September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jean Chester publishes cookbook

For 26 years Jean Chester ran a local restaurant – Jean’s Coffee Shop, then Chester’s Country Inn. So, it only seemed natural that she would eventually write a cookbook after she retired. “ Simply Cooking – More...

Arrest made in school computer theft

The theft of six laptop computers from Jenkins County High School over a seven month period has resulted in one arrest by the Millen Police Department. More...

School News

Close call

Jenkins County’s Dona Gay slides in under a close throw to home in Thursday’s game against Montgomery County. Despite the effort, the Lady War Eagles lost the game 8-5. More...

Williams named vp of lending

Ken Williams, formerly of Millen, has accepted a promotion from GeoVista Federal Credit Union. His new position is Vice-President of Lending. He will be responsible for all areas of consumer and real estate loans.  More...

Southern Woodland Owners Conference to be held

The 2011 Southern Woodland Owners Conference and Solutions Fair will take place in Tifton Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. 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...

Datebook

Datebook

39’ers to meet   The 39’ers will meet noon Monday, Sept. 19, at the Millen Community House. All members are encouraged to attend.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia Workshop to be held   More...

Obituaries

James Lee Reynolds, 89, died September 8

Mr. James Lee Reynolds, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Farmer and Steve McCoy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.  More...

CCA names Ralph M. Kemp warden

Award-winning corrections trailblazer takes the helm at new facility

CCA has selected 45-year corrections professional Ralph M. Kemp the warden at its soon-to-open 1,150-bed Jenkins Correctional Center in Millen. More...

Residents visit CARBO Ceramics plant in Toomsboro

A group Jenkins County residents visited the Toomsboro plant of CARBO Ceramics last week. The company recently announced its intention to construct a facility in Jenkins County. More...

Armed robber pleads guilty

Tracy Jordan pled guilty in Jenkins County Superior Court last week to charges stemming from the Aug. 18, 2009 armed robbery of McTeer Food and Fuel. More...

CCA progress

Progress continues on the Jenkins Correctional Center under construction by Corrections Corporation of America. The new road, above, to the site, Kent Farm Drive, is now complete. More...

Other Jenkins News

Marvin London completes basic

Pvt. Marvin A. London has successfully completed Army Basic Training on Sept. 1 at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Pvt. London was part of the Alpha Company, 1st BN-48th INF REG 3rd Chemical Brigade. He has now begun AIT training at Ft. More...

WHIP application deadline nears

Full Story

MCG professor, Healthy Start Director speaks to Rotary

Sandra Mobley, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Medical College of Georgia and Director of Enterprise Community Healthy Start Initiative, explained Georgia’s Peac More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

News broadcasts were filled this past week-end with tributes to those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 attacks. It was heart wrenching to watch and remember.  More...

Church News

Church News

Millen Baptist to hold Homecoming   Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Oct. 2, at Millen Baptist Church. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You The family of Eddie Bolton would like to express our appreciation for all the calls, visits, food, flowers, donations to church, friendship and especially your prayers during our loss and throughout Eddie’s illness. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Corner

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Sept. 1 – Sept. 8.  Theft by Taking Sept 2 – Planters Electric Membership Corporation Sept. 4 – Rosemary Church Road Sept. More...

Don Lively

FLYING PIGSKINS AND FALLING LEAVES

They’re back.  For better or worse..  The twin events that arrive every year at summer’s end in the Blessed South just as the leaves are beginning to turn every color imaginable.  The first twin is what the calendar calls A More...

Jim Hite

9/11 – WHAT DID WE LEARN?

I’m writing this during the week leading up to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. More...