April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GSP looking for driver in hit and run

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) is looking for the driver involved in a hit and run accident that occurred in Millen on Thursday, April 9th.  A GSP incident report indicates that James Newton, 47, was attempting to cross Highway 25 (GA. Hwy. More...

School News

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, April 20 – Spaghetti or sweet & sour chicken/ rice; choices: whole kernel corn, oriental vegetables.  Tuesday, April 21 – Hot dog or chili/saltines; choices: oven fries, peach cobbler. More...

JCHS Prom to be held April 17th

The Junior Class of Jenkins County High School would be pleased by the community’s attendance at the 2015 Prom Grand March to be held on April 17, 2015 beginning promptly at 6 p.m. in the Gymnatorium.  More...

Playing strong!

The Edmund Burke Academy middle school baseball team has started strong this season. A little over half way through the season, they have an impressive 7-1 record. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett   Spring? Where? It feels like summer!  I can remember when we could actually recognize the changing of the seasons. The hot, humid summers gradually gave way to the cooler, falls. More...

Church News

Church News

Zion Baptist to host Male Participation program  Pastor P.M. Broomfield and the Zion Baptist Church family invite the public to their 18th Male Participation program Sunday, April 26th. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Veterans for Community to hold clothing drive   More...

Obituaries

Dr. Frank Whaley Ewald, Jr.,

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Juanita Burke Kinard

Mrs. Juanita Burke Kinard, age 79, died Sunday, April 12th, 2015 after a lengthy illness.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Reverend Carlton Hendrix officiating.  More...

Richard Byron McNeely Sr.

Business Owner

Richard Byron McNeely Sr. of Millen, Georgia, born on December 15, 1942, died on April 6, 2015 surrounded by his beloved family.  Funeral service was held 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2015 at Millen Baptist Church. Rev. David A. Wheeler and Dr. More...

Breaking News - 4/15/2015 3:31 PM

Skeletal remains not confirmed as those of Ashley Lovett - Free Access

Confusion between the editor of The Millen News and Sheriff Robert Oglesby resulted in the erroneous report that skeletal remains found last week in Jenkins County were those of Ashley Lovett. More...

Gov. Deal signs bill eliminating GHSGT

Effective March 30, 2015, students in Georgia will no longer be required to pass the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) as a requirement to receive their high school diplomas. The Georgia Legislature passed and Gov. More...

JCES to hold kindergarten registration April 28th

Jenkins County Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration 8 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Chamber BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale to be held May 2nd

Clean out your closets and get out your grills!

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale is set for May 2nd in the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue.  Participants in the cook-off must donate at least 10 lbs. of meat. More...

Small Farm Business Planning Workshop

When I think of small businesses, there are many things that come to my mind. I might think of a grocery, jewelry, or clothing store. However, many small businesses involve fruits, vegetables, livestock, etc. More...

City of Millen officials celebrate Georgia Cities Week

City of Millen officials announced the city will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week" April 19-25. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week. More...

Editorials

“I was just thinking”

Mike Reese

I once installed carpet for a living. It was hard work, but sometimes, interesting things happened. This is one of those things.   More...

SCHOOLS

Don Lively

I was sitting in the middle of the highway idling, waiting for the line of cars ahead of me to move. I'm not sure how long I sat there because my mind, as it's wont to do, began to wander. What, you might ask, was my brain churning over? And why? More...

Farm & Home

Lane's General Store hosts garden club

Members of the Millen Garden Club enjoyed a preview tour of Lane's General Store, Southern Sass, and Connie's Garden for their April meeting. More...

Engagements

Wedding and engagement announcements

Lavonna Johnson of Waynesboro and Donnie Hudson of Lyons are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, DeAnna Renee Hudson of Lyons to Cody Glenn Rhiner of Manassas.  The wedding will be Saturday, April 25th More...