August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle football kicks off Friday night

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagle football team will travel to Hawkinsville Friday night for the first game of the season. Game time is 7:30 p.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Qualifying begins for City of Millen election

Three seats on Millen City Council will be up for election in the City of Millen Nonpartisan General Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. More...

Brinson speaks to Rotary Club

Matt Brinson, Rotarian and president of the Jenkins County Boosters' Club, gave the Millen Rotary Club program Aug. 18 on the contributions of the Boosters' Club to the athletic program in Jenkins County. (Photo contributed) More...

Dorminy Johnson participates in pageant

Dorminy Marie Johnson recently participated in the Miss Georgia Princess Program at the Rivercenter for Performing Arts in Columbus. This program is by invitation and is in conjunction with the 2009 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant. More...

Church News

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist to hold Pastoral Anniversary

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its second Pastoral Anniversary for Elder Levon and Patricia Alston 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The guest messenger will be the Rev. David L. More...

Kelsey Chapel to hold Community Youth Sunday program

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, Hiltonia Road, will host the Community Youth Sunday program 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. The guest speaker will be Sonja Williams, a native of Millen. More...

Fountain Spring Baptist Church to hold Rally

Fountain Spring Baptist Church will host a 50-State Rally 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Elder Thomas Williams, Pastor of Living Way Ministries in Ridgeland, S.C .will be the guest minister. Elder Pearlstine O. Capers is the pastor. More...

School enrollment is up

Student enrollment in the local school system is up for the new school year. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) was informed during the Monday, Aug. 17, meeting that total enrollment at the beginning of school term was 1,572 students. More...

Hometown doctor returns to area

Dr. Angela Davis, a lifelong resident of Jenkins County, has returned to the area and joined a local medical practice. Dr. Davis is the daughter of Joseph and Mable Davis of Millen. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

In recent weeks I have received a flood of telephone calls from people who want to "verify our free listing" in some type of directory. I never knew there were so many free directories in circulation or that the newspaper was listed in any of them. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Here are 400 words (there's so much more). Medicare is a government run health plan. If you are wondering what kind of treatment you will get with a government run health plan—look at Medicare. 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

Senior Center announces programs The Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center serves hot meals Monday-Friday. Activities include games, crafts, singing, worship, exercise, line dancing and others. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Armyworm Control

In late summer, almost every year, armyworms invade pastures, hay fields, and turfgrass throughout the state. Particularly in pastures and hay fields, damage may be severe before the worms are noticed. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Bowers, 82, of Millen died Aug. 19

Barbara Patricia Lanford Bowers, 82, of Millen died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at East Georgia Medical Center in Statesboro after suffering a stroke. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Martha Ransom, 68, of Millen died Aug. 16

Mrs. Martha Rose Johnson Ransom, 68, of Millen, died Sunday, August 16, 2009. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Mrs. More...

John Stephens, 69, of Millen died Aug. 19

John "Frank" Stephens, 69, of Millen passed Aug. 19, 2009, from lung cancer in Thousand Oaks, Cal. His funeral will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at Millen Cemetery. Mr. More...