April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying for General Election begins this week

Qualifying as a candidate in the upcoming November General Election began on Monday of this week and will continue through noon Friday. More...

School News

JCHS wins 3, loses 1 on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team completed a week of play with three wins and one loss.   The Eagles defeated Savannah Country Day (SCD), 7-6; Savanah Christian 11-7; and Bryan County 7-6. The Eagles lost 1-4 to Claxton. More...

Students complete river cleanup

Jenkins County 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) teamed up for a river cleanup day at Scarboro Landing. The idea of this project originated at the 2008 Georgia Youth Summit Leadership Conference held at Rock Eagle.   More...

ChatterBox

Opinions, yours and ours

It is hard to see things grow old. The front street of Millen has been renovated and repaved. More...

Political Cartoon

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Datebook

Spring Variety Show Offers Evening of Entertainment

A number of local favorites will perform in the Spring Variety Show 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Millen Community House.   More...

JCHS School Council to meet

The Jenkins County High School “School Council” will meet 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the school’s Media Center. More...

Buckhead Academy School-wide Reunion

There will be a school-wide reunion of all students, (those who attended for any length of time or graduated,) and their parents and all staff members of the former Buckhead Academy near Millen. More...

Murder trial ends with hung jury

The trial of a Millen man accused in the killing a Sardis teenager ended without a murder conviction. More...

Chamber to sponsor yard sale and cook-off

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an area yard sale and barbecue cook-off Saturday, May 1, on Cotton Avenue.   Judging for the cook-off will take place at 11 a.m. Barbecue plates will be available for $6. More...

City to annex waste water treatment property

The site of the City of Millen’s waste water treatment plant will be annexed into the City of Millen. Millen City Council approved the action during its March meeting. More...

Other Jenkins News

State Rep. Jon Burns to seek re-election

State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) will seek re-election for House District 157. First elected in 2004, Burns was born and raised in Effingham County, one of the areas in the district he represents today. Rep. More...

Commissioners handle routine business

Business coming before the Jenkins County Commissioners during the group’s March 16 meeting was routine in nature with the commissioners taking the following actions:   • Approved a Beer and Wine license for purchase by Jimmy Robers More...

Lady War Eagles place second in Redskins Relays

The Jenkins County High School Lady War Eagle Track and Field team traveled to Bryan County March 26 to battle eight other schools in the second annual Redskins Relays. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:   On April 15, our lives changed forever. I was walking my dogs, Clyde and Chloe, in our yard, and they were on their leashes when they were attacked by a pit bulldog.   More...

Church News

Needful Baptist Church to hold 144th anniversary

Needful Baptist Church will celebrate its 144th church anniversary, Sunday, May 2. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the morning worship service at 11 a.m.   Pastor James Walthour and members invite the public to attend.   More...

Gordon Grove to hold 103rd anniversary

Gordon Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 103rd church anniversary Sunday, May 2. The guest minister will be the Rev. Harry Baldwin and New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church.   The Rev. David L. More...

First Baptist Church to hold revival

First Baptist Church, 307 Old Waynesboro Rd., will hold spring revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly Tuesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 6. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Frankie Owens.   The Rev. More...

Columns

Georgia Family Council

ETHICS REFORM – A GOOD START BUT MOSTLY A LOST OPPORTUNITY

As a tumultuous session at the Georgia General Assembly nears its end, it is encouraging that Speaker David Ralston made good on his promise to push for ethics reform. More...

Jon Burns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Georgia’s economy has continued to weaken over the last months. An unprecedented drop in state revenues of $4.5 billion during the period has required the House to make even deeper budget cuts because of our slow economic recovery. More...

Syl-View Happenings

A wonderful happening took place at the Ms. Georgia Nursing Home pageant held at the Evergreen resort in Stone Mountain on Saturday. Ms. Syl-View 2010, Margaret Lovett, was named one of the finalists, and we are delighted.   More...