July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Two of three schools meet AYP

Two of Jenkins County's three schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2008-2009 school term. More...

Stimulus funds discussed by commissioners

How to get stimulus funds available through the Work Force Investment Act was a topic of discussion at the June 16 meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

School News

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 re- quired to comply with a new dress code. More...

JCHS Awards

Molly Edenfield accepts the U.S. Army Scholar Athlete award from Sgt. Hill. Sgt. Pierce is shown at the podium. The award was presented during Jenkins County High School's recent academic awards program. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have some essays written by Linda Jenkins' fifth grade class on "My Hometown." Due to space limitations, I have been unable to get them in the newspaper. So, I am going to use some excerpts from each in this column. More...

Editorials

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Georgia Family Council

TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

For years, I have spoken and written, including here in this column, about the destructive and most often visible effects of divorce on children. More...

Farm & Home

AgLine: Tomato Gardening

Growing and producing a tomato in a garden seems like a very hard task these days. Growing up, my granddaddy used to make tomatoes hand over fist. More...

Obituaries

Sara Mixon Cook, 67, of Millen died July 13

Sara Mixon Cook, 67, of Millen died Monday, July 13, 2009. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Millen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christy Bandy officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Eunice Alma Edenfield Williams died July 16

Eunice Alma Edenfield Williams, 85, died Thursday, July 16, 2009. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the West Millen Baptist Church with Revs. Ray Freeman and Perry Hearn officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Helen Markovcic Mixon, 81, of Millen died July 19

Helen Markovcic Mixon, 81, of Millen, entered into rest Sunday, July 19, 2009 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Facility in Statesboro. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. More...

Hundreds have unclaimed property

Many Millen and Jenkins County residents are probably unaware that they may have property or money just waiting to be claimed. More...

Schools to hold open house, new student registration

All Jenkins County schools will open their doors to students, parents and the community 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 31, for Open House. More...

Augusta man charged in burglary of local store

In a joint investigation of the Millen Police Department and the Jenkins County Sheriff's Office, Arlow Arki Durham, 26, of Travis Pine Drive, Augusta, was charged with the Thursday, July 16, burglary of the Family Dollar Store. More...

Other Jenkins News

Rep. John Barrow offers health care survey

As the debate over health care reform begins, Congressman John Barrow is talking to folks on all sides of the issue to come up with the best possible solution to this enormous problem. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. More...

Play Ball!

The Millen News traveled with members of the East Georgia Tigers baseball team, from left, Tyler Taylor, Dee Brown, Coach Adam Lane, Juan Vasquez and Gresham Conway to Pensacola, Fla. More...

Church News

Church News

Bethel A.M.E. to hold School Inspiration Weekend The Rev. James C. Jones, pastor, and Bethel A.M.E. Church family announce their first annual Back to School Inspiration Weekend to be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Library Board to meet July 23 The Screven-Jenkins Regional Library Board will be meeting 4 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Jenkins County Memorial Library. The public is invited to attend. Calling all fishermen! More...

Weddings

Johnson, Baughman unite in marriage

Together with their parents, Pamela Johnson and Benjamin Baughman would like to announce their recent wedding, a private ceremony that took place on July 4, 2009, at the Overlook Inn on Fort Mountain near Chatsworth, Georgia. Mrs. More...