MI buildings coming down

Demolition work has been ongoing for several weeks at the site of the two M.I. Windows and Doors buildings located on Magnolia Street in the Industrial Park. Due to the deteriorating condition of the buildings, the owners have decided to demolish the structures and clean up the concrete foundations and sites with hopes of finding a buyer for the properties. […]

JCHS cross country finishes winning season

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ cross country team finished the season with wins at the Region and State meets. The Eagles finished second out of 15 teams to earn the State runner-up title for a second consecutive year. Mark Brannen was the top runner for the Eagles, finishing third overall. Austin Wagner, Tyler Wagner, Mark Myers, Trentin Drayton, […]

Ribbon cutting

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Christmas in Millen set for Friday

Santa Claus will make an official visit to Millen and Jenkins County during the annual Christmas in Millen festival to be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Children are invited to visit with Santa and have their photographs made during this time. This year’s event will also include train rides, snow slide, live entertainment, hot dogs and chili, and coloring […]

State to launch new GED test in January

The State of Georgia will launch a new GED® program in January 2014 that has been developed by the national GED Testing Service (GEDTS) in Washington, D.C. The change will align the entire GED program with college and career readiness standards and provide the level of academic rigor required by the increased demands of the job market. Students who are […]

Chamber annual membership drive

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting its annual membership drive. A business membership is $75; individual membership, $35; and corporate membership, $150. Mandy Underwood, Chamber executive director said, “Membership is open to all businesses and professionals with an interest in making Millen/Jenkins County a better place to live, work, raise and educate children and conduct business. We […]

Collard Management

Eating collards is almost as southern as eating boiled peanuts or drinking sweet tea. If you travel above the Mason-Dixon Line, you never hear of sweet tea, boiled peanuts, or collards the way we like to eat them. That is not the case around here. Growing collards is actually not a very difficult task; let’s discuss a few important items […]


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Monday, Dec. 16 – spaghetti or sweet and sour chicken/ rice; choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple. Tuesday, Dec. 17 – hot dog or chili/saltines; choices: oven fries, orange, applesauce, peach cobbler. Wednesday, Dec. 18 – baked chicken/wheat roll or peanut butter/jelly sandwich; choices: creamed potatoes, green beans, banana sliced pears. Thursday, Dec. 19 – turkey/cheese wrap, chips or nacho […]

JCMS school news

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) basketball got off to a soaring start. The Lady Eagles are on a winning streak recently beating Collins and Reidsville. Tamya Plummer continues to lead her team in points, scoring 9 points against Reidsville, followed by Au’nisha Roberts with 7 points, and Janiyah Williams scoring 6 for a final score of 31-2. The boys’ team […]