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Five qualify for BOE three seats

Campbell, Cook, Lane, Odom, Brinson

Qualifying as a Non-partisan candidate in the Nov. 4 General Election ended at noon Friday, June 27. On the local level, five persons are seeking the three seats up for election on the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). District #1 incumbent Roderick Campbell is unopposed. District #3 incumbent Roy Cook will face opposition from challenger Mike Lane. In District […]

Patriotic celebration to be held July 5



The annual Patriotic Celebration with fireworks will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Jenkins County Recreation complex. The event is sponsored by the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown. The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs, a picnic dinner and friends and enjoy a fun-filled evening. A prize will be given […]

Grand Jury hears 30 cases



The Jenkins County Grand Jury had a full schedule last month when it convened in Jenkins County Superior Court and handed down indictments and allowed accusations in 30 cases as follows. Daniel Lavon Bolton, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession and use of drug related […]

Robert W. Fries Sr., former Millen mayor, died June 26



Robert Wesley Fries Sr., 88, former mayor of the city of Millen, died Thursday, June 26, at his Millen residence. Mr. Fries served as mayor from 1968-1986, following a two-year term as a city councilman. Projects and accomplishments by the city during his tenure as Mayor included: construction of new city hall, over-pass bridge on Barney Avenue, city canal improvements, […]

Sheriff Fields to serve on advisory board



Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields was recently named as a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), Augusta, as a representative of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. As an Advisory Board member, Sheriff Fields will have the opportunity to offer input into training activities for police officers and other state public officers. The […]

Going Plastic



 Nearly 4 million Social Security and Supplementary Security income recipients do not have bank accounts, eliminating the direct-deposit option and placing them at greater risk of check delivery delays due to lost or stolen checks, poor weather and other problems. To provide safer and cheaper benefits payments for these recipients, the U.S. Treasury recently announced plans to introduce a prepaid […]

12 Sex offenders registered in county



According to information available on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website, Jenkins County has 12 registered sex offenders. See the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

JCES new principal



  Jim Jarvis was recently named Jenkins County Elementary School principal by the Jenkins County Board of Education. Read the details in this week’s edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Gordon graduates from CMU



Johnny Gordon, a 1968 honor graduate of Burgess Landrum High School, graduated Saturday, June 21, from Central Michigan University (CMU) with a 3.97 grade point average and a master’s in public administration. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!