May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrate Life

  The annual Jenkins County Relay for Life was held Friday night at the Jenkins County Recreation complex. Shown are those participating in the opening event, the Survivor’s Walk. See additional photos on page 14. More...

School News

Class of 2012 has 28 honor grads

The 2012 graduating class of Jenkins County High School has 28 honor graduates. They are as follows.  More...

Stars

Jacob Patterson, Star Student of Briarwood Academy, has chosen his AP teacher, Mrs. Hannah DeMore as Star teacher. Jacob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Patterson of Thomson and the grandson of Mr. More...

JCHS hosts spring banquet

Jenkins County High School hosted the annual spring banquet, sponsored by the Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club, May 7, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The month of May is always a busy time at the news office as we prepare our graduation issue. It is always a pleasure to recognize our community’s graduates and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.  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

Ogeechee Free Will to hold Homecoming   Homecoming will be observed at Ogeechee Free Will Baptist church 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Mark (Bear) Petrocci. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Macay Baseball Camp   The Macay McBride Baseball Camp, sponsored by the Jenkins County Recreation Department, will be May 21-23, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The camp is for boys and girls age 12 and under. The cost is $50 per child. More...

Indiana fugitive arrested here

On Thursday, May 10, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, assisted by the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, executed an arrest warrant on Chewmill Road in Northeastern Jenkins County. More...

Qualifying for election begins next week

Qualifying as a candidate in the July 31 General Primary/ Nonpartisan Election begins next week at the office of Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke in the Jenkins County Courthouse. Candidates may qualify May 23-24 between the hours of 9 a.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Church thefts continue

During the past several months, thefts of HVAC (central heat and air conditioning) systems from churches have been on the increase, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.  “Several of our local churches have been hit and the u More...

Parrish recognized

The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) has honored Rep. More...

Hite receives plaque

Jim Hite, left, was presented a plaque by Georgia Retired Educators Association Executive Director Bill Sloan in appreciation for his service as Area VI Director from 2008 to 2012. More...

Editorials

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Click It or Ticket

Motorists who refuse, or sometimes forget, to wear their safety belt will need to be extra vigilant this month. More...

Obituaries

Emory L. Lane Sr.

Mr. Emory L. Lane Sr., 90, of Millen died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Ogeechee Hospice in Statesboro.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. E. T. More...

Charles E. Wallace

Mr. Charles E. Wallace, 85, of Millen died Wednesday, May 2, 2012.  Graveside service was held 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating.  He was born in Jenkins County and was a U.S. More...

Minnie Bell Becton Sherrod

Minnie Bell Becton Sherrod, 83, of Millen died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Millen Cemetery with the Revs. More...