time pauses

in Perkins

While time travel is not possible, George Gunn and Evelyn Young of Millen have found a way to roll back the curtain of time, dust off the veil of history and breathe life into a past era. The brother-sister team has been quietly restoring several historic buildings in the quaint little community of Perkins, located just off U.S. Highway 25, […]

Legislative Breakfast to be held Saturday



The annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau and the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Krystal’s Taste of Kountry. Legislators scheduled to participate include Rep. Jon Burns, Rep. Butch Parrish, Sen. Jesse Stone as well as representatives from the offices of Rep. John Barrow and Sen. […]

STAR student, teacher named



Meigan Kicklighter has been one of Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) shining stars; however, it wasn’t until recently that she was named the school’s official STAR student. The Page Foundation’s Student Teacher Recognition Achievement (STAR) program celebrates the excellence achieved by Georgia’s seniors and the most influential of their teachers. To receive the honor of STAR student, Meigan had to […]

JCHS War Eagles defeat Hornets



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team defeated Savannah Country Day last week in the opening round of the Region 3-A Tournament 69-31. This is the second year in a row JCHS has ended the Hornets season in the region tournament. “Defensively, we had a good game plan in place, and the kids did a great job executing […]

Lady Eagles



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles are 2011-12 Region 3A-W Sub-region Champions with a record of 11-1. Shown are, from left, first row: Olivia Sapp, Rashandria Collier, Brittany Jones, Whitney Jones, Jonquette Sanders, Christiana Drayton and Amber Branch; and second row: manager Aquanette Green, assistant coach Jackie Brown, Shanique Mitchell, Jenifer Sanders, Toni Atef, Keyana Boatwright, Brandy Cooper, Timberly […]

Jenkins County FFA Scholarship Auction



The Jenkins County Ag Boosters and FFA Alumni will be holding their first ever Scholarship Auction fundraiser 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. There will be a live action and a silent auction with many items for bid. A spaghetti plate supper with all the trimmings will also be available for those attending the auction […]

Millen Garden Council to sponsor Flower Show



The Standard Flower Show, sponsored by Millen Garden Council, will be located at the home of Jerry and Patricia McMillan 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The show is entitled, “Southern Charm.” All entries must be entered on Friday, March 2, between 4-6 p.m. or Saturday, March 3, between 7:30-9 a.m. Exhibits must be staged and ready for judging by 10 […]

City Council meets



Routine matters were the order of business at the January meeting of Millen City Council with the following actions being taken.  Hubert Reeves III was reappointed as city attorney;  Current auditing firm of Reddick, Riggs, Hunter and Kennedy of Statesboro was retained as city auditors;  Councilman Darrel Clifton was named Mayor Pro-Tem for 2012; and  Approved […]

The Chatter Box



I had the opportunity last week to visit the Jenkins Correctional Center site for a meeting, and, of course, a delicious meal, prepared by the staff of Cindy’s Train Town Café. In remarks to those present, Warden Ralph Kemp expressed appreciation to local officials for their assistance in bringing the facility to Jenkins County. He especially commended Mabel Jenkins, chairman […]

Letters policy



Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. The unsigned editorials generally appearing on the left side of the editorial page represent the opinion of the newspaper and not that of any one person on our staff. Personal columns represent the opinions of the writers whose names appear […]