2020-10-28 E-Edition

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Jenkins County High School 2020 Homecoming Court



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced the 2020 Homecoming Court last week. Freshman Representatives are Ty’Brionna Burke and Aishiana Lovett. Ty’Brionna is the daughter of Timothy Burke and Brittany Burke. Aishiana is the daughter of Nicholas Lovett and Jessica Edwards. Sophomore Representatives are Jayla Grant and Anna Kate Hearn. Jayla is the daughter of Uriah Grant and Tonya Grant. Anna […]

Minor Injuries in Hwy 17 Wreck



A lunch time wreck on Highway 17 resulted in minor injuries last week. According to an investigation by the Georgia State Patrol, a white transfer truck driven by Robert Mackleburg , an employee with DN&B Trucking was traveling east on Highway 17 when he struck a John Deere tractor driven by Randy Oglesby. Mr. Oglesby was attempting to make a […]

The Wait Is Finally Over



In a follow up to the October 6, 2020 story printed in the Millen News regarding the delay of the wi-fi transmitters as approved by the State of Georgia Department of Education; the wait is over. The Jenkins County Board of Education received the transmitters and have installed them in ten locations across the county. The transmitters will be tested […]

Jenkins County Elementary Students Show Appreciation

Bus Driver Pat Sapp receives a gift basket from JCES student, Colby Harrelson. JCES students showed their appreciation for the JCSS bus drivers by presenting each one with a gift basket filled with candy, popcorn, and a coca cola. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Turn Clocks Back Saturday

The end of daylight savings time signals that summer has come to an end. We will “fall back” at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, meaning that clocks will shift backwards by an hour to 1 a.m. The switch is always done on the weekend to limit the amount of disruption caused and this year it falls on the night […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Oct. 27, 2010 Zandra Lake, daughter of Lotis Reed and the late Bobby Harden has been crowned the 2010 JCHS Homecoming Queen. Mr. Carl Leighton Barker Sr., 78, of Millen died Thursday, Oct. 7 after a courageous battle with illness. Businesses located on Cotton Avenue will begin hosting a “First Friday” event every […]

Green Thumb Holds Meeting

Talmadge Fries, floral designer and owner of The Cotton Gin on Cotton Avenue recently presented a program on fall plantings and bulbs to members of the Green Thumb Garden Club. Planting strategies, types of plants for fall, bulb storage, and planting tips were discussed. Members shared plants and put together fall planters for display at their homes. Members of the […]

Vehicle Strikes Residence

A 1998 Dodge Ram truck was traveling south on North Masonic Street when the driver, identified as Earl Anthony Williams lost control of the vehicle while negotiating the curve. Mr. Williams travelled across the driveway of the residence located at 639 North Masonic Street and 633 North Masonic before stricking the residence of 629 North Masonic Street. The property is […]

Dates to Remember

The Jenkins County Council of Churches has asked that anyone needing assistance for Thanksgiving to please call the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center at 478-982-8004 to put their name on the list. Main Street Millen is sponsoring a drive thru trick or treat on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m. on Cotton Ave. Local businesses and vendors will pass out […]