January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Weapons license gets a makeover

Pistol-packing Georgia citizens will no longer be issued paper licenses. Beginning Jan. More...

School News

War Eagles come up short in subregion play

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team (9-7, 2-3) is still looking for their first win of 2012. More...

DeLoach and Taylor play in national games

Two Jenkins County High School (JCHS) seniors recently played in nationally televised football games. James DeLoach played in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl, and Jonathan Taylor played in the Under Armour All American High School Bowl.  More...

Jenkins student named to STC president’s list

Larry Wilson of Jenkins County has been named to the Fall Semester president’s list at Southeastern Technical College. In order to be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 3.75 GPA or higher.   More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

We celebrated our little granddaughter Jaylee’s third birthday over the week-end. She was so excited about it that she joined the congregation at church in singing “Happy birthday” to herself. More...

Legislative Update

GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL AIMED AT CREATING JOBS IN GEORGIA

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined his legislative agenda, including a proposed $19.2 billion state budget for fiscal year 2013, on Jan. More...

Political Cartoon

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Harden named JCHS head football coach

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has a new head football coach. Ashley Harden has assumed the position formerly held by Coach Chris Mason, who suffered a stroke and will not return.  More...

Presidential Preference Primary Election to be held March 6

The Presidential Preference Primary for the state of Georgia will be held Tuesday, March 6. The deadline for name changes, address changes and registration for the primary is Monday, Feb. 6.  More...

Rep. Barrow holds Rural Listening Tour

Congressman John Barrow toured several local farms Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of his Rural Listening Tour. More...

Other Jenkins News

Alsobrooks completes basic

Navy Seaman Bailey N. Alsobrooks, daughter or Tracy Coleman of Millen and Michael S. Rynearson of Lyndon Station, Wis., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training in Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  More...

Planters accepts applications for scholarship

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship.  The $ 1,000 scholarship, based on need and merit, can be applied to defray academic expenses at any accredited twoor f More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 5, 2012.  Theft by Taking Jan. 2 – 112 S. Masonic St. Jan. 3 – Parrish Burke Road Jan. 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

Freewill Baptist to honor pastor   The sixth pastoral anniversary for Rev. and Sis. Frank Bedford will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Freewill Baptist Church, Sylvania. The Rev. More...

Datebook

Friends of Magnolia to meet

Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at Shelter #2.   More...

Obituaries

Irene Freeman Aaron

Irene Freeman Aaron, of Millen, born Jan. 5, 1935, in Screven County, passed from this world into eternity, Jan. 8, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. after a brief but inspiring battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank You  The family of Edna Hodges wishes to express their appreciation for the flowers, cards, food, calls and prayers during her illness. These kinds acts will remain a precious memory with us.   More...