June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer lunch

Students participating in the Jenkins County School Food Service’s summer lunch program are shown enjoying their meals at the Cotton Market on Cotton Avenue. Despite record heat last week, turn out for the program was good. More...

School News

John R. Taylor III graduates from UF College of Medicine

Dr. John R. Taylor III graduated May 22 with a MD degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. J.R. served four years as the Academic Chair (Class President) of the Class of 2010.   More...

JCHS awards night presentations

Jenkins County High School recently held its annual honors night program. Rachel Welch was the recipient of the Planters Electric Membership Corporation Washington Youth Tour $1,000 Scholarship. More...

BOE approves ‘Teen Maze’

Local students will have the opportunity to participate in a new and innovative activity known as “Teen Maze.” The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) approved the program during the June 21 meeting of the group.   More...

Church News

Sandhill Baptist to hold programs

Sandhill Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly July 8 and July 9. The church’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. July 11.   All services will be held at Welcome Baptist Church, Jeanette Drive, Millen. More...

Datebook

Patriotic Celebration slated for July 3

Jenkins County’s Patriotic Celebration, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, is set for Saturday, July 3, at the Jenkins County Recreation complex. More...

Columns

Don Lively

EATING OUR AND ABOUT

I’ve never claimed to have a lot of class when it comes to classy dining.   The Southern cuisine that I grew up enjoying did not call for much elegance or grace, as long as THE grace was said over it before the eating commenced. More...

Syl-view Happenings

The weeks and even the years seem to roll by so swiftly. I celebrated another birthday, and the staff and community gave me gifts and congratulations. I celebrated the 27th anniversary of Toni Ellison on the Syl-View staff.   More...

BOE adopts budget with no tax increase

During a called meeting held June 17 the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a tentative budget for the 2010- 2011 school year with no tax increase to local property owners. More...

Rev. Bernie Khaw is new pastor of M.U.M.C.

The Rev. Bernie Khaw took over the reins of the pastoral leadership of the Millen United Methodist Church (M.U.M.C.) Sunday, June 20. After a ceremonial transfer of leadership to Rev. Khaw, he led an inspiring Father’s Day service.   More...

Qualifying underway for candidates in General Election

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

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Cayman Islands

The Millen News recently traveled with a group of Millen residents to Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week.   Wednesday, June 9   A Park Avenue resident reported a burglar at the residence. Items reported missing were medicines and cigarettes. More...

Briar Creek residents attend Oak Hill VBS

Residents at Briar Creek apartments who attended Vacation Bible School at Oak Hill Baptist Church are, from left, first row: Roxann Cox and Sebrina Myers; and second row: Stacey Matthews, Bill Matthew More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I always enjoy hearing from former Jenkins County and Millen residents who stay in touch through The Millen News, and I was especially glad to hear from Slade Burke.   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...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:   Not everyone accepts or believes in positive thinking as an unseen benefit. Some consider the subject as just nonsense, and others scoff at people who believe and accept it. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Driver, 75, dies in Kingsville, Texas

Thomas Preston Driver, 75, put up one heck of a fight. He passed away on June 17, 2010 from complications of cancer.   Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. More...

Michael Lindsey, 61, dies at Bethany Nursing Center

Mr. Michael Lindsey, 61, of Millen died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Bethany Nursing Center.   Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2010 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.   Mr. More...