Winning photograph!



Winning photograph!    The Millen News recently captured the first place Feature Photograph award in its division of the Georgia Press Association’s 2007 “Better Newspaper Contest.” Shown is the Rev. Mike Dann as he baptizes his daughter, Molly, in the Ogeechee River at Bennett’s Landing. The photograph was taken by Editor Deborah Bennett. You must be a paid subscriber to […]

County remains #1 in state for unemployment



Jenkins County maintained the top position in the state in unemployment rankings for the months of March and April. Figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor revealed that Jenkins and Chattooga counties tied for the number one spot in March with rates of 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate yet for Jenkins County. Although the county’s unemployment rate […]

GDOT to hold open house for detour plans

Tuesday, June 24 5-7 p.m. Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will hold an open house 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church to discuss proposed detour plans for Jenkins County. The plans are proposed for detours during the replacement of the bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon on County Road 191 and the bridge at Sculls Creek on Old […]

City to address ‘block parties’

Issues arise

Problems associated with residential “block parties” were brought to the attention of Millen City Council during the group’s Wednesday, June 11, meeting. Director of Public Safety Dwayne Herrington began by asking council to set a policy to deal with requests from residents asking that city streets be barricaded in order to hold a “block party.” Herrington noted that he did […]

State Legislature honors Andrew



Jim Andrew was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives for his “exemplary service to his community, rural Georgia and the nation” when he was invited to speak to the assembly in March. Rep. Jon Burns presented a Privileged Resolution on Andrew and introduced him to the group of legislators. Andrew, former president of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC) […]

Summer lunch program underway



Local kids are taking advantage of the summer lunch program at Jenkins County High School. From June 2 through June 27, students can receive free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the high school. Approximately 225 children are receiving lunch through this program. Bussing has been provided for students living in town. You must be […]

Food costs rising for schools



Food costs rising for schools  The price of adult meals at local schools will increase by 50 cents the new school term due to the rising cost of food. See this week’s edition of The Millen News for details. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

County deals with budget woes



County deals with budget woes The county’s budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 which begins July 1 is looking lean and mean. While the outlook is grim, it does not mean that landowners will face a tax increase. Read the full story in this week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

JCHS offers special courses next term



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) is excited about course offerings for the 2008-09 school term. According to Ruth H. Hearn, guidance counselor, Swainsboro Technical College (STC) is returning to the JCHS campus next year to offer four different programs. The welding program, patient care assisting, criminal justice and phlebotomy will be available for 11th and 12th grade students who have […]

Girls take part in softball clinic



Local softball stars gave back to the community with a softball pitching camp held at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The camp was held June 9-13 and was led by Mary Johnson and Crisalyn Walker. The girls learned pitching technique and practiced throwing at a target. Girls participating in the camp were: Callie Dailey, Amanda Haden, Abby Wiggins, Dona Gay, […]