October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City election to be held Nov. 3

City of Millen voters in Ward #1 will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, to cast their ballots in a General Election to name a representative on Millen City Council. More...

Harvest of Fun to be held Saturday

The annual Harvest of Fun Festival, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown and Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, will be held 6-9 p.m. this Saturday at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

School News

JCHS JROTC Raider team competes

The Jenkins County High School JROTC Raider Teams, Male and Male-Mixed, traveled to Elbert County Saturday, Oct. 3, to participate in a 19 school Raider competition. The Male Team competed against 14 other schools finishing second overall. More...

All-Stars

Several members of the Jenkins County High School softball team received All-Star recognition in Region 3-A. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Just a word of "caution" - check the expiration dates on the bottled or canned drinks you are buying. More...

Church News

Church News

Second McCoy to host Harvest Day The Rev. Levi Sapp and Second McCoy Baptist Church family invite the public to attend their annual Harvest Day program Sunday, Nov. 1. The guest speaker will be Minister Sally Whitehead. More...

Datebook

Datebook

CPR class to be held at Jenkins County Hospital A CPR class will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Jenkins County Hospital Education Room. For additional information, contact Henry Young at 982- 4221 or 982-3146. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You The family of Barbara Lanford Bowers would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the thoughtful gestures we received during our recent loss. More...

Columns

Don Lively

APPARITION

It was a dark and stormy night. Yes, I know that line has been used a billion times since it was first penned by a Victorian novelist. But the night in question truly was a dark and stormy Southern night. More...

County ranked second in unemployment

After months of consistently holding the highest unemployment rate in the state, Jenkins County dropped to second place, 19.8, for the month of August, behind Warren County which had a 20.3 rate. Jenkins County's July rate was 21.5. More...

Public asked not to visit JCH

Officials at the Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) are requesting the public's cooperation with their efforts to protect patients from any exposure to the H1N1 (Swine) flu virus and have issued the following Public Health Announcement from hospital Adm More...

New business opens in Millen

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Davis Auto Repair, 617 Highway 25 South. More...

BOE honors Jean Gay as Teacher of the Year

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) recognized one of its own during the group's Oct. 12. Jean Gay, system-wide Teacher of the Year, was presented with a Teacher of the Year ring in recognition of her achievement. More...

Other Jenkins News

Set your clocks back, change your batteries

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to Standard time, 2 a.m., Sunday Nov. 1. More...

November 1 named Retired Educators Day

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 1, as Retired Educators Day in Georgia and urged all citizens of the state to recognize the lasting contributions of the state's retired educators. More...

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Mayor King Rocker, seated, signs a proclamation designating Oct. 18-24 as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in the City of Millen. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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FIRE PROTECTION ISSUES AND CLARIFICATIONS

The City of Millen has had an organized fire department for 100+ years. In the 1960s, a group of residents in the unincorporated area organized the Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department. That group became the Jenkins County Rescue Squad. More...

Obituaries

Jack McMillan Sr., 86, of S.C. died Oct. 24

Jack Ellis McMillan Sr., 86, of Daniel Island, S.C., husband of Betty Jean Phillips McMillan, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 in J. More...

Lorene Reynolds of Millen died Oct. 24

Lorene Hargrove Reynolds of Millen entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Green Fork Baptist Church Cemetery with Revs. Ray Freeman and Jeff Gibson officiating. More...

Dorothy Thompson, 73, of Sylvania died Oct. 19

Dorothy Jean Heath Thompson, 73, of Sylvania passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Funeral Services were held 2 p.m.: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Rev. More...