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Ten things homeowners need to know

It's easy for new homeowners to get caught up experimenting with wall colors, new kitchen appliances or exciting rec room features. But what happens when a structural or electrical problem arises in your new house and a fresh coat of paint just won't do?

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Miss O'Neal to wed Mr. Dailey Dec. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Lamar O'Neal of Vidalia, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anglia Ann, to Jake Everett Dailey, son of Nancy Dailey and the late Danny Dailey of Millen, Ga. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Vidalia.

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Miss Akridge to wed Mr. Allen Dec. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Akridge of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Nicole, to James Kenneth Allen II of Sardis, son of Elizabeth G. Allen and the late James K. Allen Sr. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2007, at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Aline. A reception will immediately follow at the Swainsboro Country Club.

Library News

We had a great time at Dr. Novotny's recent presentation, and we're looking forward to more of the same on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., when Dr. Mary Hadley and Charles Martin come to the Jenkins County Memorial Library!

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Members of South Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department are shown during a "work day" held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the new station located on West Old Savannah Road. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) 031p1_xlg.jpg
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South Jenkins District VI Volunteer Fire Department update

Organizational efforts for South Jenkins District VI Volunteer Fire Department, located on West Old Savannah Road, began in December 2006. "Tim Clark and myself decided to place an ad in The Millen News seeking interest in establishing a volunteer fire department in our community," said David Barron. "We set a time and date for Jan. 28 at my shop.

Healthy Living

Teen drug, cigarette use declines; alcohol still a problem

Current illicit drug use and smoking rates have declined among the nation's adolescents, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced. However, these same officials are expressing concern over rising teen prescription drug abuse and continued underage drinking.

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