October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand Jury indicts 23

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in September and handed down the following indictments and accusations Jerome Swan, possession/manufacture/distribution of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor. More...

School News

EBA students qualify for Duke's talent program

A dozen Edmund Burke Academy seventh graders have qualified for Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP), which identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The new voice you hear answering the telephone at the news office is that of Melissa Grier. We welcomed her to our staff Oct. 1 through the Experience Works program. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am someone who has never written a letter to the editor but have the following thoughts to be weighing heavy on my heart and decided that it was time. Last year, during spring break, my family and I went to San Francisco, Cal. More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You "Thanks" to everyone who helped Jesse Johnson through his accident. We appreciate the prayers, cards, calls, gifts and visits. We shall never forget your kindness to him. God is good and worthy of our praise! More...

Columns

Jim Hite

WORKING TOGETHER SOLVES PROBLEMS

While the economy of our country has been a source of personal hardship for millions of citizens, a report from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency which oversees AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other service programs, says More...

Early voting in city election underway

Early voting for the Nov. 3 City of Millen General Election, Ward #1, began Tuesday, Oct. 6, and will continue through Friday, Oct. 30, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Crowd turns out for fair

The annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, was attended by a large crowd Saturday. The fair was relocated this year to the Jenkins County Elementary School due to construction taking place at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

JCHS announces 2009 Homecoming Court

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2009 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman class are Kayla Kirkland and Jonquette Sanders. Kayla is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Lisa Kirkland. More...

Other Jenkins News

Firefighters 'wet down' new engine

Chief Rabun Johnson reports that South Jenkins County Firefighters were recently joined by neighboring firefighters in an old fashioned traditional "Wet Down" of their new Engine 51. More...

New wheels

The Jenkins County Ambulance Service recently put a new ambulance into service. The purchase was funded through a trauma grant and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue. From left, are Shannon Doughman and Director Henry Young. More...

JCFEC receives Work Ready grant

Governor Sonny Perdue announced 24 Work Ready Golden Opportunity grants have been awarded to state agencies and organizations providing Work Ready skills gap training to help citizens improve their core job skills and earn goldlevel Work Ready Cert More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Carmel host Senior Citizen program Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Senior Citizen program 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The Rev. Jerome Herrington, pastor, and members invited the public to attend. More...

Datebook

Datebook

UDC to meet Oct. 10 The Margaret Jones #27 UDC will hold their regular meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.10, at the Meeting Place in Waynesboro. Brenda Lackman, treasurer, will conduct the program. More...

Obituaries

Alma Rita Parker Gay, 88, died October 2

Mrs. Alma Rita Parker Gay, 88, died Friday, Oct. 2, at her daughter's residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro with the Rev. More...