August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff hosts Search and Rescue meeting

By Mike Lane  A small child wanders away from a camp site, an elderly patient is reported missing from a nursing home, a hunter become disoriented and lost in unfamiliar woods, a fisherman’s boat overturns in the river…and then what More...

School News

Jenkins County Elementary School Student Promotion and Retention Policy

At the June 2011 Board Meeting, the Jenkins County School Board of Education approved a new Promotion and Retention Policy for Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) as local board policy to ensure appropriate student achievement and to specify the More...

Jenkins County schools faculty, staff

The Jenkins County school system will open its doors Monday, Aug. 15. Staff members are:  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Millen and Jenkins County will be featured on national television 7 p.m. this Sunday night when the documentary on the community by Dateline NBC airs. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:  If anyone doubts that Millen has talent, they can just ask those fortunate enough to have attended the recent fundraiser hosted by Millen Better Hometown. More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Substitute Workshop to be held   The Jenkins County school system will hold a Substitute Workshop 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 12, at the Jenkins County Board of Education Central Office on Winthrope Avenue. More...

Obituaries

Mr. Pleasants, 67, of Perkins died August 3

Richard Tennyson Pleasants 67, of Perkins, Ga. died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at his residence.  Mr. Pleasants was a native and resident of Luray, Va. He has been a resident of Perkins since 1992. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 22-28.  More...

Don Lively

BETWEEN THE RIVERS

Charleston.  Just hearing the name of The Holy City makes many citizens of the Blessed South want to stop what they’re doing and head toward that jewel of the Carolina Lowcountry.  Maybe to enjoy a feast of shrimp and grits with fried More...

Georgia Family Council

DO BIG FAMILIES SET A BAD EXAMPLE? Are families with lots of kids a drain on resources or a potential resource themselves?

“ Very bad role models.” That’s what some have labeled one of the world’s most famous married couples.  So what did British soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria (the former music star Posh Spice) do? More...

Open House to be held for CARBO Ceramics

More jobs may be coming to Millen and Jenkins County. The announcement was made this week that an Open House program will be held 6: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center for CARBO Ceramics. More...

Schools to open August 15

The 2011-2012 school year will officially open for students Monday, Aug. 15, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper. Mrs. More...

Meet and greet held for new school superintendent

Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper, left, is shown with her parents, Hubert and Dale Reeves, during a meet and greet held in her honor at the Jenkins County Board of Education Central O More...

Other Jenkins News

Eagles football starts Friday

Football season gets underway for the Jenkins County High School Eagles 7:30 p.m. More...

Joyce Hodges-Hite wins national championship

Joyce Hodges-Hite is a national champion in women’s age group 70- 74 in the 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) on the track. More...

Recreation News

The Jenkins County Recreation Department is holding registration for football, ages 4-6, boys and girls; tackle football, ages 7-10; and tackle football, ages 11-12. This team will travel to surrounding counties. Age control date is Sept. 1. More...

Church News

Church News

Concert to be held at Bay Branch  Baptist Church   More...

Births

Zachary Allen Burke

Allen and Tina Burke proudly announce the birth of their son, Zachary Allen Burke, on July 11, 2011 at Burke Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 2½ ounces and was 20½ inches long. More...