Church News

Millen U.M.C. to host benefit for Christine Bragg A “Half Rubber Benefit Tournament,” sponsored by Millen United Methodist Church, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. All proceeds will benefit Christine Bragg. The cost per team is $50. Concessions will be available. For more information and registration, call the Rev. Christy Bandy at […]

2007 Cheer Camp underway

This week the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Varsity and Competition Cheerleading Squads are holding “Cheer Camp 2007.” Those attending have learned cheers, chants and dances. The girls will hold a community pep rally for everyone to come and enjoy 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, in the JCHS gym. Pictured are, from left, front row: Megan Fields, Jamie Herrmann, Danielle […]

Syl-View Happenings

We received word from the Georgia Health Care Association in Atlanta that our Teen Volunteer of the Year, Jordan Zeigler, has been named the Teen Volunteer of the Year for the state. She has been nominated to the American Health Care Association for national honors. Jordan has been a regular volunteer at Syl-View since childhood, and we are so proud […]

Millen Woman’s Club

The Millen Woman’s Club April meeting was held at the pool house of Veronica Cowart. As members arrived, refreshments were served by hostesses, Barbara Bowers and Veronica Cowart. President Diane Wade called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Brenda Sharpe gave the inspiration on mothers. Marilyn Knight presented a Leadership Tip on Juniorettes, […]

Super Mom

Gayle Brinson of Millen accepts a $2,500 Kay’s Jeweler’s gift card from BI-LO Store Manager Buddy Saxon. Brinson was a winner in BILO’s “Super Mom Sweepstakes” contest. Customers shopping BI-LO supermarkets from Jan. 24- March 20 picked up game pieces every trip to affix to a game board. Completing a prize combination on the game board entitled the participant to […]

The Chatter Box

We welcome Melodye Williams back to our office staff this week. Melodye has been working at The True Citizen for awhile, and we are delighted to get her back at The Millen News. Thanks, Bonnie Taylor, and, Roy Chalker, for sending her “home.” Unfortunately, she came home to a hot house. It is early Monday morning, and the thermostat in […]


Very frequently, I bring up the idea of “perks,” those special extras that come unexpectedly from something that I am doing and that often have no connection to that activity. There is a “perk” that comes from a long flight, although when traveling in economy, I am not sure it outweighs the pure discomfort of hours stuck in a too-small […]

The Millen News

Margaret Barnett, 82, of Augusta died June 6

Mrs. Margaret Lightfoot Barnett, 82, of Augusta passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Grady Wigley of Athens officiating. Mrs. Barnett was born in Millen on Jan. 19, 1925, the daughter of Ruth Rocker and George W. […]

Ag Line: Rotten Trees

It is amazing how fast weather conditions can change! We have literally gone without rain for 2½ months and now we have received anywhere from 5″-7″ of rain in a 24-hour period. Even though the dryland corn crop has suffered a considerable amount of yield loss, the rain will be a shot in the arm for cotton, soybeans and peanuts. […]