Run-off Election to be held Dec. 2

Voters across the state will go to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 2, to cast their ballots in the General Election Run-off. Seats up for election include: U.S. Senate – Republican Saxby Chambliss, incumbent, and Democrat Jim Martin; Public Service Commissioner, to suc- ceed Angela Elizabeth Speir – Republican Lauren W. McDonald Jr. and Democrat Jim Powell; and Judge, Court of […]

BOE recognizes Teacher of the Year

With family and friends in attendance, Tabatha Bennett, Jenkins County’s system-wide Teacher of the Year, was honored during the Monday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE). Chairman Carroll Gay presented her with a gift of appreciation in recognition of her accomplishments. Bennett, a Pre-kindergarten teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES), has been employed by […]

JCFEC receives $319,691 grant

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) is the recipient of a $319.691 System of Care grant from the Governor’s Office of Children and Families (GOCF). Only five grants were awarded statewide. The announcement was made by JCFEC Executive Director Julie Chance during a town meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The annual event was […]

Christmas activities set for Dec. 5

The Christmas season officially gets underway locally Friday, Dec. 5, with three annual activities taking place. The annual Christmas in Millen and Business Open House are set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, on Cotton Avenue, and the annual Memorial Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Caboose on Cotton Avenue. The activities are sponsored by the […]

Jenkins County close to becoming Certified Work Ready

Jenkins County is nearing completion of requirements to become a Certified Work Ready (CWR) community. A Business Leaders Luncheon, sponsored by Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC), was held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Cindy’s Café on Cotton for the purpose of explaining the process, discussing program advantages and encouraging participants from the private sector to participate. Representatives from the following […]

Millen man charged in murder of Burke County teen

First cousins Christopher Derik Chance, 22, of Millen, and Raymond “Trey” Sapp, 17, of Waynesboro, have been charged with murder and possession of a fire arm during commission of a crime in connection with the Nov. 29th death of Burke County teen Tyrone Simpson Cates, Jr., 16. Read the details in this week’s edition of The Millen News.   You […]

Middle School holds Veteran’s Day program

The Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) social studies department presented a Veteran’s Day program on Nov. 11 in the Jenkins County schools’ gymnatorium for the middle school student body. Students and guests were welcomed by John Paul Hearn, sixth grade social studies teacher. The Jenkins County High School JROTC marched and presented colors. The national anthem was sung by Cadet […]

JCHS principal’s list, honor roll announced

In order to be listed on the Jenkins County High School Principal’s list the student must have an “A” average in each class. To be on Honor Roll, the student must have no lower than a “B” in any class and must have an “A” average. Principal’s List 12th Grade – Sheila Boone, Porshea Cooper, Jillian Gaiser, Amanda Godbee, Lindsey […]

School Menu


Monday – Chicken Filet Sandwich or P/B Jelly Sandwich, French, Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Slices, Orange Halves, or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Cheese, P/B Jelly Sandwich, Grapes. Tuesday – Hamburger Steak or P/B Jelly Sandwich, Rice w/Gravy, Garden Peas, Pineapple Cup, Graham Crackers or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Pimento Cheese, Grapes, Graham Crackers. Wednesday – […]

Commissioners learn of fire department grants

Two county fire departments are the recipients of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grants. The Jenkins County Commissioners learned of the awards during the group’s Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting. The Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $202,350 grant to be used for the purchase of a new fire truck, and the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department will […]