2021-05-05 E-Edition

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Annual BBQ Boogie 5K A Huge Success



The annual BBQ Boogie & 5K was held this past Saturday at the Community House in Millen. Smells of BBQ filled the air in the early morning hours as the grill masters readied for judging later in the day. Categories were Pork, Rib, Chicken, Dessert, and Sauce. The first race of the day kicked off at 8 a.m. with a […]

Cooper Recognized With Prestigious Award



Mrs. Tara Cooper, Superintendent of Jenkins County Schools has won the 2021 Georgia School Superintendents Association or GSSA, President’s Award. Tara has served as Superintendent of JCSS since 2011. Dr. Debbie Alexander, Executive Director of the Regional Educational Service Agency or RESA, said, “Jenkins County’s story is the story of Tara Cooper. Tara proudly serves Jenkins County and believes it’s […]

Essay Winners Announced By Rotary Club



The Millen Rotary Club had a chance to hear the top three winners of the Rotary Speech Contest at their weekly meeting last Wednesday at Cafe on Cotton. The top three Essay Winners from JCHS were Senior Macey Aaron, Junior Marqes Smith, and Sophomore Peyton Merier. Each student had to present their essay to three judges and were judged on […]

Early Morning Crash Leaves Two Injured



An early Friday morning wreck on Hiltonia Road and Hwy 23 resulted in one driver being air lifted to AU Health. A red 2021 Toyota Tacoma driven by Ben Thompson of Millen, was traveling east on Hilltonia Road when he struck the blue 2013 Chevrolet Cruze traveling west, driven by Vickie Saxon of Perkins. According to the investigation conducted by […]

One More Piece of the Puzzle


There’s an unspoken superstition in archaeology that the most interesting finds come on the last days of the project. This seems to be a maxim that will hold true for this project; on Friday, my student team Able—Ted (majoring in History), Whitley, and Sadie (majoring in History)—uncovered another possible evidence of our skirmish. In the same general line as the […]

Star Student And Teacher Guests Of Rotary

Jenkins County’s 2021 STAR Student and STAR Teacher were guests of the Millen Rotary Club at its April 21st meeting. Collin Arms, STAR Student talked about his background before moving to Millen. Because of his father’s career in the military, Collin has lived in many places in the United States and in foreign countries. Collin has enlisted for four years […]

Millen Garden Club Holds Meeting

Art Johnson, Millen Garden Club President, presented the program at the April meeting. Art explained how the poppy becamed the “Memorial Flower” and gave tips for growing poppies. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Citizens Have Two Severe Weather Siren Warnings

The Emergency Siren Operations was changed in June 2020. To avoid confusion, The Millen News offers a reminder of that change as we approach warmer temperatures and increased chances for severe weather. Lightning Detection Sirens will sound for five (5) seconds on, wind down for three (3) seconds and sound again for five (5) seconds. Tornado sirens will remain the […]

Eagle Notes


Last week was a week that elementary and middle school teachers and students are glad to see end each year. Milestones Testing week. It causes some degree of anxiety whether you are prepared or not! As educators, we covet that validation that students are making progress through our tutelage. And we want our students to receive that same validation that […]