Children’s Hospital of Georgia has Millen roots




The Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, affiliated with Augusta University Health, celebrated its 20th birthday in 2018. The facility opened May 1, 1998 at what was then the Medical College of Georgia. The fact that the hospital’s “roots” can be traced back to Millen, however, was a little known fact – until recently. The information was revealed by Dr. […]

John Douglas Newton serving as Vice- Chairman of GFB Young Farmer Committee



Jenkins County Farm Bureau member John Douglas Newton is serving as Vice-Chairman of the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. This is the second year of a two-year term on the committee for Newton, who farms with his brother Ben, growing cotton and peanuts. They are fifth-generation farmers. John also provides soil sampling and crop consulting services. […]

Remember When – This Day in 1942



The War Department has wired Mrs. Charles Anderson of Millen that her husband, Lt. Charles Anderson, is among the missing. Lt. Anderson, a Naval Reserve officer, was called into service a year ago and most of the time since, his location has not been known. She has been asked not to reveal his ship. A meeting has been called by […]

EBA using high-tech in classrooms




The world is constantly changing. Technology is becoming more and more prevalent each and every day. In the last couple of years, educators across the globe have found ways to implement this new technology in the education process. Through different programs, students can now access school work while they are not in school, work on projects with their teachers and […]

Jenkins County Elementary SCHOOL MENU



Monday – Feb. 11 – Chicken filet on bun, oven fries.Tuesday – Feb. 12– Chili, bread stick, baked potato bar.Wednesday – Feb. 13 – Meat balls/rice, garlic bread sticks.Steamed broccoli w/cheese.Thursday – Feb. 14 – BBQ Chicken, wheat roll, mac & cheese,steamed cabbage, Valentine cookie.Friday – Feb. 15 – Corn dog nuggets, chips, baked beans.Or Daily Choice: chef salad, choices: […]

Planters EMC offers Washington Youth Tour trip and Walter Harrison Scholarships



Open to high school juniors, Planters EMC is accepting applications for an all-expense paid spot on the 2019 Washington Youth Tour. The weeklong leadership trip offers participants the opportunity to experience our government and history up-close while having fun, making new friends, and gaining leadership skills. Applicants must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on a provided topic. Three […]

Library News



Are you ready for the season of love? Cuddle up with someone you care about. Whether you want to watch a movie and chill (we have lots of romcoms, available for free checkout) or have a girls night in singing karaoke (yes, we have a karaoke machine available for checkout – it’s part of our new Library of Things) we’ve […]

Country Cooking Sue Davis



I sometimes like to “stir things up” a bit! Come up with something different at meal time! These recipes are great for surprising your family at the table. All I can say about the Chocolate Cheese Cake is, “Yummie.” Give them a try for some, “Wow!” remarks from your family and friends. Egg Roll in a Bowl 1 t. olive […]

Legislative News



Hello! Last week, the House and the Senate held joint Appropriations Committee hearings on this year’s budget. Some key highlights of the (Amended Fiscal Year) AFY 2019 and FY 2020 budget are listed below. AFY 2020 Budget Highlights: $3,000 permanent salary increase for teachers. To enhance educational outcomes, we must invest in those who educate, inspire, and lead our students […]

The Chatter Box



I hope everyone will take the time to read the front page article this week on the Millen connection to the establishment of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. The story begins with a terrifying diagnosis for King and Beth Rocker and their young daughter, Kathryn, in 1988. That event set into motion a series of events that led […]