Qualifying begins Aug. 26 in City election

Qualifying begins next week for candidates in the Nov. 5 Nonpartisan General Election for the City of Millen. The positions up for re-election are Council Member for Ward #1, currently held by Walter Thomas; Ward #2, currently held by Jane Daniel Johnson; and Ward #3, currently held by James Ford. Candidates may qualify at the office of Probate Judge Wanda […]

Jared Orvin signs scholarship with Brewton Parker

Former Jenkins County High School student Jared Orvin will play baseball at Brewton Parker College. Jared played in a Showcase Tournament at Brewton Parker in July and was offered a scholarship by Coach Greg Mullins. While JCHS, he played baseball and ran cross country for four years. He received the 1st Team All Region award for baseball in 2011-2012. Jared […]

T-SPLOST funds to pave Wood Lane

The City of Millen will use Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPOST) dollars to pave Wood Lane. The TSPLOST was approved by voters in Region 7 in July 2012 and went into effect Jan. 1. During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, Manager Lamar Faircloth explained that the Wood Lane paving project came in over bid, but […]

Jim Hite places 4th in International Triathlon

Jim Hite captured fourth place in age group 75-79 at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Duathlon Championships held on Aug. 10 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Some 1,200 athletes from 24 countries competed for open and age group medals in two distances, Olympic and Sprint. Duathlon is a run/bike/run event with the sprint distances being 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run, […]

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“It’s our annual family reunion!”

“We have this pep-rally every year. We see that the cheerleaders and band go together, and cross country and softball go together. This is our annual family reunion!” That’s what Coach Ashley Harden announced at Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) first pep-rally of the 2013-14 school year. The pep-rally took place at the Millen Courthouse on Aug. 10. The community […]

JCMS school news

The View

In an effort to keep our parents, students, and community informed, Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) plans to have “The Eagle’s View” published every other issue in The Millen News. We need your support through advertising in and purchasing the newspaper. It’s important to support our local businesses and be actively involved in our community. “The Eagle’s View” is a […]


Monday, Aug. 26 – spaghetti, bread stick or turkey and cheese wrap w/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli, apple and pineapple. Tuesday, Aug. 27 – hamburger on bun or ham and cheese sandwich; choices: oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange, applesauce and dill pickle. Wednesday, Aug. 28 – BBQ chicken, wheat roll or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choices: […]

Bobcat Dash with a Splash

As part of East Georgia State College’s 40th Anniversary Celebration from Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 28, a special 5k and Fun Run will be held on campus Saturday, Sept. 28, with check-in at 7 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m. Bobcat Dash with a Splash, is a unique five-kilometer paint race in which participants are splashed with […]

Lady Eagles softball off to a good start

The Jenkins County Lady Eagles’ softball season is off to a good start with a 1-1 record. On Aug. 13, the Lady Eagles fell 1-7 to Aquinas. “It was the first game of the season and was a great learning experience for a lot of our younger players. We faced one of the best pitchers in the state right out […]