JROTC coming to JCHS this fall; program focuses on leadership



Their goal is to help motivate young people to be better citizens, and they are now doing it at Jenkins County High School. The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, U.S. Army, is coming to the high school starting this fall and it is the first program of its kind to be implemented in Jenkins County. The program focuses on promoting […]

BOE rejects bids for old Primary School property



The Jenkins County Board of Education rejected all bids received for the sale of the old Jenkins County Primary School property during the group’s Monday, June 18, meeting. Chairman Carroll Gay noted that the bids received were far below the unofficial appraised value of the property. Bids received were: Odell Williams, $10,000; Wilson Southland Properties, $15,001; and Franklin Garvin Construction, […]

Millen News wins GPA photo award



This photograph of the December 2006 train derailment near the Scarboro crossing earned The Millen News a second place award in the “Spot News Photograph” category of the 2006 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Georgia Press Association. The newspaper also won second place, Local News Coverage; second place, “The Chatter Box”, Humorous Column; and third place, Feature Story Writing. […]

JCHS will offer remedial instruction for state graduation review test



This summer, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will offer remedial instruction in science, social studies, language arts and math on the high school campus. Instruction during the summer will include a one-week review course for each section of the test. The review will last for two hours each day and will be taught by a high school teacher. The review […]

Commissioners seek input on Historic Preservation Ordinance



A public hearing will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, for the purpose of allowing public input on the possible adoption of a Historic Preservation Ordinance by the Jenkins County Commissioners. The group decided to hold the hearing and postpone a vote on the matter during their Tuesday, June 19, meeting. The City of Millen recently adopted a Historic […]

New immunization rules take effect on July 1



The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, announced this week that new immunization rules for children enrolled in childcare facilities go into effect July 1. This includes children enrolled in Head Start and pre-kindergarten. The new regulations are as follows. A child under the age of five years must have the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine. The number of […]

Millen News closing for vacation July 2-6



The Millen News will be closed for vacation Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6. All telephone calls to the office during this time period will be automatically forwarded to The True Citizen in Waynesboro. The deadline for submitting news items to appear in the Wednesday, July 4, edition is 9 a.m. Thursday, June 28. The newspaper will reopen for […]

Burgess Landrum Alumni to hold 20th reunion



Alumni, administrators, faculty and friends of Burgess Landrum School will gather for their 20th annual reunion Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1. The first class graduated from Burgess Landrum School in May 1956. The school was named for C.B. Landrum, Jenkins County School Superintendent. Activities planned for the reunion begin at 8 p.m. Friday with a get-acquainted social at […]

Record number of AR points earned by JCES students



During the 2006-2007 school year, the students of Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) earned 32,660 points in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program with a test average of 88. Not only did this surpass the school goal of 30,000, but it also set a new school record. The Accelerated Reader program is a reading program that is designed to motivate students […]

Students explore careers in nursing at Scrubs Camp



Thirty area students exploring a career in nursing came to Georgia Southern University (GSU) June 5-8 for Scrubs Camp. Scrubs Camp is a minority recruitment program aimed at involving potential nursing students all the way from seventh grade through their senior year at GSU’s School of Nursing. The Scrubs Camp is just one aspect of the program, which supports academic […]