May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City’s Streetscape project set for bidding in October

The City of Millen’s Winthrope Avenue Streetscape project is progressing. Millen City Council was notified at a recent meeting that the contract let date is set for sometime in October. More...

School News

JENKINS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Class of 2018

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Local students graduate East Georgia State College

On Friday, May 4, East Georgia State College held their Spring Commencement Ceremony, seeing 143 students cross the stage to receive their degrees.  More...

2018 Planters EMC Scholarship Recipients

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ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This Friday night, the 2018 graduates of Jenkins County High School will walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas during commencement exercises. It is a momentous occasion for the graduates and their families!  More...

Letters

We welcome your letters

Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinion, yours and ours.  More...

Church News

Zion Baptist to celebrate 139th Church Anniversary

Zion Baptist Church will host their 139th church anniversary. Sunday, May 27. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship services at 11 a.m. Rev. P.M. Broomfield, Pastor. Lane Grove to host “Love Benefit” More...

Obituaries

Martha Inez Reeves Lanier

Millen, GA – Mrs. Martha Inez Reeves Lanier, 84, entered into rest Monday, May 14, 2018 at Pruitt Health Bethany Skilled Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., in the Millen Cemetery with Dr. More...

Jewell Dixon

Millen, GA- Miss Jewell Dixon, age 82, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Ogeechee Area Hospice.  She was born April 15, 1936 in Baxley, GA to the late James Monroe and Dora Bridges Dixon. More...

Ricky "Bubba" Johnson, Jr.

Ricky “Bubba” Johnson, Jr., age 5, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born on February 23, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia and lived in Millen. He attended Lyons Primary School.  More...

Sheriff’s Office welcomes K-9 Officer “Ozzy”

The Jenkins County Sheriff Office has a new K-9 Officer that has reported for duty and is working hard alongside Deputy M. Cowdrey. Deputy Crowdrey and K-9 Ozzy began their first few days on the road together with positive results. More...

“Yikes, a snake!” Bronc Rice to the rescue!

As the summer months approach, the cry, “Snake!” is one that some residents will cringe and loudly scream as they encounter snakes on their property. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in in 1936!

Officials of Jenkins County are looking for a colored person, reported to have been driving an automobile Sunday night without lights in connection with the death of Oscar Oglesby, Jenkins County farmer. More...

Poll worker training!

Jenkins County Election Superintendent Wanda Burke conducted poll worker training on May 14th at the Café on Cotton for poll workers in the Tuesday, May 22nd, Election. More...

He’s a winner!

Britt Claxton, right, was the winner of the Millen-Jenkins County Fire and Rescue Department’s annual fundraiser. More...

Editorials

Don Lively

HEROES ALL

(Reprinted from 2010 when it was dedicated to Clifford Long, warrior hero. Mr. More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. More...

Datebook

Music program at Perkins Train Depot

The band “Bent Not Broke” will be performing 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2nd, at the Perkins Train Depot. No admission charge.   More...

Recipes

Country Cooking

With Sue Davis

This week’s recipes are some “tote and carry” recipes that can be made quickly and easily ahead of time for Memorial Day activities or when you need a dish to take to a family gathering, church activity or other event. More...