Laura Tyler named Jenkins County system-wide Teacher of Year

Ms. Laura Tyler, a Human Anatomy teacher at Jenkins County High School has been selected as the system-wide Teacher of the Year for the Jenkins County School System. Ms. Tyler is in her fourth year of teaching at JCHS and was also selected at the JCHS Teacher of the Year for this school term. She is a 2002 graduate of […]

Solar Eclipse 2017!

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Chef Lazar Brown to compete in contest at Jekyll Island

Lazar Brown Oglesby of Honey Café in Millen will compete in the “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits” cooking competition at Jekyll Island’s 12th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival next month. The winner of this heated battle among Georgia’s top chefs will walk away with a $2,000 prize, feature in Southern Living, the exclusive rights to proclaim themselves as the creator […]

Remembering Jim Hite!

Joyce- Hodges- Hite, widow of Jim Hite, a former educator, runner, civic leader and Millen News columnist, has written a book to commemorate the life and legacy of her husband. A book signing for “We’re Going the Wrong Way, Again Jim” was held Thursday, Aug. 17th, at The Charm Barn. Mrs. Hodges-Hite gave a brief reading from the book at […]

Remember When –

This Date in 1926

The Black Bear Trail, formerly the Woodpecker Route, will hold its annual meeting in Millen on Friday at the Hotel Estelle. The tourist route is one of the most important routes between the north and the south and enjoys the patronage of thousands of motorists each year. All Georgians who did not pay their taxes six months before the date […]

JCMS Georgia Power donation

Georgia Power’s East Region donated $1,000 to Jenkins County Middle School to support STEM initiatives the school is implementing The school will use the money to purchase supplies for a “tinker box”. This will include several different items to help inspire innovation, imagination, and design for the students. Items will include such things as soldering irons, small motors, magnets, gears, […]

Bloodmobile to be here Aug. 28th

The bloodmobile of Shepeard Community Blood Center will be in the Rite Aid parking lot from 1-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. If you are healthy and well, weigh at least 110 pounds and are at least 17 years old, you are encouraged to come out to the blood drive and be someone’s hero by donating blood. If you are […]

Library News

Thank you to everyone who came to our eclipse events, to StarNet ( who provided our eclipse viewing glasses, and to Planters’ Operation Round-Up, whose grant provided the funds to offer the rest of the great projects we did at the events! Moving forward, we have other wonderful things planned. This Saturday, August 26, at 12:30 pm, we will have […]

Dorminy Marie Johnson wins Georgia Junior Challenge Match

At the Georgia Junior Challenge Match in Valdosta, on July 24 and 25, Dorminy Marie Johnson, from the East finished atop the Girls 14-18 group with a two-day score of 156 (77-79). The Georgia Junior is one of the last tournaments for junior golfers and Dorminy finished her junior golf career with the win. Dorminy will be leaving for the […]


Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Aug. 28 – Spaghetti, bread stick, whole kernel corn; or chef salad, ham/turkey/or chicken fajita wrap, bean salad, fruit freeze; or bag lunch: Uncrustable peanut butter & jelly sandwich, cheese stick, chips. Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Chicken filet on bun, oven fries, peach cobbler; or chef salad, ham/turkey or chicken fajita wrap, chips, bean salad or bag lunch: yogurt, […]