Changes coming to JCH

The new roof currently under construction at the Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) is just the first sign of bigger and better things to come. Brad Trower, JCH administrator, explained that the roofing project would be completed in about six weeks and was just a beginning preparation for major renovations set to begin around the first of October. “We’re working on […]

Tara Cooper named school superintendent

The Jenkins County school system has a new school superintendent. During a called meeting held July 20, the Jenkins County Board of Education approved the appointment of Tara Reeves Cooper to the position. She was administered the oath of office by Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke on July 21. Mrs. Reeves is a Jenkins County native and was educated […]

Kayla Kirkland wins state pageant

Kayla Kirkland, daughter of Dr. Joseph Kirkland and Mrs. Lisa Kirkland of Millen, has earned the prestigious title of the 2011 National American Miss Georgia at the state pageant held July 10 in Atlanta. She will be attending the national pageant to be held in Hollywood, California during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of Georgia, where she will have an […]

Two local students participate in Rotary leadership conference

Building future leaders was the mission of a recent youth event hosted by Georgia Rotary District 6920 at South Georgia College (SGC). Sixty students from the district attended the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA) at SGC. RYLA is a Rotary International program that started in Southeast Asia and has spread across the world. Local youth attending were Sara […]

County names Litter Control Officer

Lee Rich has been named Jenkins County’s Litter Control Officer. The Jenkins County Commissioners appointed Mr. Rich to the position during a June meeting of the group. Mr. Rich was already employed by the county as a garbage truck driver. In his new position, he will also have the authority to issue citations for illegal dumping. Those cited will answer […]

The Millen News goes to the Georgia mountains

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VFW collects outdated meds for disposal

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that many medications, often harmful to others, are being flushed and ending up in community drinking water supply systems. Local VFW Post 2776 addressed this concern by sponsoring a collection of unused or expired medications for safe disposal. This event was conducted in the Eagle Pharmacy parking lot July 16. An estimated […]

Boyd Sasser nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Boyd Sasser is one of 132 nominees for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation. Boyd, a sophomore safety at Georgia Southern University, played in all 15 games during the Eagles’ 10-5 season and NCAA FCS playoffs run. A catalyst on […]

Sheriff’s Reports

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 8 – July 21. Burglary-Residential July 8 – 1023 Hiltonia Road Burglary-Church July 12 – Johnson Chapel Church Theft by Taking July 16 – Oak Hill Church Road July 20 – 485 Ada Drive Prowler-Residence July 8 – 1744 Beaverdam Road July 15 – 179 […]

Couple graduates from bible training

Reverends Joshua and Karen Farthing graduated from The Church of God Bible Training Institute in Cleveland, Tenn. June 11 during the commencement ceremony which was held at the Zion Hill Church of God. Guest speakers were Bishop Stephen C. Smith, general overseer of The Church of God, and Bishop Ray D. Dupre, director of Bible Training Institute and the World […]