January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners accept low bid for airport hangars

Low bidder for the construction of hangars at the Millen Airport was Drummond Construction Company of Thomaston who submitted a bid of $201,203. The Jenkins County Commissioners accepted the bid at a recent meeting of the group.  More...

School News

JCES

Monday, Jan. 11 – Chicken nuggets or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, green beans, veg. w/dip, garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Jan. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The holidays are gone. Santa is back at the North Pole resting up and the New Year has begun. All we have to look forward to now is “back to normal” - normal as in back to work and school.  More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam - Those we lost in 2015

(from the files of The Millen News)

January – Dr. More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

By the time you read this, winter may have returned. But right now, “Christmas in June”, my thoughts have turned to summer activities, like when I learned to swim at Magnolia Springs. More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

What does real Christianity look like? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself quite a lot lately. Here in the heart of the Bible Belt everyone is Christian. More...

Don Lively

AGAIN, ONCE

Well, it's finally turned off cold.  "Turned off cold.”  It's a term the old timers used to use around these parts when most conversation was still done face to face rather than by phone or text, and when language was still colorful a More...

Update on the Main Street Millen activities

Main Street Millen (MSM) Manager Art Johnson reported to Millen City Council at a recent meeting on Main Street’s activities in 2015. More...

Parker is King Cotton Award winner

For the 15th year in a row, the Georgia Cotton Commission has sponsored the King Cotton Award to recognize outstanding contributions of the University of Georgia County Extension agents to Georgia cotton producers.  More...

MLK, Jr. events Schedule

Sunday, Jan. 10 “Unity Worship Service” Recognize Grand Marshal/ MLK Scholarship Winners Morris Grove Baptist Church, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 “Miss Dream Queen/Mr. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in 1935

Two new members, Tom Neal and Robert Stephens, are welcomed into the membership of the Millen Civic Club.  Census report shows that there were 7,328 bales of cotton ginned in Jenkins County from the crop of 1934, prior to Dec. 13th. More...

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate continues to fall

Fewer Jenkins Countians are unemployed.  The county’s unemployment rate for November dropped to 7.0%, down from 7.9% for the month of October, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

Library News

Welcome to 2016! We are looking forward to another great year of serving our communities and hope to see you here at the library often.  More...

Datebook

Main Street Millen planning meeting

Main Street Millen will hold its annual planning and training session January 12, 2016 in the Jenkins County Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to attend. More...