Grand Jury indicts 15

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court earlier this month and handed down the following indictments and accusations. Jack Travis Bethel – Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer, Obstruction of Officers-Felony, Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of Firearm/Knife During Commission of Crime, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon and Criminal Trespass. […]

44th annual Fair on the Square October 7

The 44th annual Fair on the Square will be on October 7th 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The usual popular activities will be part of this year’s Fair: the parade at 10 a.m., live entertainment all day, plenty of the best fair food anywhere, games and rides for children, and excellent shopping with a wide variety of vendors. A major […]

JCHS announces Homecoming Court

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2017 Homecoming Court this week. Freshman Representatives are Briley Brinson and Nysha’ Lockhart. Briley is the daughter of Danny and Monica Brinson. Nysha’ is the daughter of Chris Lockhart and Jamie Shingleton. Sophomore Representatives are Iyana Johnson and Aaliyah Lawrence. Iyana is the daughter of Tyrone and Tracy Johnson. Aaliyah is the daughter […]

Council of Churches to sponsor holiday program

The holiday season has not yet arrived, but the Jenkins Country Council of Churches is already making preparations to make sure that everyone has a joyful Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anyone who would like to be involved, please contact Cindy Linder, 706-551-8509. If anyone knows someone who could benefit from these programs, please have them call the Jenkins Co. Family Enrichment […]

Millen Dialysis Center to close Oct. 31st

The Millen Dialysis Center, operated by AmericanRenal Associates, will close its doors by Oct. 31st. Patients were given the news as they arrived on Sept. 20th that they would need to seek treatment in neighboring communities. In a letter to patients, AmericanRenal cited “continued declining census as well as availability of community dialysis providers to accommodate your (patient) needs” as […]

Remember When –

This Date in 1967

The newly elected members of the Jenkins County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee are Jessie Earl Burke, chairman; John T. Herrington, Vice-Chairman; and Eugene B. Dwelle, member. This committee will be responsible for administering farm action programs in the county during the next year. The State Highway Department has opened bids and let contract for the construction of 4.934 miles […]

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Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 2 – Chicken nuggets, chips, green beans, sweet potato pattie or chef salad, fajita wrap, Graham crackers, bean salad; or bag lunch: uncrustable peanut butter & jelly sandwich Tuesday, Oct 3 – Salisbury Steak w/gravy, wheat roll, creamed potatoes, butter beans or chef salad, fajita wrap or bag lunch: peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Wednesday, Oct. 4 – […]

Dining Club travels to Vidalia

The Millen Gentlemen’s Gourmet Dining Club (GGDC) recently traveled to Vidalia for lunch at Tarantino’s Italian Grill. The trip and dining experience was extremely worthwhile, even in a severe thunder storm. Tarantino’s far exceeded expectations. Great food and attentive service was provided by Nikki and Kayla, and a panoramic view of the golf course was enjoyed. Joe was working the […]

The Millen News goes to Key West!

The Millen News recently travelled with Chuck and Connie Fitch of Millen to Key West, FL prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Mr. Fitch is a native of the Conch Republic and this was his first trip back in almost 35 years. The visit was cut short one day due to the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Irma and the […]