County officials take oaths of office

16 county officials sworn in

County officials whose terms of office begin Jan. 1, 2009 assembled in the courtroom of the Jenkins County Courthouse Dec. 18 for a swearing-in ceremony conducted by Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke. Judge Burke was the first to take the oath of office, administered to her by Superior Court Judge William Woodrum, Ogeeechee Judicial Circuit. Judge Burke then administered […]

Sheriff-elect Robert Oglesby completes academy training



Jenkins County Sheriff-elect Robert Oglesby successfully completed an intense monthlong training program Friday, Dec. 12. Sheriff-elect Oglesby and 44 other newly elected sheriffs participated in a formal graduation ceremony at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle gave the keynote address and presented diplomas to the graduates. The 160-hour curriculum included classroom instruction emphasizing the […]

Local servicemen sing about Millen



    Two local servicemen sing about Millen. Read the full article in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

EMT of the Year



Henry Young  Henry Young was recently named the 2008 EMT of the Year. Read the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Traffic crashes result in 24 deaths over Christmas holiday period



Traffic crashes across Georgia over the 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period claimed the lives of 24 people. The holiday period began Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday, Dec. 28. The final holiday period count was 3,325 traffic crashes, 868 injuries and 24 traffic deaths. There were 24 fatal crashes. The estimates for the weekend had been […]

Gay named Brier Creek Soil and Water District Conservationist of Year



Dobson M. Gay Jr. is the Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2008 Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Jenkins County. The Brier Creek SWCD, which is made up of Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins and Richmond counties, hosted an annual awards banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and […]

Hanners wins!



Stormie Hanners was the winner of a recent American Legion fundraiser. Post members shown presenting her with a $250 Wal-Mart gift card are, from left, Pam Dwight, Commander H. Lamar Faircloth, Jim Lindsay, Hanners, Edwin Arita and Harold Moore. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Rural Development to be in Waynesboro

For home buyers

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6, a representative from USDA Rural Development will be available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Burke County Office Park, 715 West 6th St., Room 102, to talk to people who are interested in buying a house. “We have several programs to help very low to moderate income people become homeowners,” said Kathy […]

Commercial shad season opens Jan. 1



Commercial shad season runs from 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, through midnight on Tuesday, March 31, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Regulations for the 2009 commercial shad season are the same as the 2008 regulations. The Altamaha River, including the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, as well as the Satilla River and the St. […]

State patrol cautions to not let friends drive drunk



The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver and not let friends drive drunk in preparation for the 102-hour New Year’s holiday travel period. Colonel Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the New Year’s holiday travel period begins New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday, Jan. 4. […]