Ice Storm 2014

Planters E.M.C. turns the lights back on!


Weather forecasters warned of an approaching winter ice storm that would hit this area on Feb. 12-13, but what they could not forecast was the total devastation it would create. Thousands of residents lost power for extended periods of time due to ice accumulating on power lines. Falling trees and limbs brought down more lines and hampered restoration efforts by […]

Garrison Underwood



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Qualifying begins March 3 for May election



Qualifying as a candidate in the May 20 General Primary and Non-Partisan Election will be held 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 3-6 and from 9 a.m. until noon on March 7. Qualifying will take place at the office of Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke on the first floor of the Jenkins County Courthouse. Seats up for election in […]

Jenkins County FFA celebrates 2014 National FFA Week, Mar. 3-7



The Jenkins County FFA Chapter in Millen, GA will celebrate National FFA Week, March 3-7. This year’s theme is Ignite and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a […]

About National FFA Organization



The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The […]

What is Agricultural Education?




I am often asked by parents and members of the community what purpose an Agricultural Education Program serves in this day and age. This week, as the JCHS FFA Chapter celebrates National FFA Week, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer those questions. Agricultural Education and the Three Circle Model Agricultural Education (Ag Ed) programs are designed to utilize […]

Fundraisers to benefit the Dudley Family



A community Chicken BBQ to benefit the Robert and Nicolette Dudley family will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Millen Community House. Plates will be $7 each. Tickets may be purchased at The Millen News, Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce or Round’s. Plates will also be available at the door on the day of […]

Damages from winter storm estimated at $25 million



Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from the recent winter storm stands at $25 million. “Data collected by insurance adjusters are now reaching my office,” Hudgens said. “We anticipate that figure to rise as new claims are reported.” The estimate was based on claims reported by various property and casualty insurance companies. Commissioner Hudgens emphasized that […]

Eggs and issues served at Legislative Breakfast




Breakfast was not the only thing served at Saturday’s Legislative Breakfast held at Café on Cotton restaurant. Those attending had the opportunity to hear from state and national representatives and discuss legislative issues with them. The event was sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company, Regions Bank and Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Legislators in […]

Garden Club to host National Garden Club Show



Ladies in the Millen Garden clubs will host a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Millen Community House, 517 Cleveland Avenue. The admission charge will be $2. Southern Ladies featured as the Design Division are Mary Telfair, Deen Day Sanders, Margaret Mitchell, Henrietta Dull and Olivia Newton Cobb. The Horticulture Division is open […]