General Election voting is underway



Early voting in the Nov. 4 General Election is underway across the state of Georgia. Locally, 228 ballots had been cast as of Friday morning, Oct. 3. In addition to casting their vote for President of the United States, several local positions are also on the ballot. Uncontested local positions on the Democratic ticket include: Wanda Burke, Jenkins County Probate […]

BOE recall 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 last week with both sides being given 10 additional days to submit written arguments on the matter. Judge Jay Stewart of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit presided over a hearing Oct. 1 to determine the sufficiency of legal […]

Hospital administrator resigns



Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) Administrator Alvin Burke resigned his position Thursday, Oct. 2, as the result of an incident involving a fe- male employee. He was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Friday, Oct. 3, and released after posting a $1,000 property bond. JCH Chief Executive Officer Pete Mills said that he could not comment on the matter other than to […]

At Magnolia Springs State Park

Barrows named park manager

Magnolia Springs State Park has a new park manager. Andy Barrows, a native of Dearborn, Mich., assumed the position in September. Barrows has 3½ years experienced with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) having served at Sweetwater Creek State Park, Ft. Yargo and Bobby Brown State Park where he was assistant park manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice […]

Crowning moment



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Miss July



    Michelle Brannen is not only a breast cancer survivor. She is also “Miss July” in the Portraits of Life calendar, sponsored by University Hospital Breast Health Center. Read her story in the Oct. 15 edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Unruly crowd terrorizes neighborhood



  Millen City Council met Tuesday, Oct. 7, and heard a request from residents of the Lincoln Park area for assistance with a crowd of unruly teenagers, youth and young adults who they said were “terrorizing the neighborhood.” Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

Eagles come out on top in homecoming game



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JCMS recognized for exemplary writing



Jenkins County Middle School received the 2008 Writing to Win Exemplary School of Writing award. An Exemplary School of Writing luncheon in honor of those schools receiving recognition was held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Macon Sept. 9. Mr. Nick Larché, a representative from the office of Georgia’s Commissioner of the Department of Labor, welcomed the educators to Macon […]

Millen News goes to Utah



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