Museum at Magnolia in planning stage




Plans to convert the Group Shelter #1 building at Magnolia Springs State Park into a museum are underway. The museum will permanently house Civil War artifacts discovered in 2010 at the site of Fort Lawton, a former Civil War prison camp. David Clark, Chief of Engineering and Construction, Department of Natural Resources, said last week that he anticipates having a […]

Drought dries up crop yields




Many farmers will be glad to see 2011 go away. While some areas of the county received some relief in the form of scattered showers, the majority of the county started off dry and ended dry. It is fair to say that 30% of our nonirrigated cotton crop had to be replanted, due to poor soil moisture and excessive heat. […]

Two arrested on theft charges



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested two men in connection with five thefts of metal products from a West Old Savannah Road business. Frederick Tyrone Lambry, 34, of Lincoln Avenue, Wadley, and Quarmel Antwon Knight, 24, of Washington Street, Bartow, are both charged with five counts of theft by taking, five […]

Fair-on-the Square slated for Saturday



Celebrate with Millen 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the 38th annual Fair-on-the-Square on the Jenkins County Courthouse Square. View the Fair parade at 10 a.m. Browse the authentic crafts and commercial collectibles. Enjoy the variety of local entertainment and sample a wide choice of home cooked foods. Visit the Azalea Garden Club’s flower show in the Jenkins County […]

JCHS prepares for Homecoming



Jenkins County High School announced its 2011 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman Class are Dona Gay and Jenifer Sanders. Dona is the daughter of Don and Evelyn Gay. Jenifer is the daughter of John Sanders and Patricia Sanders. Sophomore Class representatives are Justice Deloach and Nicole Wilson. Justice is the daughter of Larry and Laurie Deloach. Nicole […]

Teachers of the Year recognized



The Jenkins County Board of Education recognized its Teachers of the Year during their Sept. 19 meeting. Above left, Superintendent Tara Cooper, left, is shown presenting award to Katrina Sherrod, Jenkins County Elementary School. Above right, Cooper presents an award to Wayne Burke, Jenkins County Middle School Teacher of the Year. At right, Jennifer Brinson, system-wide and Jenkins County High […]

The Millen News goes dog sledding!



The Millen News recently traveled with the Jenkins family to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, where the group went dog sledding. Robert, Linda, Brett, Clarke, Noah and Gracey Jenkins enjoyed a two week Alaskan cruise with parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lintorn Brett. Shown are Linda, Robert and Gracey Jenkins. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber […]

Sims completes basic



PV2 Quintez Sims completed the requirements for basic training Sept. 15 at Ft. Jackson, S.C. PV2 Sims was a Distinguished Honor Graduate. He is a member of the U.S. Army, 187th Ordinance Battalion, 171st Infantry Brigade. He is the son of Robin Sims and Avon Sims of Millen. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

Flower show to be held October 1



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Georgia 4-H: I am Georgia 4-H




I, Elaine Lanier, Jenkins County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H program assistant, am Georgia 4- H. And that’s what we’re celebrating this year during Georgia 4-H Week, which will be held Oct. 2-8. We’re celebrating people all across the state who have had their lives bettered – and changed – through the 4-H program. I am Georgia 4-H! What […]