April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City upgrades waste water treatment facility

Anticipation of future needs prompted the City of Millen to begin planning 16 years ago for upgrades to its current waste water treatment facility. More...

School News

JCES Top AR students for the third nine weeks

Jenkins County Elementary School rewards students who, through the Accelerated Reading Program (AR), excel at reading. More...

Champions reunite

The 1999 Region 4A Baseball Champs got together for a reunion April 3. More...

Students urged not to drink and drive

The day didn't start out like any other for Jenkins County High School (JCHS) students April 16, as they witnessed a mock car crash and heard speakers with a tragic story to tell. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I was in Millen for Easter and wanted to let you know that the improvements Paula Herrington at the chamber, Mayor King Rocker and the team have been implementing in hopes of attracting business to Millen are noticeable. More...

School systems have until May 15 to offer teacher contracts

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed House Bill 455 into law. The law gives school systems across the state an extra month to offer teacher contracts for next school year. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Spring Green-up Problems

Warm-season turf grasses such as Bermuda, centipede, zoysia and St. Augustine suffer some common problems with springtime green-up. Here are problems we see most often. More...

Obituaries

James F. (Jeff) Parker, 47, died April 16

James Freeman (Jeff) Parker, 47, died Thursday, April 16, 2009. Graveside services were held 4 p. m. Friday, April 17, at the Millen Cemetery. Friends and family gathered following the service at the home of Ralph and Donna Chance. More...

Ellis Joel Daniel, formerly of Millen died April 18

Ellis Joel Daniel, formerly of Millen, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2009. He was born Nov 4, 1907 in Millen. Services for Mr. Daniel were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Millen Baptist Church. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Suejette Turner Cowart, 92, died April 16

Mrs. Suejette Turner Cowart, age 92, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center following a long and happy life. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. More...

JCHS athlete signs with Middle Georgia

Tashe McClain signed her national letter of intent to play college basketball on Tuesday, April 14, with Middle Georgia College in Cochran. "Tashe is such a great kid," Head Basketball Coach Randy Cooper said. More...

4-H'ERS SERVE AT STATE CAPITOL

Jenkins County 4-H'ers recently served as pages for Sen. J.B. Powell and Rep. John Burns at the State Capitol. Pages are responsible for delivering messages and helping where needed on the Senate and House floors. Above, from left, are Lt. Gov. More...

Other Jenkins News

Officials pass bill to restructure DHR

The Georgia General Assembly recently passed a bill overhauling a state agency that affects local residents. More...

JCES Prekindergarten registration is April 29

Jenkins County Elementary School Prekindergarten registration for the 2009-2010 school year will be held 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Children must be four years old on or before Sept. More...

Math, science teachers to earn more pay

A bill passed in the General Assembly last week means more money for some math and science teachers. HB 280 starts new fully-certified high school math and sci- ence teachers at the same salary as fifth year teachers. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

My "late" words of thanks to whomever was responsible for repairing the pothole under the red light at the intersection of Winthrope Avenue and U.S. Highway 25. It was just about impossible to miss it if you were making a left turn off Winthrope. More...

Editorials

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Library News

Have you ever seen a real African dance? Join us Saturday, May 2, at 11 am and learn how to do it yourself! More...

Church News

Needful Baptist to hold revival services

Needful Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, through Friday, May 1. The church will observe its 143rd anniversary Sunday, May 3. The public is invited to attend these services. More...

Lane Grove Baptist services announced

Lane Grove Baptist Church will hold its 133rd church anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, May 3. The Rev. Robert Owens, pastor, will bring the message. The church will hold its annual youth revival 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, through Friday, May 1. More...

Kelsey Baptist Church to hold Family and Friends Day

Kelsey Baptist Church, Hiltonia Road, will hold a Family and Friends celebration 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Glenn Wiggins, pastor of Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church. Pastor Albert L. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

The "Happenings" have come fast, and they are exciting. Mrs. Linnie Frawley was crowned Ms. Syl-View 2009, and she has been selected as a semifinalist to take part in the Ms. Georgia Nursing Home Pageant at Stone Mountain May 2. Mrs. More...