December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas in Millen set for Friday

Santa Claus will make an official visit to Millen and Jenkins County during the annual Christmas in Millen festival to be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Children are invited to visit with Santa and have their photographs made during this time.  More...

School News

JCES LUNCH MENU

Monday, Dec. 16 – spaghetti or sweet and sour chicken/ rice; choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple.  Tuesday, Dec. 17 – hot dog or chili/saltines; choices: oven fries, orange, applesauce, peach cobbler.   More...

JCMS school news

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) basketball got off to a soaring start. The Lady Eagles are on a winning streak recently beating Collins and Reidsville. More...

Window to the Past

This photograph shows a kindergarten class of Mrs. Ralph Hughes during a “Tom Thumb” wedding. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”   I thought I was going to lie on a nice padded table for an hour of pleasure and later I’d feel like running a marathon or at least jogging to the mailbox without hassling like an asthmatic Chihuahua.&nbs More...

Weddings

Salter-Hurst wedding

Miss Tara Megan Salter became the bride of Mr. John Christopher Hurst on October 12, 2013 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Engagements

Sapp-Burke engagement

Darryl and Valerie Sapp of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Kali Sapp, to Danny Lee Burke, son of Danny and Rita Burke of Millen.  The future bride is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Bachelor’s d More...

JCHS cross country finishes winning season

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ cross country team finished the season with wins at the Region and State meets.  More...

Ribbon cutting

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Magnolia Junction Boutique and Salon on Daniel Street. More...

Other Jenkins News

State to launch new GED test in January

The State of Georgia will launch a new GED® program in January 2014 that has been developed by the national GED Testing Service (GEDTS) in Washington, D.C.  The change will align the entire GED program with college and career readiness standards More...

Chamber annual membership drive

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting its annual membership drive. A business membership is $75; individual membership, $35; and corporate membership, $150.  More...

Collard Management

Eating collards is almost as southern as eating boiled peanuts or drinking sweet tea. If you travel above the Mason-Dixon Line, you never hear of sweet tea, boiled peanuts, or collards the way we like to eat them. That is not the case around here. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Christmas lights are back on Winthrope Avenue after several years’ absence and looking better than ever, thanks to assistance from the Jenkins Correctional Center.  An inmate at the facility refurbished all 16 decorations – took More...

Letters

Letters

Editor,   Recently I attended a wedding reception in Metter, Georgia. It was held downtown at the old train depot. Their depot is very similar in design and age to our train depot where the Chamber of Commerce offices are located. More...

Obituaries

William Paul Jones Jr.

William Paul Jones Jr., 53, of Chattanooga, Tenn. died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Bill lived most of his life in Millen.  He was preceded in death by his Parents Mr. and Mrs. William Paul Jones Sr. of Millen.  More...

Doy Hulsey

Doy Hulsey, 74, of Millen died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the West Millen Baptist Church with Revs. Andy Allen and Butch Taylor officiating. More...

Chaplain Andrew Lane Miles, Sr.

Chaplain Andrew Lane Miles, Sr. “Retired”, 88, of Lyons died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.  The funeral service was 20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in the Oaks Baptist Church in Lyons with Rev. More...