Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Move, sex offenders, move… It seems as if this is the hotline item of today. I do not in any way condone criminal acts of any kind. But, I do have a question. Shouldn’t a person who has broken the law and served his assigned time be able to prove or disprove that they have been rehabilitated and […]

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. The unsigned editorials generally appearing on the left side of the editorial page represent the opinion of the newspaper and not that of any one person on our staff. Personal columns represent the opinions of the writers whose names appear […]

Church News

Judgment House Judgment House ’06 “Are You Ready?” will be held 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, through Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Admission is free. Wednesday is church night. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. For more information or to make reservations, please call (478) 982-5167 or (478) 982-5146. Baptist Women’s World […]


Book signing Mary Alice Johnson Gravitte will speak and autograph copies of the second edition of her book, “Bridge Over the Ogeechee: A Family on Both Sides,” 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Burke County Library. The library is located at 130 Highway 24, south in Waynesboro. The public is cordially invited. Gravitte was the guest […]

Card of Thanks

The family of Leslie H. (Harris) Collins would like to thank everyone for all the cards, flowers, food and prayers during our time of loss. Sincerely, Rodney, Leslie, Connie, Eloise Collins and Family You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Ag Line: Rabbit control

County Extension Coordinator If it is not armadillos, fire ants, or deer destroying yards and gardens, it is rabbits! The last two or three years, armadillos and fire ants have provided plenty of job security here at the Extension Office. However, I have received several calls the past few months pertaining to rabbit problems. When comparing the beauty of rabbits […]

4-H News

Costume Winners

First and foremost this week, I need to congratulate our junior officers for a job well done last Saturday night. The “Hip Hoppin’ Halloween” Costume Party they planned went exceptionally well. Everyone involved seemed to have a great time. We had a room full of mysterious creatures! There was everything from maids, to witches, to pirates, to babies (big and […]

USDA-NRCS accepting applications for EQUIP, WHIP

District Conservationist Rory V. Richardson, recently announced that the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP.) Although farmers and producers can sign up any time, the EQIP applications will be considered for funding if they are received by Friday, Dec. 1, and WHIP applications […]

What size, color pumpkins are in your patch?

The cool nights of autumn have brought fresh apples to the fruit stand and the smell of new-crop peanuts boiling in the kettle. A trip to the pumpkin patch can’t be far behind. It’s the time of year when neighbors, businesses and churches are all competing for the most elegant fall display. Whether it’s for a fall festival, an advertisement […]

Joe Miller Mays Jr., 81, of Perkins died Oct. 17

Mr. Joe Miller Mays Jr., 81, of Perkins entered into rest Tuesday night, Oct. 17, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. His funeral was 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Dry Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Boynton and Grady Hargrove officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Loving and devoted father, husband of 54 years to Mrs. […]