April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

T-SPLOST funds needed for road paving

Paving the Perkins Green Fork Road may depend upon approval of the regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum to be voted upon in July.  More...

School News

JCHS awarded Holt Bright Start Award

Dr. Joseph Kirkland, principal of Jenkins County High School (JCHS), was on hand in Baltimore, MD, to accept the Tim Holt Bright Start Award March 22. Dr. More...

“Bookmobile Lady” celebrates 28 years

For 28 years of her 30-year career with the Screven-Jenkins Regional Library, Barbara Gilbert has been known as “the Bookmobile Lady.” It is a title she gladly accepts. More...

JCHS principal’s list, honor roll

Jenkins County High School students named to the third 9- weeks Principal List and Honor Roll are as follows.  Principal’s List  12th Grade: Callie Dailey, Tiller Gay, Chelsea Taylor, Chassity Wilkerson and Dallas Wilson.  More...

Editorials

Stop talking – start working!

The wait for replacement of the Herndon bridges over the Ogeechee River has now entered the “marathon” stage.  More...

Jim Hite

RECOMPENSE FOR DESTROYING IS NOT FOOTBALL

Bounty: derived from the Old French ‘bonte’ (goodness) and from the Latin ‘bonus’ (good). More...

Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2012 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Jan. 9 and adjourned March 29. More...

Obituaries

Florine Daughtry

Mrs. Florine Daughtry Aaron, 77, of Millen died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. More...

Joseph L. Burke

Mr. Joseph L. Burke Sr., 75, of Millen, died Saturday, April 14, 2012.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Millen Baptist Church with the Rev. David Wheeler officiating. More...

Maude McCoy Scarboro Swint

Maude McCoy Scarboro Swint, 80, of Millen, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (today) at the Community Worship Center with the Rev. Wilma Byrd officiating. More...

Columns

Ag Line

POND FERTILITY

Pond fertilization is the most important management concept a pond owner can adhere to. It is all too often that I receive calls from pond owners complaining about their water being too clear or fish being too small.  More...

Finalist for county administrator announced

The Jenkins County Commissioners announced during a called meeting Friday, April 13, that Frank A. Neal Jr. of Statesboro is the finalist for the position of Jenkins County Administrator. He was selected from a field of 30 applicants.  More...

Chamber yard sale, cook-off to be held May 5

Clean out the closet and heat up the grill! The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will host an area yard sale and barbecue cook-off Saturday, May 5, at the Cotton Market on Cotton Avenue.  More...

Camera Ready contest to be held

Millen and Jenkins County’s historic locations, natural areas, downtown scenes, the Ogeechee River, streams and trails make Millen and Jenkins County the perfect location for film projects. More...

Other Jenkins News

JCHS Literary meet team named Region Runner-Up

The Jenkins County High School Literary meet team recently tied as region runner-up in the competition, with three first place wins and one fourth place.  More...

Easter at Bethany

Residents, family members and staff at Bethany Nursing Center enjoyed a festive Easter celebration held in the newly renovated garden area of the facility. More...

Funds available to help support gopher tortoise populations

State Conservationist James E. Tillman Sr. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Spring has sprung and so has my allergies! While the blooming flowers, trees and shrubberies are beautiful, it is really hard to appreciate them when you’re congested, coughing and sneezing from all the pollen they create. 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 Hill present Jenny Lynn Anderson   Jenny Lynn Anderson of Statesboro will be sharing her story at Oak Hill Baptist Church 6 p.m. April 21. More...

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS School Council to meet   All Jenkins County High School (JCHS) parents are invited to attend the JCHS Council meeting to be held 6 p.m. April 30 in the JCHS Media Center.  Music program planned for Perkins   More...

Births

Ansley Kathryn Frye

Zac and Leah Frye of Swainsboro proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Kathryn, born Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 3:21pm at East Georgia Medical Center in Statesboro. Ansley weighed 9 lbs. and 1 oz. and was 22 inches long.  More...

Engagements

Engagement

Miss Johnson and Mr. Conway wed April 21

Haley Lyn Johnson and Chas Conway will wed Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Elam Baptist Church in Millen Four points community. A reception will follow the ceremony. More...