December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GHSGT may be phased out

Georgia’s public high school students may soon see the demise of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT), according to state education officials. More...

Roderick Campbell Sr. died Dec. 10

Roderick Lewis Campbell Sr., 58, a 16-year member of the Jenkins County Board of Education, died Friday, Dec. 10, at the Jenkins County Hospital. Mr. More...

School News

Find student aid money for college

January is fast approaching and that means it’s time to apply for college financial aid for the upcoming school year. More...

JCHS releases principal’s list, honor roll

Jenkins County High School announces its first nine Weeks Principal’s List and Honor Roll as follows. Principal’s List   12th Grade: Sabrina Allen, C. J. Elmore, Robbie Evans, Krysten Fail and La’deshia Simpkins.   More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have a beef steak begonia in a hanging basket in the office window that my husband gave me when our youngest son was born. My “baby” is now 29 years old with a little girl of his own! More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:   More...

Dear Editor:

Our local hospital may not be the Mayo Clinic, but the local cemeteries would be a lot closer to full without it.   More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours.   More...

Church News

Mt. Carmel to present special program

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will present “Men and Women of God in Black and White” 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. The spoken word will be given by Minister Amanda Herrington, First Lady of Mt. Carmel and 21st Century of Augusta. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Margaret Davis of Swainsboro died Dec. 10

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Eleanor Margaret Davis, age 79, of Swainsboro, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Unihealth Post Acute Care after an extended illness.   Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Columns

Library News

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest! More...

Celebrating History

The fourth Annual Heritage Festival was held recently at Magnolia Springs State Park. More...

City to apply for grant

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Millen City Council voted during their November meeting to reapply for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in 2011.   More...

Commissioners get update on Lake Clarke project

Construction of a lake on Big Buckhead Creek, utilizing the springs at Magnolia Springs State Park, is still a possibility. More...

License check initiates MPD chase

A routine traffic stop Nov. 28 initiated a vehicle chase that resulted in the arrest of Jerald Lamonte Grier of 475 Ada Drive. More...

Other Jenkins News

Conservation stewardship applications being accepted now through Jan. 7

James E. Tillman Sr., State Conservationist for the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia announced that the NRCS will accept applications for the 2011 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) thru Jan. 7, 2011.   More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported and investigated the following incidents the week of Dec. 3- 9.   Theft by taking Dec. 3 - 954 Williams Estate Dec. 9 - 727 Victor Street   Vandalism Dec. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week.   Saturday, Nov. 20   More...

Editorials

Don Lively

SPACEBOOK, MYFACE AND THE WWW

It was creepy.   Not scary exactly, just sort of unsettling. More...

Better Business Bureau Tips

NO MATTER HOW YOU GIVE, GIVE WISELY WITH ADVICE FROM THE BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE

Because of technology and the creativity of charities, there are many different ways that donors can give to a worthy cause. More...

Jim Hite

COME LET US ADORE HIM

Once again a favorite time of year has rolled around. Christmas decorations are going up, temperatures are dropping and not too far to the north snow is falling.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free turkeys to be given away   Christmas turkeys will be given away 11 a.m. Dec. 24 at All Faith Deliverance Church, Wasden Avenue. Those receiving turkeys must provide proof of income and photo I.D. More...

Recipes

Kountry Kitchen Cooking

Food gifts are a tradition in the South. Cakes, cookies, drink mixes and candy make delightful Christmas gifts. If you are looking to be a little more unique but like the idea of giving homemade goodies, try a gift jar. More...