December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County leaders graduate from Economic Development program

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced graduates from the 2017 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. Jeff Brantley and Elaine Williams of Jenkins County were among those graduating. More...

School News

FIVE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE REACH SCHOLARSHIPS UPON GRADUATION

Jenkins County has five students who will receive REACH scholarships upon graduation.  More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday – Dec. 11th – Meatball/cheese sub, fruit freeze or chef, salad, fajita wrap, Graham crackers, bean salad or bag lunch: Uncrustable peanut butter & jelly sandwich, cheese stick, chips .   More...

INDUCTION TEACHERS

The Jenkins County School System (JCSS) has demonstrated its commitment to instructional excellence by improving instructional practices through the selection, induction, support, and retention of qualified instructional and support personnel. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

In case you didn’t know, Ellen Degeneres, talk show host, made 77 million last year. Steve Harvey, game show host, made 42 million. Dr. Phil made 79 million. Simon Cowell, reality show host made 43 million. More...

Don Lively

A DAWNING

Y'all won't believe this.  I've been maligned.  I've been slandered.  Smeared!  I was recently accused of occasionally elongating the truth in my weekly scribblings.  Maybe that's not such a stretch, now that I think about it More...

Slim Randles

It began the way most miracles do: by accident or the hand of God, take your pick.  It might have been the weather, at least partly. For December, the day had been almost balmy and warm. You know, sweaters instead of heavy coats. More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2017 9:50 AM

Christmas in Millen cancelled - JCHS band will still play - Free Access

Christmas in Millen scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the rain. The JCHS band will play, however, at 7 p.m. in the Pal Theater. All other activities have been cancelled. The event may be rescheduled for Sunday. More...

Parker honored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Wade Parker, University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources program development coordinator for the Southeast District, has been awarded the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences D.W. More...

Christmas Decorations Contest December 12

In order to promote the Christmas Season, the Millen Garden Council will sponsor a local Christmas Decorations Contest on Tuesday, December 12. Residents are asked to have their lights on by 6 p.m. when the judging will begin.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1933

On Tuesday evening, the Millen Lodge of Free Masons was host to a gathering of 200 Masons at a barbecue feast. The occasion was in honor of Dr. Guy Lunsford who is Most Worshipful Master of the Order. More...

Two local girls star in “Madeline’s Christmas!”

The cast of “Madeline’s Christmas” is shown learning their lines. More...

THE MILLEN NEWS GOES TO HOUSTON, TEXAS!

The Millen News traveled to Houston TX to a local church there to help out with clean up with Pastor Heath Wingard of Long Branch COG of Jenkins County. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I received an e-mail from the Georgia Lottery Corporation recently and got real excited. More...

Church News

Annual Men and Women’s Day at Jones Temple

The annual Men and Women’s Day program will be presented at Jones Temple Baptist Church on Dec. 10th. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Matthew Davis.  Endtime Faith to host Youth program   More...

Weddings

Miss Jessica Lynn Hodges became the bride of Mr. Sean Jackson Brannen

 Miss Jessica Lynn Hodges became the bride of Mr. Sean Jackson Brannen 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Elam Baptist Church. Nick “Big Pa” Johnson, grandfather of the bride, officiated at the ceremony. More...

Obituaries

Lee Wiggins Messex

Mrs. Lee Wiggins Messex, 94, of Millen died Thursday, November 30, 2017.  She was born in Jenkins County, a homemaker and was a member of Millen Baptist Church.  Graveside services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...