December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City, Development Authority receive grants

The City of Millen and Jenkins County Development Authority are the recipients of OneGeorgia Grants. The announcement was made last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue.   More...

School News

FBLA contributes to community

The Jenkins County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) planned two community services projects for this holiday season. Their first project involved singing Christmas carols to residents at the Bethany Home Nursing Center. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. More...

Editorials

A Turning Point

After several years of job losses and economic depression, Jenkins County and Millen are poised on the threshold of better times. Three events occurred last week that are indicative of this prediction.   More...

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Datebook

2nd annual Holiday Basketball Classic to be held Dec 28-30

Next week, five boys’ teams from across the state will arrive in Millen to take part in a three day hoopfest sponsored by the Jenkins County boys’ basketball team.   Tuesday’s games are: 4:30 p.m. More...

Recipes

Kountry Kitchen Cooking

When contemplating your holiday meals, don’t forget the side dishes! Creating delicious side dishes does not have to be time consuming or expensive. Here are a few creative, inexpensive and delicious recipes to try.   More...

Engagements

Jim Hite

GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SEASON

Are you caught up in the rush of this Christmas season? Good!   While I know that many enjoy complaining about being busy and distracted and rushed as December 25 looms closer on their horizons, I rather enjoy the hustle and bustle. More...

Wade Parker

BANANAS IN GEORGIA

As I was searching our Extension web page the other day, I came across an interesting article about banana production in Georgia. I always thought bananas had to be grown in tropical or semi-tropical areas. More...

Mary Young named to BOE

In a called meeting held Thursday, Dec. 16, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) appointed Mary Young to fill the unexpired term formerly held by Roderick Campbell Sr., District #1, who recently died. Ms. More...

Property tax bills mailed

Jenkins County property owners can expect to receive their tax bills in the mail any day now. Property taxes will be due Feb. 20. More...

Other Jenkins News

Deck the Halls

Christmas Decorations Contest winners announced

Winners the annual Christmas Decorations Contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, are as follows:   Division I: Class I – Homes - Overall Traditional: 1st - Jerry McMillan; 2nd - Annon Forehand; 3rd - Wayne Wallace; and 4th - Ken More...

Salter addresses protesters of prison

Wayne Salter addresses about a dozen persons protesting the for-profit prison coming to Jenkins County. Drawing from Scripture, he attacked the very concept of a profit motive for imprisonment, asking whether mak More...

War Eagles win three more

Over the last week, the Jenkins County High School boys’ basketball team improved to 5-2 overall (1-1 sub-region).   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...

Church News

Millen United Methodist to host Soup Kitchen

A “soup kitchen” will be hosted by Millen United Methodist Church 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, in the church’s social hall. A message and music will be presented as well.   All in need of a hot meal are invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Cecil Hamilton, 82, died December 13

Mr. Cecil Hamilton, 82, entered into rest Monday, December 13, 2010 in Savannah at Riverview Nursing Home. His funeral was held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at James A. Kirkland Mortuary with the Rev. R. L. Whitehead officiating.   More...

Helen Whitehead, 79, of Millen died Dec. 16

Helen Whitehead, 79, of Millen, entered into rest Thursday, Dec, 16, 2010.   Graveside services were held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at Summertown United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Butch Taylor officiating.   More...

Misty Green Gay, 34, of Millen died December 18

Mrs. Misty Green Gay, 34, of Millen, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010.   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 (today) at the Millen Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Millen Cemetery.   Mrs. More...

Columns

Library News

Want some books, holiday music, or Christmas music to tide you over the rest of the Christmas season? Hurry and come in today, Wednesday, Dec. 22,- because we will be closed for our Christmas holiday from Thursday, Dec. 23 until Monday Dec. 27! More...