December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Millen woman killed in 2-vehicle accident

Standing water in the roadway has been determined as the cause of a fatal 2-vehicle accident that occurred Monday, Dec. 14, on Ga. Hwy. 121, just north of Hooks Road in Jenkins County.   More...

School News

JCHS students read to Head Start students

A group of students from Jenkins County High School recently read stories to Head Start students and participated in other fun activities. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

On Friday of this week we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I hope we all will take the time to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.   More...

Church News

Church News

Community Christmas Dinner at Zion Baptist Church   A Community Christmas Dinner will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at Zion Baptist Church, Millen. More...

Obituaries

Wilton “Bill” Saxon, 85, of Millen died Dec. 17

Wilton L. “Bill” Saxon, age 85, of Millen died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.   Funeral Services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at the Rosemary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Barbara Nell Ward Alsobrooks died Dec. 15

Barbara Nell Ward Alsobrooks, 76, of Millen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at her residence.   Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Frances Getzen Boyer, 100, died December 11

Mrs. Frances Getzen Boyer, 100, entered into rest Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at Kentwood Nursing Home. Mrs. Boyer was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Forrest S. Boyer Jr.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.   More...

MPD seeks armed robber

The Millen Police Department (MPD) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Pooler man charged in shooting

Michael Paul Lane, 33, of 4 Bluelake Blvd., Pooler, has been arrested in connection with the Friday, Dec. 18, burglary of a 340 Cleveland Avenue residence in which the owner of the residence was shot.   More...

Magic of Christmas

  |align=left|width=250|height=48|link=node]  PRESLEY WATERS, daughter of Chad and Courtney Waters of Millen. More...

Other Jenkins News

They gave, and they gave, and they gave!

Employees of the local BI-LO store donated a truckload of toys to the local Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the Council of Churches. More...

Georgia Power seeks rate increase

The Atlanta Constitution reported last week that Georgia Power has requested a rate increase that would increase the monthly electric bill of residential customers by $6.98. More...

JCMS to collect food for Golden Harvest Food Bank

As Christmas approaches, one local student organization is learning about the importance of giving and community service.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Health Department announces holiday hours

The Jenkins County Health Department will be closed for Christmas holidays Thursday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 30. The department will reopen Thursday, Dec. 31.   Friday, Jan. More...

Recipes

Recipes

Trim-the-tree treats

When it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree, I love having little helpers. And to keep all my holiday helpers happy, I like to bake up some treats we can enjoy while decorating.   More...

Columns

Don Lively

THE SOUTHERN SAINT NICK

There’s a little known tale about Christmas in the South that has been lost to history.   Through exhaustive research I am able to share it with you as we celebrate the Season once again.   More...

Library News

Christmas is almost here, and we’re all looking forward to it! If you’d like to have some books, movies or other entertainment to keep you occupied during the long weekend, though, you’d best stop in today to check things out. More...

John Oxendine

QUESTION AND ANSWER COLUMN FROM GEORGIA INSURANCE AND FIRE COMMISSIONER JOHN OXENDINE

Q: Recently I heard about “accident forgiveness” as part of my auto policy. What is it, and how does it work?   More...