Budget cuts may close Bo Ginn Aquarium



Millen News Editor Field trips by school children to the Bo Ginn Aquarium at Magnolia Springs State Park may soon become an event of the past. The facility is slated for closure by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as the agency attempts to comply with orders by Gov. Sonny Perdue to reduce its budget. Kim Hatcher, DNR public affairs […]

Superintendent of schools resigns



Jenkins County School Superintendent Joan Blackwood announced last week that she will retire, effective Oct. 1. Her letter of resignation was accepted by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) during a called meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9. Blackwood, who has served as school superintendent since 2006, cited a personal family situation as the reason for her decision to retire. “Together […]

BOE Chairman Gay to fight recall attempt



The first of several steps aimed at ousting Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Carroll Gay from his District #5 seat has been taken by a group of local citizens. Jenkins County Election Superintendent Wanda Burke confirmed that Christine Stripling, chairman of the citizens’ group, submitted on Friday of last week an application for a petition to request a […]

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Oct. 4



The 37th annual Fair-on-the- Square will take place 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. The arts and crafts festival is sponsored by Millen Better Hometown (MBH). The charges for booths are as follows: $35 entry fee for each 14’x14′ space; $60 for nonprofit groups requiring two spaces; and $5 charge, […]

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Murder suspect captured in Millen



Cedric Michael Cutter Murder suspect captured in Millen A Florida man wanted on two murder charges was captured in Millen Wednesday night. Cedric Michael Cutter, 27, was apprehended at a local residence by the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News.     You must be a paid subscriber to access this […]

EPD ask county to inform public



EPD ask county to inform public The EPD has asked the Jenkins County Commissioners to get the message out to the public that those involved in renovations, remodeling and demolition work in the county must follow EPD guidelines and rules. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News.     You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Hornets sting Eagles in the fourth quarter



The Jenkins County High School Eagles fell 26-20 to the Savannah Country Day (SCD) Hornets in Friday night’s football game in Savannah. The Eagles led in scoring at the end of the third quarter 20-18 but saw the Hornets battle back in the fourth, scoring eight points for the win. The Eagles gained 338 yards rushing with 40 attempts and […]

JROTC Raider team places first, third in Metter



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) JROTC Raider Teams (Male-Mixed and Male) placed first and third overall at Metter High School Saturday, Sept. 6, in a 5-team Raider Meet. The male-mixed Raider Team (6 males and 4 females) placed first in three events and second in two events winning first place overall in their division by one point over a […]

JROTC Raider team hosts meet on Sept. 20



Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) JROTC Raider Team will host a sixschool Raider Meet at JCHS 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Admission is free, and the Jenkins County Athletic Booster’s Club will provide food and drinks at the concession stand. Richmond Hill High School, The Academy of Richmond County, Metter, Ware County and Jeff Davis County will participate in this […]