Judy’s Restaurant closed its doors on March 31

Judy’s Restaurant closed its doors on March 31 By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor For the past 23 years, Judy’s Restaurant, located on U.S. Highway 25 North, has been a gathering place for local coffee lovers and weary travelers. However, the broken tile floor, overworked coffee maker and cozy round tables that have welcomed and greeted customers, along with owner […]

Kathy Cox visits Jenkins schools

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor The Jenkins County school system received a visit from State School Superintendent Kathy Cox March 30. Cox was met at the Jenkins County Airport by Jenkins County School Superintendent Hayward Cordy and Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Carroll Gay. She was then escorted to the Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) where she […]

Quitting is not an option

By Daren Averill Special to The Millen News What do Dan Marino, Mark Martin and local Jenkins County High School football standout Andrew Barnette all have in common? Quitting was never an option for any of them. Dan Marino, a NFL hall of fame quarterback, never won a Super bowl, but played year after year pursuing that ever-elusive championship and […]

Recreation department to hold Opening Day

The board of directors and staff of the Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) announced that its annual celebration for the opening of the 2005 baseball/softball season will be 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9. This year’s opening day activities are sponsored by the JCRD, Millen Better Hometown, Jenkins County Farm Bureau and other community partners. The day’s events will begin with […]

Centennial ‘Barbecue Cook-off ’set April 9

Centennial ‘Barbecue Cook-off ’set April 9 As part of the Centennial celebration commemorating Jenkins County’s 100th birthday this year, a Centennial "Barbecue Cook-off" is to be held Saturday, April 9, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The activity is being held in conjunction with the recreation department’s "Opening Day" activities and is sponsored by the Jenkins County Farm Bureau. […]

Jenkins County boys track & field compete at Parker-White Relays

Jenkins County boys track & field compete at Parker-White Relays Saturday, March 26, in Swainsboro, the War Eagles track team competed in the ninth annual Parker-White relays. The competition included the teams from Burke, Tattnall Screven, Emanuel (Swainsboro), West Laurens, Liberty and Toombs counties. On this day, the Eagles would defend their Parker-White relay championship from 2004 down to the […]


Reidsville, 10

Jenkins County Middle School hosted Reidsville Middle School for the second time this season on the baseball diamond. Jenkins County led the series 1-0 and was looking to go undefeated against Reidsville on the year. In their first meeting, Jenkins County was victorious, but Reidsville would not be denied a second time, winning 10-4. Coach Bill Smith said Reidsville played […]


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JCES participates in “Pennies for Patients”

JCES participates in "Pennies for Patients" For three weeks, students at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s "Pennies for Patients" program. Students cleaned out their piggy banks and donated their change to be used for cancer research. Students at JCES joined together to collect a total of $3,000 to help in the search to […]

Jenkins Middle Principal’s List announced

Dr. Joseph Kirkland, principal of Jenkins County Middle School, announces the principal’s list, honor roll and the perfect attendance list for the third nine weeks. To be named to the principal’s list, students must have all A’s. To be named to the honor roll, students must have an overall average of 90.0 or above and no grade less than a […]