March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday

Millen Better Hometown will sponsor its annual community Easter “Eggs”travaganza 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the little ball fields by the old Edenfield’s Feed and Seed location. More...

Millen man indicted by Burke County Grand Jury

A Burke County Grand Jury returned “true bills” on a Millen man accused of blasting 14 rounds into a Briarwood apartment where five people were huddled in a closet. More...

School News

Scholarships available to seniors

The price for higher education is getting more expensive each year. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This Sunday is Easter. As with most holidays, there are certain traditions associated with Easter to which we have become accustomed – dying and hunting Easter eggs, Easter baskets, special meals and Easter clothing. More...

Church News

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist to hold Spring Youth Revival

A Spring Youth Revival will be held 7:30 p.m. nightly Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9, at Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Ford.   The guest evangelist for the week will be the Rev. Dr. C.L. Anderson of St. More...

Zion Baptist Church honors veterans and military

A program in recognition of veterans and active duty military was held at Zion Baptist Church March 31. More...

Zion Baptist to hold Easter service

The Rev. P. M. Broomfield and members of Zion Baptist Church invite the public to join them for Easter service 11 a.m. Sunday, April 4. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.   The service will include youth and adult participation.   More...

Obituaries

Vickie Burke Flakes, 52, of Millen died March 23

Mrs. Vickie Marie Burke Flakes, age 52, of Millen died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness.   Memorial services and visitation were held 7 p. m. More...

Columns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The Georgia House has spent much of the session looking at ways to reduce spending in order to help balance the state budget. More...

State budget cuts hit school system hard

The decline in state revenues has touched every part of Georgia. There is not a community or household that has not heard or felt the effects from this period of economic uncertainty. More...

BOE recognizes JCHS achievements

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) was recognized during the Monday, March 15, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) for having achieved the Advancement Placement (AP) Access and Support School designation for the 2008-2009 school ye More...

Sunrise service at Big Buckhead Church

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will held 7 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at Big Buckhead Church.   Dr. Maurice Crowder will bring the message, and the music will be led by the men’s quartette from Burkeland Mennonite Church. More...

Other Jenkins News

Azalea Garden Club cleans Memorial Rose Garden

Members of the Azalea Garden Club got an early start on a “Keep Jenkins Beautiful” project by pruning and cleaning up the Memorial Rose Garden on Cotton Avenue. More...

Modern Woodmen presents flag to Recreation Department

Linda Bragg, registered representative with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, recently presented a United States flag to the Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

Rabitsch family gravesite discovered

From left, Lewis Edward Jenkins, Robert Pierce and Ivey McMillan visit the grave of their great-grandfather Frederick W. Rabitsch. More...

Datebook

Athletic Booster Club holds Boston Butt sale

The Athletic Booster Club is selling Boston butt tickets for Good Friday, April 2. The cost is $25. Boston butts may be picked up at West Millen Baptist Church from 3-6 p.m., just in time for Easter dinner. More...

Job Corps is coming to Millen

Earn your high school diploma or GED and a trade. Job Corps is coming to Millen for a one day orientation 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center.   This orientation is being conducted by Ms. More...

UDC to hold memorial service

The public is invited to attend the annual Confederate Memorial Service of the Margaret Jones #27 United Daughters of the Confederacy 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Magnolia Cemetery, Hwy. 24, Waynesboro.   More...