October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Harvest of Fun set for Halloween night

It’s the time of the year for ghosts and goblins! The 11th annual Harvest of Fun festival, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, will take place 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, on Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen.  More...

School News

Local students win video project on dangers of texting and driving

Two members from Emanuel County Institutes FCCLA chapter, Jessica Hodges of Millen and Brittany Sherrod of Herndon competed in the National Organization for Youth Safety ( NOYS)) Video contest, which is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. More...

Dough for dough

Students from Jenkins County Elementary School recently completed their annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser. The students sold over $20,000 worth of cookie dough. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The announcement that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will begin posting job positions available at the Jenkins Correctional Center next week is exciting news for job- seekers in our community. More...

Editorials

Jim Hite

REALITY AND SELF-IMAGE

Several years ago, Jean Twenge of San Diego State University, author of the book Generation Me, led a study that found today’s college students are more self-centered than their predecessors. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their support of my cookbook at the Fair-on-the-Square and of my businesses throughout the years. It has really meant a lot to me. More...

Columns

Ag Line

GET READY FOR HIGHER PEANUT BUTTER PRICES

If you are a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich fan, your cost per sandwich will soon be on the rise.  Harsh dry weather, along with fewer planted acres, has caused a shortage of top grade peanuts. More...

Syl-View Happenings

I attended the Activity Directors Annual meeting held in Brass town Valley Lodge Oct. 6. What a beautiful area surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. More...

SCV

WAS COERCION CONSTITUTIONAL?

In our last five columns we have shown that many of history believed that secession was protected by the Constitution. As in all arguments, there are two sides. More...

Fire truck donated

The City of Millen, with approval of Millen City Council, recently donated an old fire engine to the Moores Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Johnson County, after receiving a federal grant to More...

CCA to post jobs Oct. 25

After several years of high unemployment among local citizens, job opportunities are coming to Millen and Jenkins County. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will begin posting available jobs at the Jenkins Correctional Center Tuesday, Oct. 25. More...

Commissioners consider EMS renovations

The county’s newly acquired Emergency Medical Services (EMS) building will need renovations to accommodate department requirements. More...

Other Jenkins News

Flower show brings crowd to Jenkins

The Azalea Garden Club of Millen sponsored a national Garden Club, INC Small Standard Flower Show at the Jenkins County Memorial Library Oct. 1. The design classes of the show featured table designs for fall celebrations. More...

JCHS graduate completes Army basic training

Shenice V. Thompson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.  More...

The Millen News goes west!

The Millen News recently traveled with Darrel and Margaret Clifton on an 18-day road trip out west. Among the sights visited were Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore.  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

Church News

Faith Walk Deliverance to hold revival  Faith Walk Deliverance will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21. The Wednesday and Thursday nights speaker will be Pastor Lenette Sapp. The Friday night speaker will be Pastor Velvet Anderson. More...

Datebook

Datebook

“Art for Lottie” Christmas Bazaar   More...

Obituaries

Mr. Thomas Burke of Millen died Oct. 5

Thomas “Tommy” Burke, 74, of Millen died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with Rev. David Dixon officiating. More...