June 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kidnapping suspect caught in Jenkins County

A Screven County man wanted by Burke County law enforcement for kidnapping and a variety of other charges was apprehended in Jenkins County Tuesday, May 26. More...

Other Jenkins News

Volunteer firefighters get new gear

The North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department (NJCVFD) firefighters recently accepted delivery of new protective clothing that was made available through a FEMA/ Homeland Security Grant. More...

JCHS girls compete at region, state track meets

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) was well represented at the girls Region and State track meet. As a team, the girls finished in 4th in Region and 14th in State. "This was a great accomplishment," commented coach Chuck Sanders. More...

Millen News on parade

From left, Mary Pat McTeer, Mary Sue Newton and Brenda Hood pose with The Millen News and the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable in Charleston, S.C. on Memorial Day weekend during the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival. More...

Obituaries

Emory Grady Lane Jr., 72, died May 31

Emory Grady Lane Jr., 72, died Sunday, May 31, 2009. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. More...

George Williams, 73, died May 22 in Augusta

Mr. George Franklin Williams, age 73, died Friday evening, May 22, 2009 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Long Branch Church of God with the Rev. B.G. More...

"Benjie" Thompson, 40, died May 23 in Florida

Mr. Claude Benjamin "Benjie" Thompson, age 40, died Saturday morning, May 23, 2009 at the McGraw Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Statesboro First Baptist Church with Dr. More...

Hospital upgrades Radiology Department

The Radiology Department at Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) has been upgraded, thanks to a $266,000 HRSA federal grant. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, May 27, JCH Chief Executive Officer/ Administrator Pete Mills Jr. More...

MPD arrests two on drug charges

A fight at Edenfield Apartments on Toole Court Friday, May 22, led to the arrests of two local men on drug charges. Arrested were Jeffery Vaughn, 24, of Hart Avenue, and Jerome Swan, 28, of 3686 West Old Savannah Road. More...

Memorial Day service draws large crowd

A large crowd gathered Memorial Day on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As school gets out for the summer, I am again reminded of just how "short" our summers seem to be now. June barely gets started before September arrives. I don't recall it being that way when I was younger. And, it is not just the summers. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Thank you so much to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2776 for all they did to make it the best Memorial Day we've ever had! It loosened my tear glands, which doesn't often happen. More...

Church News

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to hold 14th Pastoral Anniversary

The 14th Pastoral Anniversary for the Rev. and Sister Jerome Herrington will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, with the Rev. C.L. Anderson of Hinesville as the guest speaker. Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School. More...

Gordon Grove Baptist Church to hold programs

Gordon Grove Baptist Church will hold the third anniversary of its youth choir 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The guest choir will be the Voices of Zion of Rocky Ford Baptist Church. More...

Datebook

DAR to hold Centennial Observance of Monument

The Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold a Centennial Observance of the unveiling of the Wayside Home Chapter No. 1030 Confederate Monument 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Summer Lunch program begins June 8

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces that the Jenkins County School Food Service Summer Lunch program will be held at the Jenkins County Middle/High school cafeteria June 8-June 30. More...

Columnist, Millen native to be at library

Millen native Rick Badie wants to talk to local residents about life in small-town America. More...