April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Open House at the City of Millen!

Open House and lunch at the City of Millen on April 19th!

The City of Millen hosted an Open House with lunch on April 19th. Citizens also had the opportunity to tour the City Municipal Building. More...

Get Georgia Reading campaign underway

The “Get Georgia Reading Campaign” and myOn digital books are helping Jenkins County students read this summer. More...

School News

Jenkins County

Elementary School Lunch Menu

Monday, May 2 – Corn dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, whole kernel corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, Jello w/fruit, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. More...

STC donates welding equipment to JCHS

Southeastern Technical College recently donated $300,000 worth of welding equipment to Jenkins County High School. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This week starts a new chapter in life for me. I am “semiretiring.” By that, I mean I will not be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. So, The Millen News office will be closed those days, starting this Thursday, April 28th. More...

Church News

Church News

West Millen to host National Day of Prayer program National Day of Prayer service will be held at West Millen Baptist Church on May 5 from 6-8 p.m. Please come and pray for our nation. Bethel AME Church hosts National Day of Prayer More...

Datebook

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform April 30 The Depot Dudes will perform 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Perkins Depot. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a chair and friend to enjoy an evening of family entertainment. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank you

We thank everyone who showed and shared their love, prayers, calls, food, and cards during the sudden death of my daughter, Jeanne McLemore. I thank my church family and my pastor, Andy Allen. May God bless each of you. More...

Advance voting begins May 2nd

Monday, May 2nd, is the first day for Advanced (absentee in-person) voting in the May 24th Primary Non- Partisan Election. All voting will take place at the Jenkins County Courthouse, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. More...

Parents of Georgia Southern Nursing students settle lawsuits

On April 22, 2015, five Georgia Southern University students lost their lives and two other nursing students were injured in a horrific tractor-trailer accident involving seven vehicles on I-16 as they were en route to their last clinical rotation of More...

Ribbon cutting!

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Ayers Law Office, P.C. at 724 East Winthrope Avenue in Millen. Mr. Ayers’s office will be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in in 1923

Jenkins County was visited by a small cyclone Sunday morning about 7 a.m. Two people were hurt, trees uprooted, a vehicle destroyed and buildings demolished at the farm of Ernest Daniel. Dr. G.B. More...

JCES 4H’ers go green!

The Jenkins County 4-H/Extension Service and the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) 5th graders have recently completed installation of five raised bed gardens at JCES, one for each 5th grade classroom. More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of April 15 – April 21. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

After reading my column about a Y-Club trip to Atlanta, my wife reminded me of a more interesting happening on my second Y-Club visit. Again, Playboy was involved. More...

Don Lively

SOMEBODY

This week I wax wistful. Among Southerners, pondering days of old is nearly an art form. We love to reminisce. But, sometimes the reminiscing doesn't go where we hope. Yes, I'm wistful. And a tad PO'd. More...

Obituaries

Charlie Jones Clarke

Mr. Charlie Jones Clarke, 65, of Perkins, GA passed at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice on Saturday morning, April 23, 2016. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at at the Green Fork Baptist Church. More...