June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunken safe leads to burglary arrests

Two Millen teens

Two teenagers are prime suspects in a big burglary case, thanks to a sunken safe and the swimmer whose foot bumped it.  Amber Leigh Bunch, 18, and Shelby Lynn-Grace Oglesby, 17, were jailed last Tuesday night for the June 20 break-in at a South More...

School News

BOE considers bullying policy

A new bullying policy proposed and recommended by the Georgia School Board Association was placed on the table for consideration by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) during its June 20 meeting.  More...

GHSGT review sessions scheduled for JCHS

Ruth Hearn, guidance counselor at Jenkins County High School (JCHS), has announced the dates for the review sessions for the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHGT). More...

Kids learn about Africa at library

Sally Counselman recently conducted a presentation for the Summer Reading Program – One World, Many Stories - at the Jenkins County Memorial Library. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Some of my fondest memories of my grandmother, Maudine Rabitsch, are those of going to church with her as a child. So, naturally, I want to create similar memories with my own grandchildren.  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...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Within our hearts we always keep A special place for you. And try to do our best to live As you would want us to. As we loved you, so we miss you, In our memory you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for always Wit More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You  The family of Thomas (Tommy) Joyner wish to thank everyone for your visits, food, cards, flowers, acts of kindness and prayers during our time of loss.   More...

City awarded $900,000 to fund CCA project

The City of Millen has been approved for a Georgia Fund loan in the amount of $900,000 from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority ( GEFA). More...

Hephzibah man faces drug charges

A routine traffic stop by Lt. Matthew Williams of the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office on June 16 has resulted in the arrest of a Hephzibah man on drug charges.  Lt. Williams stopped a 2006 Dodge Magnum on U.S. More...

Perkins Post Office targeted for closure

The Manager of the Post Office Operations of the United Postal Service (USPS) has announced the possible closure or consolidation of the Perkins Post Office. More...

Millen News will be closed Monday, July 4th

All items for the July 6th edition of the paper should be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, June 30th. Have a safe and happy holiday!   More...

Other Jenkins News

Jesse Guthrie receives community service award

From left, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2776 Senior Vice-Commander Jesse Guthrie is presented the Vietnam Veteran Community Service Award by VFW District Commander Byron Scogins. More...

The Millen News goes to Las Vegas

Tony and Christine Fu celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas. The Millen News and Tony had its photograph taken at Penn & Teller and the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. More...

Rep. Barrow to meet with local businesses

Local business owners are invited to meet with Rep. John Barrow 10:30-11:30 a.m. this Friday, July 1, at Regions Bank to discuss their concerns and hear remarks from the congressman.   More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

LEARNING FROM THE PAST

According to a report published on June 13, only 13 percent of high school seniors who took the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (called the nation’s Report Card,) showed solid academic performance in American History. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Class of 1991 to hold reunion   The Jenkins County Class of 1991 will celebrate its 20th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Statesboro.  The fees are $40 per person. More...

Obituaries

Freddie W. Powell, 54, of Millen June 18

Mr. Freddie W. Powell, 54, of Millen died Saturday, June 18, 2011.  A memorial service was held 6 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Fail officiating.  Mr. More...