July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Names of delinquent taxpayers to be printed

The names of delinquent taxpayers who have not paid their property, mobile home and timber taxes will be printed in the July 21 issue of The Millen News.   More...

Millen native wounded in Afghanistan

While most celebrated July 4th in traditional fashion eating barbecue and enjoying fireworks, CPL Adam Lanier of Millen was out on detail with the U.S. Marine’s Scout Sniper Platoon in Marhjah, Afghanistan. More...

School News

JCHS Students Honored

  Will Bragg was the recipient of the DAR Good Citizenship Award, presented by Ruth Hearn.   Marilyn Knight presented the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award to Dallas Wilson.  More...

Driver Education to be offered at JCHS

The Jenkins County Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Driver Education course will be offered again at Jenkins County High School. More...

School-wide reunion held for Buckhead

Buckhead Academy, a beloved private school in Millen that closed in 1980, brought together nearly 200 former students and families, parents, faculty, trustees and friends, for a school-wide reunion on Saturday, June 12, at Hanging Rocks Plantation j More...

Church News

Church News

First McCoy to hold revival services   First McCoy Missionary Baptist Church will hold annual revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23.   More...

Weddings

Happy Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. B.G. Hamon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10, 2010. The couple was married July 10, 1950 in N. Charleston, S.C. More...

Adams, Bowers exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Edwin and Sherri Burke Adams of Millen proudly announce the marriage of their daughter Chelsie “Breanna” Adams to John “Houston ” Bowers, son of Mr. Loron Holbrook (Brook)   More...

Births

Colby Ryan Fordham

Colby Ryan Fordham was born Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Doctor’s Hospital, Augusta, Georgia at 4:57 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 22 inches long. He is the son of Chad and Elizabeth (Fleming) Fordham of Millen.   More...

Voters head to polls for General Primary July 20

Voters across the state will go to the polls Tuesday, July 20, to cast their ballots in the Democratic/ Republican General Primary/ Special Election. More...

Signs of summer

This beautiful field of sunflowers was on full display last week at John B. Gay’s farm. The sunflowers were doing their best to beat the 100 degree heat! John B. More...

NJCVFD achieves ISO Class 5 classification

The Insurance Services Office, located in Marlton, N.J., has notified the Board of Directors of the North Jenkins County Fire Department (NJCVFD) that the department’s Public Protection Classification has improved to an ISO Class 5.   More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen Rotary Club elects officers

Millen Rotary Board and Officers for 2010-2011 are, from left, first row: Joey McBride, director; Mandy Underwood, director; and F.A. More...

Georgia Power seeks rate increase

Georgia Power Company customers could see a 10 percent jump in their monthly electric bills come next January. The company recently filed a $1 billion rate increase request with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). More...

Booster Club begins membership drive

The membership drive of the Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club is currently underway. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The rest of the story –   I received numerous inquiries last week concerning the article on the discovery of the body of First Lt. Robert “Bob” Anderson in Burma by the U.S. military. 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

Editor:   Jenkins County observed another successful Hometown Patriotic Celebration on Saturday night, July 3rd. More...

Datebook

Datebook

JCMS football practice begins   Jenkins County Middle School C-team football practice will begin 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Jenkins County High School football field. For more information, contact Coach Sweet at (912) 541- 3894. More...

Farm & Home

John Henry Lewis, 88, died July 9 at Bethany

Mr. John Henry Lewis, 88, entered eternal rest Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Bethany Nursing Center of Millen.   Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church.   He was a U.S. More...

Obituaries

Donnie Pope, 73, died July 7 at St. Joseph’s

Mr. Donnie Pope, 73, died Wednesday July 7, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.   Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Randy Waters officiating. More...

In Memoriam

In loving memory of   Helen Mixon Oct. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

This last week marked the halfway point of the year, and we celebrated with a party. We opened by singing songs that the residents enjoy. More...

Library News

Summer Reading is almost over! July 23 is the official end of our 2010 Summer Reading Program, so make sure to bring your reading records in before then to claim prizes and enter our weekly drawings. More...