Pit Stop

Cyclists on cross-country trek make stop in Millen

Three groups of young bicycle riders stopped overnight in Millen on their way from Tybee Island to Santa Monica, California, June 26-28. After leaving Tybee for Griffith Lake Campground in Guyton on the first day, the teenage cyclists rode into Jenkins County on Georgia 21. They were met at Buttermilk Road by Jenkins County Sheriff’s Deputies who led the riders […]

BOE considers Tara Cooper for superintendent

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) in a special called meeting Tuesday, July 5, named Tara Reeves Cooper as the person under consideration for appointment as Superintendent of Schools. The chairman and vice-chairman were authorized to enter into contract negotiations with Mrs. Cooper with the understanding that the final action with regard to the selection and appointment of the […]

Grand Jury indicts 21

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court last month and handed down the following indictments and accusations. • Timothy Jarrard Newton, criminal damage to property in the second degree.  James Norton, burglary, two counts of theft by taking and two counts of criminal trespass.  Kary Charles Prescott, burglary, theft by taking and criminal trespass. […]

Grand Opening!

City of Millen to seek easements for sewer project

Work on the City of Millen’s sewer project for the Jenkins Correctional Center is proceeding with the city to seek easements from property owners for Phase II of the project. During its June meeting, Millen City Council authorized Councilmen Walter Tho- mas and Lee Ward Williams to discuss the matter with property owners and seek their support. The city attorney […]

Millen recognized for adopting Ethics Ordinance

Millen was among six Georgia cities recognized as “Certified Cities of Ethics” at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention June 27, bringing the total number of Certified Cities of Ethics in Georgia to more than 200. Other cities recognized were Adairsville, Cordele, Lake Park and Quitman along with the town of Sharpsburg. The voluntary program, developed by a panel […]

County Delinquent Tax Notice

The names of delinquent taxpayers who have not paid their property, mobile home and timber taxes will be published in the July 20 issue of The Millen News. Taxpayers who wish to avoid having their names published in the newspaper should pay their taxes at the office of the Jenkins County Tax Commissioner on the first floor of the Jenkins […]

City Delinquent Tax Notice

The names of delinquent taxpayers in the City of Millen who have not paid their property, mobile home and timber taxes will be published in the July 27 issue of The Millen News. City taxpayers who wish to avoid having their names printed in the newspaper should pay their taxes at the City of Millen Municipal Building not later than […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 24 to June 30. Burglary – Residential June 29 – Bennett’s Landing Road June 29 – West Old Savannah Road Domestic/Family Disturbance June 24 – Newton Ag Road June 26 – Dickey Road Theft by Taking June 24 – Paramore Hill Road June 25 – […]

Scoutz Gold places second

The Baseball Scoutz Gold 11 and under AAA travel baseball team won second place in the Firecracker Classic in Statesboro on June 5. Two players, Cheney Knight and Ethan Hankel, received All Tournament Awards. From left, are first row: Rhett Bragg, Bowden James, Lucas Dixon, Kameron Brinson, Smith Adams and Kyle Wilkerson; and second row: Logan Dixon, Cheney Knight, Coach […]