City council to reconsider ‘boot drive’ ban

A recent decision by members of Millen City Council to give the boot to “boot drives” in the City of Millen will be reconsidered. Council members agreed during their Tuesday, April 3, meeting to revisit the issue upon a request from members of the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department (NJCVFD). Mike Lane spoke for the group and stated that […]

Local 4-H’ers serve as pages

Rep. Barrow to host “Congress on the Corner”

This Saturday, April 14, 12th District Congressman John Barrow will be at the Eagle Pharmacy in Millen hosting “Congress on the Corner” from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for area residents to visit one-on-one with Rep. Barrow and talk about the issues that matter most to them. Rep. Barrow and his staff will also be available […]

County cleanup day set for Saturday

Local residents are invited to participate in a county-wide cleanup day Saturday, April 14. The activity is being held in conjunction with the state’s Cleanup and Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign throughout the month of April. Sponsors are Millen Better Hometown, Jenkins County Commissioners, City of Millen and Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Participants are to meet at the Millen Community […]

Too big for a frying pan!

For those who doubt there are any big fish left in the Ogeechee River, Christopher Scott, 9, has proof otherwise. Christopher hauled this 10 lb. 3 oz. bass from the muddy waters of the Ogeechee River as he and his dad fished from the banks at the U.S. Highway 25 landing last week. Christopher is the son of Clayton and […]

Commissioners review ordinance

The possible adoption of a Historical Preservation Ordinance for Jenkins County received mixed reactions among members of the Jenkins County Commissioners when they met Tuesday, April 3. The group had previously been asked to consider the matter by the Historical Preservation Commission recently established by the City of Millen with the commission expressing a desire to include the county in […]

Local student receives honorable mention at State Ag Day contest

A Jenkins County student was recognized at the State Ag Day contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Tommy Irvin and Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Council Inc. Jenkins County High School student Justin S. Lanier re- ceived an honorable mention in the 9-12 grade art category. Students in grades 4-8 and 9-12 were eligible to enter […]

Local students recognized by EGC, STC

Four local students were among the winners of an essay contest sponsored by East Georgia College (EGC) and Swainsboro Technical College (STC) extended to students in Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson and Treutlen counties. The topic of the essay was “If you could change the curriculum in your school what would you change and why?” Over 300 students participated in the […]


The date for the Jenkins County Elementary School Prekindergarten registration for the 2007- 2008 school year was printed incorrectly in an article appearing in last week’s edition. The activity will be held 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The Millen News regrets the error.


Student of the Month

The names of Charity Thomas, left, and Corey Pries were not listed in the cutline provided The Millen News for a Jenkins County Elementary School Student of the Month photo appearing in the March 21 edition. (Photo contributed)