February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Barrow announces grant award to NJCVFD

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced recently that the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department ( NJCVFD) will receive a $204,250 Fiscal Year 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant ( AFG). More...

School News

reading is fundamental

JCHS boys’ basketball players read to first grade

Reading is a fundamental element of learning. Therefore, it’s safe to say that it is important to instill a love of reading to children at an early age.  More...

JCES Principal’s List, Honor Roll

JCES Principal’s List and Honor Roll for 2nd nine- weeks

Mrs. Tammy Hendley, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.  PRINCIPAL’S LIST  More...

JCES Principal’s List and Honor Roll for 1s t semester

Mrs. Tammy Hendley, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the first semester.  PRINCIPAL’S LIST  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

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...

Engagements

Miss Brown, Mr. Oglesby announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Edward Brown III of Garfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn Lazar Brown, to Johnny Edward Oglesby Jr. of Millen. The future groom is the son of Mrs. Bonnie Robbins Oglesby of Hephzibah and Mr. More...

Columns

Legislative report

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO SLOW DOWN ON TUITION AND FEE INCREASES

Last week, I joined my colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for hearings to begin our consideration of the proposed state budget for fiscal year 2013 as well as the midyear budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year, More...

Jim Hite

HUNGER OR OBESITY

A lot of people in this world are hungry.  I feel sure that most of you are aware of or have heard the statistics, at least in general.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Property taxes due next week

It’s that time of the year again when property owners dig into their pockets to pay their tax bills. Property taxes are due in the office of the Jenkins County Tax Commissioner at the Jenkins County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 10.  More...

Commissioners consider road improvements

Paving and maintaining county roads could cost the county big bucks. The Jenkins County Commissioners considered several options during a recent meeting of the group.  More...

Up in Lights

Millen Better Hometown has recently restored the marquee on the Pal Theater to its original design.

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Other Jenkins News

Planters EMC accepting applications for 2012 Washington Youth Tour

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique leadership opportunity available to local students in the cooperative’s service area.  More...

War Eagles dominate Johnson, Wheeler Co.

The Jenkins County High School boys’ basketball team (11-8 overall, 4-4 sub region) got back to their winning ways by defeating Johnson County 77-35 and Wheeler County 94- 58.  “Our lack of focus on defense has cost us recently. More...

Pvt. Hall graduates OSUT at Ft. Leonard Wood

Army Reserve Pvt. Levontae T. Hall has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I recently had to go get new glasses. It is a chore I put off for as long as I can, because I always have trouble adjusting to the new ones. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Miss Jenkins County Schools Pageant to be held March 3   More...

Obituaries

Georgia Hargrove Dietsch

Georgia Hargrove Dietsch, 85, of Millen, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.  Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the Green Fork Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. More...

Pauline Edith Lanier

Pauline Edith Lanier, 82, of Millen died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at University Hospital.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Myrtle Bragg Roberts

Mrs. Myrtle Bragg Roberts, 86, of 1628 Perkins Green Fork Road, Perkins, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at the McDonald Baptist Church with Revs. More...