August 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States announced recently that Byron Scogins of Millen has achieved "All American" status as a post commander. More...

New hair salon cuts the ribbon

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for J.D.'s Hair Salon, located on Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

Local students attend conservation workshop

The 48th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 7- 11 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. More...

Local students graduate Georgia Southern

More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating class at Spring Commencement May 9. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As most of you know, I became a "grandma" twice earlier this year. Jaylee is now almost seven months old, and Ty just turned four months old. More...

Church News

Couple celebrates 25 years together

Sandy and Rudine Becton celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with members of the Millen Baptist Church and Douglas Branch Baptist Church. Sandy is choir director at Millen Baptist and Rudine is minister at Douglas Branch. (Photo contributed) More...

Dry Branch Baptist Church to hold Homecoming

Members of Dry Branch Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 9. Early worship service will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the regular service begins at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. More...

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist to hold Women's Conference

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 6th annual Women's Conference 7:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 4. On Saturday, Sept. 5, a prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You The family of John Thomas Herrington Sr. wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for the support we received during this difficult time. We are grateful for every kindness and comforted by every expression of concern. More...

Engagements

Miss Scott to marry Mr. Jacobs Sept. 5

Maebel McCloud and Johnny Richardson of Millen announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Valencia LaToya Scott, of Statesboro, to Warren Levi Jacobs Jr. of Statesboro, son of Hattie Green of Woodbine and Warren L. Jacobs Sr. More...

More local children are living in poverty

More local children are living in poverty, according to a report recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2009 Kids Count Data Book compiles information on child well-being and ranks states based on 10 factors. More...

Four charged in burglaries of two local businesses

The Millen Police Department has arrested three juveniles and one adult in connection with the July 16 burglary of the New and Used Bargain Store on Harvey Street. More...

Massage Works opens

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Massage Works by Vanessa, located in the One Body Fitness Gym on Cotton Avenue. Owner, Vanessa Posey, is a licensed massage therapist. More...

Other Jenkins News

Jennifer Wiggins attends GSNHSW Convention

The Georgia Society for Nursing Home Social Workers (GSNHSW) held its annual convention July 12-15 in Savannah with the East Central Council as the host for the event. Jennifer O. More...

Millen News goes North Carolina

The Millen News recently attended the wedding of E. Lee (III) and Candi Stephens, back row, at the Groom's Inn, Greensboro, N.C. The groom is the son of Ellis L. Stephens Jr. and Earlene Stephens, the grandson of Ellis L. More...

Wet and Wild in the Park

On June 19, the Jenkins County Recreation Department held a Wet and Wild in the Park. The kids enjoyed an afternoon of sliding on the two Giant water slides. (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...

Datebook

Datebook

Insurance Commissioner offers assistance Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the office of Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area. More...

Weddings

Wiggins, Taffet exchange vows

Gene and Bonnie Wiggins of Millen announce the marriage of their daughter, Genie, to Jefferson Mitchel Taffet of Athens. The private ceremony was held 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Cannon Beach, Oregon. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Daniel, 98, of Millen died July 28

Mrs. Elizabeth Newton Daniel, 98, of Millen died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Jenkins County Hospital. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. More...