels' fluttered wings, And I know you're here With me for a while. My arms cannot touch you, But my reach is sent up above. More...

Obituaries

John William Lucas of Millen died March 11

John William Lucas of Millen passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from complications due to injuries suffered in an auto accident on Nov. 12, 2008. John's friend and companion of many years, Fritz Schmidt, died Dec. More...

Annie Morrison Sweet, 76, died March 16

Annie Marie Morrison Sweet, 76, died Monday, March 16, 2009. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Davis Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Sweet was born June 6, 1932 in McKinney, Texas, daughter of the late Chester A. More...

Hosley B. Harris, 79, died March 18 in Dublin

Mr. Hosley B. Harris, 79, entered eternal rest Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin. Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church - Millen. More...

TE-grant project goes to bidding

After five years of planning and delays, Cotton Avenue may soon get a "facelift." The City of Millen announced this week that it is accepting bids for the Cotton Avenue TE-grant project. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. More...

County votes in favor of ESPLOST

The county's current 7- cents sales tax will remain unchanged. Local voters approved a referendum to renew for another 5-year period the current 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) in the March 17 Special Election. More...

Foot race leads to drug arrest

Sunday, March 15, deputies of the Jenkins County Sheriff's Office responded to back-up Millen Police Department officers after a reported robbery at the Enmark Service Station, U.S. Highway 25. More...

Board of Commissioners discuss airport improvements

Improving communications between the Jenkins County Commissioners and the Airport Committee which they previously appointed was a priority at the Tuesday, March 17, meeting of the commissioners. More...

Other Jenkins News

NJCVFD recognizes two for rescue in house fire

The North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department (NJCVFD) held its sixth annual membership meeting recently. More...

Rizzo, McMillan win Super Eagle Day 5K

Chris Rizzo and Kimberly McMillan were the overall winners in the Super Eagle Day 5K on March 14.Rizzo made the trip from Augusta and covered the 3.1 mile course in 18:14. More...

FFA to hold spring plant sale Monday

The Jenkins County High School FFA club will hold its spring plant sale 9 a.m. Monday, March 30. Plants for sale will include Boston ferns, Geraniums, Lantana, Coleus, Verbena, Petunias, Impatiens, Begonias, Marigolds and Vinca. More...

Editorials

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SENATE APPROVES FUNDING SYSTEM FOR TRAUMA CARE

The state Senate voted overwhelmingly March 10 to approve a proposal that would provide a dedicated revenue source for the Georgia Trauma Trust Fund to expand and enhance trauma care in our state. More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

This legislative week ended with Cross-Over Day on Thursday, legislative day number 30, which is one of the longest days of the session. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Jenkins County Athletic Boosters to hold Boston butt sale The Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club will hold a Boston butt sale Friday, April 10, at West Millen Baptist Church. Pick up time is 3 p.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank you

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the "Neighborhood Watch" on West Old Savannah Road for looking out for my property at the Ogeechee River on Guinea Ridge Road. More...