June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New cell phone, driving laws adopted

Cell phone users beware! Gov. Sonny Perdue has recently signed two pieces of legislation governing the use of cell phones while driving.   More...

Patriotic celebration slated for July 3

Jenkins County will celebrate the nation’s birthday Saturday, July 3, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

School News

Scholarship winners announced

The Martin Luther King Jr./ Charles Beale Scholarship Committee presented the first annual $3,000 in scholarships this year to the following students. More...

GSU releases president’s, dean’s list

Georgia Southern University (GSU) recently recognized 855 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 Spring Semester President’s List. More...

Library News

Summer Reading is in full swing and we’re really Making a Splash! Today, June 23, at 2 p.m. we are going to have a visit by Smokey Bear! Bring in the little ones to meet the world’s most famous bear!   More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I ran out of Tylenol last week and went looking to purchase another bottle. The act turned out to be a game of “hide and seek.”   More...

Church News

Church News

Green Chapel A.M.E. to hold program   The dynamic Rev. Benny Wilkey of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Sylvania will be at Green Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rocky Ford, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27.   The public is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Rabitsch, 84, of Millen died June 20

Mrs. Lilllian Rabitsch, 84, of Millen, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Bethany Nursing Center.   Graveside services were held 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.   Mrs. More...

Suzette Clifton Morris, 51, died June 14

Suzette Clifton Morris, 51, passed away Monday June 14, 2010 at her residence.   Memorial Services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home.   She was born in Jenkins County and was retired from Regions Bank. More...

Qualifying begins for Nonpartisan offices

Qualifying as a candidate for Nonpartisan offices in the Nov. 2 General Election begins next week at the office of the Jenkins County Probate Judge, first floor of the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

Commissioners award Phase II courthouse project

Work on Phase II of the Jenkins County Courthouse renovation project will soon begin. The Jenkins County Commissioners awarded the bid on the project to Dabbs-Williams Construction Company during a May meeting of the group. More...

JCES named ‘No Excuses’ school

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) has earned the distinction of being designated as a 2010 ‘No Excuses” school by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). More...

Millen native, resident honored

Cassie Johnson, formerly of Millen, was selected as the 2010- 2011 Teacher of the Year at Swainsboro Elementary School (SES). She is a fifth grade mathematics teacher. Cassie has been teaching at SES for four years.   More...

Other Jenkins News

JCHS Honors Night

Jenkins County High School recently held its annual Honors Night program. Below, left, Dag Gay was the recipient of a $2,500 Presidential Scholarship from East Georgia College, presented by Brandy Murphy. More...

Millen News travels across the pond

The Millen News traveled to Mount Pilatus in Switzerland recently on a nine-day, four-country tour of Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and (Bavaria) Germany. From left are Millenite Jane D. More...

VFW visits Bethany Home

VFW members of Post 2776 recently called on veterans at the Bethany Home. Each veteran was presented with a vased U.S. Flag, a U.S. More...

Letters

Card of Thanks

The family of the late Alice Chance would like to thank you for your kind acts shown in our time of loss. Special thanks to the Bethany Home and staff.   Our prayers for you are that you are richly blessed. More...

Datebook

GHSGT review sessions

Ruth Hearn, guidance counselor at Jenkins County High School (JCHS), has announced the dates for the review sessions for the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT). More...

Columns

Don Lively

DADDY ME

I’m a good Dad.   My kids have, in years past, strenuously disagreed but I’m pretty sure that by now they’ve come around to my way of thinking. More...