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Homecoming Queen

Shelby Burke, daughter of Butch and Kelly Burke, was crowned Jenkins County High School's Homecoming Queen during halftime activities at Friday night's football game. (Photo contributed) More...

School News

JCMS C-Team Eagles to host first round of Region Playoffs

The Jenkins County Middle School Eagles will host Metter in the first round of region playoffs 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 17. The C-team Eagles finished 3-3 for the season and ranked fourth in region play. More...

JCMS students help flooded school

When students at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) learned that Clarkdale Elementary School (CES) in Austell had suffered flood damage from the recent rains in northern Georgia, they knew they had to do something to help. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I am so thankful for my e-mail buddies. They help fill this column some weeks. Below is a cute joke one sent that I thought you might like. "A burglar broke into a house one night. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: In our lifetime we are blessed to meet extraordinary people who are both inspiring in every aspect of our lives - a very marvelous human being who has a real concerning, compassionate, loving heart for the people of Jenkins County - More...

Letters policy

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

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memory of my Beloved Son Clifford Richardson It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Millen, Georgia and the wonderful staff at 911, along with the town, lost a good soul. Let his smile and laughter live on with you. More...

Obituaries

Morgan Thomas Sharpe Jr., 81, died Sept. 25

Mr. Morgan Thomas Sharpe Jr., 81, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Doctors Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at the Millen Baptist Church with Revs. More...

Buck Brinson Sr., 88, of Millen died Oct. 10

Buck Brinson Sr., age 88, of Millen died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. Graveside services were held 11 am Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at Fair Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Sue Diebolt officiating. Mr. More...

Hugh Rodney Chance, 63, of Perkins died Oct. 8

Hugh Rodney Chance, 63, of Perkins died in Savannah Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009. Funeral Services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Green Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gibson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Commissioners will not impose fire protection fee

Jenkins County property owners will soon receive their 2009 tax notices in the mail, but those notices will not include a fire protection fee. During the Tuesday, Oct. More...

City to use $500,000 grant for sewer improvements

Residents of several areas of the City of Millen will soon see improvements to the city's sewer system. During the Tuesday, Oct. More...

Prison could mean jobs

"Jobs for Jenkins" is the slogan uniting local efforts to secure the construction of a 1,000 bed prison in Jenkins County by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). More...

Food Lion bids for BI-LO stores

The local BI-LO store may soon get a new name. More...

Other Jenkins News

City grants extension on TE-grant project

Ellis Woods Contracting, contractor for the Cotton Avenue TE-grant project, will have 45 additional days to complete the project. Millen City Council agreed to a 45 day extension on completing the work during the group's September meeting. More...

Sheriff's Corner

During the month of September, Sheriff Robert Oglesby reports the following activity: 57 prisoners booked into the jail; average daily population of the jail was 24; 1, More...

Dogfighting operation discovered near Midville

Bones, blood and death were everywhere. Sunday afternoon, an anonymous call guided a Burke County deputy to a bloodied dogfighting ring behind a trailer near Midville. More...

Church News

Church News

Habersham U.M.C. Habersham United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The Rev. Henry Erwin will bring the message and Carolyn Jordan will provide special music. The public is invited to attend. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Recreation Department to host soccer games The Jenkins County Recreation Department will be host for soccer games 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the recreation complex. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Scale Insects

Scale insects are among the most serious pests of shrubs and trees in the landscape. Scale insects fall into two groups - armored (or hard) scales and soft scales. More...

Columns

Don Lively

BACK TO THE STREET

Being there makes me nostalgic. There is my old stomping grounds where I spent so much of my professional life. My beat. More...