January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners name chair,vice-chair

The first order of business at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners was to name the chairman and vice-chairman for 2011. More...

SRP opens through Millen

After years of construction, the Savannah River Parkway ( SPR) through Millen and Jenkins County is nearing completion. More...

School News

Shutterbugs

Students of Jenkins County Middle School produced a photography exhibit during the Fall session of BLAST. The focus of this session was Digital Media. More...

Library News

Ready to jump into tax season? Georgia tax forms and instructions have arrived, and most of the Federal forms are also available here at the library, your local source for tax forms! More...

Local students graduate from GSU

Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) Fall Commencement took place inside historic Hanner Fieldhouse Dec. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I heard a news report last week that cursive writing may soon become a thing of the past. It seems that with all the technological advances being made, there is no longer a need for schoolchildren to learn cursive writing. More...

Datebook

GED registration to be held at STC

The GED examination will be given at Southeastern Technical College (STC), Swainsboro campus, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. Registration is required prior to testing. GED registration is 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in Bldg. 8 and 6 p.m. in Bldg.2, Room 2402.  More...

Recipes

Kountry Kitchen Cooking

For a family that is “on the go”, brown bag lunches are the solution to healthy eating. Try these simple recipes, fill you lunch bags and go! Tuna Sandwiches 1 3- oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 2 T. Miracle Whip 1 6-oz. More...

Births

Holden Andrew Saxon

Andy and Kristin Saxon proudly announce the birth of their son, Holden Andrew Saxon, Nov. 23, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Marietta, Georgia. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Happy birthday!

Jaylee Alyse Bennett celebrated her second birthday, Jan. 13, with family and friends Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16. More...

Happy birthday

Betty Jean Gregory and David Chance Jr. recently celebrated their January birthdays at the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center. (Photo contributed)   More...

County ranks third in unemployment

The unemployment rate for Jenkins County is on the rise again. The county’s rate for November 2010 was listed at 18 percent by the Georgia Department of Labor, up from 16.4 in October. More...

Fundraiser to be held for Beau Brinson

A pork loin fundraiser event for Beau Brinson, toddler son of Arthur and Gayle Brinson, will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. Little Beau awoke in terrible pain Jan. 8. His intestines were twisted and had a tear. More...

Munical Court Judge sworn in

Joe Martin was recently sworn in as City of Millen Municipal Court Judge. More...

Other Jenkins News

Charges filed in Subway shooting

Paul Todd Salter, 20, of Perkins has been charged in connection with the Jan. 12 shooting incident that took place at the Subway restaurant in Millen. Brandon McKenzie, 18, of Buttermilk Road, Sylvania, was fatally wounded in the incident. More...

Frozen

How cold was it - cold enough to freeze the sweat coming from Jimmy Brannen’s beanie during a run he made Saturday, Jan. 15. More...

Apply now for Washington Youth Tour

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique leadership opportunity available to local students in the cooperative’s service area. More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel to hold Black History program

A Black History Program will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church. Elder Michael James will be the guest speaker, and Hodges Grove Youth Choir will sing.  Pastor Albert White invites the public to attend.   More...

Obituaries

Estelle Brinson, 89, of Millen died January 21

Ms. Estelle Brinson, 89, of Millen, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at Jenkins County Hospital.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Retha Womack Moore, 90, died January 23

Mrs. Retha Womack Moore, 90, of Millen, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at the Bethany Home in Millen under the care of United Hospice.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Sarah Goodman McMillan, 76, died January 22

Mrs. Sarah Goodman McMillan, 76, of Millen died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Ogeechee Hospice in Statesboro.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 (today) at the Oak Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. More...

Columns

Legislative Update

During the first week of the General Assembly’s 2011 legislative session, Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address and presented his amended budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 and the Fiscal Year 2012.  More...

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Syl-View Happenings

We have experienced some sad “happenings” this week as one of our faithful volunteers, Willie Dean Waters, went to be with the Lord. He and his wife, Dorothy, have been volunteers every Sunday for over 25 years. More...