August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Project for Better Health to offer diabetes education class

The non-profit organization Project for Better Health will sponsor a diabetes education class Aug. 11th from 10 a.m. until noon. The class will take place at the organization’s office in The Millen News Building, 856 Cotton Avenue  More...

School News

Back-to-School Giveaway!

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) sponsored a back-to-school giveaway July 26th at Millen United Methodist Church. More...

Georgia Southern University announces Spring 2018 President’s List

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 1,400 students for excellence in academics on the Spring 2018 President’s List.To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average a More...

Jenkins County School System Bus Routes 2018-2019

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ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Pet peeves, we all have them. They are those little things that others do that just irritate us to no end. For example, my “top” pet peeve is someone “tailgating” me as I am driving the speed limit down the highway. More...

Letters

Dear the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Lovett Bennett Jr. of Statesboro on his recent reappointment by Gov. More...

Church News

Jones Temple to host program

The 7th pastor’s anniversary for Rev. and Sis. Matthew Davis Sr. will be held at Jones Temple Baptist Church Aug. 12th. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Robert L. Stephens. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

The family of Juanita O. Jenkins wishes to express their appreciation for the many kind expressions of sympathy during the illness and loss of their loved one. For the food, cards, visits, calls and prayers, we are sincerely grateful. More...

Obituaries

Bradley Dean Parker

Millen, Ga.-Mr. Bradley Dean Parker, age 32, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  He was born in Jenkins County and had lived here all his life.  Visitation was Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. More...

County/ City reaches SPLOST 7 agreement

The Jenkins County Commissioners and Millen City Council have approved an Intergovernmental Agreement for the use and distribution of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 7 revenue, provided the one-cent sales tax receives voter approval i More...

Coach Michael Thomas named to Thomson High School Wall of Fame

Coach Michael Thomas, a Jenkins County native, will be inducted into Thomson High School’s Brickyard Wall of Fame on August 25.  More...

Lovett Bennett appointed Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Judge

Governor Nathan Deal has announced the appointment of attorney Lovett Bennett Jr. as the third judge on the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit which represents the counties of Jenkins, Bulloch, Effingham and Screven. More...

Rain floods county roads

Recent heavy rainfall flooded portions of W. Old Savannah Road on Friday and Sunday of this past week with water several inches deep running across the highway. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Day in in 1922!

Melon shipments continue to go on merrily throughout Jenkins County. Shipments are being made daily from Millen, Paramore Hill, Lawton, Cushingville, Rogers, Thrift, Butts and Emmalane. Shipment and loading of melons is in charge of Mr. More...

Millen Rotary Club

Kate Viana, Director of Marketing and Communication at Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, was guest speaker at the Millen Rotary Clubs July 18 meeting. More...

Save the date for “Saving Those Who Save Others”

The Statesboro Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance to help combat the rise in mental health incidents associated with emergency first responders. More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Bring Back the Bouncers

Throughout history, bouncers, whether in bars, restaurants, plays, concerts, or movies have had the job of dealing with people who were either loud, disrespectful or were just generally disrupting the venue. More...

Don Lively

BOUNTIFUL

“Did I ever tell you about the time I broke my arm eating supper during the  Depression?”  Uncle VZ would occasionally tell the story but I always wanted to hear it again.  “I fell out of the persimmon tree.”&nb More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

“Bert looks good this morning, Doc,” Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, “Yes, I certainly do!”  We turned toward our old pal. More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

With school starting back in a few weeks, I know that many of you are looking for quick and easy snacks and lunches for your students. This week’s recipes are good choices that are easy to make and that the kids will love. Kids Banana Dog More...