October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Advance voting is underway

Absentee/advance voting is currently underway for the Nov. 6 General Election and city-wide Municipal Special Election for the City of Millen.  More...

School News

JCES Lunch Menu

Oct. 22 – Holiday   Oct. 23 – Chicken on bun or ham & cheese sandwich, choices – oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, fresh orange, applesauce, raisins, garden salad, dill pickle, milk.   More...

Qualified for Duke University

Five Edmund Burke Academy 7th graders have qualified for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, was another great success this year. I especially enjoyed the parade. It was one of the largest I remember. There were numerous floats and other entries to enjoy. More...

Memoriam

In memory of Harley Morris

Who passed away Oct. 25, 2011   To Sunshine,  I miss you so much. You made me happy when I was sad.  We had 57 years of marriage.  They were good.  I will never forget you.  And I still miss you. More...

In Memory of Emory Rabitsch

Oct. 24, 2011  If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane, We would walk right up to heaven To bring you home again.  No farewell words were spoken. No time to say good-bye. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

GSU Football

If you follow Georgia Southern University (GSU) football, you are aware that the University’s president, Dr. More...

City could benefit from King America ruling

The City of Millen could benefit from the $1 million in environmental projects on the Ogeechee River that King America Finishing was ordered to pay for in a new consent order issued last week. More...

Commissioners approve Energy Tax Ordinance

The Georgia Legislature has approved a plan that exempts manufacturers from paying Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on energy used in manufacturing. More...

Other Jenkins News

Candidate Forum to be held Nov. 1

The annual Town Meeting, sponsored by Jenkins County Family Enrichment, will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The program for this year’s meeting will be a Candidate Forum for those seeking election to public office. More...

City sets millage – no tax increase

The City of Millen adopted an 8.073 millage rate for 2012 during a public hearing held Oct. 17. The city has not increased its millage rate since 2008.  More...

Rotary

  Frank Hagins and Donald Pennington, who represented the Millen Rotary Club at Rotary Youth Leadership Award(RYLA) in the summer, described their experiences at the Sept. 26 meeting of Rotary. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  John Carvel said that all politics is local. The only way we will change our system is from the bottom up. Our county commission needs change. More...

Church News

Church News

Needful Baptist Church to host program Men and Women’s Day will be observed at Needful Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 4. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. Deacon Lamar Dunnum and Sis. Shanelle Carr will preside. More...

Datebook

Date Book

BOE to meet Oct. 29   The Jenkins County Board of Education will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Central Office. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Obituaries

Ruby Jacqueline Mays Hill

Mrs. Ruby Jacqueline (Jackie) Mays Hill, 82, of Sylvania, died Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 2012, at her residence under the care of her devoted family and Ogeechee Area Hospice.  Funeral services for Mrs. Hill were held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Grace Lewis Royal

Mrs. Grace Lewis Royal, 83, of Millen died Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012 at Hospice of Savannah.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the Big Horse Creek Baptist Church.  Mrs. More...

Marguerite Lanier Hilderbrandt

Mrs. Marguerite Lanier Hilderbrandt, 94, of Millen, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Burke Medical Center.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the Millen Cemetery with Dr. Maurice Crowder officiating.  Mrs. More...