In Perkins

Patrons fight to save post office

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but the United States Postal Service (USPS) may itself put a stop to operations at the Perkins Post Office. The Perkins office, which has been in operation for 133 years, has been targeted by the USPS for closure or […]


GED registration to be held July 11 The GED examination will be given at Southeastern Technical College (STC), Swainsboro campus, July 18 and July 19. Registration is required prior to testing. GED registration is July 11 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Building 2, Room 2102. A picture I.D. and Social Security card must be presented, and a $95 […]

Church News

Daniel Grove to hold Men and Women’s Day program Daniel Grove Baptist Church will hold a Men and Women’s Day program 11:30 a.m. July 10 with the spoken word delivered by the Rev. W.D. Abney, pastor of Morrison Grove Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend. Zion Baptist to hold annual revival Zion Baptist Church will hold its annual […]

Commissioners buy building for EMS

The Jenkins County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will soon have a new home. The Jenkins County Commissioners voted during a June meeting to purchase the Sure Word Baptist Church building on Winthrope Avenue to house the EMS. The purchase price was $50,500. The building is located across the street from the parking lot of Millen Baptist Church. In other matters, […]

Blonnie Forehand Coleman died June 28

Ms. Blonnie Forehand Coleman, 93, of Millen died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Jenkins County Hospital. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born in Jenkins County and was a homemaker and a member of the Elam Baptist […]

Martha Oglesby Clayton, 81, of Millen died July 3

Martha Oglesby Clayton, 81, of Millen died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Emanuel Medical Center.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (today) at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She was born in Emanuel County and was a retired Inspector for Jockey International and member […]

Card of Thanks

Card of thanks From Deacon John H. Lewis Family April 17, 1922 – July 9, 2010 We, the Lewis family, wish to thank you for your caring and for your many acts of kindness. Your comforting words, cards, telephone calls, visits and prayers have served as reminders that we are not alone during this time of loss. We will always […]

Scenes from the Jenkins County July 4th Fireworks celebrations

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Library News

Grab your passports and pack your suitcases – it’s time for a trip to the East! Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. we have a terrific storytime for the little ones, and this Wednesday we’re headed for “Destination: India!” Bring the kids along and they’ll get to learn about exotic lands and do a fun craft. Next week, we’ll be going […]

Jim Hite


For three days beginning on June 26, Joyce and I were fortunate to have three groups of bicyclists, riding from Tybee to Los Angeles, camp overnight in our back yard. The event is covered elsewhere in The Millen News. What follows are a few reflections. Thanks to the help we receive from so many of you, we’ve been able to […]