Quality of Life program puts students to work

Fourteen high school juniors and seniors are now employed, thanks to the Quality of Life initiative. Sponsors of the program are the Jenkins County Development Authority, Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Jenkins County Commissioners, City of Millen and Jenkins County Board of Education. The students began working Nov. 3rd at the following locations: Dairy Queen, Round’s Pizza Seafood & More, […]

Large crowd attends Christmas in Millen

He didn’t bring his reindeer, but Santa found his way to Millen just in time for the Christmas in Millen festivities held last Friday night on Cotton Avenue. A large, eager crowd of anxious children greeted “the jolly old elf” at the Train Viewing Platform to give him their Christmas wishes and have their photos made with the guest of […]

Local leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Several local leaders were among the graduates from the 2014 Region 7 Multi-Day Training program, sponsored by the Georgia Academy for Economic Development (GAED). Jenkins County graduates were Michael Felts, City of Millen Manager, Polly Dailey, Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Director, Regina Coney, Millen City Councilwoman, and Robin Scott, Millen City Councilman. Class participants represented a number of professional […]

2014 Memorial Tree honorees

The 2014 Memorial Christmas Tree was lit during Christmas in Millen festivities Dec. 5th. Those honored were: Star LightsIn Memory of Mabel Jenkins – by JenkinsCounty Chamber of CommerceIn Memory of Bobby Dwelle – by JenkinsCounty Chamber of CommerceIn Memory of Daddy (Bobby Gene Finch,Sr.) by Debbie Frawley and FamilyIn Memory of Julian and Inez Wade by JulianWadeIn Memory of […]

Pathway to College Sweepstakes

What if your child or grandchild won $30,000 for his education? How would that change his or her future? The state of Georgia’s 529 college savings plan, the Path2College 529 Plan, is asking families this question, and one child will get his or her answer when Path2College awards him/her with $30,000 towards a Path2College 529 Plan. The winner’s current school […]


Monday, Dec. 15 – Spaghetti or sweet/sour chicken/rice; choices: whole kernel corn, oriental vegetables, apple, pineapple.Tuesday, Dec. 16 – Hot dog or chili/saltines; choices: oven fries, orange, applesauce, peach cobbler.Wednesday, Dec. 17 – Baked chicken, wheat roll or peanut butter/jelly sandwich; choices: creamed potatoes, green beans, banana, sliced pears.Thursday, Dec. 18 – Turkey/cheese wrap/chips or nacho chips/cheese sauce; choices: refriend beans, steamed broccoli, strawberries, mandarin oranges, salsa.Friday, […]

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

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Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Nov. 21 – Nov. 27. Theft by Taking – Sandy Way, Nov. 22. Identity Theft – Elam Road, Nov. 21. Fire/Vehicle – Lynda Drive, Nov. 26. Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 4 incidents. Motor Vehicle Accident No Injuries – 2 incidents. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Jordon Avenue, Nov. […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Nov. 21 – Nov. 26 Kenely Adams – Parole Violation; Millen Police Department; Nov. 21.Kendra Linette Fryson – Probation Violation-Superior Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice; Nov. 21.Jessica Lorin Hunt – Probation Violation-Superior Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’s office;’Nov. 21.Jonathan Scott Munford – DUI-.10 ore more, Reckless Driving, Speeding; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Nov. 22.Sammy Lee Cooper – Seat […]

The Millen News wins Media Award

The Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA) recently awarded The Millen News the “Mass Media Weekly Newspaper Award.” Wade Parker, County Extension Coordinator, nominated The Millen News for this prestigious award. In nominating The Millen News, Wade says, “The Millen News is an important media outlet used to disseminate agricultural information, advertise events and recognized those who have excelled […]