September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Millen man drowns in Ogeechee River

The body of a Millen man who drowned in the Ogeechee River Sunday near the Rocky Ford landing has been recovered. More...

School News

Parent forum

Jenkins County School System is inviting all parents, stakeholders and the entire community to participate in a forum to be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, at Jenkins County High School cafeteria. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Monday was Labor Day and I “labored.” I have decided that taking a Monday off is just not worth the “day behind” chaos that strikes on Tuesday. More...

Military Active Duty List:

Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; CSSN Bailey Alsobrooks, U.S. Navy, Supply, S-2, Sasebo, Japan; PFC Marvin London, U.S. Army, Special Forces, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; PFC Steven Holley, U.S. Army, Ft. More...

Church News

Church News

Skull Creek Missionary to host revival. Revival services will be held at Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 4371 E. Old Savannah Road, Sept. 3-7. The Rev. James Waltower will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Weddings

Stephens-Burch engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Stephens Jr. of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Stacie Renee, to Mr. Joshua Lamar Burch, son of Joey and Linda Burch of Midville.   More...

Columns

Jim Hite

Sticker Shock!

Runners share a lot of things: The joy of movement, fitness, the camaraderie of racing for those so inclined, the feeling of accomplishment and much more. And I add one more: “Sticker shock!”   More...

County tax digest shows growth

A slight increase in the tax digest will net the county approximately $349,098 more in 2012 property taxes than the previous year. The county estimates the 2012 tax digest at $236,063,620. This compares to $203,422,408 for 2011. More...

Backpacks carry more than books

While many students carry books in their backpacks, some local children are also carrying food items.   More...

Proclamation

City of Millen Mayor King Rocker, seated, is shown signing a proclamation at the Jenkins County Adult Learning Center in celebration of Adult Literacy Week, Sept. 9-15. More...

Other Jenkins News

Adult Learning Center will offer free GED practice test

The Jenkins County Adult Learning Center, a division of Southeastern Technical College, will be offering adult learners the opportunity to take a GED practice test at no charge the week of Sept. 10-14. More...

Deer hunting begins with archery September 8

For most hunters in Georgia, the deer season is the most anticipated time of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.   More...

JCHS awarded $2,000 Youth Literacy Grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $2,000 to the Jenkins County High School English Language Arts Department.   More...

Datebook

Date Book

Optim Medical Center to host health screening Optim Medical Center-Jenkins will host a health screening 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Setp. 12-13. Participants should come to the front lobby of the hospital to receive packets.   More...

Cards of Thanks

“Thank You”

The family of Bessie Elmore Saxon wishes to express their appreciation for the prayers, calls, visits, food and flowers during the loss of their loved one. A special “thanks” to Dr. Campo, Dr. Byne and Dr. More...

Obituaries

Herman Whitehead

Mr. Herman Whitehead, 84, of Millen, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2012. Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at 5 p.m. More...

Ben Franklin III

Millen, Ga.- Entered into rest on Sunday, September 2, 2012, Ben Franklin, III, after a extended illness. Originally from Birdsville, GA, he was predeceased by his parents Ben Franklin, Jr. and Mary Perkins Franklin.   More...