October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE sets millage

no tax increase

Local taxpayers will not see an increase in their taxes due to a millage increase by the local school system. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) voted on Oct. 4 to keep the rate at 12.901 mils for the coming year. More...

School News

Edmund Burke homecoming

Edmund Burke Academy, Waynesboro, will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 19 when they meet Memorial Day School, Savannah on the field at 7:30 p.m. More...

JCES Lunch Menu

Oct. 15 – pizza or chicken salad with saltines/chips, choices – whole kernel corn, fresh apple, pineapple, garden salad, milk.   Oct. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I was deeply saddened last week by the death of Franklin Rabitsch. Franklin was a good friend for many years and a frequent visitor to The Millen News office. More...

Datebook

Date Book

Millen Baptist to host Bazaar “Hearts for Missions Bazaar” will be held 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Fellowship Hall of Millen Baptist Church. Homemade soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. More...

Weddings

Hodges-Blanton wedding

Kari Dawn Hodges and Brian Dewayne Blanton Jr., were united in marriage on April 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Eastman, Georgia. Dr. Jerry Peele officiated at the double ring ceremony.  More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of Randall Gay wishes to thank all our friends and family for the outpouring of support during the loss of our loved one. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

“What Mighty God We Serve!”

Faith and Science.  For many, these two subjects inhabit two opposite and mutually exclusive worlds.  But astronomer and former director of the Vatican Observatory, Rev. More...

Grady Saxon named county administrator

Grady Saxon was officially employed as county administrator during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners.  More...

Jonquette Sanders named Homecoming Queen

Jonquette Sanders, daughter of John Sanders and Patricia Folson, has been crowned the 2012 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Homecoming Queen.  More...

Ribbon cutting

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mana’ Restaurant at its new location, 741 Hwy. 25 North, at Thompson’s Corner. More...

Other Jenkins News

Proclamation

Mayor King Rocker, seated, recently signed a proclamation declaring October 2012 as “National Arts and Humanities Month” in the City of Millen. More...

Federal Funds

Jenkins County has been chosen to receive $4,355.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.  More...

Jays

Four local 8U Jenkins Jays players were selected to play with Lynx Baseball in the 4th annual USSSA Super NIT Jay Crisone Tournament. The ring tournament was held Oct. 6-7 in Lexington, S.C.  More...

Church News

Church News

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church to host program Kelsey Chapel will celebrate Pastor Albert White’s Fifth Appreciation 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The Rev. Dr. Willie Abney will be the guest messenger. Family Mass Choir will render music. More...

Memoriam

In Memory

Tommy Burke Sr. March 29, 1937 – Oct. 5, 2011

Daddy, you left this world a year ago,  To go be with our Heavenly Father.  We didn’t want to see you go,  But I guess our Father in Heaven needed you more.  We would love to have seen the reunion with  You and Jerry, o More...

In memory of my son Cliff Richardson

As of five years gone by, we do remember your love and deep caring ways that you and Millen EMS showed for their people. So let his smile and laughter fill your hearts as we remember Cliff on this fifth year anniversary of his death. More...

Obituaries

Angela Jean Smith Elliott

Angela Jean Smith Elliott, 41, of Millen, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the Millen United Methodist Church in Millen.  More...

Reba Grace Lynn Fisher

Mrs. Reba Grace Lynn Fisher, 81, of Millen, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Bay Branch in Screven County.  Mrs. More...

Benjamin Franklin Rabitsch

Benjamin Franklin Rabitsch of Millen, 80, passed away Monday Oct. 8, 2012 at MCG Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Millen Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder officiating. More...