Prison, hospice hospital announced

At town meeting

Members of the family of the late Barbara Bowers accept the 2009 Volunteer of the Year award from Carroll Gay. From left, are Jody Bowers, Kyla Mincey and Nan Bowers. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) Those attending the Oct. 1 town meeting came expecting a job fair, but left with something more than employment information – hope for a brighter […]

Early voting in city election underway



Early voting for the Nov. 3 City of Millen General Election, Ward #1, began Tuesday, Oct. 6, and will continue through Friday, Oct. 30, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Candidates for the city council seat in Ward #1 are incumbent Walter Thomas and Walter Herrington. Candidates for council seats in Ward #2, Jane Johnson, and Ward #3, James Ford, are […]

Crowd turns out for fair



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Grand Jury indicts 23



The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in September and handed down the following indictments and accusations Jerome Swan, possession/manufacture/distribution of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor. Jeffrey Martin Vaughn, possession/manufacture/distribution of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor. Timothy Levert Young, armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and burglary. Hosley Marquis Harris, receipt/possession/transfer of firearm by convicted felon, […]

JCHS announces 2009 Homecoming Court



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2009 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman class are Kayla Kirkland and Jonquette Sanders. Kayla is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Lisa Kirkland. Jonquette is the daughter John and Patricia Sanders. Sophomore representatives are Sara Burke and Shae Burke. Sara is the daughter of Don and Lisa Burke. Shae is […]

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    Jenkins County High School has been named a regional winner in the Governor’s Cup program. Read the full article in the Oct. 14 edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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  The Jenkins County Middle School Eagles will host Metter in the first round of region playoffs 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 17. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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  Ellis Woods Contracting, contractor for the Cotton Avenue TE-grant project, will have 45 additional days to complete the project. Read the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

EBA students qualify for Duke’s talent program



A dozen Edmund Burke Academy seventh graders have qualified for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP), which identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. This program is designed for seventh graders and offers them the opportunity take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or to take the American College Test (ACT). The following students qualified: Chelsey Adams, daughter […]