Stitch & Print Millen begins operations



After months of plant closings, jobs losses and staggering unemployment rates, a glimmer of hope has begun to shine on the local job market. Stitch & Print Millen, a division of the Twin City based sewing plant, began operations this week. The facility is located in the former Augusta Sportswear building located on East Winthrope Avenue with local resident, Ray […]

Weather service confirms tornado in Jenkins County



Mother’s Day 2008 will be remember in Jenkins County, and much of the state, as the day that Mother Nature unleashed its fury in the form of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that resulted in severe damage to many areas of the county. The website of the National Weather Service, Charleston, SC, updated May 17, confirms that an EF-1 tornado struck […]

JCHS holds graduation this Friday



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will hold its first graduation ceremony in the new gymnatorium Friday, May 23. In an effort to provide each graduate’s family equal access in which to observe this milestone ceremony, Dr. Joseph Kirkland, principal, will issue each graduate four reserve floor seating tickets. General admission will be on a first come first serve basis. Seating […]

JCSFS receives Certificate of Achievement



The Georgia School Nutrition Association honors public schools annually who achieve high student participation in their lunch and breakfast programs. During the annual conference in April 2008, Jenkins County School Nutrition Program again received this distinguished honor for their lunch programs. Jenkins County Elementary School and Jenkins County Middle/High schools cafete- ria staff members have continued to provide exceptional services […]

Athletes of the Year



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Walter Ivey



Walter Ivey Walter Ivey was nominated by Jenkins County High School to attend the 2008 High School Residency Program sponsored by The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. See next week’s edition for details. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Teenage Loitering



Teenage Loitering Several residents of the Foggy Field area of the City of Millen appeared before Millen City Council Tuesday, May 20, to request assistance with the growing problem of teenagers loitering in their neighborhoods. The full story to be published in the May 28 edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

City of Millen receives grant



City of Millen receives grant The City of Millen is the recipient of a Georgia Fund sewer grant in the amount of $99,623. The grant, approved by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) and Gov. Sonny Perdue, will be used to finance a sewer extension project. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News. You must be […]

Planters EMC awards $8,000 to Jenkins County students



Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is donating thousands of dollars to help several Jenkins County students pay for college. The cooperative recently awarded scholarships to eight seniors at Jenkins County High School. Each award is worth $1,000. Those receiving scholarships were Brookes Brinson, Berniesha Doyle, Jamie Herrmann, Beth McKenzie, Lindsay Purvis, Morgan Johnson, Hillary Sharpe and Katerine Johnson. Since beginning […]

Scott graduates training program



The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the YEAR Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 13 counties in the Central Savannah River Area. The academy provided each of […]