June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

SCV #2102 to dedicate marker

Buckhead-Fort Lawton Camp of the sons of the Confederate Veterans will hold a dedication ceremony for it's recently installed commemorative marker at the UDC monument 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28. More...

Junior Boys place second in Lyons baseball tournament

The Jenkins County (JC) Recreation Department was well represented May 30 in the 47th annual Lyons Junior Boys Baseball Tournament where the 13-14 year-old brought home the second place trophy. More...

School News

Honor grads recognized

Jenkins County High School honor graduates recognized by the Jenkins County Retired Teachers Association are, above, from left, first row: Breonna Smart, Amanda Godbee, Becca Rich, Sheila Boone-Valedictorian, Melissa White, Brittany Johnson and Sha-N More...

Middle school releases honor roll list

Nichole Moulton, principal, and the faculty and staff of Jenkins County Middle School congratulate the following students for their academic achievement for the 2008-2009 school year. To make Principal's List, the student must have all A's. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Helen Boone of Millen received word last week that her son, Ronnie Perryman, was wounded in Afghanistan. Ronnie serves with the Charlie Troop, 108th Calvary Division, 4th Platoon. He was hit by shrapnel from an explosion. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

LOCALS MUST SUPPORT MAGNOLIA SPRINGS STATE PARK

Georgia is blessed with natural treasures. More...

Weddings

Daileys celebrate 55 years

Mr. Lewis (Pete) Dailey and Mrs. Louise Whitehead Dailey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 26, 2009. They will be honored at a reception from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Family Life Center at Oak Hill Baptist Church. More...

Miss Morris to wed Mr. Finch

Bob and Tonia Denman of Adel and Donna Johnson of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Lyvohn Morris of Perkins, to Bobby G. Finch Jr. of Perkins. More...

Miss Flakes to wed Mr. Chance

Sherry and Huey Mallard of Girard, Tony and Janice Flakes of Millen and the late Tim Wall announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Flakes of Sardis, to Randy Chance Jr., son of Micky and Billy Oglesby and Randy Chance Sr., all of Sardis. More...

Cavalier to be bought by SE Homes, Inc.

Cavalier Homes, Inc. announced Friday, June 15, that it had agreed to be bought by Southern Energy (SE) Homes, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Clayton Homes. More...

Unemployment rate declines

A slight glimmer of hope has begun to shine through in the local job market as the county's unemployment rate dropped February through April. More...

More than $3M available through Recovery Zone Bonds

Congressman John Barrow announced this week that the U.S. Treasury Department has made $25 billion in bond authority available under the Recovery Zone Bonds program. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News travels to the southwest

The Millen News recently traveled to San Diego and the Southwestern United States with, from left, Bonnie Wiggins, Alicia Hood and Judy Garvin. (Photo contributed) More...

JCHS Awards

Jenkins County High School held its annual awards program May 21 in the new gymnatorium. From left, Molly Edenfield accepts the Annie Lane Sharpe Scholarship for $1,000 from David Rose. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) More...

JCHS Athletic Banquet

The Jenkins County Booster Club honored student athletes at Jenkins County High School during the Spring Athletic Banquet. More...

Church News

Church News

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church to hold revival June 17-19 Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, through Friday, June 19. The guest speaker will be the Rev. George Strobridge of Swainsboro. More...

Datebook

Fundraiser for David Poythress to be held June 20

A fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gen. David Poythress, will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the residence of Byron Scoggins, 3370 Parker Estates Dr., Millen. More...

Jenkins County Recreation Department announces summer programs

The Jenkins County Recreation Department will hold "Movie Day" 2 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer months. Local youth, ages 6-12 years, are invited to watch a PG-rated movie in the recreation gymnasium. The cost is $3 per person. More...

John Barrow to sponsor grant workshops

Congressman John Barrow will sponsor three grant workshops this week. The workshops are free and open to the public. Rep. Barrow's grants coordinator will share information on conducting a thorough grant search and tips for writing grants. More...

Obituaries

Betty Williams Glover, died Friday, June 12

Ms. Betty Williams Glover, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Frances Williams, entered eternal rest Friday, June 12, 2009. Services will be 11:30a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Zion Baptist Church, with Pastor P.M. Broomfield officiating. More...

Charles Echols, 72, of Thomson died June 11

Charles Echols, 72 of Hillcrest Drive Thomson entered into rest June 11, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia . He was the beloved husband of Linda Chandler Echols. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Tony W. Lane Sr., 65, of Florida died May 22

Mr. Tony W. Lane Sr., 65, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. entered eternal rest on Friday, May 22, 2009. Services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Lane Grove Baptist Church, Millen, with the Reverend David Reese officiating. More...