July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Overland cyclists land in Millen again

Two sets of Overland cyclists making their way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean have passed through Jenkins County this summer, marking more than 20 sets in the ten years since the first group came through in 2007. More...

Other Jenkins News

The Millen News goes to Washington D.C.!

Chansley Reese displays The Millen News as she stands in front of multiple barricades at The White House on a recent trip to Washington DC. More...

Library News

The Summer Reading Program is officially over until next year, but you can still bring in your child’s reading logs and pick up their prizes until Tuesday, August 1.  More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 10 – July 17

Richard Samuel Odum – Disorderly Conduct; Sheriff’s Office.Warren Daniel Odum – Driving While License Suspended, DUIRefusal, Obstruction of Officer-Misdemeanor and Speeding;Sheriff’s OfficeAbdil Laahi Ahmed Ysuf – Hold; More...

Church News

Family Fun Day at Oak Hill

Family Fun Day will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church 11- a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, before school starts. There will be two waterslides, one for teens and one for kids. More...

Datebook

Movie under the stars at Magnolia Springs State Park

Come and join us at Magnolia Springs State Park 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 21, as we watch a family friendly movie outside under the stars on our new 14½ foot movie screen. It's time to get out of the house. More...

Open House

Aug. 2nd and Aug. 3rd

The Jenkins County School System invites parents to attend Open House for local schools on Aug. 2nd and Aug. 3rd.  Open House for Jenkins County High/ Middle School will be held 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2nd. More...

Three Millen polling locations consolidated

Three polling places located within the city limits of Millen are being consolidated into one. The polling places affected are the Jenkins County Elementary School, Jenkins County Courthouse and Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have made it back into the office this week, although I am still moving kind of slow following knee surgery. Still, it is good to get back into the routine of things. The office is open 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

If you’re part of the 51% of the population (women), you may not like what I’ve written here. But I can only write about ya’ll from the 49% (men) perspective, since that’s what I’ve been for, well, a long time. More...

Don Lively

I WOULD

I've come to the conclusion that I am no longer a spring chicken.  For those not familiar with quaint colloquialisms, that means I have reached the age when I can no longer refer to myself as a young man. More...

Home Country

“You don’t mean it!”  “Sure as I’m sittin’ here, Doc,” Herb said, putting an extra swirl to his coffee and cream.  “Flying lessons?”  “Yessir. More...

Obituaries

Agnes Cassels Hillis

Agnes Cassels Hillis, age 84, of Millen died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Hospice House in Savannah.  She was born in Grady County, was a registered nurse for over 60 years, retired from Jenkins County Hospital, and was a member of Elam Baptist Ch More...