Commission deals with courthouse damage



While most of the county is appreciative of a little water in the form of rainfall, the Jenkins County Commissioners have been attempting to get rid of unwanted water in the interior of the Jenkins County Courthouse. Repairing recent damages incurred from a leaking valve in the structure’s heating/cooling system was a topic of discussion at the group’s Tuesday, Dec. […]

Christmas season arrives

With Christmas in Millen

Holiday cheer was plentiful and the mood festive during the annual Christmas in Millen and Business Open House held Friday, Dec. 5, on Cotton Avenue. The event was sponsored by Millen Better Hometown and the Millen- Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. The kick-off activity was the lighting of the Memorial Tree located at the Caboose and the reading of the […]

City plans annexation of Industrial Park



Waiting is the name of the game for city officials as annexation of the Millen Industrial Park is planned. City Attorney Hubert Reeves III reported during the Tuesday, Dec. 2, meeting of Millen City Council that he was waiting on survey work. Reeves explained that property boundaries must be established before he could proceed. He further stated that he had […]

Eagles to play in new gymnatorium



The Jenkins County High School War Eagles basketball team will host the Bryan County Redskins in their home opener at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec 12. A reception honoring former coaches James Ford and Ray Miller will be held 5-5:45 p.m. in the JCHS cafeteria prior to the game. After the reception, the coaches will be honored by shooting the first […]

Liaison for local homeless students is named



Are there homeless children and youth enrolled in Jenkins County’s school system? That is the question Becky Thomas of the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center has been charged with answering in her new role as a liaison for homeless students. Every state is required to have a coordinator for the education of homeless children and youth, and every school district […]

Lady Eagles win two



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Burke County 50-42 on Dec. 6 and Savannah Christian Day 43-35 on Dec. 9. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

4-H Program Director resigns



  Anna Amiss, 4-H Program Director, has resigned her position, effective Dec. 17. Due to a state hiring freeze, the position will remain unfilled for an unspecified period of time. Read the full article in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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U.S. Census Bureau to hire census workers



The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of hiring local census workers for the 2010 Census. The first testing clinic for positions in Jenkins County will be held 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC). A second clinic will be held 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at […]

Lady Eagles win season opener

Eagles suffer loss

The Jenkins County High School Lady War Eagles basketball team won their season opener defeating Johnson County 60-51, Dec. 2 Coach Randy Cooper stated, “All Lady Eagles saw action and contributed to the win”. Senior Tashe McClain put an impressive 22 points on the board. Ayana Walker scored 14 points, and Cortnei Earls added 13 more. Other scorers included Zandra […]