March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber banquet set for March 31

Get out your cowboy boots, other western wear and make plans to attend the annual banquet of the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center.  More...

EMS applies for ‘First Responder’ grant

Local first responders could receive some additional training, provided Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is successful in efforts to secure a grant for the purpose. More...

Other Jenkins News

JROTC Drill Team outscores competition at Region

Jenkins County High School’s JROTC drill team wrapped up their fourth consecutive Region Championship in as many years Saturday, March 5, in Metter. More...

Eagles take a beating on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles baseball team came away last week witha1winand3lossrecord.  The Eagles won 6-3 over Claxton.  Leading hitters were: Donnie Gay 2-2 with 2 runs scored; D. More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of March 4 – March 10.  Burglary-Residential  March 10- 4845 Jackson Williams Road  Prowler-Residence  March 7 – North Jones Planta More...

Memoriam

In Memorian

In Memory of  Lula Mae Eason Scott July 29, 1932 – March 2, 2007  “Ma Ma”   Mama, you left us with no warning,  Not even a good-bye.  Mama, our hearts are still broken.  More...

Datebook

39’ers to meet March 21

The 39’ers will meet noon Monday, March 21, at the Millen Community House. All members are encouraged to attend. Auditions for “Trial by Jury” to be held  March 21   More...

Obituaries

Edward Keith Lewis, 44, of Millen died March 12

Mr. Edward Keith Lewis, age 44, of Millen died Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Green Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Andy Allen, Jim Allen and Elise Odom officiating. More...

William “Bill” W. Hillis, III, 55, died March 12

Mr. William “Bill” W. Hillis, III, 55, of Millen died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Central Georgia Medical Center in Macon.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Elam Baptist Church with Dr. More...

School pageant winners announced

Winners of the Miss Jenkins County Schools pageant were Miss Jenkins County High School, Morgan Royal; Jenkins County Middle School, Alexis Thompson; and Miss Jenkins County Elementary School, Gayla Landing. More...

Super Eagle Day winners announced

Winners is the Super Eagle Day race were Mark Brannen and Catherine Hall, 5k, and Brad Amerson and Nicole Wheeler, 1 Mile Fun Run. Details in this week’s issue of The Millen News. More...

Gov. Deal outlines changes to Pre-K program

Georgia’s Pre- K students could spend less time in school beginning the 2011-2012 school year. Gov. More...

Lanier wins award

Elaine Lanier, Jenkins County 4-H Program Assistant, won the Outstanding Program Assistant award at Jr/Sr District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

In response to a recent column concerning my comments about approaching the “senior citizen” status, a reader e-mailed a suggestion for what I believe is a much more appropriate description - “seasoned citizen.” A little &ldqu 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

Endtime Faith to celebrate pastor appreciation

Endtime Faith Deliverance Church of Midville will celebrate Pastor Clyde Foreman Sr. and First Lady Theodosha Foreman appreciation March 15-18, 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

A special happening – this was the Grand Ole Opry fun night. There were bales of hay, cowboy hats, bandanas and country music. Vicki Bragg and her cousin, Pasty, provided country music. More...

Library News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We hope that you’ll enjoy the festivities and the knowledge that it means that spring will officially begin this Sunday, March 20. More...

Jon Burns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The General Assembly completed its work this week on Friday, March 4, with our 24th legislative session day.Several key pieces of legislation were debated and discussed on the House floor.  More...