2020-08-26 E-Edition

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Monday saw the much anticipated, official First Day of School for the 2020- 2021 school year in Jenkins County. Students and teachers were screened for Covid-19 symptoms before entering the buildings. The start of this school year has seen teachers doing much more than just teaching our future leaders. For the past three weeks teachers have attended daily meetings to […]

Millen Lions Club To Purchase Vision Screener For JCSS



The Lions Club International has been helping people with vision related problems since 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the annual convention and challenged the Lions Club to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” For almost a century since the Lions Club has collected eyeglasses and promoted vision health. In the spirit of this worthy cause the […]

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Class of 2032 Graduates

The Jenkins County School System graduated 97 kindergarten youth Friday morning. Their first year of school has shaped up to be extraordinary to say the least. Congratulations to the Class of 2032 for reaching your first milestone! Mrs. Kim Landing and Brenda Gay stand beside some of the graduates. Photo contributed. You must be a paid subscriber to access this […]

JCSS Receives Rural Education Grants



The Jenkins County School System has been awarded two of 27 grants to Georgia schools and districts thanks to the Georgia Foundation for Public Education and our own Board of Education for applying. The Rural Education Fund was created to help rural schools and districts meet their students’ needs. Any public school or district located in a Georgia county with […]

JCSS Transportation Director Speaks To Rotary Club

The Rotary Club recently had the pleasure of hearing from Talmadge Fries, Jenkins County Board of Education Transportation Director, on the sanitation procedures put into place for the school buses this upcoming school year. Most of these procedures have been implemented for the past several years anyway! Thankfully this department planned ahead back in March and were able to obtain […]

Garvin Receives Medal

Millen resident Ray Garvin has been awarded the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Commendation Medal by the Georgia Division in recognition of more than a decade of outstanding service as Chaplain for the local Buckhead- Fort Lawton Brigade, Camp No. 2102. One of the SCV’s highest National-level Merit Awards, the medal is only awarded to SCV members who have served […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – August 25, 2010 Artifacts and the stockade wall was discovered at the historic Camp Lawton dig site. Items recovered include: bullets, coins, eating utensils, a tourniquet buckle, brass picture frame, pocket knife, clay pipes, nails and various other artifacts. The Magnolia Spring Motel is getting a new look and a new name, Magnolia […]

Dates to Remember

Rotary Club of Millen meets every Wednesday at 11:45 at Cafe on Cotton. If you are interested in learning more about this civic organization please call 478-982-5581. The Millen Produce Market is open every Tuesday at the park on Cotton Avenue from 3-6 p.m. Come out and enjoy fresh vegetables and home baked goods. The Averitt Center for the Arts […]