Jackie Johnson named Millen Postmaster

The Millen Post Office has a new Postmaster and she is home-grown. Jackie Johnson, of Jenkins County, was named Millen Postmaster Oct. 6. Jackie began her career with the U.S. Postal Service in June 1986 as a city carrier in Statesboro. However, she soon came back to Millen. In 1987 she was employed at the Millen Post Office as a […]

JCHS cross country headed to state

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will travel to the Georgia Children’s Home in Macon for the Georgia High School Association State Cross Country Meet Nov. 3. The JCHS boys’ team captured the 2012 Area Championship title at the recent Area Championship meet. The girls’ team earned the Area Runner-up title at the meet. […]

General Election to be held Nov. 6

The countdown to the Nov. 6 General Election and city-wide Municipal Special Election has entered the home stretch. Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day to vote Advance Absentee inperson. It is also the last day Registrars may mail out Absentee Ballots to electors. Advance voting in both the General Election and Municipal Special Election is taking place 8:30-5 p.m. […]

Traffic stop results in drug arrest Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center receives BI-LO Charities grant

A routine traffic stop by the Millen Police Department on Oct. 24 resulted in the arrest of Stephen Lee Graham on drug charges. The MPD reports that Graham ran from the scene of the traffic stop, but was apprehended by officers. A large amount of drugs was discovered as a result of the traffic stop. Graham is charged with possession […]

City to adopt Energy Excise Tax Ordinance

The City of Millen has agreed to draw up a resolution in support of entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Jenkins County Commissioners to levy a local energy excise tax. The decision was made at a recent meeting of Millen City Council. The action was taken in response to the Georgia Legislature’s approval of a plan that exempts manufacturers […]

NJCVFD voted to “Pay it forward”

The board of directors and volunteers of the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department recently voted to “Pay It Forward” by donating a fire engine to the Fire Science Program and Public Safety Training Section of the Augusta Technical College. Jerry Asbach, program director advised, “The efforts of Mike Lane are responsible for developing this program and providing a career […]

Gresham Conway selected to serve on the Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has named 50 students from around Georgia to serve on his 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council. Jenkins County High School junior, Gresham Conway, has been selected to serve on the Student Advisory Council. As a member of the council, selected students will meet two times throughout the school year to advise Superintendent Barge on how […]

Jenkins County Eagles loose to Calvary

Athan Waters first place winner

A Dairy Queen of Millen art contest has led to a “first sale” for Jenkins County High School student Athan Waters. Athan was the JCHS first place winner in the art contest recently sponsored by the Dairy Queen in celebration of its 50th anniversary. His winning entry was purchased by Dairy Queen Manager, Neasyie Suggs. Athan said that art has […]

Farm Bureau Recognized

Jenkins County Farm Bureau (JCFB) was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 7th District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Dobson Gay Jr. is the JCFB President. JCFB was recognized with the 2012 Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Award, given to county Farm Bureaus that increased membership over the previous year. Because of JCFB’s efforts to grow and retain […]