October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local star to play in All-American game

Jenkins County High School senior Jonathan Taylor has been selected to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-American High School game on Jan. 5, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. More...

School News

Homecoming Court

Members of the Jenkins County High School 2011 Homecoming court are, from left, sitting: Whitney Jones, Sarah Jenkins, Britney Jones, Sara Burke and Homecoming Queen Shae Burke; and standing: Dona Ga More...

Homecoming celebration

Above, Jenkins County High School Principal, Dr. Joey Kirkland, dons the Eagles’ mascot costume and dances with the cheerleaders to pump up the crowd at the Homecoming pep rally. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The site of the old SOC Station is looking great – all cleaned up! We have a beautiful courthouse, and now the adjacent Winthrope Avenue area, the city’s main thoroughfare, is looking good as well.  ******  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...

Datebook

Datebook

JCHS School Council to meet  The School Council of Jenkins County High School will meet 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the JCHS media center.  Meeting on museum at Magnolia Springs to be held Oct. 20   More...

Columns

Jim Hite

FAITH AND SCIENCE WORK TOGETHER

An op-ed piece (“Why certainty about God is overrated”, 8/ 29/2011) by physicist/Anglican priest John Polkinghome and subsequent Letters to the Editor (9/1/2011) in USA Today, brought back a flood of memories centering on my years of both More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Sept. 23-29. Theft by Taking Sept. 25 – Hiltonia Road Sept. 25 – Landfill Road Burglary – Residential Sept. More...

Suspects sought in Cash Now robbery

Two black males are being sought in the Wednesday, Oct. 5, robbery of the Cash Now convenience store on East Winthrope Avenue.  Millen Police Chief Dwayne Herrington said two armed, black males entered the store around 9:15 a.m. More...

Local man turns hobby into business

Taxidermy – the word may sound like an accounting term to someone unfamiliar with hunting and fishing, but avid outdoorsmen know that it is an art form, a way of preserving their most prized trophies.  More...

Shae Burke crowned Homecoming Queen

Shae Burke, daughter of Butch and Kelly Burke, has been crowned the 2011 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Homecoming Queen.  More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes ...

The Millen News recently traveled with Bill Sipes to the Veterans Administration Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. where Mr. Sipes visited the graves of several of his relatives: Lt. Col. More...

Job fair draws large crowd

A large crowd descended on the Jenkins County Agriculture Center Tuesday, Oct. 4, for a Job Fair hosted by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center.  More...

Norfolk Southern sponsors Operation Lifesaver train

Local leaders joined state transportation and public safety officials onboard a special passenger train Wednesday, Oct. More...

Church News

Church News

Williams Grove Missionary to hold services  Revival services will be held at Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 11-13. The church’s 138th anniversary will be celebrated Oct. 16. Pastor Bobby G. Williams Jr. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Louise Burke, 82, died Friday, Oct. 7

Mrs. Louise Burke Brinson, 82, of Sylvania, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2011 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility surrounded by her loving family.  Funeral was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Mrs. Florence Lesher of Martinton passed away

Florence E. Lesher, 91, of Martinton, formerly of Gibson City, Saybrook and Georgia, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday Oct, 3, 2011 at the Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center in Watseka.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday Oct. More...