June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hill named Rotarian of the Year

Rotarian Art Johnson presents the Rotarian of the Year Award to Randy Hill for his service to the community and for his dedication to the ideals of Rotary and the Millen Rotary Club. (Photo contributed)   More...

School News

JCHS Awards

Jenkins County High School recently held its annual Honors Night and presented numerous awards to students. From left, Terri Benson presents Literary Awards to Abby Whitt, Ayana Walker, C.J. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Summer does not officially arrive until June 21, but someone forgot to tell the season that. It is hot and has been for awhile! It appears that we are in for a hotter than normal summer just as we had a colder than normal winter.  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

Oak Hill to host Angel Food ministry

Oak Hill Baptist Church is hosting an Angel Food ministry in this area. For June the ordering cut-off date is 1 p.m. June 19 and the pick-up date is 8-10 a.m. Saturday June 25, at the church gym. Cash, Credit/Debit and EBT cards are accepted.  More...

Obituaries

Melvin Cecil Sharpe, 64, of Hazlehust died June 11

Mr. Melvin Cecil Sharpe, 64, of Hazlehurst died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with Presidents Reed Shawcroft and Ray Hester officiating. More...

Thomas L. Joyner, 72, of Millen died June 7

Mr. Thomas L. “Tommy” Joyner, age 72, of Millen died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Green Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Allen and Ray Freeman officiating. More...

On Schedule

CCA moves forward with Jenkins Correctional Center

Construction of the Jenkins Correctional Center is progressing on schedule, according to Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) officials.  More...

New Booster Seat Law begins July 1

Several changes to Georgia’ Booster Seat Law go into effect July 1.  Children under the age of 8 must be secured in an approved car seat or booster seat while riding in passenger cars, vans and pickup trucks, and the seat must be in the re More...

Other Jenkins News

Thompson wins J.D. Kent Invitational Golf Tourney

Millen native, Henry Thompson, took home the championship trophy in the Third Annual J. D. More...

Millen News goes to Illinois

The Millen News is shown at a rest stop in Illinois with, from left, Aaron Comstock, Bill Sipes and Josh Sipes. The photo was taken during a work trip to Kansas City. (Photo contributed)   More...

Champions

The 2011 Mite Girls Jenkins County Recreation Department champions are, from left, first row: Macy Aaron, Tanya Cooper, Shacamry Lake, Antonia Prescott, Malana Williams, Keyia Ricketts and Kimberly C More...

Datebook

Bloodmobile to be here June 29

A blood drive to benefit the Shepeard Blood Center will be held 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Jenkins County Hospital. The public is invited to give the “gift of life” at this time. Dailey reunion planned for June 18   More...

Columns

Library News

“Destination Africa” is on our itinerary for today, June 15! Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. this summer we’ll have a special storytime and craft featuring a different part of the world. More...

Ag Line

BEAN PLATASPID

A new insect is making its way through Georgia and has just arrived in Jenkins County.The bean plataspid ( Megacopta cribaria) is an invasive insect from Asia that attacks soybeans and other legumes. More...

Syl-View Happenings

We had a happening that made us happy and proud this past week at Syl-View. We learned that our “Sonshine Mission Group” had been named the “Group of the Year” for Georgia Health Care. More...