August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Workforce Development applicants needed

Unemployed citizens of Millen and Jenkins County are being recruited for a Workforce Development Program (WDP) that will provide employment for a 90-day period. The WDP will be taking applications 9 a.m. until noon Thursday, Aug. More...

New & Used store opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently sponsored by the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce for the New & Used Bargain Store #2 located at 425 Highway 25 South. The hours of operation for the business are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. More...

Other Jenkins News

Moving from excuses to progress

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) hosted a two-day conference entitled "Dream Building" July 17-18.The conference was designed to create an atmosphere of learning and fun for students and their parents. More...

Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park set goals

The newly chartered Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park (FMSSP) met July 30 to discuss their continuing efforts on behalf of the park. More...

Jenkins County to receive art grant

The Georgia State Legislature, through the Georgia Council for the Arts, provides monies each year to advance the arts in Georgia. Jenkins County has $2,004.60 available for arts grants this year. More...

Weddings

Miss Stone, Mr. Fullerton exchange vows

Ivey Courtney Stone of Missoula, MT and Gregory Laurence Fullerton of Babb, MT were married July 25 at Hillhouse, the bride's family home at Duck Lake, Babb. Torian Donohoe of Missoula, chief appellate judge for the Chippewa-Cree Tribe, officiated. More...

Births

Lillian Ruth Ray

Chuck and Mary Ruth Ray of Glennville are proud to announce the birth of Lillian Ruth Ray, born June 7, 2009. Lilly weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Proud siblings are Holly, Amanda and CJ. Maternal grandparents are Mrs. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

A letter attributed to a soldier known only as Isaac came to my inbox from a friend. I cannot vouch for its validity, but its ideas struck a chord. It may have come to your inbox as well. More...

JCFEC food pantry needs donations

Empty shelves tell the story at the local food pantry operated by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC). "Usage is way up, and donations are down," said Mandy Underwood, JCFEC executive director. More...

City asked to honor former Mayor Fries

Family members of former City of Millen Mayor Robert Fries have asked that something in the city be named in his honor. The request was made by Bobby Fries during Millen City Council's July meeting. Mr. More...

Commissioners to assist with WDP

The Jenkins County Commissioners will provide assistance to the East Central Georgia Consortium (ECGC) in connection with the Workforce Development Program (WDP) currently being implemented in the county. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have recently had several inquiries from citizens asking if I knew who the statute on the very top of the Jenkins County Courthouse depicted. I didn't, so I inquired at the office of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Today I talked to some business owners who are worried about their drop in business. As I began to think about Millen merchants I realized that I have certain places where I eat, shop and do business. More...

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

39'ers to meet Aug. 17 The 39'ers will meet noon, Monday, Aug. 17, at the Millen Community House. A covered dish lunch will be served. All members are encouraged to attend. New office hours announced for Rep. More...

Obituaries

Richard W. Wallace Sr., 60, of Millen died Aug. 4

Mr. Richard W. Wallace Sr., 60, peacefully went to be with his Lord Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at the Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Elma Lee, 75, of Millen died at home Aug. 7

Elma Annette Davis Lee, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at her residence in Millen. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Miller and Raymond Trent officiating. More...

James Allen Crockett, 31, died August 6

James Allen Crockett, 31, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. Graveside memorial services were held 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Millen Cemetery. He was born in Jenkins County and was a construction worker. More...