JCHS cheerleaders win at region competition



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) cheerleaders took first place at the Region 3A competition Saturday, Dec. 3, at East Laurens High School. The region championship title is a first for JCHS cheerleading. The girls began preparing for the competition in August and have won several competitions on their way to the region meet. The JCHS cheerleaders won second place […]

Man injured in armed robbery at Brinson’s BBQ



Andy Allen of Brinson’s Barbecue, located south of Millen, was violently assaulted around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, during an armed robbery attempt after the business establishment had closed. Allen was unloading supplies from his vehicle and carrying them into the restaurant via a side door when someone wearing a ski mask pointed a gun at him and demanded money. […]

Scenes from Christmas in Millen



Alaina Boulineau, 2-year-old daughter of Monica Weathersby and Daniel Boulineau, visits with Santa during the annual Christmas in Millen held Friday, Dec. 2, on Cotton Avenue. The event was sponsored by Millen Better Hometown and the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. See more photos on page 2.(Photos by Mike Dann) Christmas in Millen.mil (5 photos on CD) Bonnie, use these […]

Medicare recipients should study offers of private insurance



For the first time in the state of Georgia, the Medicare program is being out-sourced or privatized in 2006. This means that Medicare recipients have the option of choosing to stay with the original Medicare program or changing to a private insurance company. While there are many reputable insurance companies to choose from in the private sector, local residents should […]

JCES wins School Bell Award



The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) presented the School Bell Award to Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) during the group’s annual awards banquet held Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. Simons Island. Principal, Dr. Judy Holton, accepted the award on behalf of JCES. The award is given each year to give recognition to not more than 10 schools in […]

Students honored by Optimist Club



Students from the local schools were honored Monday, Nov. 21, for their “Commitment to Excellence” by the Millen Optimist Club as part of Optimist International’s “Youth Appreciation Week.” The local club is dedicated to improving the life of this community by promoting positive development of its youth. Top, Jenkins County Elementary School students honored are, from left, first row: Luis […]

48-33 JCHS wins over Southeast Bulloch



On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Jenkins County High School Eagles boys’ basketball team won 48 to 33 over Southeast Bulloch in Brooklet. It was the team’s first win of the early season. The Eagles were led in scoring by Vincent Colley with 18 points; Jamar Holmes, 9 points; Kenith Scott, 5 points, Dewayne Colley, 6 points; Jasper Oglesby and Kionte […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Friday, Nov. 11 • Robert Lamar Herrington of 4867 Jackson-Williams Road, Garfield, was charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree. Friday, Nov. 25  Rita Lindsey of 109 Christopher Drive, Swainsboro, was charged with violation of the open container law, driving under the influence of alcohol, less […]

Relay for Life kick-off scheduled for Jan. 10



The Jenkins County Relay for Life will hold its kick-off event 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at West Millen Baptist Church. The activity will feature a “chili cook-off” to celebrate the beginning of the 2006 Relay for Life. Participants may enter as many different recipes as they desire, and entries will be judged as follows: 1st and 2nd place – […]

Christmas decorations contest set for Dec. 12



The Millen Garden Council’s annual Christmas Decorations Contest will be held Monday, Dec. 12. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Categories that will be judged are as follows: Division I, Class 1, Homes-Overall Traditional; Class II, Homes-Overall Fantasy; Class III, Doors; Class IV, Windows; Class V, Outdoor Displays; and Division II, Class I, Commercial; Class II, Churches. Those who wish […]