May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

EPD investigates fish kill in Ogeechee

Rumors began circulating over the weekend that a major fish kill in the Ogeechee River could affect Jenkins County. However, information available as of Monday indicates this is not the case.  More...

PalletKraft opens plant here

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor   More jobs are coming to Millen and Jenkins County.  More...

School News

Crosby makes dean’s list

Alyson Crosby of Millen has completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for 2011 Spring Semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville, announced university President Dorothy Leland.   More...

Clean Up

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Interact Club. JROTC, JCHS Science Club, Millen Better Hometown and a number of individuals helped with the recent Keep Jenkins Beautiful Day. More...

Eggstravaganza

Approximately 100 children came out on April 23 for Millen Better Hometown’s annual “Eggstravaganza,” the community Easter egg hunt. (Photo contributed) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The announcement last week that PalletKraft will open a plant here is welcomed news.  Approximately 20 job positions have already been filled with more openings to come as the facility begins full scale operations.  More...

Church News

Church news

Williams Grove Missionary to host program   More...

Datebook

GED registration is May 31

The GED examination will be given at Southeastern Technical College (STC), Swainsboro campus, June 6 and June 7. Registration is required prior to testing. GED registration is 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 31 in Building 2, Room 2102.  More...

Columns

Syl-View Happenings

We welcome David Hall back to Syl-View after surgery and a stay in the hospital. He was up and out today but a shower of get well cards would brighten his day. His address is P.O. More...

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Library News

Summer Reading begins next week! Our official kickoff will be a thrilling show by magician David Ginn Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. More...

Pooler man sentenced to 155 years

Michael Paul Lane of Pooler will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.  Lane was found guilty May 10 of numerous charges relating to the Dec. More...

County to loan city SPLOST funds

The Jenkins County Commissioners will loan the City of Millen $100,000 of the county’s share of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax #5 ( SPLOST) funds to help defray initial expenses incurred by the city for the Corrections Corporation of Am More...

Summer Lunch Program to begin June 1

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces that the Summer Food Service Program will be held at the middle/high schools cafeteria June 1 – June 30. This program provides nutritious lunches at no cost to all children 18 and under. More...

Other Jenkins News

EMS Appreciation Week

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Jim & Joyce Hodges-Hite recognized

Jim and Joyce Hodges-Hite were recently recognized for their “many gifts of time and support” by the Greater Augusta Sports Council when they were presented the Pillar Award by the organi More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of May 6 – May 20.  Burglary/Residential  May 17 – 4737 Newton Ag Road  Burglary/Church  May 6 – Johnson Baptist Church, More...

Letters

Dear Editor:

I have something to say although I usually don’t have much to say about anything. I like to joke and kid around with friends a lot. More...

Dear Editor:

Due to budget cuts, many of the activities offered by the Jenkins County school system could not be offered if not for the tireless fundraising efforts of the Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club (JCABC). More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Neal Lanier, 86, of Twin City died May 20

Dorothy Neal Lanier, 86, of Twin City died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.  Funeral services were conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011 3 p.m. More...