September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County Commissioners consider leasing ball fields

The Jenkins County Recreation Department has asked the county to lease the ball fields just across the railroad tracks on the west end of Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

2009 Lady Eagles

Softball is underway at Jenkins County High School. More...

2009 JCHS Cheerleaders

Members Jenkins County High School cheerleading squad are, from left, first row: Ginny Taylor, Voshti Sheppard, Jessica Head, Shelby Burke, Amber Womack, Breanna Adams, Rhonda Lovett and Mikesha Williams; and second row: Morgan Royal, Sharante Grimes More...

Local school board members complete training

Jenkins County School Superintendent Melissa Williams recently recognized Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) members for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

An e-mail buddy sent me the following little story, and I thought it worthy of sharing. The Wicker Basket The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: My Jenkins County High School (JCHS) and Millen baseball team lost one of its finest members. Frank (Stephens) was a team mate of mine on the JCHS 2B champs of '58 and the Ogeechee League champs of '59. 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

Rocky Ford schools to hold reunion All alumni and friends of Rocky Ford High School and Rocky Ford Elementary School are invited to share a day of food, fun and memories at the Rocky Ford School Reunion Saturday, Sept. 19. More...

Engagements

Miss Brannen to marry Mr. Sasser

Randy and Elaine Brannen of Millen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elaine Brannen, to Bj Sasser, son of Wally and Sherri Sasser, also of Millen. Bj is employed by Sasser & Sons. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. More...

Miss Lanier to wed Mr. Chance Nov. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lanier, Jr., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cullen Brooke, to Joshua Lewis Chance, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Chance, Jr. of Alexander. More...

Dailey, Youmans to unite in marriage

Bobby R. Dailey of Millen announces the engagement of his daughter, Sandra Kay Dailey, to Brent Youmans. Miss Dailey is also the daughter of the late Brenda R. Dailey. The groom's parents are Ronnie and Mary Ann Youmans. More...

Four qualify in city election

Qualifying as a candidate in the City of Millen Nonpartisan General Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, has ended. Candidates who qualified by the 4:30 p.m. Sept. More...

NOTICE:

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Oct. 3

Plans are underway for the annual Fair-on-the-Square which will be held 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Anyone interested in participating should call 982- 5595. Final plans and location will be announced at a later date. More...

Other Jenkins News

Police Blotter

Saturday, Aug. 15 • A Statesboro resident reported the theft of several items from her vehicle while it was parked at Popeye's restaurant. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Rotary Governor visits

Rotary District 6920 Governor Clyde Taylor visited the Millen Rotary Club Wednesday, Sept. 2. Shown with the governor are Joey McBride, director; Watson Rocker, member; F. A. More...

Millen News goes to Arizona

The Millen News recently traveled with Byron Scogins, commander of local All American VFW Post 2776, to the Annual VFW Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Presenters included President Obama; Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. More...

Editorials

We Must Not Give Up

The announcement last week that Cavalier Home Builders is closing its Millen plant was another hard blow for this community. More...

Cartoon

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Church News

Church News

Christian Believers Outreach Mission to hold anniversary Christian Believers Outreach Mission will celebrate its fifth Missionary Anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at McElmurrary Springs Branch Baptist Church. More...

Births

Birth

Chandler Cole Cates

Ryan and Amber Cates are proud to announce the birth of their son, Chandler Cole Cates. He was born Aug. 12, 2009 at Burke Medical Center at 9:01 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 12.5 oz. and 20 in. long. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

Following the debate over the health care reform has been maddening and frustrating, to say the least. More...