June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE approves tentative budget with no increase

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) will take final action on adopting its FY12 system budget 7 p.m. June 20 in the Board Conference Room.  More...

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The Chatter Box

The announcement that the City of Millen is the recipient of a $1 million TE grant is good news. The funds will be used to give Winthrope Avenue and streets connecting Cotton Avenue and Winthrope a facelift.  More...

Church News

First Baptist to celebrate church anniversary

First Baptist Church will celebrate their 126th church anniversary 11:15 a.m. Sunday, June 12. The guest minister will be the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, pastor, Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church.  The public is invited to attend. More...

City receives $1 million TE grant

The City of Millen received notification last week that it has been awarded a $ 1 million Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  City Manager Lamar Faircloth said that the funds would be used to ref More...

Unemployment rate drops

Information released by the Georgia Department of Labor indicates that the unemployment rate for Jenkins County dropped from 20.4 percent in March to 19.2 percent for the month of April. More...

Water use information

As the heat and dry weather moves into Jenkins County, residents should be aware of the current outdoor water use information.  More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Branson!

Byron Scogins and The Millen News are shown enjoying the cool temperatures in Branson, Missouri. (Photo contributed) More...

Rotary Scholar Award recipients

The Millen Rotary Club recently recognized recipients of the Rotary Scholar Award.  More...

“Suasion” goes to Jamaica

Local high school students affiliated with the community group, “Suasion”, spent Spring Break in Jamaica. More...

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Buckhead Academy Summer Fun Day

All former students, parents and staff of Buckhead Academy are invited to enjoy a “Summer Fun Day” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department beginning. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of May 20 – June 2. Motor Vehicle Accident With  Injuries May 29 – Perkins Hiltonia Road Motor Vehicle Accident With  More...

American Legion

Cdr. Harold Moore, center, presents Legionnaire of the Year pins to Casey Johnson, left, SBC (2009) and Larry Thompson, S/A (2008) during the club’s May 24 meeting. (Photos contributed) More...

Library News

Wow, what a great time we’re having during Summer Reading! If you haven’t joined yet, make sure to stop in and sign up, it’s a lot of fun for everyone! And remember – it’s all free at the library!  More...