Millen receives $500,000 grant

Money to be used for sewer improvements

State Sen. J.B. Powell announced last week that the City of Millen has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for utility improvements. Sen. Powell, who helped secure the grant, commented, “I am pleased with the decision to award these funds to the City of Millen and Jenkins County. Gov. Perdue, my colleagues in the House and Department […]

Local man dies in farm accident

Kasey Arnold Lane, 44, of Millen died Monday, Sept. 10, from injuries received in a farm accident. A Georgia State Patrol accident report indicates that Lane was traveling north on a private farm road in western Jenkins County in a 1980 GMC Road Boss with a trailer in tow. He stopped and exited his vehicle, walking to the rear of […]


Jenkins school system makes AYP

The Jenkins County school system is celebrating. For the first time in the past five years, the system, as a whole, has made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). The Georgia Department of Education has released information concerning the AYP status for schools and school systems across the state. Joan Blackwood, superintendent of Jenkins County schools, says, “The Jenkins County school system […]

City, county hold planning meeting

Plans for the future of Millen and Jenkins County were topics of discussion at a joint meeting of Millen City Council and the Jenkins County Commissioners held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the City of Millen Municipal Building. Renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was discussed with commission chairman James Henry reporting that the projected $2.5 million […]

JCHS prepares for Homecoming Sept. 21; court announced

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2007 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman Class are Jessica Herrmann and Shenice Thompson. Jessica is the daughter of Rew and Ginger Herrmann. Shenice is the daughter of Kenely Adams and Kimberly Thompson. Sophomore Class representatives are Christian Chance and Jena Branch. Christian is the daughter of Chris and Julie Chance. […]

Eagles win over Telfair 27-8

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team met Telfair County this past Friday night at home. With the sky threatening rain, the team took the field and immediately went to work on the visiting team. The Eagle offense was running on all cylinders racking up 294 yards. Quarterback Houston Bowers went 3-6 in passing. Patrick Moody led the offense […]

JCHS cheerleader chosen as All-Star

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) senior/varsity cheerleader Lindsey Heron recently competed, along with other JCHS cheerleaders, for a coveted spot on the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National All-Star team. Independent judges from the UCA traveled to Jenkins County for the auditions on June 27. They judged the girls on a cheer and dance routine that they performed. Out of all […]


The Millen News reported in last week’s edition that the girls’ softball c-team had defeated Portal 6-4 in region competition. The win was against Metter. The Millen News regrets the error. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Railroad work causes two road closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced this week that two roads would be closed in Millen for railroad work. From Monday, Sept. 17, through Wednesday, Sept. 19, State Route 17 will be closed for railroad crossing maintenance. An official detour route will be posted and traffic will be detoured on State Route 121 and State Route 17 Connector during this […]

Library News

Wow! We recently had a great program with Dr. Patrick Novotny, and we have another coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. with Dr. Mary Hadley and Charles Martin, the mysterywriting duo known as Mary Charles! The title of the event is “Writing Crime Fiction Where We Live: Confessions of a Statesboro Couple,” and it’s a chance to […]