April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Don Dasher promoted to Conservation Sergeant

Don Dasher, game warden for Jenkins County, was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Dasher is a 17-year veteran officer with the Department of Natural Resources and has been assigned to Jenkins County his entire career.   More...

School News

And the winners are ...

The first place winner of the Arbor Day poster contest at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES), grades 1-2, was Brandon Fu. Runner-up was Jeremy Gay. At right, from left, are Christine Fu, Brandon Fu and Kai Tik Fu. More...

JROTC repeats State Championship

The Jenkins County High School JROTC Precision Drill Team traveled to Fort Gordon March 27 to compete in an 85 school, all-classification, State Championship Drill Meet. More...

Walker named state runner-up

Ayana Walker, a junior at Jenkins County High School, has been recognized as statewide runner-up in dramatic interpretation. More...

Editorials

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Now that we have passed the 30th legislative day of the 2010 session, all legislation approved by the state House or Senate has “crossed over.” This means that for the last 10 legislative days of this session, we will debate and vote on More...

Don Lively

THE YEAR

“ Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest.” Anonymous.   Well, there it goes. One more slow journey around the sun under my belt. More...

Datebook

Archaeological work at Camp Lawton

Archaeological work at the site of Camp Lawton, the Civil War prison at Magnolia Springs State Park, will continue through April with two Saturdays set aside for the public to view the work. More...

Buckhead Academy to hold school-wide reunion

Buckhead Academy’s school-wide reunion will be held Saturday, June 12, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Don and Becky Johnson at becdon1980@gmail.com.   More...

3C’s Hunt to be held

Mark your calendars, a 3C’s Hunt will be held Thursday, April 22, through Sunday April 25, in Jenkins County.   For additional information, contact Tommy Lane.   More...

Obituaries

Jacquelin Whitehead Drewry, 83, died April 9

Jacquelin Whitehead Drewry, 83, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010.   Funeral services were held 3 p.m. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

This week brought a very special happening as I received a telephone call from a gentleman in Florida who had read the Syl- View Happenings in The Millen News and saw a name he recognized from the past. More...

Qualifying to begin for General Primary Election

Qualifying as a Democratic or Republican candidate in the November General Primary Election will begin Monday, April 26, and continue through Friday, April 30. Candidates may qualify between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 26-April 29. More...

Millen man wins a ‘jumbo’ $50,000

A Millen man has snagged a “jumbo” Georgia Lottery prize. Willie Clark, 46, played the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic and won a $50,000 top prize.   He was so excited after winning that he had a restless night. More...

Millen soldier provides forensic training to Iraqis

It is through latent fingerprint analysis that the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility (JEFF), 22nd Military Police Battalion (Criminal Investigative Division), collects evidence to bring to prosecution. More...

Other Jenkins News

Augusta chapter DAC tours Jenkins Co.

Saturday, March 13, 25 members and guests of the W.H.T. Walker Chapter #2253 United Daughters of the Confederacy (DAC) in Augusta enjoyed a guided tour of various historical sites in Jenkins County.  More...

Library News

Have you heard? Harry O’Donaghue will be returning to Millen this Saturday! This Irish singer-songwriter has visited us once before to rave reviews, and we expect he’ll be even better this time around! More...

Linda Bragg honored for sales achievement

Linda F. Bragg, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2009 President’s Cabinet. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Due to computer problems I am unable to access the military information that I normally publish in this column. Hopefully, I will be able to retrieve the information and get it back in next week. Our servicemen certainly deserve the recognition. More...

Church News

Miracle Temple Choir to celebrate 7th anniversary

Miracle Temple Choir will celebrate its seventh annual choir anniversary 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24.   “We are asking that you along with your youth choir come out and help us celebrate this grand occasion,” said choir members. More...

Millen Baptist to host Premier Quartet

The Premier Ouartet will appear at Millen Baptist Church 7 p.m. Friday, April 16. The concert is free. There will be a love offering taken. Join members for a great night of music and fellowship after the concert.   More...

Miracle at Free Will Baptist churches

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church and Ogeechee Free Will Baptist Church will hold a joint revival 7 p.m. nightly Sunday, April 18, through Wednesday, April 21.   More...

Weddings

Miss Novobilsky to marry Mr. Hall May 15

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Novobilsky of Martinez announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Nicole Novobilsky, to Dustin Brantley Hall of Millen, son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hall of Waynesboro and Terri B. Bolton of Millen. More...

Farm & Home

Black Wins Soybean Production Efficiency Award

Lamar Black of Tilmanstone Farms was the recipient of the 2009 University of Georgia Soybean Production Efficiency Award. The Soybean Efficiency Program is designed to determine actual production costs. More...