January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County receives grant for local business

During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the announcement was made that the county has received a Community Development Block Grant Employment Incentive Program grant/loan in the amount of $259,192. More...

School News

War Eagles lose to ECI 64-60

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team didn’t make the most of their opportunities at the free throw, shooting only 47 percent, as they fell to the Bulldogs last Friday. More...

RETIRED EDUCATORS

Mike Zarem of TRS spoke at the board of education office about Georgia’s pension plans

Mike Zarem of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Georgia was the guest speaker at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Jenkins Retired Educators Association held at the Jenkins County Board of Education office. Mr. More...

JCHS principal’s list & honor roll

Students named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll at Jenkins County High School for the second 9-weeks are as follows.  Principal’s List:  12th Grade: Shae Burke, Sara Burke, David Burton, Tiller Gay, Shiamante’ Grime More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

If you turn on your television set for any length of time lately, you have no doubt seen numerous political advertisements for the various candidates seeking the seat of President of the United States, not to mention all the coverage by the national 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

Blood drive to be held at JCHS  A blood drive to benefit Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Jenkins County High School in the old gymnasium. More...

Engagements

Paynter, Hill to exchange vows

Dr. and Mrs. Steven William Paynter, of Dalton announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Briana Paynter, to Dr. Andrew Judson Hill IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Judson Hill III, of Athens. More...

Miss Holton to marry Mr. Gay

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Welch of Millen and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Holton of Perkins are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Holton, to Dobson Moran Gay III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dobson M. Gay Jr. More...

Miss Cooper to wed Mr. Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooper proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Rena Cooper, to Mr. Cornelius Jerome Lee, son of the late Lillie and Rufus Lee of Millen.  The wedding will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

City to apply for Scenic Byway grant

The City of Millen will apply for a Scenic Byway grant for up to $1 million. The action was approved during a recent meeting of Millen City Council.  More...

Directing

The City of Millen recently erected a sign off U.S. Highway 25 directing traffic to the Westside Cemetery. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Postal rates increase

U.S. Postal customers are now paying more. The Postal Service increased rates, beginning Jan. 22.  First class mail weighing one ounce now cost 45 cents, up one cent. More...

Other Jenkins News

MILLEN ROTARY CLUB

recognizes Ernest Thorne for perfect attendance, hears from Dr. Prakul Chandra at January meetings

The Millen Rotary Club recognized Ernest Thorne Jan. 4 for his 40 years of perfect attendance in the Millen Rotary Club. Shown with Ernest, above, are family members, Ducan Reavis, Jancey Reavis, Ernest, Jan Thorne and Katie Reavis.  More...

Pointing the way

New signs directing motorists to Magnolia Springs State Park have been installed on highways in Jenkins and surrounding counties, including one at the intersection of Bobby Jones Parkway and Peach Or More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 6 through Jan. 12.  Domestic/Family  Disturbance Jan. 12 - Highway 17 South  Motor Vehicle Accident/  More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Grove to hold fish fry  Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1785 Scarboro Hwy., Sylvania, will hold a fish fry 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Dinein and take-out plates will be available for $7 each. More...

Obituaries

Judge J. Lane Johnston

Judge J. Lane Johnston died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2012 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The 81-year-old Statesboro native was born June 24, 1930, and was one of three children of Grady K. More...

Anna Lucille Gainey Saxon

Anna Lucille Gainey Saxon, 74, of Sylvania died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at her residence.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the McDonald Baptist Church with the Revs. Butch Taylor and Jack Gatlin officiating. More...

Remer L. Brown Sr.

Mr. Remer L. Brown Sr., 84, of Millen died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Ogeechee Hospice.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at the Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Columns

AgLine

PLANTING FRUIT AND NUT TREES

For the past three or four years, the interest in planting vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and nut trees has increased. More...