December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fred’s donates to local police, fire departments

Each year since 2002, Fred’s Hometown Discount Stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations. More...

Congratulations!

This billboard on West Winthrope Avenue pays tribute to the Jenkins County High School JROTC program whose Raider team was overall State Champion and runner-up National Champion this year. More...

Other Jenkins News

FOL conducts membership drive

A membership drive is currently underway by Friends of the Jenkins County Memorial Library (FOL).   More...

Restrictions eased on H1N1 flu vaccine

Due to a decrease in the demand for the H1N1 flu vaccine among the priority groups, the vaccine is now available to the general public, those six months old and over, including the elderly, public health officials announced last week.   More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department (MPD) reported the following incidents this week.   Thursday, Nov. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,   On Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, I was invited to attend the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department Christmas dinner. During the evening, I was honored with an award. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Tips for a Safe Holiday

This time of year brings happiness, joy, and excitement. The smell of scented candles and Christmas trees all contribute to a happy and joyous Christmas. While beautiful, they can also be very dangerous.  More...

Property taxes are due Dec. 20

Christmas cheer may be in short supply for local property owners as property taxes are due Dec. 20 with many taxpayers seeing an increase in their taxes this year. More...

Barbara Mobley retires from FSA

After almost 31½ years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Barbara Mobley, executive director of the Jenkins County Farm Service Agency (FSA), is calling it quits and heading home for the last time at the end of the month. More...

Don Rich died Dec. 11

Jenkins County’s Tax Appraiser/Chief Tax Assessor Donald L. Rich, died Friday, Dec. 11, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta following an illness.   Rich began his employment with the county in May 1992. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Millen News will be closed for Christmas noon, Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 25. We will be closed for New Year’s Thursday, Dec. 31, and Friday, Jan. 1.   Items for inclusion in the Dec. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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Don Lively

DIVINE INTERVENTION

I’m in agony. My compulsion has gotten the best of me.   I know better than to do this. I’ve been somewhat clean and sober for months.   But I’m only human and today I fell off the wagon. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Earlene Myers Watson Jan. 13, 1948 – Dec. 19, 2008 A beautiful angel is all that is here, Saying O’ Lord please leave me here. More...

Obituaries

Donald L. Rich, 58, of Millen died Dec. 11

Donald L. Rich, age 58, of Millen died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.   Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at the Rich Family Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Doris Lewis Rabitsch died Dec. 9 in Augusta

Doris Lewis Rabitsch died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the Millen Baptist Church with Rev. Maurice Crowder officiating. More...