May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting a jump start

Walter Ivey was nominated by Jenkins County High School to attend the 2008 High School Residency Program sponsored by The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He submitted an application and was selected from students all across Georgia! More...

School News

Foundation names county schools 'No Excuses' schools

Jenkins County schools earned three spots among the 35 schools from across Georgia announced as "No Excuses" schools at a recent news conference by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation during KIPP WAYS Academy's awards ceremony at the Georgia Tech More...

BOE meets, business as usual

With school winding down for the 2007-2008 term, it was business as usual at the Monday, May 19, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). More...

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Club 52 recently presented Dr. Judy Holton, Jenkins County Elementary School principal, with a plaque of appreciation for her 22 years of service to the local school system, including nine years as JCES principal. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Mother Nature continued her rampage through Jenkins County last Tuesday when severe weather struck the Perkins community and other areas of the county. More...

Church News

Church News

Green Fork Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Set sail for "Outrigger Island," a week of nonstop action of learning how to live God's unshakeable truth. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Country and Gospel Sing A Country and Gospel Sing will be held at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens' Center Monday, June 2. The public is cordially invited. More...

Weddings

Miss Petty, Mr. Thorne to wed

Mr. and Mrs. David Wehr of Marietta, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Petty, to Jere Tuttle Thorne Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jere Tuttle Thorne of Madison, Georgia. More...

Millen awarded $99,623 grant

The City of Millen is the recipient of a Georgia Fund sewer grant in the amount of $99,623. The grant, approved by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) and Gov. More...

County considers use of prison workforce

A prison workforce may be employed by the county to assist with lawn care around county buildings, picking up trash along county roads and other tasks as needed. More...

Perfect score

From left are Jenkins County High School students Becca Rich and Ashley Lyons who recently took all five parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and scored a perfect score on the Math Section. More...

Residents seek help with loitering

Several residents of the Foggy Field area of the City of Millen appeared before Millen City Council Tuesday, May 20, to request assistance with the growing problem of teenagers loitering in their neighborhoods. More...

Other Jenkins News

Prepare yourself for a hurricane

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is currently ongoing through Saturday, May 31. Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies annually to be sure they have adequate coverage. More...

Memorial service honors CSA soldiers

On a cloudy Apri1 19, between showers, a Confederate Memorial Service was held at the Lanier-Wiggins Cemetery, in Jenkins County, to honor CSA soldiers, Private John C.C. Lane and Private W.W. Lanier. More...

Disaster assistance available

If you sustained losses or damage in one of the counties declared a federal disaster area, you may be eligible for federal and state disaster aid. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners would like to express their appreciation to the many volunteers and volunteer groups for their time, their support and compassionate help given to our citizens hit by the big storm winds and More...

Letters policy

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. More...

Births

John Tucker Clark

Mr. and Mrs. David Patrick (Pat) Clark of Millen proudly announce the birth of their son, John Tucker, born Monday, April 21, 2008 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19½ inches long. More...