July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local restaurants rank high on health inspections

Patrons of local restaurants can enjoy their meals without worries of serious violations involving food safety and cleanliness. More...

School News

JCHS Awards

Academic accomplishments of students at Jenkins County High School were recently recognized during the school's annual awards program. Shown is Wade Parker presenting the Statesboro Kiwanis Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to Becca Rich. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Well, the "dog days" of summer have arrived, the period between early July and early September. If you are from the south, you know what the "dog days" are - the hottest and most humid days of summer, but do you know where the term originated? More...

Editorials

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Georgia Family Council

EVADING INFIDELITY: SAFEGUARDS ARE A MUST TO PROTECT MARRIAGES IN TODAY'S SOCIETY

Marriage has had a bad couple of weeks. First we heard about Nevada Senator John Ensign's affair with a campaign staffer, who was also the wife of one of his legislative aides. More...

Memoriam

In loving memory of our son Jimmy Jones

Who passed away 7 years ago

God Saw you getting tired, he whispered come on home. We miss you, dear Jimmy, and we often cry alone On days our lives get filled with confusion and despair. More...

In loving memory of our daughter Arelia Denise Jones

Who departed this life 39 years ago

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, We would walk right up to Heaven to bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye, You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. More...

Obituaries

Horace Weathersby, 77, of Millen died July 1

Horace Henry Weathersby, Jr., Millen, 77, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. More...

Patrick Henry Johnston, 76, of Millen died July 1

Patrick Henry Johnston Jr., 76, Millen, entered into rest Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Millen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christy Bandy and Eddie Conway officiating. More...

Robert (Luke) Burke, 84, of Millen died July 5

Mr. Robert (Luke) Burke, 84, Millen, died Sunday, July 5, 2009. Funeral Services were held 2 p. m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Burke Memorial Garden in Waynesboro. More...

New laws went into effect July 1

The beginning of July saw a varied mix of new laws go into effect. While some are not high profile legislation, many could have deep impact. Georgia became the first state in the nation to have a law allowing the adoption of an embryo. More...

GHSGT to be given next week

The Georgia High School Graduation Re-test will be administered at Jenkins County High School 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17. Students should arrive at the school by 8:15 a.m. and bring sharpened pencils and a calculator. More...

Twenty-five students earn jobs with WIA program

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program has been able to place 25 students in different establishments within the Millen area. More...

Other Jenkins News

Ann Tucker is contestant in "Ms. Senior Jacksonville, Fla. Pageant"

Ann Brinson Tucker, daughter of the late Pete Brinson of Millen, was chosen as a contestant in the "Ms. More...

Fundraiser held for David Poythress

Lt. Gen. David Poythress, candidate for governor, and wife Elizabeth enjoy the food and hospitality at a recent fundraiser event in Millen, hosted by Byron Scogins. Over 50 persons attended the activity. (Photo contributed) More...

Lattimore celebrates birthday

Mary Frances Lattimore recently celebrated her birthday at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. (Photo contributed) More...

Letters

Letters policy

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

Weddings

Mr. & Mrs. Jones celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Friends and Family are invited to help Mr. & Mrs. C. J. (Laura) Jones of Millen celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the Jenkins County Ag Center on Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 3-6 p.m. More...

Births

Jada Jai Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Taylor, of Blairsville, announce the birth of their daughter Jada Jai Taylor June 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, delivered by Dr. Cox. The birth weight of the baby was 7 pounds and 1 ounce. Jada was 20 inches long. More...

Caden Cole Harrelson

Chris and Tiffany Harrelson announce the birth of their son, Caden Cole Harrelson. He is the grandson of Homer and Lynn Harrelson, Carolyn Allen and Quinney Williams. More...