Millen receives $500,000 grant

Money to be used for sewer improvements

State Sen. J.B. Powell announced last week that the City of Millen has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for utility improvements. Sen. Powell, who helped secure the grant, commented, "I am pleased with the decision to award these funds to the City of Millen and Jenkins County. Gov.

Local man dies in farm accident

Kasey Arnold Lane, 44, of Millen died Monday, Sept. 10, from injuries received in a farm accident. A Georgia State Patrol accident report indicates that Lane was traveling north on a private farm road in western Jenkins County in a 1980 GMC Road Boss with a trailer in tow. He stopped and exited his vehicle, walking to the rear of the trailer.

The Jenkins County school system has made Annual Yearly Progress for the first time in the past five years. Jenkins County High School students shown celebrating are, from left, first row: Principal Dr.003p1_xlg.jpg


Jenkins school system makes AYP

The Jenkins County school system is celebrating. For the first time in the past five years, the system, as a whole, has made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). The Georgia Department of Education has released information concerning the AYP status for schools and school systems across the state.

City, county hold planning meeting

Plans for the future of Millen and Jenkins County were topics of discussion at a joint meeting of Millen City Council and the Jenkins County Commissioners held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the City of Millen Municipal Building. Renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was discussed with commission chairman James Henry reporting that the projected $2.

Members of the Jenkins County High School Homecoming Court are, from left, sitting: Jessica Herrmann, Shenice Thompson, Porshea Cooper, Katelyn Head, Brookes Brinson and Keeley Sapp; and standing: Jena Branch, Christian Chance, Breonna Smart, Megan Fields and Tamara Tobie. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) 005p1_xlg.jpg

JCHS prepares for Homecoming Sept. 21; court announced

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2007 Homecoming Court this week. Representatives for the Freshman Class are Jessica Herrmann and Shenice Thompson. Jessica is the daughter of Rew and Ginger Herrmann. Shenice is the daughter of Kenely Adams and Kimberly Thompson. Sophomore Class representatives are Christian Chance and Jena Branch.

The Eagles warm up beneath a rain-threatening sky during the pre-game. (Photo by Mike Dann) 007p1_xlg.jpg

Eagles win over Telfair 27-8

The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team met Telfair County this past Friday night at home. With the sky threatening rain, the team took the field and immediately went to work on the visiting team. The Eagle offense was running on all cylinders racking up 294 yards. Quarterback Houston Bowers went 3-6 in passing.

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