April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

picking up the pace

The speed limit on the Ogeechee River Bridges, U.S. Highway 25 South, has recently been increased to 55 mph. The previous speed limit was 45 mph. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

School News

Library News

Easter is this Sunday, April 8. Do you ever wonder what the resurrection has to do with bunnies, eggs and chicks? Or maybe you’re more curious about why Passover is celebrated (this year, on Friday, April 6)? More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Easter Sunday we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful celebration for Christians! I think, however, that we sometimes overlook the sacrifice made by Jesus on cross to get to the “happy ending.”  More...

Editorials

Legislative Update

Two top priorities were achieved last week as a result of bipartisan cooperation. Tax reform and criminal justice reform were both passed overwhelmingly by the House.  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

UDC to hold service   The Margaret Jones Chapter No. 27 United Daughters of the Confederacy in Waynesboro will have its annual Confederate Memorial Day Service 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Historic Bark Camp Church near Midville. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You  The family of Harry G. Dwelle wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the phone calls, cards, flowers, memorial gifts and food given in his memory. More...

Obituaries

Donna “Bonnie” Sego Norris

Mrs. Donna “Bonnie” Sego Norris, 73, of Millen entered into rest Saturday, March 31, 2012.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Rosemary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Mullins officiating. More...

Winton L. Johnson

Winton L. Johnson, 77, of Millen died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at MCG Hospital in Augusta from injuries received in an auto accident.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, March 310, 2012 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Melvin R. Sapp

Mr. Melvin R. Sapp, 74, of Perkins, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his residence.  Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Habersham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Bird officiating. More...

County jail needs repairs

The Jenkins County Jail is in need of immediate repairs, according to a report from the State of Georgia Fire Commission.  More...

Grand Jury indicts thirteen

The Jenkins County Grand Jury met in March and handed down the following indictments and accusations.   Tracy Tarver, fraud is obtaining public assistance, food stamps.   Karen Wilson Lane, acquisition of controlled substances by fraud an More...

Doctor’s Day

Optim Healthcare-Jenkins physicians were presented red carnations in celebration of Doctors’ Day, March 30. More...

Other Jenkins News

4- H’ers compete

Jenkins County 4-H’ers recently competed at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (DPA) at Swainsboro Middle School. More...

Barrow introduces “Juan’s Law”

Last week, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) introduced H.R. More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s office reported the following incidents for the time period of March 16 to March 22.  Disturbance/Disorderly  Conduct March 18 – Hargrove Road  Prowler/Residence March 19 – Newton Ag Rod&n More...

Church News

Church News

Millen Methodist to hold revival   Professor Robert G. Tuttle, freshly retired from Asbury Theological Seminary, will be preaching a revival at Millen United Methodist Church (UMC) Sunday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 17. Dr. More...

Weddings

Miss Collins to wed Mr. Fields

Ms. Ronda Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Collins of Rocky Ford announce the engagement of their daughter, Daryn Traci Collins, to Matthew Brian Fields, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Fields III of Garfield.  More...

Herrington, Bragg to marry May 19

Skylar Herrington and Justin Bragg will be married 6 p.m. May 19 at West Millen Baptist Church. More...