2021-05-19 E-Edition

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Strong Thunderstorms Impact County



This past Tuesday at approximately 6:15 p.m. we saw our first severe thunderstorm of the season as weather service doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Scarboro, moving southeast at 20 mph. Our area experienced strong winds gusting up to 55 mph in some places. Dime size hail was also noticed in various areas throughout the county. Alvin Burke, EMA […]

Clerk Of Court Office Makes Updates



Tracey Herrington has only been in office since January, 2021 but don’t think she’s has just been sitting back learning the ropes. Tracey has been busy streamlining the clerks office for more efficiency. The Jenkins County Clerk of Superior Court office has partnered with Tyler Technologies-MicroPact Local Courts Division. Through this partnership, Tyler Technologies has installed accounting, case management, juvenile […]

Scholarships Awarded At Honors Ceremony



Last Monday, JCHS Seniors and their families, gathered at the performance gym as scholarships were awarded along with honors. The total scholarships given out to the class of 2021 totaled $109,700.00 Of that total, $46,500.00 was awarded for academics and $63,200.00 was awarded for athletics and academics. The Millen News recognizes these scholar for their hard work. Those seniors receiving […]

JCMC Celebrates National Hospital Week



Inspiring Hope through Healing. National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight our nation’s hospitals, health systems and health care workers. To conclude the week long celebration, on Friday, Jenkins County Medical Center held a cookout for their employees and invited guests in observance of National Hospital Week. Guests and employees enjoyed a lunch of hotdogs, baked beans, cake, and […]

Rotary Scholastic Awards

The Millen Rotary Club presented their annual Rotary Scholastic Awards Wednesday in the Jenkins County School Cafeteria. Awards were presented for those students who have received a scholarship award each year for the previous six years, 7-12 grade. Students must maintain a 90 average for the last semester of the previous school year and the first semester of the current […]

Rotary scholastic awards

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Telegraphs, Trains, and Trees


This week’s report from the field falls into the break between Georgia Southern University’s Spring Field School ending, and Summer Field School starting. At least, a break for the students. As Director, my schedule is touch different. Aside from a few days attending our graduation ceremonies, where I had the privilege of watching some fantastic young people with new Bachelor […]

Magic Mark Kicks Off Summer Reading Program


Our Summer Reading kickoff event will be on Tuesday, June 1 at 2 pm, and it’s going to be great! We’ve got a real star coming – Magic Marc, from WTOC’sMagic Marc TV show! He uses the power of “magication” to combine humor, education and illusions and help kids enjoy learning. Due to the number of people expected, we will […]

Blood Drive At JCMC

Millen, GA— Shepeard Community Blood Center continues to experience blood shortages brought on by the pandemic. In effort to mitigate this, the center encourages everyone to consider making blood donation a habit this year. You can begin by joining as they host a blood drive at Jenkins County Medical Center, located at 931 East Winthrop Avenue, in Millen. The drive […]