Eagles win two on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team won two region games last week on the road. The Eagles defeated Claxton 10-9 on Mach 13 and Bryan County 11-2 on March 16. Leading hitters for the Eagles in the game against Claxton were: Spencer Clark, 2-3, with a double and two RS; Dag Gay, Akeem Young and Marquett Young, 2-4, […]

JCHS girls track team competes

The girls’ track team competed in Swainsboro March 16 against Swainsboro and Screven County. Coach Chuck Sanders states, “Even though the girls finished in third place, it was a very competitive day for the ladies. Swainsboro and Screven County are two of the most talented teams in Class AA in our area. Our girls are getting better each meet by […]

School Menu


Monday – Salisbury Steak or P/B Jelly Sandwich, Rice & Gravy, Green Beans, Juice Bar, Fresh Fruit, Garlic Bread Sticks or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Cheese, P/B Jelly Sandwich, Grapes. Tuesday – Baked Chicken or P/B Jelly Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli & Cheese, Peach Cobbler, Fresh Fruit, Roll or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled […]

Pre-K recruitment

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Hearn’s class shakes things up

Students in Renee Hearn’s first grade class at Jenkins County Elementary School enjoyed making instruments after completing a unit on sound. Each student who made an instrument shared it with the class and then performed as a band for the entire class. Pictured above left, from left, are, first row: Briley Brinson, Madison Boynton, Karlee Small and Kirsten Clark; and […]

Oglesby sworn into U.S. Navy

Robert Adam Oglesby of Millen, as a new enlistment with the U.S. Navy, was sworn into service March 1. Adam enlisted in the Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program of the U.S. Navy Jan. 30, 2009. He has been active with several events and programs in Statesboro while waiting for an opening in his chosen area of Advanced Electronics Computer Field. Adam was […]

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Thursday, March 4 • A Harvey Street resident reported that someone had taken her mailbox. It was later found lying on the porch of the residence and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Thursday, March 11 • Officers investigated a gasoline drive-off reported at a local convenience store. […]

Millen Woman’s Club attends district meeting

On March 6, five members of Millen Woman’s Club attended the First District Spring Meeting in Waynesboro. Following the business meeting, new district officers for 2010-2012 were installed by Julie Lumpkin, junior director. Anette Head was installed as second vice-president. The First District Department Awards for 2009 were presented to the six clubs attending for their projects during the past […]

Tommie Lee Covington Kent, 86, died March 19

Mrs. Tommie Lee Covington Kent, 86, of Millen, died Friday, March 19, 2010. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010 at the Elam Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Farmer and Dr. Maurice Crowder officiating. Burial followed in the Elam Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Kent was born and reared in Jenkins County. Her husband, Neely Kent and son, […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, There are some serious whiners out there today. I was watching Glenn Beck on T.V. a couple of weeks ago, and he was railing against the progressives throughout American history. He says that the progressives have caused most (all) of our modern ills. It is typical that a spokesman in a corporation would want to rile people up […]