September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins County receives Georgia Heritage Grant

Built in 1912, the Jenkins County Courthouse is considered one of the county's most historic structures. More...

School News

JCMS announces the 'Caught Ya!' Program

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) believes that everyone thrives on positive reinforcement. It feels good to have someone recognize your efforts, but often they go unnoticed. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The City of Millen's TE-grant project on Cotton Avenue is starting to show visible results on the west end of the street. More...

Editorials

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Georgia Family Council

WHEN EDUCATORS CHEAT STUDENTS

The fact that there's cheating in Georgia schools shouldn't come as a surprise. It's a problem that has plagued education since Socrates gave his first pop quiz. More...

Church News

Church News

Nannie E. Williams U.M.C. to hold Homecoming Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church will celebrate 130 years of service 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, with a Homecoming service. The Rev. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of my mother Annie Pearl Talton Sept. 23, 1950 - Dec. 22, 2007 Happy birthday, Mother. We miss you dearly. There is not a day that I don't think of you. I truly miss you, Mama. Love, Your sons, Willie J. More...

Births

Aubrey Jade Davis

Joey Davis and Joannie Fries proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Jade Davis, born Aug. 24, 2009 at Burke Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 1½ oz. and was 19½ inches long. More...

Rocker signs golf scholarship with ABAC

Matthew Rocker spent last year training with the best and preparing to play college golf. His efforts paid off, and he recently signed a golf scholarship with Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College (ABAC) in Tifton. More...

Commissioners consider fire protection fee

County residents could see a $12 "fire protection fee" on their property tax notices this year. The Jenkins County Commissioners were requested during their Sept. More...

Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives EMCs) in Georgia, including Planters EMC. More...

Other Jenkins News

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday

A free fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Sept. 26 in celebration of the 2009 National Hunting and Fishing Day. More...

Commission chairman talks at Rotary

Jenkins County Commission chairman James Henry, center, describes work being done on the Jenkins County Courthouse and future plans for Millen Rotary Club. He spoke at a recent meeting of the club. More...

MGGDC visits Net's

The Millen Gentlemen's Gourmet Dining Club (MGGDC) provided the following report on their recent visit to Net's Seafood and Steak. This restaurant is located south of Sylvania, off Hwy 24. Look for the signs. It is 28 miles from Millen. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The Jenkins County/Millen Fair-on-the-Square is 30+ years old, with the face lift of the courthouse, the location will be changed this year. Ms. 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

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. More...

Engagements

Miss Pinkney to wed Mr. Cheeks Oct. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pinkney of Millen proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Schenise Pinkney of Metter, to Kelvin Cheeks of Swainsboro, son of Bernice Handberry and Duke Cheeks, also of Swainsboro. More...