June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jason Oglesby seeks County Commission seat

Jason Oglesby has announced that he is seeking the Jenkins County Board of Commissioner seat for District #3 in the July 31 General Primary/Non-Partisan election.  More...

School News

Fordham named Teacher of the Year at Sardis school

Virginia Elizabeth Fordham was named Teacher of the Year at SGA Elementary in Sardis. She is the wife of Chad Fordham and they have one son, Colby. More...

Dailey receives scholarship

Helena Chemical Company recently announced that Callie Dailey is the recipient of the Allan R. Bennett Scholarship. More...

Honors Night

The Screven Masonic Lodge #248 presented a $1,000 scholarship to Dallas Wilson during Honors Night at Jenkins County High School. From left, are Ed Arita, Wilson and Ray Garvin. (Photos contributed) More...

Editorials

Jim Hite

TEXTING AND DRIVING

Once in a while a news story comes to my attention that makes me marvel at the depth of irresponsibility of some members of the human species.  And the story most recent not only showed blockheadedness (the sort of which you and I see every day) More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Hill to host VBS   Oak Hill Baptist Church will present “Son Surf” Beach Blast Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, through Thursday, June 21. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Faith is the opposite of fear. When we have hearts that are filled with faith in God, fear has a difficult time finding a place in our lives. Because this is true, we must ask ourselves, “What can we do to fight against fear? More...

Weddings

Miss Holton, Mr. Gay to exchange vows

Jennifer Leigh Holton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Welch of Millen, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Holton of Perkins, and Dobson Moran Gay III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dobson M. Gay Jr. of Garfield will wed 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Elam Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries

Emma Lucy Oglesby Osteen

Emma Lucy Oglesby Osteen, 63, of Sylvania passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Optim Medical Center -Screven after a long illness.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. More...

Allene Myers McClain

Allene Myers McClain, 79, of Millen died Monday, June 4, 2012.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Millen Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Norman Teen Clifton

Norman Teen Clifton, 78, of Rocky Ford passed away Sunday at the Optim Medical Center - Screven.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. June 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Bay Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites.  More...

Dr. Kirkland named Director of Student Services

Dr. Joseph Kirkland, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) principal for the past five years, is stepping down. Effective, July 1, Dr. Kirkland will assume the role of Director of Student Services for the Jenkins County School System.  More...

New principal at high school

Effective July 1, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will have a new principal. Rob Gray was recently approved for the position by the Jenkins County Board of Education. Current principal, Dr. More...

Correction

Chelsea Taylor, left, is the recipient of a $48,000 scholarship from Young Harris College. The award was made during Honors Night at Jenkins County High School by presenter Ruth Hearn. More...

Other Jenkins News

RECREATION CHAMPS

Team Insurance, Modern Woodmen & Sunset Inn/Quickstop teams claim top spots

Department’s Flea baseball champs are Team Insurance. More...

PINES to increase overdue fees for books

Borrowers who fail to return public library books in a timely manner can soon expect to pay a few pennies more for their tardiness.  More...

in bloom

Bethany Home Nursing Center residents are shown arranging hydrangeas for the dining room tables, an activity they enjoyed very much. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I recently made my first attempt at homemade bread baking. It did not turn out too bad for the first time, but there is definitely room for improvement.  More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Editor:  More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours.  More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of  Eugene Patterson Sr. September 9, 1941 – January 19, 2012   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Bloodmobile to be here June 25   The bloodmobile of Shepeard Community Blood Center will be at Optim Medical Center – Jenkins 2-6 p.m. Monday, June 25. Give the gift of life!  Sign-up for Longleaf Pine Initiative   More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You   To family, friends, colleagues, membership organizations and the communities involved, thank you, for the role you played in my retirement celebration. Truly, I was blessed by your presence, thoughtfulness and well wishes. More...