May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Scholarship recipients

Jenkins County High School held its annual Honors Night May 3 and presented numerous scholarships and awards to students. Above, left, Bobby Boone is shown accepting an $180,000 U.S. Navy Scholarship from Petty Office Guibry. More...

School News

JCHS seniors graduate May 20

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has begun preparations for the 2011 Commencement Exercise to be held, 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, in the JCHS Gymnatorium. Dr. More...

Baccalaureate service to be held May 15

The annual Baccalaureate service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the high school gymnatorium. All graduating seniors of the Class of 2011 are asked to assemble at the gymnatorium at 3:30 p.m. More...

EBA wins big at area spelling bee

Eleven Edmund Burke Academy students competed against 187 other top spellers from nine different schools in the David Emanuel Academy Area Spelling Bee. EBA earned four first place trophies – the most wins among all the competing schools. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

City of Millen employees were very busy last week preparing for the Sherman’s Trail Yard Sale, in addition to their other duties, that was held at the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue Saturday. More...

Church News

Community Worship Center to host program

The Rev. R.L. Jordan will be speaking at Community Worship Center, 417 Virginia Avenue, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15.  Rev. More...

Datebook

Varmint Hunters Association to meet

The Varmint Hunters Association will meet for the twelfth year in Millen May 11-15. More...

Weddings

Taylor, Dailey finalize plans

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Jada Marie Taylor to Jonathan Bradford (Brad) Dailey. The wedding will take place 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at West Millen Baptist Church. More...

Births

Lily Ann Ergle

Eric and Gina Ergle are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Ann, on March 1, 2011 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, Georgia. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. More...

Relay for Life to be held Friday

Get out your walking shoes, join the fun and support a worthy cause!  The Jenkins County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held this Friday night at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. More...

Sherman’s Trail Yard Sale

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GED testing fees to increase in July

Testing fees for the General Education Development (GED) diploma will soon increase following changes to fee structure by the national administrator of the GED Testing Service.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Fresh produce sold in Millen

Vendors are shown preparing their fresh produce for sale at the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue. The park is open every Tuesday afternoon. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Jail and Bail

Sheriff Robert Oglesby and the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a Jail and Bail 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday, May 13, to benifit the Relay for Life. More...

The Millen News goes to Jamaica!

The Millen News recently traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica with Bobby and Megan Sharpe on their honeymoon. The couple stayed at the Sandals Honeymoon Resort. (Photo contributed)   More...

Editorials

Jim Hite

FEES, FEES & MORE FEES

Let’s take a look at some economic items. No particular order, no political agenda, just a few comments. For decades, I have found it fascinating that what was considered usury in the past is now accepted practice. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Seabron “Seabie” L. Lane, Jr., 58, died May 6

Seabron L. “Seabie” Lane, Jr., 58, died Friday, May 6, 2011.  He was born in Emanuel County and was a retired Assistant Track Supervisor for Norfolk Southern Railroad. More...

Timothy Murray, 46, of Sardis died May 8

Timothy L. Murray, 46, of Sardis died Sunday, May 8, 2011.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Sardis Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be uncles.  Mr. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incident for the time period of April 29 – May 5.  Burglary-Residential  April 30 – 4665 Brannen Road  May 3 – 3749 Perkins Hiltonia Road  May 3 – 4737 N More...

Library News

Summer reading is coming! Our sensational summer reading program will begin on Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. with the arrival of magician David Ginn, who will amaze audiences young and old with his marvelous tricks.  More...

Syl-View Happenings

It’s National Nursing Home Week and many happenings are taking place. Most of our days are filled to the brim with activities but we were able to squeeze in a few extra for Nursing Home Week. More...