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Homeowner nabs thieves

A Jenkins County resident recently upset the plans of a gang of thieves. The homeowner caught five person(s) stealing items from the property April 21 and held two suspects at the scene until Jenkins County Sheriff Department deputies arrived. More...

School News

JCHS releases principal's list, honor roll

Jenkins County High School recently announced its third nine weeks Principal's List as follows. More...

Millen native graduates from UGA

Millen native Sabrina Riles will graduate Saturday, May 9, from the University of Georgia (UGA) with a masters of arts in Political Science. More...

Students win big in the stock market

The gifted education students at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) participated in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by the Georgia Council on Economic Education. The Stock Market game is a simulated stock market game. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It is hard for me to believe that a year has passed since the death of Frank Edenfield on May 2, 2008. He was just one of those folks that I expected to be around forever, and certain things just don't seem the same without him. More...

Letters

Letters policy

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

Church News

Morrison Grove to observe National Day of Prayer

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will observe the National Day of Prayer, May 7, with the church being open all day for citizens to offer prayers. The Rev. Butch Taylor, pastor of Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church, will bring a message at 7 p.m. More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to hold special programs

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will hold its 109th church anniversary 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, with the Rev. David Reese bringing the sermon. A Mother's Day celebration will be held Sunday, May 10. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. J. More...

New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church to hold Women's Conference

New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will hold a Women's Conference 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8. Pastor, the Rev. Harry Baldwin and congregation invite the public to participate. More...

Work underway on Elba Express

Work on a section of the 190- mile industrial gas line known as the Elba Express Pipeline is underway in Jenkins County. The pipeline is a project of Southern Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of El Pasco Corporation. More...

Swine Flu - Pandemic or Panic?

As the outbreak of Swine Flu, H1N1, spreads throughout the world, health officials are asking the public not to panic, stating that the virus appears to be less dangerous than first believed. More...

JCHS graduation scheduled for May 29

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has begun preparations for the 2009 Commencement Exercise to be held 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Jenkins County Schools Gymnatorium. Dr. More...

Other Jenkins News

Health Fair scheduled for May 19, 20

The Jenkins County Hospi- tal Health Fair has been a local favorite for several years now. Regretfully, due to various circumstances, the Health Fair will be presented in a scaled down format this year 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

And the winners are ...

Winners in the recent barbecue cook-off, sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown are, from left, Justin Saxon and Joel Saxon, third place; Lee James Saxon and Gary Williams, first More...

Eagles upset Tigers for state spot

The Jenkins County High School Eagles varsity baseball team is headed to the state playoffs which begin May 8. The Eagles, No. 4 seed, took on the Metter Tigers, No. 1 seed, in a Region 3-A tournament Friday, April 24. More...

Editorials

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Jim Hite

BILLBOARDS AND SCENERY

Have you ever had the experience of noticing something that isn't there? The obvious answer is "yes," since I'm sure it's happened to all of us. It's something that takes a bit of time to register on one's consciousness, but it definitely happens. More...

Datebook

JCMS Spring Athletic program to be May 11

The Jenkins County Middle School Spring Athletic Program will be held 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the Jenkins County High/ Middle School cafeteria. More...

JCHS Spring Athletic Banquet to be May 12

The Jenkins County High School Spring Athletic Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the school cafeteria. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Relay for Life set for May 15, survivors dinner May 7

Teams will take to the track at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, for the annual Relay for Life. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. More...