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DNR rangers honored by Georgia General Assembly for heroism

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rangers Sgt. Don Dasher of Jenkins County and Ranger First Class Clint Jarriel of Tattnall County were recently honored by the Georgia General Assembly for their heroic rescue of three drowning victims.  More...

School News

Fathers turn out to support education

Those who attended open house and/or the first day of school noticed teachers, staff and students, who were returning to school from summer break. More...

FFA officers attend leadership camp

The officers of the Jenkins County High School FFA Chapter were part of the more than 200 chapter officers representing 31 FFA chapters from across Georgia that attended the 2011 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference (COLT).  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I watched the televised news casts of the destruction that Hurricane Irene created from North Carolina through New England over the weekend. It is hard to imagine such devastation when we are sitting safe and secure in our own homes.  More...

Letters

Letters policy

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

Obituaries

Ira Louis Perryman, 98, of Millen died Aug. 22

Ira Louis Perryman, 98, of Millen, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 in the Bethany Home Nursing Center in Millen.  Graveside services for Mr. Perryman were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Beulah Mae Elnora Ramsey died Aug. 9

Beulah Mae Elnora Bryant Ramsey was born November 21, 1925 in the Beaver Damn Community of Jenkins County, Millen, Georgia to the late Mr. Richard Bryant and Mrs. Emma Farley Bryant Williams. She was baptized at an early age and joined Nannie E. More...

Eddie C. Bolton, 62, of Millen died Aug. 23

Mr. Eddie C. Bolton, 62, of Millen, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 23, 2011 at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at the Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. More...

Qualifying in city election underway

Qualifying as a candidate in the City of Millen General Election to be held Nov. 8 is underway this week at the office of Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke in the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

County approves city’s E911 budget

A request from the City of Millen for an increase of $200 in the monthly fee received for operation of the county’s E911 system has been approved. More...

Other Jenkins News

Produce market draws crowd

The produce market on Cotton Avenue continues to draw a large crowd on Tuesday afternoons as vendors gather to offer fresh produce for sale. The market will continue operation into the fall. More...

Advertising local business

Millen Better Hometown recently installed a billboard type sign on Hwy. 25 North to draw traffic from Hwy. 25 into downtown Millen to shop and visit. More...

Hospital to hold health screening

Optim Medical Center: Jenkins will host a health screening 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and Sep. 8.  Those desiring to participate should go to the front lobby of the hospital to receive an instruction packet. More...

Church News

Church News

Miracle Deliverance Center to host Candlesticks program   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Blood drive to benefit three local citizens  A blood drive to benefit Beckie Becton, Faye Joyner and Robert Earl Reynolds will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Jenkins County Hospital. More...

Weddings

Ridings, Coleman unite in marriage

Jamie Ridings and Christina Coleman exchanged wedding vows Aug. 1, 2011.  Jamie is a police office, employed with the City of Millen. More...

Miss Spurlock wed Mr. DeLay March 19

Miss Amy Lee Spurlock and Dr. Kenneth (Kent) Jackson DeLay Jr. were united in Christian marriage on March 19, 2011 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Fla. The Rev. Clint McBroom officiated the candle lit ceremony.  More...

Columns

SCV

WAS SECESSION LEGAL – PART 4

For today’s column we will look at what people from our early history thought about secession. More...

Jim Hite

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TRENDS

I am writing this column two days before the start of the high school football season here in Georgia. And I can honestly say that seemingly from time immemorial (at least since the mid- 1940s!) I have always looked forward to this time.  More...

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