Millen selected for state housing assistance

Millen is among five Georgia cities recently selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). The GICH is a public-private initiative that is focused on helping communities grow their economies through housing related solutions. Along with Millen, Athens-Clarke County, Evans County and the cities of Monroe and Rockmart, will begin the 3-year […]

JCHS 2015 Graduation Rate on Upward Trend

Jenkins County School System Superintendent Tara Cooper announced that the 2015 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) graduation rate of 79.2% continues the upward trend of increased student achievement and a steadily increasing graduation rate for the system. The system rate is higher than the state average of 78.8% and has increased by nine percentage points in the last five years. […]

CSRA Unemployment drops to 6.6% – Jenkins County at 7.9%

The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River (CSR) region in October was 6.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in September. The rate in October 2014 was 7.6 percent. The unemployment rate for Jenkins County also fell one tenth of a percentage point from 8.0 in September […]

Christmas in Millen set for Dec. 11th

Mark your calendars! Get out your Christmas cheer and join the annual Christmas in Millen festivities 6 -9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11th on Cotton Avenue! The event is sponsored by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and will include pictures with Santa, free snow slide, entertainment, and a livee nativity. Concessions off chili, hot dogs, popcornn and drinks will be […]

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This Day in 1955

Millen Rotary Club sponsors “Most Courteous Clerk” contest. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to nominate someone for the title. Jimmy Jenkins of Lane’s Grocery is chosen for the honor. Bids will be received and opened for the grading and paving of Millen-Rozier Road, known locally as Old Louisville Road. The proposed contract is for 8.669 miles of […]

Elected officials visit local farmers

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Senator Jesse Stone, and Representative Gloria Frazier visited with local farmers on Friday, December 4, at Edenfield’s Farm in Waynesboro. Discussed were several topics including problems going on with local farmers such as recent heavy rains, which are detrimental during harvest season. As a result of the rain, many local crops are drastically […]


Monday, Dec. 14 – Corn dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, Jello w/ fruit, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Hamburger or turkey & cheese wrap; choices: oven fries, baked beans, veg. w/dip, dill pickle spears, garden salad, fruit variety […]

Linda Womack receives award

Emory University former director of State and Government Affairs, Linda Womack, was posthumously awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11. Womack’s sister, Gerry Sutton, and colleague, Emory University Senior Associate Vice President for Government and Community Affairs Betty Willis, accepted the award in her honor. Womack, who passed away […]

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Jenkins County Middle School FFA team places in area event

The Jenkins County FFA Livestock Team recently placed 2nd in the Area 4 FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event and will advance to the State Competition in March, which will be held in Athens. The event was held at Southern Pines Recreation Center in Dublin on December 1st. The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity […]