JCHS names STAR student, teacher




Jenkins County High School has two new STARS. Franklin Eugene Hagins IV has been named STAR student and he has chosen Dr. Ivis DeLoach as his STAR teacher. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. […]

City sets qualifying fees for November election



The qualifying fee for Millen City Council seats that will be up for election in the Nov. 5 General Election was set at $72 during a recent meeting of Council. City Attorney Hubert Reeves III explained that the qualifying fee is established by state law at 3 percent of the previous year’s salary for the position. The council seats that […]

Eggs and Issues to be held Feb. 23



The annual Eggs and Issues legislative breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Café on Cotton restaurant. The event is sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Regions Banks, Queensborough National Bank and Trust and Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Congressman John Barrow, State Senator Jesse Stone, State Representative Butch Parrish and a representative from the office […]

MPD arrests two in separate incidents



Two men have been arrested by the Millen Police Department (MPD) in separate incidents. Robert Lewis English has been charged with burglary in connection with an incident that occurred Feb. 6. Mr. English was discovered by MPD Officers inside a 528 Gilmer Street residence, attempting to remove a window air conditioning unit. Officers arrested Clayton William Scott of 228 Academy […]

Commissioners move to Annex Building




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First Responder Class



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Focus Schools Visit JCMS



Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) was the place to be on Tuesday, Jan. 29. JCMS was chosen as the site for the first collaborative meeting of area Focus Schools. School and district administrators from all over the CSRA joined together to share ideas of innovation and improvement. The group was also given a school tour as assistant principal John Paul […]

Cookie dough winners



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Joyce Hodges-Hite wins national title



Joyce Hodges-Hite recently won the women’s USA Track and Field (USATF) national championship in the half marathon (13.1 miles) in Melbourne, Florida, for the 75-79 women’s age group, covering the distance in a time of two hours, 56 minutes and 28 seconds. The loop course began and ended in downtown Melbourne and included two high bridges across the inland waterway […]

Doyle-Lynn engagement



Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Doyle of Sylvania announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Lynn Doyle, to Robert “Vinnie” Melvin Lynn, Jr., son of Melvin and Lynda Lynn of Statesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Jean Kirkland of Sylvania and the late Ronald Reuben Doyle of Sylvania and Karen and Louis Bonora of Sugar Hill and Charles Sherrod, […]