July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Two local students participate in Rotary leadership conference

Building future leaders was the mission of a recent youth event hosted by Georgia Rotary District 6920 at South Georgia College (SGC). Sixty students from the district attended the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA) at SGC. More...

School News

Couple graduates from bible training

Reverends Joshua and Karen Farthing graduated from The Church of God Bible Training Institute in Cleveland, Tenn. June 11 during the commencement ceremony which was held at the Zion Hill Church of God. Guest speakers were Bishop Stephen C. More...

Local gymnasts place at championship

Two Millen youth placed in the Amateur Athletic Union gymnastics championship held July 1. Seven-year-old Victoria Sheppard placed seventh in her age group and six- year- old Kailey Scalf placed fourth in her age group. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The heat wave we have been experiencing is awful! I can’t help but wonder what we did before air conditioning, but, then, I remember.  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...

Jim Hite

ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN OUR BACKYARD

I imagine that most of you are following the ecological drama that continues to unfold on the Ogeechee River in neighboring Screven County.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Weddings

Jenkins, Harrell to marry Nov. 26

Lindy and Kytrena Wilson and Lewis and Sybil Jenkins, all of Millen, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Alexis Jenkins, to Douglas Hugh Harrell Jr., son of Doug and Karen Harrell, all of State More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Reports

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 8 – July 21.  More...

Library News

Want to escape the heat? The library’s a cool place to be! Surf the net, check out a DVD, borrow a book or listen to an audiobook – there’s a lot to do here, and we’d love to see you! More...

Syl-View Happenings

Happiness is being a part of the fun happenings at Syl-View. On Fun Night we clapped as Macie Brannen danced to “Born to Bogie”. She and her mother Marie Brannen had decorated the solarium in red, white and blue. More...

Tara Cooper named school superintendent

The Jenkins County school system has a new school superintendent. During a called meeting held July 20, the Jenkins County Board of Education approved the appointment of Tara Reeves Cooper to the position. More...

Kayla Kirkland wins state pageant

Kayla Kirkland, daughter of Dr. Joseph Kirkland and Mrs. Lisa Kirkland of Millen, has earned the prestigious title of the 2011 National American Miss Georgia at the state pageant held July 10 in Atlanta. More...

County names Litter Control Officer

Lee Rich has been named Jenkins County’s Litter Control Officer. The Jenkins County Commissioners appointed Mr. Rich to the position during a June meeting of the group. Mr. Rich was already employed by the county as a garbage truck driver. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to the Georgia mountains

The Millen News recently traveled with a group of local residents to the North Georgia Mountains where they spent four days exploring and enjoying the sites. More...

VFW collects outdated meds for disposal

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that many medications, often harmful to others, are being flushed and ending up in community drinking water supply systems.  More...

Boyd Sasser nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Boyd Sasser is one of 132 nominees for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation.  More...

Church News

Church News

West Millen sponsors “clothes give-away”   There will be a “clothes give-away” for children before school opens 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at West Millen Baptist Church school hall.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS Kiddie Cheer Camp to be held   The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) varsity cheerleaders will sponsor a Kiddie Cheer Camp 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 1-5 at the JCHS old gymnasium. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You  The family of Ola Mae Williams wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and love, food, cards and flowers during the loss of their mother. Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren   More...

Obituaries

David Luther Hall of Millen died July 19

Mr. David Luther Hall, 56, of Millen died Tuesday, July 19, 2011.  Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Rountree and the Rev. More...