April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmer plows into a “well” of a hole!

“Holy Moly!” That was Robert Jenkins’ first thought when the tractor he was driving bounced across a huge hole in a field he was plowing Thursday night, April 3rd.  “I thought my sons had been out here digging something u More...

Other Jenkins News

Planters EMC scholarships available

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the Planters EMC Scholarship. All high school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Planters EMC member are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. More...

Foreman to speak at EGSC

Travis Foreman, future attorney and motivational speaker, will speak on Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. More...

Womans club

Michael Felts, Millen City Manager, addressed the Millen Woman’s Club at its March 18 meeting. (Photo contributed) More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:  Lately my friends and I have been very much concerned about our country as a whole.  We were founded on democracy for the United States of America as also was our state government. More...

Church News

Church News

Skull Creek #2 to host program A singing program will be held at Skull Creek #2 Baptist Church 5:10 p.m. April 12. Rev. Charles Holloway is pastor. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Obituaries

Shelby Jean Deal Ranew

Mrs. Shelby Jean Deal Ranew, 76, of Statesboro died on Friday April 4, 2014 at her residence under the care of Gentiva Hospice.  The funeral was held 11 a.m. More...

Harmon Lee Proctor, Sr.

Harmon Lee Proctor, Sr., 81, of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Golden Living Nursing Center in Dunwoody.  Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Millen Cemetery, Millen, GA.  More...

Fred Williams

Fred Williams, 65, of Portal died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital in Savannah.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Poplar Spring Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Jenkins County is growing!

Georgia is growing and so is Jenkins County.  More...

Council of Churches announces Holy Week celebration

The Jenkins County Council of Churches will host a Holy Week Celebration April 14-18. Lunch and a gospel message will be presented at the Millen United Methodist Church from noon until 1 p.m. with a different speaker each day.  More...

Child Abuse Prevention Month - Pin Wheel Ceremony to be held April 15

Somewhere in Georgia, a child is abused or neglected every 30 minutes – a sobering statistic.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have a battery-powered carpet sweeper that I use for “quick pick-ups.” When I borrowed it from my son, I had no idea that it was going to turn into such a wonderful little tool - so much so that I have not yet returned it. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Recently I was people watching while my wife finished up her shopping. A couple of other men were engaged in the same activity. We all had their same common look – bored, “how much longer will she be?” look. More...

Don Lively

ACCOMMODATION

There was a little placard on the bed, no doubt carefully placed there by the chambermaid who had made up the hotel room. By the way, can we still call them chambermaids or has that become politically libelous? More...

Library News

Do your kids love being read to? Bring them to the library on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for our awesome afterschool Storytimes. This Tuesday, April 15, your child can celebrate National Poetry Month with the hilarious works of Shel Silverstein. More...

Datebook

Datebook

“Easter Egg Hunt for A Cure” to be held April 13 The third annual Easter Egg Hunt for a Cure to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held 2-5 p.m. April 13 at the Perkins Village Club, Perkins. More...