Two Eagles commit to UGA



Two Jenkins County High School senior football players will continue their football careers together at the University of Georgia (UGA). Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach, both 17-year-olds, have given non-binding verbal pledges to play for the Bullodgs following a recent visit to UGA last month. Taylor, 6’5″, 310 lbs., will likely play nose guard, and DeLoach, 6’4″, 270 lbs., will […]

Drought wreaks havoc on crops



What started out as a relatively dry winter soon spread to spring, with the end result being devastation in the summer. This drought is being compared by many to being just as bad as 1980 or 1990. The drought of 1990 was finally broken as a tropical storm dumped over 13 inches of rain in the area. The question of […]

JCHS to hold Open House



Jenkins County High School is looking forward to another great year for 2011-2012! All students are invited to come to Open House on Friday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m., to pick up their schedule, meet their teachers and visit their classrooms. In an opportunity to have a smoother transition for the new school term, Ms. Hearn, Guidance Counselor is requesting Juniors […]

County sets budget with no tax increase



The county will toe the line with its 2011-2012 budget. The Jenkins County Commissioners approved a $6,968,068 tentative budget with no tax increase during a July meeting, marking the fourth year that the commissioners have not sought a tax increase. It was determined during budget discussions that employee salaries would remain at current levels with the commissioners to review the […]

Teachers attend workshop at Vogtle



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The Millen News goes to Hiawasee!



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Rep. Burns visits capitol



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Southern Thunder places second



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Mite Boys travel to state



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The Chatter Box



My husband has a flock of guineas that roam our property at will, making shrill, ear piercing noise that often leads me to complain. Their favorite spot to gather is beneath our bedroom window. So, I am often awakened from a sound sleep by their “packracking” as I call it. They are an alarm clock that never fails to go […]