June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County ranked 2nd in unemployment

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor   Jenkins County held the second highest unemployment ranking in the state for the month of March with 21.1 percent of its 2,569 labor force unemployed. More...

In Honor

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) All American Post 2776 are shown honoring those identified on the Jenkins County War Memorial Monument with the placement of a memorial wreath by Senior Vice Commander Jesse Guthrie and Junior Vice Commande More...

School News

Library News

Get ready to make waves at the library! We have three great reading programs ready to go – one for kids, one for teens and one for adults! More...

JCHS Rotary Scholars

Jenkins County High School Rotary Scholars for the ninth grade are, from left, first row: Kayla Kirkland, Jonquette Sanders and Jenny Taylor; and second row: Franklin Hagins, Blais Chance, Trenton Wil More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Here is another one from an e-mail buddy worth sharing. I am amazed that someone thought of this.   More...

Church News

Rosemary Baptist Church to hold VBS

Rosemary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11.   Registration for VBS will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, with the kick-off activity beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Gordon Grove to hold Pastor’s Anniversary program

Gordon Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the ninth anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. David L. Reese and First Lady NelRose Reese on Sunday, June 6.   Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. and the worship service at 10 a.m. More...

First Baptist Church to hold 125th church anniversary

The First Baptist Church family invites the public to attend their 125th church anniversary services. Pre-anniversary service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. The Rev. More...

Millen man shot in armed robbery

A 29-year-old Millen man was shot twice during an armed robbery that occurred around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at 304 Waters Avenue. More...

Cotton Avenue dedication set for June 11

Work on Cotton Avenue has been completed, and a dedication ceremony has been set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 11.   Activities planned include a street dance from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. More...

Work underway on Entrepreneur Park entrance

Development of the East Winthrope Avenue entrance to Entrepreneur Park has begun.   Funds for the project were provided through a $99,000 USDA Rural Development grant received by the Jenkins County Development Authority (JCDA) in March 2009. More...

Millen News goes to Texas

The Millen News traveled to Wichita Falls, Texas, last week to visit Houston Bowers at Sheppard Air force base. From left, are Houston Bowers, Breanna Adams, Rhonda Adams Hendrix and Sherri Adams. More...

Other Jenkins News

Muckerson graduates from military training

SR Whitney Nicole Muckerson graduated from basic military training April 9 at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Muckerson family attends graduation

The Muckerson family attend the military graduation of Nicole Muckerson on April 9, at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. Shown with Muckerson, are Connie E. More...

Local students graduate from GSU

More than 20,000 people packed into Georgia Southern University’s Paulson Stadium May 8 to honor a record number of graduates at Spring Commencement. Approximately 2,400 graduates participated in the ceremony.   More...

Letters

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours.   More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memory Of our Deceased Classmates

Marion S. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Pearl Becton Myers, 61, died May 27

Mrs. Pearl Becton Myers, 61, died Thursday, May 27, 2010.   Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Millen Cemetery with the Revs. Rudine Becton and David Wheeler officiating.   Mrs. More...

Columns

Fields & Yields

THATCH REMOVAL By Wade Parker Extension Service Coordinator

Have you ever noticed that layer of dead grass underneath the green layer of your yard? This dead grass is known as thatch, which is an accumulation of dead and living plant material that develops between the soil surface and the living grass. More...