Q&A with school superintendent



A recent announcement from the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) that eight teaching/professional positions will be eliminated fiscal year 2008-2009 prompted a large gathering of concerned citizens at a public meeting held March 24 at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Numerous questions were discussed at the meeting, and The Millen News presented some of those questions to Jenkins County […]

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Work begins on last section of SRP

Work has been underway for several weeks on the last section of the Savannah River Parkway (SRP) that transverses Jenkins County with completion of the project slated for June 2010. Right-of-way clearance has begun in many areas along the route, including the section that travels through the City of Millen. This project runs from the intersection of U.S. Highway 25 […]

Mexican restaurant opens in Millen



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JCRD Opening Day slated for Saturday



Opening day for baseball/softball will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. with games beginning at 10 a.m. Activities planned include a Moonwalk game, slide and train rides for the kids, a chance to win four Braves games tickets and a barbecue cook-off. You must be a paid subscriber […]

Heritage Festival cancelled



The Magnolia Springs State Park Heritage Festival, slated for Saturday, April 5, has been cancelled due to a conflict with other local activities. This event will continue on another date in the future. Park management apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

War Eagles place third in six teams at track meet



The Jenkins County High School War Eagles boys’ track and field team finished third overall in a highly competitive meet in Sylvania Thursday, March 27. Coach Charley Waters stated, “The team was rested up for the meet, and they did extremely well considering some key guys are still hampered with leg problems and are not at 100 percent. We can […]

Millen News goes to Honduras



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Lady Eagles track team finishes third at Screven County meet



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles track team finished third in the track meet held at Screven County March 28. “It was an outstanding team performance for the Lady Eagles. Screven County and Statesboro finished first and second, but the Lady Eagles defeated Metter, Jefferson Co. and Calvary,” said Coach Chuck Sanders. “We are getting better and better with […]

Eagles struggle on the diamond



The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles baseball team lost three games last week. The Eagles lost 12-6 to Burke County. Leading hitters for the Eagles were: Justin Lanier 2-4, 1 RS; Ethan Conway 2-4, 1 RBI; Houston Bowers 1-1, 1 RBI; Zac Clark 1-2, 1 double , 2 walks, 2 RS; and Caleb Chance and Boyd Sasser 1-3 with […]

BBQ cook-off slated for April 5



The second annual Barbecue Cook-off will be held Saturday, April 5, in conjunction with Opening Day at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Rules include: All meat must be cooked the day of the cook off. Any type of pork may be cooked – ribs, whole hog, ham etc. No garnishes or sauces al- lowed on meat. This would include onions, […]