Frank M. Edenfield, former editor, dies

Frank Miles Edenfield of Millen died Friday, May 2, 2008 at the age of 91. An avid fisherman, Mr. Edenfield died while enjoying an afternoon of fishing in the Ogeechee River with a dear friend. His funeral was 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Crowe- Fields Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Mr. […]

Stitch and Print, Inc. to open here

Tamra Hadden, seated, President of Stitch and Print, Inc., signs a lease with the Jenkins County Development Authority that will bring 25 new jobs to Jenkins County. Standing, left to right, are Ray Landing, who will be the local plant manager; Paula Herrington, JCDA executive director; and Mabel Jenkins, JCDA chairman. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Millen and Jenkins County […]

A Farewell to Frank M. Edenfield

Frank and Euris Edenfield in the early years of their marriage. On Friday, May 2, the Master Carpenter put the final touches on his beautiful creation, surveyed His handiwork and said, "It is finished." Then, in the twinkling of an eye, the gates of the heavenly mansion swung open wide to welcome Frank Miles Edenfield. On Friday, Frank climbed into […]

13 qualify for General Primary Election

INCUMBENT Floyd Chance, Commissioner, District #4 Thirteen local citizens have qualified as candidates in the July 15 Democratic/Republican General Primary Election. The following incumbents qualified on the Democratic ticket and are unopposed: Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke, Jenkins County Tax Commissioner Brenda Mathern, Jenkins County Clerk of Court Elizabeth Landing, Jenkins County Coroner Henry Young and Jenkins County Commissioner […]

Violent Storm

Violent Storm   A violent storm that roared through Jenkins County early Sunday morning caused wide spread damage throughout the area with two residents reporting minor injuries. Read the stories in Wednesday’s edition. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Dr. Judy Holton resigns as JCES principal

  Judy Holton Dr. Judy Holton resigns as JCES principal Dr. Judy Holton, principal of Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES), has resigned her position. The Jenkins County Board of Education accepted her letter of resignation during a called meeting Thursday, May 8. Read the full story in next week’s edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber […]

Salem High School names Kovac STAR

Amy Kathleen Kovac, 17- year-old daughter of Victor B. Kovac, was recently named Star Student at Salem High School in Rockdale County. She named Joanna Anglin, her English teacher, as the Star Teacher. To obtain the STAR nomination, students must have the highest score in one administration of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) taken through the November test date of […]

JCHS announces contest winners

Jenkins County High School students participated in the “Celebration of Education” essay contest sponsored recently by East Georgia College and Swainsboro Technical College. The theme for the 2008 contest was “So, Why Am I Studying This? Which school subjects will best prepare me for my future, and why?” The competition was steep, as schools in five counties participated. Overall, Jenkins […]


Jenkins County High School students selected to attend Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-Cats) program at Clemson University held Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6, are, from left: C.J. Elmore, Whitley Clark, Jessica Head, Dag Gay, Jeremy Stripling and Christian Chance. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

JCES February Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. Each student must maintain good behavior in all school activities, make an excellent effort to complete all schoolwork and maintain a good attendance record. These students, selected by their homeroom teachers, receive an Eagle ribbon imprinted with “Student of the Month,” which […]