June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins County's Patriotic Celebration scheduled for July 1st

Jenkins County’s traditional Patriotic Celebration will be on Saturday, July 1st, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The program begins at 8 p.m. More...

School News

Jenkins County School System – building leadership capacity

Sustaining organizational change is a challenge that is not for the faint of heart. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

We have completed our move at The Millen News and I am still trying to find everything again. I think I put things that I use everyday where I can find them easily, and then I end up having to look for them! More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

(Editor’s note) Due to technical problems, Mike’s column was printed with a paragraph “out of order” as he submitted it. We are, therefore, running the column in the correct format this week.) More...

Don Lively

Ooh la la!

The words left my lips involuntarily.  My new bride had walked into the room as I was still getting ready to go out to dinner. More...

Home Country

Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. More...

Acting Up – Mary Ann La Cue

Mary Ann La Cue, aka La Q, an actress, educator and writer, has landed a supporting role on the big screen in the movie “La Vie Magnifique de Charlie”, meaning the Magnificent Life of Charlie. More...

Millen man involved in Burke County accident

A Millen man was among those involved in a 2-vehicle accident that occurred in Burke County on June 15th on Highway 25 North near Winter Road at 12:15 p.m.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1935

The big fish hatchery at Magnolia Springs State Park will soon be completed with about 20 acres under water. The entire 50 acres will be enclosed with fence wire. More...

Library News

Summer Reading is in full swing, and we’re having a lot of fun. We have plenty of great programs and crafts lined up and ready to amuse, amaze and entertain you. More...

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Summer begins on June 21 and, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), increases in lightning strikes begin this season. While the warm weather invites many outside activities, if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. More...

Church News

Millen Methodist to host Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held at Millen United Methodist Church 5-8 p.m. June 19-22. More...

Obituaries

Ruby Wright Rivers

Mrs. Ruby Wright Rivers, 92, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her residence. A native of Jenkins County, she spent most of her life in Millen. Mrs. Rivers was devoted to her family, and she lived a quiet, peaceful life.  More...

Lottie Alice Smith Godbee

Lottie Alice Smith Godbee, age 96, of Millen died June 13, 2017 at Optim Medical Jenkins.  More...

Gerald Tessendorf,

Mr. Gerald Tessendorf, 56 died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Freeport, IL and a retired document courier.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Lewis Church Cemetery with Rev. More...