February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate to consider Sunday alcohol sales

New legislation filed in the state Senate renews the push to allow Sunday alcohol sales in grocery and convenience stores across the state. Georgia is one of only three states that ban Sunday alcohol sales in stores.  More...

Sons of Confederate Veterans hold Lee-Jackson banquet

Celebrating and preserving a true history of the 1861-1865 periods is the mission of not only the national Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization but also that of the local Buckhead- Fort Lawton #2102 SCV. More...

School News

JCES Principal’s List and Honor Roll for 2nd nine weeks

Mrs. Tammy Hendley, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second nine weeks. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

An account for little Beau Brinson, toddler son of Arthur and Gayle Brinson, has been set up at Queensborough Bank and Trust Company for those who might desire to make a donation toward Beau’s medical expenses. More...

Legislative Update

Monday, Jan. 24, marked the beginning of the third week of the 2011 legislative session. Traditionally the third week is a time when committees begin to meet to review and discuss legislation. More...

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Church News

First McCoy Missionary Baptist to hold Choir Anniversary

First McCoy Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Choir Anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the church. The public is invited to attend. Kelsey Chapel Baptist to hold  Black History program   More...

Obituaries

Clark “Don” Cannady, 61, died January 28

Clark “Don” Cannady, 61, of Millen died Friday Jan. 28, 2011.  Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Engagements

Miss Bragg to wed Mr. Bullock in April

Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Bragg of Sylvania are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Rae Bragg, to Steven Michael Bullock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guy Bullock Jr. of Sylvania. More...

4-way

The City of Millen will be making the intersection of College Avenue and Harvey Street a 4-way stop beginning Friday, Feb. 11. More...

JCHS anatomy class hosts blood drive

The Jenkins County High School Senior Anatomy class will host a blood drive conducted by the Shepeard Community Blood Center 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. The event will take place in the old high school gym.  More...

Qualifying fees set for city election

Qualifying fees for the Nonpartisan General Election for the City of Millen have been set as noted in a legal advertisement appearing in this issue of The Millen News. Fees will be $108 for Mayor and $45 for council seats.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Poole honored by Lions Club

The Millen Lions Club recently honored James Poole, center, with the presentation of a 25 years membership pin by Dick Parker. Pining on the award is James’s wife, Beverly. (Photo contributed) More...

Rotary holds speech contest

  The Millen Rotary Club’s annual speech contest was held at the regular meeting Jan. 26.  More...

Friends

  Jim Hite and Joyce Hodges-Hite are shown with Friends of Georgia State Parks Executive Director Andy Fleming (center) at the Friends State Conference held at Lake Blackshear in Cordele. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:  There are some people who live in the community and some people who care for the community. There are some people who give to the community and some people who take from the community. More...

Datebook

Band Boosters to meet

The Jenkins County High School War Eagle Band Boosters (WEBB) will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the band room at the school.  WEBB is not just for band parents, but for anyone desiring to support students in the band program. More...

Births

Luke Thomas Cooper

  Mr. and Mrs. Cary Cooper of Millen proudly announce the birth of their son, Luke Thomas Cooper, on December 28, 2010. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. More...

Columns

Ag Line

Peanut Market Update

The past 3-4 years have been a wild ride for commodity markets. We have seen cotton move from .38/pound to $1.60, and corn has moved from $3.50/ bushel to $6. What is next? More...