July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City sets lot fees

For Millen, Westside cemeteries

Citizens desiring to bury their loved ones in the Millen Cemetery or Westside Cemetery, who have not already purchased plots, will have to pay new lot fees. During its June meeting, Millen City Council established new fees for both cemeteries. More...

Registrars sworn in

Jenkins County Registrars were recently sworn in by Judge William E. Woodrum Jr., Chief Judge, Superior Court, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. More...

School News

JCHS Awards

Charlotte Davis accepts the $500 Danielle Dieteman Scholarship from Josh Fleming during Jenkins County High School's recent academic awards program. The scholarship was sponsored by the FFA club. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) More...

JCMS announces school supply lists

In an effort to assist parents in preparing for the start of the school year, Jenkins County Middle School announces the supply lists for each grade level. Sixth grade students should have two 1 in. 3-ring binders, one 1½ in. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have received some information from Jim Hite that may be of interest to local citizens. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

IGNORANT CITIZENS

A very interesting column came to my attention over the Fourth of July weekend entitled "Ignorant citizens." A group of Arizona high school students were recently surveyed on their knowledge of U.S. More...

Datebook

Datebook

39'ers to meet The 39'ers will meet noon Monday, July 20, at the Millen Community House. A covered dish lunch will be served. All members are encouraged to attend. More...

Births

Kelsey Leigh Amerson

C.J. Amerson and Tara Moore proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kelsey Leigh Amerson, June 24, 2009. The infant weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20¾ inches long. Grandparents are Ollie Moore Jr., Karla Gay, Rebun Jr. More...

BOE approves budget with no tax increase

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) approved during its regular June meeting the 2009-2010 budget in the amount of $11,256,419. More...

Schools to enforce new dress code

Students returning to school Aug. 3 at Jenkins County Middle School and Jenkins County High School should be aware that they will be required to comply with a new dress code. More...

Grand Jury indicts 15

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in June and handed down the following indictments and accusations. • Derrick Anthony Williams, escape. • Leroy Mozee Jr., aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. More...

Other Jenkins News

Commissioners discuss courthouse renovations

Jenkins County Courthouse renovations were the main topic of discussion at a called meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners held Tuesday, June 16, prior to the regular meeting. More...

Millen News goes to Key West

The Millen News recently traveled to Key West, Fla. with the Linder and Head families on board the Carnival Fascination. More...

People in the News

Cauley rededicates Wayside Home Memorial Boulder

After the recent rededication of the Wayside Home Confederate Monument, Margaret Jones Chapter No. 27 President Mrs. Thomas Cauley, right, rededicated the Wayside Home Memorial Boulder on the Courthouse Square. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Jenkins County observed another successful Patriotic Celebration on Saturday night, July 3rd. More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Hill Baptist Church to hold revival services Oak Hill Baptist Church will hold revival services Sunday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22. Sunday services will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Robert D. Sipes, 85, of Florida died July 8

Robert D. Sipes, 85, of Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Sipes, Chief Master Sergeant U.S.A.F. Ret., was a Vietnam veteran with 28 years of military service. More...

John Herrington, Sr., 80, of Perkins died July 11

Mr. John Thomas Herrington Sr., 80, of Perkins, entered into rest Saturday, July 11, 2009. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Green Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Freeman and Jeff Gibson officiating. More...