2021-07-28 E-Edition

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Students Return To School Monday

The 2021-2022 school year will officially open for students on Monday, August 2nd under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper. Mrs. Cooper administers the work of the school system under the direction of a five member Board of Education as follows: Chairman Danny Bennett, Vice-Chair Mary Young, Roy Cook, George Parker and Mike Reese. Open house will […]


Sheriff Oglesby was patrolling the streets when he ran into another crime fighter patrolling as well. Spider-Man dropped in for a brief visit, pardon the pun, while ensuring the safety of our community. Sheriff Oglesby jokes, “crime doesn’t pay in Jenkins County, we will cast a wide web to catch the bad guys.” You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Water blamed in highway 25 wreck

An early afternoon car crash slowed traffic at the Highway 25 and Newton Ag Road intersection as firefighters battled a car blaze last week. Desmond Davis of Augusta was traveling south on Highway 67 when he lost control of his 2016 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle traveled approximately 21 feet on the west shoulder of the road before striking the guardrail. […]

County Commission and BOE feud over batting cages

Temperatures aren’t the only things rising in this summer heat. Tempers are also rising between the Jenkins County Board of Education and the Jenkins County Commission. The feud stems from the possible purchase of enclosed batting cages installed at the Jenkins County Recreation Department to the tune of $150k versus the purchase of 80 acres of land on the Millen […]


Many of you will find it surprising to see me writing a column once again for The Millen News. As the Jenkins County Extension Agent, this was a weekly routine for me. I did my best to keep the community updated on 4-H activities, accomplishments and the weekly hot topics related to production agriculture and issues facing homeowners. It is […]

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 3: The City of Millen will hold its monthly council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, August 7: Project For Better Health will celebrate their 6th Anniversary with a carnival. The festivities will be held at the Jimmie Douglas Ag Center from 2-5 p.m. There will be a school supply […]

Initial unemployment claims in Georgia hit pandemic low

-Capitol Beat News Service

First-time unemployment claims fell in Georgia last week, running counter to an increase at the national level. Jobless Georgians filed 12,605 initial claims last week, down 1,870 from the previous week and the lowest weekly total since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year. The state Department of Labor has paid out almost $22.9 billion in state […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – July 27, 2011 Kayla Kirkland, daughter of Dr Joseph and Mrs. Lisa Kirkland of Millen, earned the prestigious title of the 2011 National American Miss Georgia. Victoria Sheppard and Kailey Scalf placed in the Amateur Athletic Union gymnastics championship. Victoria is granddaughter of Earl and Dr. Dana Sheppard of Millen. Kailey is the […]

JCSS Teachers of the year

The Millen News reported the JCSS teachers of the year in June but these educators deserve another nod to perfection. Congratulations on being recognized as the best of the best! Anindita Barua is the JCES Teacher of the Year as well as the System Teacher of the Year. Monica Broxton is the JCMS Teacher of the Year and Ann Lamb […]