March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County considers trash can charges

County businesses that want trash cans at their places of business may have to pay for them. The Jenkins County Commissioners considered the development of a policy and procedures to govern the matter during a recent meeting of the group.  More...

School News

Players earn region honors

With the completion of basketball season, five Jenkins County High School War Eagles were honored by Region 3-A for their accomplishments during the 2012 season.  For the girls, Keyana Boatwright was named to the first team and Brandy Cooper was More...

MLK Jr., Charles Beale Scholarship applications available to students

The MLK Committee is pleased to announce that the Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Beale Memorial Scholarship applications are available in the counselor’s office at Jenkins County High School.  More...

STC offers scholarship

The Southeastern Technical College Foundation has announced the Grady Toney Memorial Scholarship will be available to a 2012 high school senior attending school in Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, or Treutlen More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The rain over the weekend was wonderful. Fortunately, we did not get any of the bad weather that struck other areas of the nation. I cannot even imagine what those folks are going through, some losing everything they owned. 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

West Millen to hold fish fry

West Millen Baptist Church will hold its annual fish fry 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 10.  Plates will consist of fish, grits, hushpuppies, cole slaw and homemade cake. The cost is $8. Dine in or drive-thru pick up available.   More...

Fountain Spring to host Marriage Enrichment program

Fountain Spring Baptist Church will host the Marriage Enrichment meeting noon Saturday, March 10. The speakers for this event will be Deacon Billy and Sis. Annie Jean Newkirt. More...

Hurricane Branch to hold Family and Friend Night

Family and Friend Night will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Hurricane Branch Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Pastor Donald Chavers Jr.  Pastor Harry Baldwin and members invite the public to attend.   More...

Obituaries

Lester Brinson Sr.

Mr. Lester Brinson Sr., 88, of Millen died Thursday, March 1, 2012.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Edwin Taylor, Butch Taylor and Andy Allen officiating. More...

Glenda Littlefield Chance

Mrs. Glenda Littlefield Chance, 72, of Sardis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. A memorial visitation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Mrs. More...

Ned Chance Sr.

Mr. Ned Chance Sr., 75, of Sardis died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. A memorial visitation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Mr. More...

Herndon Bridge repairs set for 2014

The wait for repairs on the bridges over the Ogeechee River in Herndon will continue awhile longer, according to information provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). More...

Super Eagle Day set for March 10

Dust off your running/walking shoes and get ready for the ninth annual Super Eagle Day set for Saturday, March 10, at the Jenkins County Courthouse square.  The event will include a 5K raceanda1MileFunRun/ Walk. More...

Chamber to hold Annual Banquet

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Other Jenkins News

4- H’ers compete

Jr./Sr. District Project Achievement

Jenkins County 4-H’ers recently competed at Jr./Sr. District Project Achievement (DPA) at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Correction

The Millen News reported in an article concerning Kimberly Norris that appeared in last week’s edition, that she was employed as a special education teacher at the Jenkins County Elementary School. Ms. More...

Fine China Millen Chinette Club attends china painting seminar

The Millen Chinette Club recently attended a three day china painting seminar. Their instructor, Carol Craig, of North Augusta, demonstrated and taught the group the art of painting currents on a torte tray. Ms. More...

Editorials

Legislative Update

This week we took time to recognize the brave Georgians in uniform who protect our great state and nation. Wednesday, Feb. 22, was Georgia National Guard Day. More...

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Blood drive to be held March 19

A blood drive to benefit Shepheard Community Blood Center will be held 2-6 p.m. at Optim Medical Center, 931 E. Winthrope Avenue. Come give the “gift of life.”   More...

Friends of Magnolia to meet

Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park will meet on Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. in Shelter #2.   More...

Rotary meets

Georgia Magazine’s Assistant Editor Kevin Braun speaks to the Millen Rotar Club about the history and publication of the statewide magazine, which was started in 1945. Millen native Walter Harrison served as editor in 1951. More...

Engagements

Miss Starling to marry Mr. McPhail

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Starling of Brooklet are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginny Heather Starling, of Statesboro, to Mr. Jeffrey Walter McPhail of Millen. He is the son of Mr. Walter McPhail and Ms. More...

Miss Royal to wed Mr. Reeves March 10

Together with their families, Casey Lynn Royal and Robert A. Reeves III, request the honor of your presence as they exchange wedding vows 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. More...