May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County schools report increase in Accountability Scores

Jenkins County Schools report a year-over-year increase in the state’s new accountability measure scores released last week. More...

Post Office

Shawree A. Hagins, left, accepts 25-year Service Pin and Certificate of Appreciation from Postmaster Jackie Johnson. Ms. Hagins is a Millen city carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. More...

Other Jenkins News

McDonald’s grand opening a huge success

The official Grand Opening/Community Day hosted by the new McDonald’s restaurant at 227 Hwy. 25 North was a great success.  More...

Election results

Unofficial Primary and Nonpartisan General Election results May 20, 2014  (For CONTESTED races)   More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 9 – May 15

Christopher Harrelson – Possession of Schedule I or II Narcotic, Possession of Marijuana; Millen Police Department; May 10. Steven Derrick Ray – Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana-Misdemeanor; Millen Police Depa More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:  I am a former resident of Jenkins County, and I was personally offended by Ms. Williams’ comments in The Millen News (May 7, 2014). If Ms. More...

Church News

Church News

Community Vacation Bible School Community Vacation Bible School will be held at Zion Baptist Church 9-11 a.m. June 2-6. The theme this year is “The Jesus Connection…What a Friend.” Bethel A.M.E. Church is the host church and Rev. More...

Church Listings

Big Horse Creek Baptist Church 1267 Buttermilk Road in Jenkins County. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Church at 11 a.m. Sunday night church at 6 p.m. Wednesday night church at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bert Hickman. More...

Engagements

Kaigler-Dean wedding plans completed

Carmen Charmayne Kaigler of Millen and Mackenzie Maurice Dean of Metter will wed on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12 noon at The Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ in Millen. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 5/28/2014 12:09 PM

Cong. John Barrow to hold "Congress on the Corner" - Free Access

Congressman John Barrow is hosting "Congress on the Corner" Saturday, May 31, 9-10 a.m. at Round's Pizza, Seafood and More, Winthrope Avenue, in Millen. More...

Water level holding up Herndon Bridge project

Work on replacement of the Herndon Bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon could be held up by the high water level of the river. More...

Troy Gay re-elected Solicitor General

Jenkins County State Court Solicitor Troy Gay was successful in his bid for re-election in last week’s Primary and Nonpartisan General Election.  Gay polled 194 votes to 149 cast for challenger Susan A. Welch, a local attorney. More...

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #2776 placed flags along Cotton Avenue and the wreath on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse in honor of Memorial Day, May 26th. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Millen and Jenkins County recently lost two dedicated business and community civic leaders in the persons of Bobby Dwelle and Mabel Jenkins. Mr. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Last night as I completed my personal hygiene routine (I’m sure you’re not interested in that, but I had to tell you to get to the subject) I noticed in the lower left hand corner of my Right Guard gel something that’s been there al More...

Don Lively

THE CHALLENGE

My son didn’t know how to respond to what he’d just heard from one of our huge family’s most beloved members.  When he walked up to me at The Pond he looked like he’d been punched in the gut.  More...

Library News

Summer Reading has begun. We are signing up people left and right – and we’d love for you to be one of them. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform May 31st The Depot Dudes will take to the stage 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31st, in Perkins. Come, bring your lounge chairs and insect repellent. Enjoy a night of family entertainment with friends and neighbors. More...

Obituaries

Ethel Mae Bunch

Ethel Mae Bunch of Millen, 62, passed away at her residence, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a native of Jenkins County and was a lifelong resident of Jenkins and Burke County. More...

William T. “Bill” Miller

Mr. William T. “Bill” Miller, 84, died Thursday, May 22, 2014. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Millen Cemetery with Dr. Cliff Morris and Rev. David Wheeler officiating. More...