City finances improve



The City of Millen’s finances have improved substantially since 2007. The good news was delivered to council members during their Feb. 1 meeting by Patricia Hunter, a representative of the auditing firm Reddick, Riggs, Hunter and Kennedy. Ms. Hunter noted that in 2007, the city owed over $1 million in short term debt and carried a negative cash balance. As […]

Gathering for Christ being planned



Several local churches are planning a “Gathering for Christ” event to be held Saturday, March 26, at the Millen Community House. The event is a joint effort of area churches who feel the need for all God’s people to worship together and build a common fellowship with all Christians, while providing an opportunity for those who don’t know him, to […]

DNR looking for nuisance alligator agent trapper



The Wildlife Resources Division of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a vacant Nuisance Alligator Agent Trapper position. The Agent Trapper would be under contract with the DNR to remove nuisance alligators as requested by Department personnel. As payment for hisher services, the agent trap- per will be allowed to sell hides, meat, […]

Legislative breakfast to be held Feb. 26



Eggs and issues will be served up at the annual Legislative Breakfast to be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Krystal’s Taste of Kountry. The event is sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau and the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. U.S. Congressman John Barrow, State Senator Jesse Stone and State Representative Jon Barrow have all indicated they will be […]

JCHS names “Stars”



The “STARS” of Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) 2010-2011 school year have been announced. Charles Jacob (C.J.) Elmore, son of Jay and Tammy Elmore, is Star student, and he has chosen Donna Boone as his STAR teacher. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and […]

Students compete in economics



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Interact members speak at Rotary



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Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for Jan. 20-27. Theft by Taking  Jan. 28 – 1115 A Street Simple Battery  Feb. 3 – Oak Hill Church Road Domestic/Family Disturbance  Jan. 29 – Hwy. 25 South  Jan. 29 – Old Louisville Road  Jan. 30 – Hwy. 17 South Prowler – Residence  Jan. […]

Jim Hite



As I work on this column, it’s sunny but getting cooler. Reports on the Weather Channel are describing the storm roaring across the country with winds hitting 70 mph in Chicago and snow coming down at 1-3 inch per hour and temperatures in the single digits. Just a few weeks ago we went through our own winter storm that brought […]

Library News



Are you a teen who’s looking for something fun to do? Hurry to the library and sign up for our terrific Teen Lock-In, to be held Friday, Feb. 18, at 6 pm! It’s going to be a great time playing Wii games, plus Twister, Pictureka and more, so don’t miss out. Permission forms will need to be turned in by […]