August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City issues citations for code violations

Property owners within the city limits of Millen must clean up their premises or face the consequences. More...

School News

Changes to Alternative School program announced

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) has recently made several changes to the way it will provide alternative education services to the students of Jenkins County. More...

Sliders win back-to-school bash

The Millen Sliders 14 and under baseball team traveled to Macon July 31 and Aug. 1 to compete in the Camsports Back-to- School Bash baseball tournament.   More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By the time The Millen News comes out this week, the big announcement at Magnolia Springs State Park concerning archeological discoveries at Camp Lawton will have been made. More...

Letters

Dear Editor,

This is my last letter, but the reaction to my previous ones was surprising to say the least. I heard from a friend and teammate I haven’t seen in over 40 years. More...

Dear Editor,

Here we go again. Another activist judge is writing his own laws and thwarting the will of the people by substituting his prejudice in place of constitutional law. United States district court Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8 on Aug. More...

Dear Editor:

The last several weeks have been heady ones this community has seldom seen in recent memory. More...

Weddings

Miss McLemore to marry Mr. Sasser

Wally Sasser Jr. and Tara McLemore are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The wedding ceremony will take place 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the home of Alice Farr in Perkins.   More...

Syl-View Happenings

Macie Brannen, Syl- View’s Teen Volunteer of the Year who won the Volunteer of the Year for the Georgia Healthcare visited two nursing homes and entertained last week. More...

School system fails to make AYP

The Jenkins County school system and the systems of all surrounding counties suffered the fate of not meeting AYP this year. More...

Monica Broxton named top teacher

Jenkins County has a new top teacher. Jenkins County Middle School’s (JCMS) Teacher of the Year, Monica Broxton, was named the syst   em-wide Teacher of the Year during the school system’s preplanning meeting held Aug. 10.   More...

Other Jenkins News

County looks for more revenue

Everyone could use a little more “jingle” in their pockets, the county being no exception.   More...

Payroll may be delayed for school staff

A reduction in state revenue that affects QBE funding, may make it necessary to delay payroll for Jenkins County school system staff for the months of November and December. More...

Millen News goes to the beach

The Millen News recently traveled with Kristin McLamb, left, and Irene Dieteman to Daytona Beach, Florida. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

WITCH HUNTS ARE NEVER OVER

Joyce and I are unabashedly fans of British mysteries. Our DVD collection proves it!   One of our favorites, Midsomer Murders, had an episode about individuals murdered following accusations of being witches.   More...

Church News

Bethel A.M.E. to hold revival

Bethel A.M.E. church will hold revival services Thursday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 29. Thursday and Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday services will begin at 5 p.m.   More...

Faith Walk Deliverance Church

Revival services will be held at Faith Walk Deliverance Church, 7:30 p.m. nightly Monday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug. 20.   More...

Community Worship Center

Community Worship Center will host a gospel concert 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. The feature artist will be John Lanier who has sung with gospel groups such as Naomi and the Sego’s. More...

Obituaries

Joe G. Waters, 87, of Millen died August 9

Mr. Joe G. Waters, 87, of Millen died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at Bethany Nursing Center.   Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at Elam Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.   More...

Edward Hargrove, 86, of Perkins died August 14

Edward Hargrove, 86, of Perkins died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at the V. A. Medical Center in Augusta.   Funeral Services were held 11 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at the Green Fork Baptist Church with Dr. Ray Freeman and Dr. More...