April 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City-wide yard sale to be held May 2

Millen Better Hometown will sponsor a city-wide yard sale Saturday, May 2. The sponsor will advertise and promote the sale, prepare maps to distribute of yard sale locations and mark locations with balloons on the day of the sale. More...

Ribbon cutting held for L&T Discounts

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for L & T Discounts, Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

JCHS senior named recipient of Walter Harrison Scholarship

Graduating high school senior Lindsey Caitlin Hall has been awarded the 2009 Walter Harrison Scholarship by Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). More...

JCES Principal's List and Honor Roll

Jim Jarvis, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal's List and Honor Roll for the third nine weeks. To be eligible for the Principal's List, students must earn an A for all grades for the grading period. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

"Chatter" is short this week as I have been out of the office the past week due to the illness of my husband. Thankfully, Wayne is now out of the hospital and recovering at home. And I am back on the job! More...

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NEWSPAPERS AND A MORNING CUP OF COFFEE

Jim Hite

While it has been several weeks since I last had the opportunity to write, the hiatus was for a good cause. It was far more important that limited space be used for the weekly reports from Rep. Jon Burns and Sen. J. B. More...

Datebook

39'ers to meet April 20

The 39'ers will meet noon Monday, April 20, at the Millen Community House. Leroy and Ann Clayton will provide a musical program. All members are encouraged to attend. More...

Augusta State University to present program April 18

The Augusta State University Conservatory Program will present "A Jazz Concert and Jazzy Birthday Celebration" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Admission is free. More...

"Ride 4 Christ" celebration to be held 9 a.m. May 2

Green Fork Baptist Church youth will sponsor a "Ride 4 Christ" horseback riding event 9 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. The cost is $20 per rider and includes lunch and entertainment at noon. Register by April 25 for lunch. More...

Births

Nicholas Wayne Detwiler

Wayne Detwiler Jr. and Hope Woolley of Millen announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Wayne, born Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 12:14 p.m. at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20½ inches long. More...

Millen man shot at local club

Tyrone Jeff, 21, of First Avenue, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the April 4 shooting of another Millen man at "Williams Road Club" in south Jenkins County. More...

Jenkins receives Emergency Food, Shelter funds

Congressman John Barrow announced this week that Jenkins County has been awarded approximately $4,951 by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). More...

The Satellite Man opens in Millen

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Satellite Man, located in the Edenfield Feed and Seed building, 709 U.S. Highway 25 North. More...

Other Jenkins News

DAT teams 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...

Dr. Johnson opens office here

Dr. Kenneth Johnson, an ort hopedic surgeon with East Georgia Ort hopedic Center, will begin seeing patients in Millen on Tuesday af- ternoons beginning Tuesday, April 21, at 960 College Avenue. Dr. Johnson is a native of Massachusetts. More...

Millen News goes to Kentucky

The Millen News traveled during the week of spring break to Lexington, Ky. with Lindsey Hall and Hunter Bolton to visit their brother, Dustin Hall. (Photo contrib- More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Most of us have served or have had family members or close friends who served this country in battle. Many of those battles were fought to protect Europe. Those men who died on the beaches of Normandy were there to liberate France. More...

Church News

Welcome Baptist Church to hold Spring Revival

Welcome Baptist Church is holding Spring Revival services 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 17. The guest speaker for the week is the Rev. Daniel Ramsey, pastor of Cedar Grove and Smith Grove Baptist of Columbia County. More...

Needful Baptist to hold Spring Revival services and 143rd Church Anniversary

Needful Baptist Church will hold Spring Revival services 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, through Friday, May 1.The guest speaker will be the Rev. P. M. Broomfield of Zion Baptist Church. More...

Faith Walk Deliverance Center to hold Family and Friends service

Faith Walk Deliverance Center, 802 Old Perkins Rd., will hold a Family and Friends service 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Prophet Reggie Scott will be the guest speaker. Pastor Robert Reese and congregation invite the public to attend. More...

Weddings

Miss Parrish to wed Mr. Good this May

Michael and Carolyn Bragg of Sylvania and Walter Parrish of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeni Amanda Parrish of Sylvania, to Michael William-Thomas Good of Girard, son of Terry and Melba Good of North Augusta, S.C. More...

Columns

GeorgiaCares

GeorgiaCares warns seniors of scams

As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again - including the resurfacing of the "Grandma Scam." Older adults across the state need to be aware as many scam artists often target seniors. More...