A Portrait of Life

Breast cancer survivor featured in photography exhibit

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” and Lula Burton is more aware than most of the disease and its devastating effects. Diagnosed in January with breast cancer, she seized the opportunity to become an advocate and spokesperson for awareness and early detection rather than indulge in self-pity. Burton was one of several women invited to participate in the annual Portraits […]

City, county to enforce Nuisance Ordinance

Local citizens of Millen and Jenkins County found to be in violation of the state’s Public Nuisance Ordinance, mandated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, could find themselves in legal hot water. Acting upon a request from the Jenkins County Development Authority, the City of Millen and Jenkins County Commissioners recently voted to begin enforcement of the ordinance. The […]

JCHS Homecoming is Friday

The 2008 Jenkins County Homecoming Week kicked off Monday, Sept. 29, with many fun activities and culminates 7:30 pm, Friday, Oct 3, with the homecoming game against the Treutlen County Vikings. The homecoming ceremony will take place during halftime of the game when one of the senior representatives will be named the 2008 JCHS Homecoming Queen. Representatives for the Freshman […]

Plans are finalized for Fair-on-the Square

The annual Fair-on-the Square arts and crafts festival will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and continue until 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse. A few of the items that will be available for sale include scroll and saw art, Christmas ornaments, pillows pocketbooks, candles, knives, hair accessories and incense. There will be baked goods […]

Leaders ride ‘Rails of Safety Train’

Law enforcement officials, emergency responders and other local, state and federal dignitaries boarded a special “Operation Lifesaver” Train from Garden City to Millen Sept. 23. Sponsored by Norfolk Southern Railway and Georgia Operation Lifesaver, the trip was designed to show community leaders and first responders what train crews see every day -danger- when motorists ignore signs and signals at highwayrail […]

BOE Recall attempt goes to court

The fight over a recall attempt for the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) District #5 seat continued in Jenkins County Superior Court this week with both sides being given 10 additional days to submit written arguments on the matter. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News  You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

New park manager

    Magnolia Springs State Park has a new park manager. Andy Barrows, a native of Dearborn, Mich., assumed the position in September. Full story in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Complete transformation

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JCMS Students of the Month

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Governor asks about using school funds to pay for Adequacy Lawsuit

Governor Sonny Perdue has requested an official opinion from Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker on the legality of local school districts using taxpayer dollars to fund a lawsuit against the state over education funding. In his letter to the Attorney General, Governor Perdue cited this provision in Georgia’s constitution: “School tax funds shall be expended only for the support and […]