June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

VFW earns All State award

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2776 was presented the All State Commanders Award recently at the organization's annual convention held in Macon. More...

Commissioners help fund pool repairs at Magnolia Springs

Needed repairs for the pool at Magnolia Springs State Park are being funded jointly by the Jenkins County Commissioners, City of Millen and Jenkins County Development Authority. More...

School News

Moores graduate Saint Leo University

Kaylene Sherrod-Moore and Brittanee LaTyia Moore, both of McDonough, graduated from Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida, June 6. Kaylene received a bachelor of art in Business Administration (Management). More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Work began last week on the Cotton Avenue TE grant project. It has been a long time in the making, and I am sure everyone connected with it is delighted to finally see something happening. More...

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Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scarboro Baptist Church WMU for their donations and the VFW #2776 for helping me send two large boxes of food stuffs and hygienic items donated by the WMU, postage paid by the VFW, t More...

Datebook

Datebook

D.T. Wilson family reunion cancelled The D.T. Wilson family reunion has been cancelled. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the South Jenkins District 6 Volunteer Fire Department for sponsoring a fundraiser for Mark Lane and to the public who supported their efforts. More...

Obituaries

Doris Herrington Saxon, 81, of Millen died June 15

Mrs. Doris Herrington Saxon, age 81, of Millen, died Monday, June 15, 2009 at Syl-View nursing home in Sylvania. Funeral Services were 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Dry Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Joseph Edward Moore died June 21 in Aiken

Joseph Edward Moore, son of the late Greene Franklin and Estella Jackson Moore, entered eternal rest Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Aiken Regional Medical Center - Aiken, SC. More...

Jenkins reaches Certified Work Ready Community status

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Patriotic celebration to be held July 3rd

Jenkins County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show Friday, July 3, in celebration of the nation's birthday. The event will take place 7:30 p.m. at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. More...

Funnel cloud spotted

This "funnel cloud" was photographed by a West Old Savannah Road resident during a severe thunderstorm last week that caused damage in southern Jenkins County. More...

Other Jenkins News

Seniors exercise with new bikes

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) helped the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center purchase two recumbent exercise bikes through the Operation Round Up grant so seniors can remain active. More...

BI-LO donates books

The local BI-LO store recently donated 135 books to the Jenkins County Memorial Library. Shown during the presentation are Wilma Gainey, library branch manager, and Buddy Saxon, BI-LO store manager. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Thursday, June 4 • A Belt Avenue resident reported that someone known to her had stolen a Playstation 3 from the residence when she was not at home. More...

Church News

Church News

New Hurricane Branch to hold revival services New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will hold revival service 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, through Friday, July 3. The guest minister will be the Rev. Frank Bedford. More...

Weddings

Miss Anderson to marry Mr. Lanier June 27

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Lannie L. Lanier, all of Portal, announce the engagement of their children, Jamie Speer Anderson and Joshua Lovett Lanier. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.L. More...

Couple to wed

Together with their families, Ana Marie Wommack and Kasey Wayne Fountain announce their engagement. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in a private ceremony on St. Simons Island. More...

Births

Tyson Wayne Bennett Jr.

Tyson and Lindsey Bennett of Millen proudly announce the birth of their son, Tyson Wayne Bennett Jr., at 4:15 p.m. on March 31, 2009 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Ty weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21½ inches long. More...