September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

2010 SAT scores fall slightly

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2010 SAT scores for Georgia schools. More...

Other Jenkins News

Misuse of tree stands cause hazards for hunters

Though commonly used by deer hunters everywhere, tree stands often are improperly installed and as a result, are considered the leading cause of hunting-related incidents. More...

Simple ways to save on home electricity bills

We all know we need to conserve energy, cut fuel bills, and reduce our carbon footprint, but sometimes it seems that doing good can cost you a bundle — especially when it comes to environmentally friendly home improvements. More...

Outdoor play is key to kids’ health

Go play outside! That’s the message more parents and doctors need to tell kids, according to a new report indicating children are spending too much time indoors to the detriment of their physical and mental health.   More...

Church News

Church News

Millen Baptist Association to meet The 169th Annual Meeting of the Middle Baptist Association will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church of Sylvania. The Rev. More...

Weddings

Williams, Wright to wed Oct. 2

Final plans have been announced for the wedding of Joanie Williams and Brad Wright on Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. at Millen Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jennifer (Jennie) Williams and the late Charles N. Williams of Millen. More...

Recipes

Soups to warm up Fall temperatures

Fall officially begins Thursday, Sept. 23, and there is not a better way to welcome the cooler temperatures than with a bowl of fresh made soup. More...

CCA to build prison here

Jobs are coming to Millen and Jenkins County! The announcement was made last Thursday that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will construct a prison on 107 acres of land it already owns on Pine Avenue.   More...

Awake and Alive

Millen wrestlers prepare to face off between the ropes

A little entertainment never hurt anyone and in two weeks Millen and Waynesboro residents will have their fair share of it.   WECW Wrestling is coming to Waynesboro and the main event will feature two Millen pros. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I read in an area newspaper that the Department of Transportation is considering raising the speed limit on U.S. Highway 25 between Millen and Augusta to 65 mph. 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...

Dear Editor:

I want to take the time to invite the seniors of Jenkins County to participate in services offered by the county. I currently attend services offered by the Jenkins County Senior Citizens. More...

Dear Editor:

Recent research into the Camp Lawton archeological dig, the artifacts and the museum has revealed some cause for alarm. The talk around town is that it will take 6-7 years to get that museum built. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Jenkins County Retired Educators to meet   The Jenkins Retired Educators Association will hold its first meeting of the 2010-2011 year 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the home of Joyce Hodges-Hite. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You

We deeply appreciate all of the kind expressions of sympathy we received during our great loss. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Cheryl S. Tice, of Perkins died Sept. 18

Elliott Sons Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Cheryl Salter Tice, 63, of Perkins on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Washington, GA after an extended illness. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

Our Grandparents Day was great! The residents arrived early for the program and the staff had them dressed in their best outfits for the special occasion with makeup and jewelry. More...

Jim Hite

THE DIGITAL AGE

Are our attention spans being rewired by the digital age?   That was a question discussed in USA Today last month and one I’ve given some thought to over the following several weeks.   More...

Welcome CCA!

The announcement last week that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will construct a $56.8 million prison in Jenkins County is good news for a community that has struggled with the highest unemployment rate in the state for several years. More...