December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Decorations contest to be held December 12

The Garden Club Council of Millen will sponsor its annual Christmas Decoration Contest Monday, Dec. 12. The contest is open for all residents, businesses and churches within the city limits of Millen. Judging will begin at 6 p.m.  More...

School News

JCHS boys fall to Rebels; down Yellow Jackets

The Jenkins County High School War Eagles ran into AAAA power Effingham County and suffered their first loss of the year 78-55. Trailing by 6 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebels used an 18-8 second quarter run to lead 35-19 at halftime.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The annual Christmas Decorations Contest is set for next Monday night with judging to take place between 6- 10 p.m. I always take photos of the first place winners for our Christmas issue which will be Dec. 21 this year. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:  A community Thanksgiving celebration was held Thursday, Nov. 24, at Miracle Temple House of the True and Living God. 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

Bloodmobile to be here Dec. 20  The Bloodmobile of Shepeard Community Blood Center will be at Optim Medical Center – Jenkins, 931 E. Winthrope Avenue, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period Nov. 25 – Dec. 1.  Criminal Trespass Nov. 25 – Mockingbird Road Dec. 1 – Hwy. 21 E. Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer 6 incidents  More...

Jim Hite

PLAY BALL, FORGET THE DANCES

I had mixed emotions listening to Bob Costas during halftime of the  Steelers-Chiefs game on Nov. 27. I agree totally with what he said but wonder why it has taken decades for at least one commentator to zero in on obnoxious behavior.  More...

Ag Line

CHRISTMAS TREE SELECTION AND CARE

For those of you who have not selected your Christmas tree yet, you still have some time. Many people have followed the trend and purchased an artificial tree. More...

City continues code enforcement

The City of Millen is continuing to take a tough stand with property owners who have unsightly property, junk and old vehicles located on properties and dilapidated housing.  Lamar Faircloth, city manager, said the city is very serious about the More...

Hospital authority makes donation

The Jenkins County Hospital Authority donated $22,400 for the striping and paving of the new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station parking lot on Winthrope Avenue. This included all concrete and asphalt work, complete with grate drains. More...

An Emmy comes to Millen

One of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards, an Emmy, has found its way to Millen!  The award is featured in a wall display at Round’s Fishin’ Hole, a gift to the owner, Linda Jackson, from her first cousin, Sha More...

Other Jenkins News

Former JCHS grad takes part in Mercer’s Veterans Day ceremony

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Planters employee earns statewide award

Cancer is a word that can cause a range of emotions – fear, dread, anxiety and sadness. But for one determined man, that same word translates to caring, sharing and hoping.  More...

Give the gift that money can’t buy

Think outside the box this holiday season. The perfect gift is at your nearest American Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center. And, unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, it costs nothing but an hour of your time. More...

Church News

Fair Haven U.M.C. to hold Christmas cantata

The community is cordially invited to a Christmas cantata, “Love Reaching Out”, at Fair Haven United Methodist Church. It will be presented by the Millen United Methodist Church choir, plus a member from Fair Haven, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Annie Rabitsch, 75, of Millen died December 4

Mrs. Annie Lee Suggs Rabitsch, 75, of Millen, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Optim Health Center.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Burial followed at the residence.  Mrs. More...