CCA graduates 52 cadets



The first class of cadets for the soon-to-open Jenkins Correctional Center, owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), marched into West Millen Baptist Church single file, white uniform shirts creased to perfection, on Feb. 2 to receive their certificates for completing Basic Correctional Officer Training. The group of 52 was commended for their efforts by guest speaker Johnny […]

Grant helps provide jobs



Jenkins County is the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Employment Incentive Program (EIP) award in the amount of $259,192 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. A public hearing on the matter was held Friday, Feb. 3, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The county was awarded the grant to establish a revolving loan fund that benefits low-to-moderate […]

Notice



Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) work crews will be performing maintenance work on State Route 23 in Jenkins County 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday Thursday this week. The DOT has scheduled asphalt repair work with a single lane closure and/or flagman utilized for the work. Motorists should reduce their speed in these and all maintenance work zones. You must […]

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JCMS student serves Georgia General Assembly

Monday, Jan. 26, Garrison Underwood of Millen served honorably as a Georgia General Assembly House Page for the office of Representative Jon Burns. Mr. Underwood is a student at Jenkins County Middle School. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Ribbon cutting held for Bread of Life



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JCHS football stars sign with UGA



Jenkins County High School ( JCHS) football standouts Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach kicked off National Signing Day by signing their letter of intent with the University of Georgia (UGA). Taylor and DeLoach have traveled hundreds of miles, crossing the southeast in search of the right college and the right football program. They have researched the schools, talked to dozens […]

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War Eagles soar to five-game winning streak

With the season winding down, the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team (14-8 overall, 6-4 sub region) has put together a five game winning streak. “Playing well this late in the season is great for our players’ confidence. You’ve got to have that type of mentality for tournament play because every game that you play could be your […]

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JCHS students compete at Rotary

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Clarification



In article on a meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners that appeared in the Jan. 25 issue, The Millen News reported that 3.48 miles on Old Louisville Road was approved for paving under the state’s LARP program. Under the LARP program, the county submits a list of proposed paving projects to the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) for selection and […]

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birthdays celebrated, resident of the month recognized

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