September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

JCFEC to sponsor Town Meeting Oct. 1

The annual town meeting, sponsored by Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC), will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The spotlight for this year's event will be on "workforce development. More...

School News

School celebrates Grandparents' Day

Jenkins County School Food Service celebrated Grandparents' Day at the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) cafeteria Thursday, Sept. 10, and Friday Sept. 11. Grandparents were invited to eat breakfast with their grandchildren. More...

Eagles fall to Savannah Country Day

The Jenkins County High School Eagles and Savannah Country Day met on the Eagles' field Friday night in the first home game of the season. The Eagles fought hard but came out on the losing end 37-18. More...

JENKINS COUNTY SEPT. 21-25

Monday - Fish Filet on Bun or P/B Jelly Sandwich, Baked Beans, Corn on Cob, Sherbet, Graham Crackers or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Cheese, P/B Jelly Sandwich, Grapes. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The following letter is not directed at any local employees, past or present, of Regions Bank in Millen. I recently noticed a new roof being put on Regions Bank in Millen. More...

Church News

Oak Hill Baptist Church to present "Road to Redemption"

Oak Hill Baptist Church invites the public to join them for a free movie night, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Family Life Center. The movie "Road to Redemption" will be shown. An adult must accompany any children under the age of 12. More...

Nannie E. Williams U.M.C. to hold revival and Homecoming

Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly Tuesday, Sept. 22, through Thursday, Sept. 24. The guest minister will be the Rev. Donald Mathis of Brannen Chapel United Methodist Church, Statesboro. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Bermudagrass Decline

With the exception of this year, the past few years have been incredibly stressful on our perennial forages. I have visited many bermuda hayfields and pastures that have been under extreme drought for successive seasons. More...

Join Arbor Day Foundation,receive ten free trees

Everyone from Georgia who becomes a member of the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. More...

Program helps fathers be better parents

The conversation is frank, and the topics of discussion are not for the faint-of-heart. More...

BOE to set millage - no tax increase

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) will take final action on establishing its millage rate for maintenance and operations 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Board Conference Room. The current millage is 12.900. More...

Court House shows signs of improvement

After suffering water damage from a leaking valve in the heating/cooling unit necessitating months of repairs, the interior of the Jenkins County Court House is showing signs of improvement as evidenced by these photographs of the first and secon More...

Other Jenkins News

Flu shots now available

As the flu season approaches, the East Central Health District (ECHD), along with all 13 county health departments under its jurisdiction, will conduct a flu clinic beginning Sept. 21-25. More...

Fair-on-the-Square to be held at JCES

The 38th annual Fair-on-the- Square will take place 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

TE-grant project continues

Work on the railroad side of Cotton Avenue was recently begun as Phase II of the City of Millen's TE-grant project. This will include construction of additional parking lots on the street. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The poll question on our website last week was, "Do you believe it is possible for Millen and Jenkins County to recover from all of the job losses experienced in the past three years?" Responses as of Monday were: Yes - 18; No - 51; and Maybe - 12 More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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ATHLETES HAVE LOST THEIR "HUSTLE"

A couple of weeks ago we were listening to the Braves game on radio, and the announcers were commenting on Nate McLouth, injured at the time, and how he was a guy who worked hard and hustled every step. More...

Datebook

Datebook

39er's to meet Sept. 21 The 39'ers will meet noon, Monday, Sept. 21, at the Millen Community House. A covered dish lunch will be served. All members are encouraged to attend. Sylvania Sampler to be held Sept. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Lane Mons, 85, of Millen died Sept. 10

Ruth Lane Mons, 85, of Millen died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at Long Branch Church of God with the Revs. Britt Peavy and Bill Hamon officiating. More...

Engagements

Miss Royal to wed Mr. Cates Nov. 14

Mr. Stephen Royal of Millen and Mrs. Billie Stout of Sylvania proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Chastity Nicole Royal, to Danny Charles Cates Jr., son of Ms. Lynn Bowers and the late Danny Cates Sr., both of Millen. More...