April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday

Millen Better Hometown will sponsor an Easter "Eggs"travaganza 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at the ball fields by the old Edenfield's Feed and Seed. More...

School News

JCHS Eagles win one, lose two

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team came away from a three-game week with one win and two losses. The Eagles defeated Bryan County 14-6. More...

Lady Eagles track team finishes third

The Jenkins County Lady Eagles track team finished third in the track meet held at Swainsboro March 21. "It was an outstanding team performance for the Lady Eagles," said Coach Chuck Sanders. More...

Millen News goes to Brazil

The Millen News recently traveled to Campinas, Brazil with Jerry and Patsy Henry as they visited their son Brian. From left, are Jerry, Patsy and Brian Henry. (Photo contributed) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I am "grandma" again and couldn't be prouder. Our son Tyson and wife Lindsey welcomed their first child, Ty, into the world last Tuesday at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. The "little man" is a precious bundle of joy with a good set of lungs. More...

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Jon Burns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

This week proved to be another busy one for the House of Representatives. We voted on legislation that would provide property tax relief to our homeowners for a second time and sent a batch of bills to the Governor for his consideration. More...

J.B. Powell

SENATE RENEWS CALL FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION

As the debate continued this week over the future of transportation funding in Georgia, the Senate held its ground on the position that a regional solution paid for by dollars raised within those regions is the appropriate direction to take. More...

School system to receive Recovery Act funding

Congressman John Barrow announced last week that the Jenkins County school system would receive approximately $976,000 in emergency education funding, $463,000 for Title I programs and $363,000 for IDEA programs. More...

More money for wage earners

Local wage earners should have seen an increase in their take home pay as of April 1, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Congress enacted and President Barack Obama signed into law in February. More...

Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars

Each year the University of Georgia, in conjunction with the State Department of Education, recognize Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars across the state of Georgia in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the first three ye More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen Woman's Club

The Millen Woman's Club held its monthly meeting in the Education Building of the Jenkins County Hospital. As members arrived, refreshments were served by Emily Dickey and Marie Busby. The meeting was called to order by club president Anette Head. More...

Bragg earns national recognition

Linda F. Bragg, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to the Modern Woodmen 2009 President's Club. More...

Red Cross DAT team raises $1,120

The Jenkins County Red Cross DAT team, under the leadership of Glenn Campbell, has raised $1.120 to help with local disaster relief. The HEROES Campaign is a grass roots campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for disaster relief. More...

Church News

Church News

Easter sunrise services at Big Buckhead Easter sunrise services will be held 7 a.m. Sunday, April 12, at Big Buckhead Baptist Church, Perkins. The Rev. David Wheeler, pastor of Millen Baptist Church, will bring the message. More...

Datebook

Datebook

4th Annual V.H.A. Southeast Shoot-off The 4th annual V.H.A. Southeast Shoot-off, hosted by the Ogeechee River Varmint Hunters Club, will be held Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...