2020-03-18 E-Edition

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Jenkins County Schools Coronavirus Update

In response to the threat of the Coronavirus, the Jenkins County School District has closed for students from Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. Spring Break will continue as scheduled April 6-10. The School District will evaluate conditions prior to the end of Spring Break and announce plans of reopening at that time. “Although there are no known cases of […]

JCES holds parent breakfast



The Millen News was honored to attend the JCES parent beakfast last week and tour the cafeteria. The parent breakfast is one of four occasions where adults can dine with their child. “We have the grandparent breakfast, muffins for moms around mother’s day, the parent breakfast of course and donuts with dads.” Principle Dailey explains. The parent breakfast hosts about […]

Burns announces run for senate

A former Georgia congressman has announced his intention to run for a seat in the state Senate. Republican Max Burns said in a news release that he will campaign for the 23rd District State Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jesse Stone of Waynesboro. Burns won the open 12th Congressional District seat back in 2002, serving a single term in […]

From The Archives

10 years ago – March 17, 2010 The position of Jenkins County Tax Appraiser, left vacant by the death of Don Rich has been filled. Lee Wilson was approved by the county commission. Current economic conditions have forced the Georgia House and Senate to spend the past two weeks focusing on ways to lower government spending. When creating the 2010 […]

Library welcomes new manager



Alisha Williams was named the new branch manager of the Jenkins County Memorial Library at the first of February and she is enthusiastic not only about books but about new programs at the library. The Jenkins County Memorial Library is part of the Screven- Jenkins Regional Library System as well as a PINES member library. PINES is Georgia’s public library […]

Local group joins the artillery

The local Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade, Camp No. 2102, Sons of Confederate Veterans, recently acquired a Model 1841, 12-Pounder Field Howitzer, complete with matching Limber. The piece is a reproduction of those that saw extensive action in the Mexican-American War and were later fielded by both the Union and Confederate Armies during the American Civil War. Following some required maintenance and […]

Booking Log

March 2 – March 8, 2020

John Casey Daughertee – 3/5; Burglary 2nd degree (felony); JCSODianesha Renarda Denson – 3/7; Marijuana-possess less than 1oz; Permitting unlicensed driver to drive; GSPViolet Hood – 3/6; Hold for weekend; JCSOMeridian Alleghne Rolland – 3/7; No drivers license;Open container; Speeding 55 zone (21-30 miles over); GSPQuinton Antonio Ashmon – 3/8; Hold for Richmond County; GSPKatrice Clyde – 3/8; Hold for […]

Millen Woman’s Club donates dogwood tree

The Millen Woman’s Club donated a dogwood tree to the City of Millen. The City will plant this tree in front of City Hall. Pictured are Jessica Wilson, Sherri Adams, Rick Lane, Mandy Underwood, Joely Mims and Jeff Brantley. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Kathryn Youles speaks to Rotary Club

Kathryn Youles, Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System Director, spoke to the Millen Rotary Club on March 4th. Kathryn emphasized that in addition to books, the library has much more to offer, including computers and audiovisual equipment. One of the newest items for rental is a Magnolia Springs backpack that contains binoculars and other items useful for viewing wildlife. Park passes are […]