Wendy Jenkins to wed Wade Ward March 20



Larry and Tammy Jenkins are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Lee Jenkins, to Wade Thomas Ward, son of Shannon Ward and Calvin Ward of Millen. The wedding will be an event of 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at United Millen Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Emory and Annie Lee Rabitsch of Perkins and […]

BI-LO golf tournament offers Early Bird pricing



The BI-LO Charity Classic, the largest one-day charity golf tournament in the United States, will be held June 5–7, and this year members of the community can join with BI-LO Charities in raising money for organizations across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The BI-LO Charity Classic is offering early bird pricing through Feb. 28 which gives the public […]

Jenkins County student makes Brewton-Parker Dean’s List



Tricia Marie Schwonke from Millen qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the fall 2009 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost. Qualifying students were enrolled in 12 or more hours and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

SCV donates canned goods



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Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Thursday, Dec. 31 • A South Masonic Street resident reported the theft of several items from his carport. Items missing included a new Echo blower, Home Light weeder, Ryobi weeder, Craftsman 3 drawer-tool box with tools, several bolt cutters, black big wheel 6 HP Poulan push mower with orange wire […]

Opportunities through adult education



More than 1.1 million Georgians over the age of 25 are without their high school or GED diploma. Many face considerable odds against achieving personal success, including a greater chance of being incarcerated. Their likelihood of suffering from low self-esteem is higher, and most will earn an average of $9,000 less a year than a high school graduate. It doesn’t […]

Legislative update



On Monday, Jan. 11, we began the second session of the 150th General Assembly. As our first order of business, the House quickly began the process of electing a new Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tempore, the two highest ranking positions in the Georgia House of Representatives. After hearing the candidates, the House o f Representatives elected David […]

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees



Residents of Georgia who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January will receive 10 free flowering trees just by becoming a member. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign. For those who join in January, they will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden […]

Library News



Tax forms are here! If you’re looking forward to getting your tax return, we have both Federal and Georgia income tax forms available at the library. Need a form from out of state or one we don’t have? Just ask at the desk and we’ll be happy to print one out for you! Do you want to eat healthier and […]

Letter to the Editor



Dear Editor, January is traditionally the time to make new resolutions for the coming year. I want to encourage everyone to make one resolution that will help our local economy whether or not we get a prison or new industries or continue to struggle as we have been. That resolution is to make more purchases in Jenkins County. Locally owned […]