June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Oglesby, deputy complete training

Last week, during the seventh week of Basic Mandate Training, Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby and Deputy Wesley Aaron traveled with the class to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, for Emergency Vehicle Operations Co More...

School News

Millen native graduates from Spelman

Millen native Annica Velencia Sherrod Anthony graduated from Spelman College on May 17, with a bachelor of arts in Sociology. Annica is the daughter of Bobby and Cleo Anthony. (Photo contributed) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

"Kudos" to all involved in last Saturday's Anthrax Exercise. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

CONTROVERSY BREWS OVER FOOTBALL UNIVERSITY

An interesting news article came to my attention some time ago that may be worth a comment. We're all aware of the various summer camps available to youngsters, from church to art to athletics. But here's a twist. More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Datebook

Datebook

39'ers to meet June 15 The 39'ers will meet noon Monday, June 15, at the Millen Community House. A covered dish lunch will be served. More...

Weddings

Miss Herrmann marries Mr. Anderson

Haley Celeste Herrmann and William Garrett Anderson were united in marriage at 6 p.m. June 7, 2008. The double ring, candlelit ceremony was held at Wades Baptist Church in Cooperville with the Rev. James Cox and the Rev. Dan Joyner officiating. More...

Engagements

Williams, Powell to wed

Final plans have been announced for the wedding of Ashley Lynn Williams and Jonathan Alan Powell. The ceremony will take place 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the home of the bride at 899 Charlie Jones Road. More...

BOE: No tax increase

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE), at a special called meeting Monday, June 8, unanimously approved its FY10 tentative budget in the amount of $11,256,419. More...

Cost for firearm license increases

Jenkins County residents who may be thinking of purchasing a Firearm License or who will soon need to renew their license can save a little money if they do so before July 1. More...

Preservation group recognized by state

On June 3, Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park was recognized as a Chapter Friends Organization by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Inc. (Friends) Board of Directors. More...

Local leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development (GAED) announced that Mandy Underwood and Julie Chance of the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center took part in the 2009 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

Other Jenkins News

Paulk Retires from Jenkins school system

After 30 years of teaching in the Jenkins County school system, Mr. J.C. Paulk will retire at the end of the 2008- 2009 school term. Mr. More...

JCHS Class of '63 honors their alma mater

Saturday, May 16, five members of the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Class of '63 met at the JCHS gymnatorium on North Street to officially present their gift of a beginning landscaping project approximating $1,300 and a memorial plaque to their More...

Millen News goes to Africa

The Millen News traveled with Danielle Elmore and Blake Gay on May 10 to Africa. (Photo contributed) More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church to hold 124th church anniversary First Baptist Church invites the public to attend their 124th church anniversary 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 14. Dinner will be served. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

June Weaver Moore Sunrise: 6-12-53 Sunset: 12-16-08 When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on." "Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping, We'll meet again someday. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Billy Way Sr., of Perkins died May 31

Mr. Billy Way Sr., a resident of Perkins, died Sunday, May 31, 2009. He was 77 years old. The memorial service was held 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in the chapel of The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta. The Rev. More...

Gary Edwin Cates Sr., 72, died June 3

Gary Edwin Cates Sr., 72, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at the Dry Branch Baptist Cemetery with the Revs. Brad Boynton, Roy Cates and David Wheeler officiating. Mr. More...