The Chatter Box



Attention! Attention! Deadlines for submitting news items to The Millen News will change effective this week. All news items for inclusion in the Feb. 25 and subsequent editions should be submitted according to the following schedule. Due Thursdays noon – wedding/engagement/birth announcements, anniversaries, school news, columns, memoriams, thank you’s and general news items. Due Fridays noon – letters to editor, […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE



Like the majority of states across our nation, Georgia is experiencing an economic crisis and the House continues to struggle with budget decisions. We may have to take drastic steps in order to balance the budget including the difficult task of deciding what cuts will be made. A balanced budget means that the amount of money spent during the fiscal […]

SENATE APPROVES NUCLEAR FINANCING PROPOSAL



The Senate voted Feb. 11 to approve the Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act, legislation I co-sponsored that would allow Georgia Power to implement rate increases beginning in 2011 to cover $1.6 billion in construction costs for two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. Building these nuclear units will generate about 3,000 jobs here in the 23rd Senate District and ultimately result […]

Letter to the Editor



Dear Editor, Your front page story in last week’s edition, (Feb. 04, 2009,) about the donation of the old Edenfield’s store was some of the worst reporting that you have done in a long time. The item wasn’t completely wrong, but it still gets an F. First, you were wrong about to whom the building was donated. You said Millen […]

Church News



Unity Community Choir Anniversary Unity Community Choir will celebrate their First Choir Anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Miracle Temple Church. All area churches are invited. Johnson Chapel Baptist Church Black History program Johnson Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Black History program 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. The Rev. Allen Webb is pastor and Deacon C.J. Jones is […]

In Memoriam

Loving Memories of Pete Royal

6-14-1943 – 2-15-2008 Let me tell you the story of a little red barn. Pete had picked out a place out on his farm. There was much hard work to be done by hand, So the little red barn could be placed on landscaped land. An idea one day he shared with me, That by himself was where he wanted […]

Datebook



Lions Club Annual Pancake Supper The Lions Club’s annual Pancake Supper will be held 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb.23, at the Millen Community House. Tickets are $5 each, and can be obtained from any of the Lions Club members or purchased at the door. Jenkins County Eagle Club Annual Meeting Georgia Southern University football assistant coach and recruiting […]

Ag Line: Planting Dormant Sod



This is the ideal time of the year to transplant trees and other ornamentals. The root-ball is typically buried deep enough so that low soil temperatures do not stop root growth during cooler months. However, for turfgrass sod where the roots originate at the soil surface, dormant sodding is a more risky endeavor. Many people choose to lay sod in […]

Program promotes ground, surface water conservation



Acting State Conservationist Barbara Eggers, of the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service, announced recently that up to $58.4 million in financial assistance is available to agricultural producers and entities through the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP.) This is a new program established in the 2008 Farm Bill to promote ground and surface water conservation and water quality improvement. USDA is seeking […]