August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Magnolia Motel under renovations

For decades the Magnolia Springs Motel has witnessed the endless flow of traffic on U.S. Highway 25 North, providing lodging for weary travelers. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen News goes to New York

The Millen News recently traveled to Long Island, N.Y. with, from left, Breezier Joiner, Katie Garner, Valerie Harrison and Cookie Joiner. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week.   Wednesday, Aug. 4 Officers investigated a reported traffic accident.   Thursday, Aug. More...

City to seek GEMA grant

The City of Millen will apply for a grant to be used to purchase a backup generator for City Well #1. Millen City Council approved the action during a recent meeting.   More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,   Earlier this year, my wife and I wrote a note concerning the issue of litter and trash throughout our area and specifically along Hiltonia Road. More...

Datebook

Millen Garden Council to meet

The Millen Garden Council will meet 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, in the Educational Building at the Jenkins County Hospital. All council members are encouraged to attend.   More...

GED Registration to be held Aug 30

The GED examination will be given at Southeastern Technical College, Swainsboro Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Registration is required prior to testing.   GED registration is 9 a.m. Aug. 30, in Building 8 and 6 p.m. in Building 2, Room 3402. More...

JROTC to hold Raider meet

The Jenkins County High School JROTC will host a multischool Raider meet 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, on the JCHS football field. No Admission. Concessions will be available by the Athletic Booster Club.   The public is invited to attend.   More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Milburne Aycock Aaron, 90, died Aug. 3

Mrs. Milburne Aycock Aaron, 90, of Millen devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died Tuesday Aug. 3, 2010 at University Hospital in Augusta.   Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 at Elam Baptist Church with Dr. More...

Mrs. Veda Gay Cowart of Garfield died Aug. 21

Mrs. Veda Gay Cowart, age 85, of Garfield died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at her daughter’s residence in Bloomingdale.   Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Garfield Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Kate Aycock Butcher died Aug. 21 in Virginia

Mrs. Kate Aycock Butcher died Saturday, Aug, 21, 2010 in Richmond, VA.   Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at the Millen Cemetery.   Mrs. More...

North, South meet at archaeological dig

Enemies can become friends, and friendships can develop under the most unlikely circumstances. Nina Raeth of N. Augusta, S.C. and Doug Carter of Fayetteville are living proof of the fact. More...

4-H’er elected State President

LaVonte Lovette was elected President of the Georgia 4-H Program during State 4-H Council. LaVonte, now a senior at Jenkins County High School, has been an active 4- H member since he was in the fifth grade.   More...

Garden chores now prepare spot for later

For those who enjoy gardening year round, winter vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and an assortment of greens may already be in place of their summer garden. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It is Monday morning as I write this column, and I am hoping for a good week, better than the last one.   As most of you are aware, The Millen News arrived a day late by mail last week. More...

Editorials

Archeological dig yields unexpected “gold”

The unveiling last Wednesday of numerous Civil War artifacts discovered at Camp Lawton on property of the Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery, adjacent to Magnolia Springs State Park, was exciting news for Jenkins County and Millen. More...

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Church News

Bay Branch Baptist church to sponsor program

Bluegrass is on the menu for the third summer concert at Bay Branch Baptist Church. The Watkins Family will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in a free, casual night of great music. More...

Ogeechee Freewill Baptist to host concert

Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church will host a fifth Sunday night singing program 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. Jeff Gibson will be presented in concert.   The public is invited to attend.   More...

Kelsey Chapel to hold youth program

The Community Youth Sunday program will be held 11:30 a.m. at Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roderick Hilton, assistant principal, Thomson High School, Thomson.   More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Pecan Weevil

Have you ever thought you were going to have a bumper crop of pecans, only to have empty shells? This could be caused by low fertility, dry weather, or pecan weevils. Chances are you have pecan weevil damage. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

There have been great activity happenings, and they have been made possible by our great volunteers. More...

Jim Hite

WHAT A DAY!

As you see in this week’s Millen News, we who love our home county celebrated one week ago at Magnolia Springs State Park.   More...

Library News

We have new hours starting Sept. 1. From now on, we will be open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays. More...