Work on new county jail




Work on the county’s new jail project is proceeding in three areas: design, contractor qualifications and finance. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, County Administrator Grady Saxon reported that the architect would complete the preliminary designs for the jail soon and the deadline for contractors to submit qualifications to the architect was also approaching. He further noted […]

City Court Solicitor resigns




During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the resignation of Daniel Woodrum , City Court Solicitor, was accepted by council members. City Manager Michael Felts reported Mr. Woodrum’s resignation and said that he would begin searching for his replacement. Mr. Felts explained the need to have an area prepared for debris storage should a natural disaster hit the city […]

Bobby James named state “Coach of the Year”




The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) recently named Jenkins County High School (JCHS) cross country coach, Bobby James, the state’s 2014 “Coach of the Year.” While the award is confirmation of a lot of hard work, Coach James is quick to give praise and recognition to this year’s JCHS State Championship boys’ team and State third runners-up girls’ team, which […]

County #3 in unemployment for October



Jenkins County came in third place on the state’s unemployment rankings for the month of October with a 13.3% rate, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. This was slightly up from the 13.2% September rate which earned the county a second place ranking on the state’s unemployment chart for the month. In October, Chattahoochee County placed […]

The 16th Annual Magic Of Christmas



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The Millen News will be closed Dec. 24 – Dec. 26 for Christmas.



The deadline for submitting items to be published in the Dec. 31 issue is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29. We will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The deadline for submitting items to be published in the Jan. 7 issue is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2. We appreciate your cooperation with these deadlines. You must be a paid […]

Planters EMC director named Volunteer of the Year



In his role at Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Director, Bobby Smith donates his time and talents to improve the Screven County community and to support student organizations dedicated to building tomorrow’s leaders. To recognize the enormous amount of time he devotes to economic development and organizations benefitting students, Smith was recently named Volunteer Director of the Year and presented […]

Jenkins County School District achieves 2014 GSBA Quality School status



The Jenkins County School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) Quality School Board recognition. The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement. The Jenkins County […]

Dairy Queen receives Golden Crown Award



The Millen Dairy Queen is the recipient of the Golden Crown Award for outstanding sales in 2013. “Over the last 13 years that I have been associated with Dairy Queen as a Business Consultant, the Millen location’s owners, managers and staff have been great to work with and it’ been a pleasure to watch them grow. Neasyie and her team […]

Booking Log



Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 Amanda Calloway Boynton – Using a Deceptive Business Practice, Criminal Trespass; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Dec. 2. Dudley Boe Boynton – Using a Deceptive Business Practice, Criminal Trespass; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Dec. 2. Garnett Lamar Perry – Hold for MPD Shoplifting, Hold for Parole Board; Millen Police Department; Dec. […]