JCHS students excell on GHSGT



The 2009 scores of Jenkins County High School (JCHS) students taking the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) for the first time were comparable to state and Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) results. Information released by the Georgia Department of Education reveals that JCHS students excelled on the Science part of the test scoring a 95.5 percent pass rate. This […]

Rocker signs golf scholarship with ABAC



Matthew Rocker spent last year training with the best and preparing to play college golf. His efforts paid off, and he recently signed a golf scholarship with Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College (ABAC) in Tifton. Rocker, the 19-year-old son of King and Beth Rocker of Millen, graduated from high school at Edmund Burke Academy in May 2008. Following graduation, Rocker attended […]

Commissioners consider fire protection fee



County residents could see a $12 “fire protection fee” on their property tax notices this year. The Jenkins County Commissioners were requested during their Sept. 1 meeting to consider imposing the fee as away of helping to fund volunteer fire departments in the county. Jenkins County Fire Chief Dwayne Herrington, along with representatives from the volunteer fire departments, met with […]

Jenkins County receives Georgia Heritage Grant



Built in 1912, the Jenkins County Courthouse is considered one of the county’s most historic structures. That history will soon be preserved in a historic structure report, made possible through a $10, 800 Georgia Heritage Grant recently awarded the Jenkins County Commissioners. Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that the Jenkins County project was one of four to be funded with […]

Local students return from Washington Youth Tour



More than 100 of Georgia’s brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives EMCs) in Georgia, including Planters EMC. At the end of the 7-day trip, held June 11-18, the select group of youth delegates returned home with a firsthand look of the nation’s capital, a better understanding and […]

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    The Jenkins County High School JROTC Raider Male Team and Male – Mixed Team both won Region Championships in their division Saturday, Sept. 19, in Metter.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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Mr. Henry Armstrong, a worker with the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke to the Jenkins County Board of Education Sept. 21 about materials now available to local school systems through the “Census in Schools” program. 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!

JCMS announces the ‘Caught Ya!’ Program



Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) believes that everyone thrives on positive reinforcement. It feels good to have someone recognize your efforts, but often they go unnoticed. Good behavior, social skills, and citizenship are essential to learning and succeeding, not only in school but in life. This is why new seventh grade ELA teacher Mrs. Moira McNeil-Acree and seventh grade math […]

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday



A free fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Sept. 26 in celebration of the 2009 National Hunting and Fishing Day. On this day, residents do not need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas (PFA). In addition, residents do not […]

Commission chairman talks at Rotary



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