January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK activities set

The local celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, began Monday with the Unity Worship Service at Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church. At this time the Grand Marshals for the annual parade were recognized. More...

School News

War Eagles takes second in tournament

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys basketball team, 9-5 overall, 2-1 sub region, won two of three games and finished second in the Portal Holiday Classic. More...

Correction

This photo was inadvertently omitted from The Magic of Christmas edition. The Millen News regrets the error. GATES CURL-MORRIS, 2, son of Kalaya Curl and Luke Morris, both of Millen. More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 23, 2011 – Dec. 29, 2011.  Motor Vehicle Accident/  No Injuries Dec. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I am so thankful for the milder weather we have had the past few days. More...

Church News

Needful Baptist Church to hold Pastor’s Anniversary program

Needful Baptist Church will celebrate the 4th Pastor’s Anniversary for the Rev. James Waltower, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. The sermon will be brought by Pastor Ira Hendrix. Guest choirs will present the musical program. More...

Columns

Ag Line

SOIL SAMPLING FOR HOME LAWNS, GARDENS AND WILDLIFE FOOD PLOTS

Now that winter has arrived, homeowners are probably resting their gardens, lawns, and their summer wildlife plots. However, one practice that I have always stressed in proper garden and lawn management is soil sampling. More...

Jim Hite

STUDENTS NEED AN OPPORTUNITY TO FAIL

As most of you are aware, cheating on national standardized tests has been in the news for several years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

EMA headquarters holds ribbon cutting

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services headquarters during an Open House event held Jan. 3. More...

Sex offender, daughter arrested

On Dec. More...

City officials sworn in

Mayor King Rocker, left, is shown taking the oath of office, administered by Hubert Reeves III, State Court Judge, for another 4-year term during a recent Millen City Council meeting. More...

Other Jenkins News

First marriage of 2012!

Lisa Johnson and Timothy Steptoe exchanged marriage vows Thursday, Jan. More...

Home Safe Georgia Program offers mortgage payment assistance

It goes without saying that a job loss can create a tremendous amount of stress regarding how to make mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure. More...

39’ers help JFEC with food and books

Everyone enjoyed delicious food and good conversation at the December luncheon of the 39’ers group. Members were happy to have as their guest speaker, Mandy Underwood, Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) executive director.  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

Dust off your old cleats

Alumni football is coming to Millen. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.  More...

Obituaries

Frances J. Deas, 81

Frances J. Deas, 81, of North Augusta, S.C., wife of Harold A. Deas, entered into rest Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with the Rev. More...

Edna Bland Hodges, 89

Mrs. Edna Bland Hodges, 89, of Millen died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Optim Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian Otis and Annie Mae Bland. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Jem Rogers Wilson, 94

Mrs. Jem Rogers Wilson, 94, of Millen died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at her residence.  Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 in the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Bernie Khaw officiating.  More...