Retirees recognized

Annie Johnson graduated

Annie Burnette Johnson graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling on May 14. The baccalaureate service was held May 13 with Dr. Vernon Brower giving the address. Those who attended her graduation were her mother, Gladys McClain, of Millen and her cousin, V. Shapp, of Norfolk, Va. Annie resides in Atlanta.

BBQ cook-off winners

Winners in the barbecue cook-off held during Sherman’s Trail Yard Sale were as follows: Pork winners- 1st place – Planters Electric Membership Corporation, 2nd place – Jenkins County Farm Bureau and 3rd place – Millen Fire Department; Best Chicken winner- Micheal Curl; and Best Sauce winner-Micheal Curl.

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First Baptist to celebrate church anniversary

First Baptist Church will celebrate their 126th church anniversary 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 12. The guest minister will be the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, pastor, Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend. Christian Believers Outreach to host benefit program The Christian Believers Outreach Mission, will hold its annual benefit program 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at […]

Buckhead Academy Summer Fun Day

All former students, parents and staff of Buckhead Academy are invited to enjoy a “Summer Fun Day” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department beginning. A “just-for-fun” ballgame will begin at 10 a.m. Brinson’s Barbecue will sell lunches, or you can bring your own. Bruster’s Ice Cream will also be available for purchase. Everyone is asked […]

GSP starts “Summer H.E.A.T.” crackdown

Summer 2011 marks the eighth consecutive season that police are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign is a multijurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce high-fatality crash-counts during Georgia’s potentially deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through the […]

Cards of Thanks

Thank You The family of James Q. Washington wishes to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of you for your calls, cards, flowers, food, gifts, kind words, thoughts, prayers and all your expressions of love and sympathy shown to us during the loss of our loved one. May god forever bless each and every one of you. Thanks […]

CCA project on schedule

Work on the Jenkins Correctional Center, under construction by Corrections Corporation of America, is progressing on schedule with the facility set to receive its first inmates in March 2012. Hiring for 200 full time positions is scheduled to begin in October. Read the details and see the photos in Wednesday’s issue of The Millen News.

Booster Seat Law changes July 1

Changes to Georgia’s Booster Seat Law go into effect July 1. Read the article in this week’s issue of The Millen News.