Letters to the Editor

Editor: It appears my statements concerning morality and government have been misunderstood. My faith is not in government. My faith “is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” My faith does affect how I view government and my responsibility concerning it. My views are based on scripture and American history. I do not advocate a state church or […]

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

Drakes Chapel Drakes Chapel will hold its 31st Pastor Anniversary for the Rev. Robert L. Stephens, Friday, Dec. 15, and 10:30 a.m., Sunday Dec. 17. Friday’s sermon will be given by the Rev. Willie Torrence. Guest churches include Newton Grove, Lane Grove, Fountain Spring, Skull Creek #2, Mt. Zion AME and Gordon Grove. Holy Communion will be taken. Sunday’s sermon […]

In Memoriam

          In Loving Memory Of Our Precious Granddaughter           Anna Marie Conway   Sept. 9, 1987 – Nov. 27, 2003 “Not one single day goes by That we don’t think of you, Some tiny thing you might have said, Some things we used to do. But as the days keep passing by, While you’re away from us, We still relive the days you […]


39’ers meeting The 39’ers will have its regular monthly meeting noon Monday, Dec. 18, at the Millen Community House. All members are encouraged to attend. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Azalea leaves turning yellow

County Extension Coordinator It is sometimes difficult to make your landscape look the best this time of year. The grass is brown, the perennial plants are dormant, and the trees have shed all of their leaves. My bermuda grass has been trying its best to hold on, but after last week, it is completely dormant. The majority of plants go […]

4-H News

This past weekend I had the privilege of taking seven high school 4-H’ers to Rock Eagle for Fall Forum. This event was established by the Senior Board for senior students. While there, Jenkins County had three students who taught workshops ranging in size from 8 to 40 students. Danielle Dieteman taught Dog Care and Training. Adam Lanier taught about Military […]

Michael Joe Thompson, of Sylvania died Dec. 4

Michael Joe Thompson, 55, of Sylvania died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at East Georgia Regional Hospital in Statesboro. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Zeigler and the Rev. Steve Sirmons officiating. Interment followed in Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, an Upson County native, was retired […]

Richard Alvin Johnson, 62, of Vidette died Dec. 3

Richard Alvin Johnson, 62, of Vidette, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Green Fork Baptist Church in Perkins with Dr. James Ray Freeman Sr. officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home […]

Tech Tips

Tree planting

It’s time to start planning for planting pines in your site prepared and cutover areas. Usually November through the end of February is generally a good time to plant bare rooted seedlings. Now is the time landowners should be searching and ordering the planting stock for this planting season. The Georgia Forestry Commission and several private and industry nurseries are […]