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Davis named to Code Enforcement Officer

After many months of searching for the ideal candidate, the City of Millen has hired Mason Davis as the new Code Enforcement officer. This position was last held with any duration by Michael Curl who retired in October 2020. Mason is a Jenkins County native and 2012 JCHS graduate. He is the son of Clint and Yvonne Davis and is […]

Sheriff’s Office and BOE partner to keep students safe

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Jenkins County Board of Education have partnered together to make Jenkins County students safer while in school. Deputy Gerald Graham is the new Jenkins County School System Resource Officer. Safety is a priority for the Jenkins County School System, and his presence is so appreciated! He is a native of Jenkins County. After […]

Hite takes National Championship Wins 10k meter race

We can add the title of National Championship Runner to Joyce Hodges-Hite’s long list of titles. Joyce travelled to Lexington, KY with the Atlanta Track Club at the end of July and blew past the competitors in her class to take the title of National Champion. Joyce has been running since 1979 and has participated in over 136 marathons and […]


Ferst Readers supports Early Literacy project

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center received a large book donation last week from Ferst Readers of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Ferst Readers is a non-profit organization who supports local literacy programs for children. Kids enrolled in the program receive a new book every month in the mail until their 5th birthday. There is no cost to registered children and the […]

Two JC FFA members move to national finalists

Jenkins County FFA members, Marisol Guzman-Rangel and Peyton Merier, were State Winners last Spring and were recently announced as National Finalists in the FFA Agriscience Fair for Plant Systems. The pair will now compete in the national competition held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention in October where they will face the top twenty competitors in the nation. Guzman- […]

Miracle Treat Day short on helping kids

“As of right now, we are about $5,000 short on our donations from last year,” Neasyie Suggs, manager and co-owner of Millen Dairy Queen explains. “I believe inflation has impacted the customers and with the cost of everything, people just don’t want to donate.” The local restaurant has been supporting the Children’s Miracle Network since the mid 1980’s. The funds […]

Book inspires JCES students

Cast all your cares upon this rock. For Jenkins County Elementary School students, this cliché became realized as second graders read Alma and the Worry Stone by Sara Townsend. Inspired by the story, students created their own worry stones in class. Author Sarah Townsend is a first-grade teacher from Savannah and holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from […]

War Eagles defeat Redskins in scrimmage


On Friday night, under the lights of Roy Head Stadium, the War Eagles football team would finally take flight and face-off against former regional foe Bryan County. The game was a scrimmage, but with the intensity on the field you could not have convinced the players that it was only a scrimmage. The War Eagles would score first, but it […]

Local business gives back to community

US Silica employees have once again given back to the community they call home by donating 48 book bags full of school supplies to students at JCES. Thank you, US Silica and staff, for supporting the future workforce!

1st Bites and Boogie coming

Something new is headed our way next month. The first annual Bites and Boogie is coming to Cotton Avenue on Friday, September 16 from 7 – 11:45 p.m. “The concept is for local businesses and home cooks to showcase their cooking skills,” Mandy Underwood, Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce director explains. While you are enjoying some delectable bites, enjoy the […]

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