July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City announces new rates for water, sewer, gas

Beginning July 1st, the City of Millen initiated rate increases for water, sewer and gas customers.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1943

New draft legislation included a proposal to require all adult men and women to register for service in the war effort. More...

Rep. Butch Parrish honored

State Rep. Butch Parrish recently attended the first graduation of Memorial Health's Primary Care Accelerated Track Program.  Generally, medical school is four years long. More...

Library News

July is here, which means that we’re in the home stretch of our Summer Reading Program! Never fear, though – even if you haven’t signed up, or your kids haven’t signed up, you can all still get in on the fun. More...

Church News

Millen Baptist to offer soccer program

Millen Baptist church will offer a soccer program for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is Monday, July 17, 4-7 p.m. at the Millen Baptist Church field. Practices begin the week of July 31 with the first game played on Aug. 21. More...

Obituaries

Reita Olita Clifton Waters

Millen, GA- Reita Olita Clifton Waters, 86, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Ogeechee Area Hospice. More...

Commissioners consider formation of Land Bank

Vacant, blighted and tax delinquent properties within Jenkins County could be redeveloped through formation of a Land Bank.  More...

County’s unemployment rate at 6.5% for May

According the statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for Jenkins County for the month of May was 6.5%. More...

News laws that went into effect July 1st

Beginning July 1st, several new laws went into effect in Georgia. A synopsis of some of those laws which received a lot of attention is listed below. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As I reported in last week’s column, The Millen News is closed for a while as I recover from knee surgery at home. The surgery went well and I am hoping the “recovery” will go just as well.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I was sick a few days last week and spent a large portion of my days and nights in the smallest room of our house.  I caught up on some reading, though. You’ve probably had one of these days. Toast was mostly my diet.  More...

Don Lively

EASY TO LOCATE

(Reprinted from 2010)  “I can‘t find it,” my friend insisted.  “What map are you using?” I was feigning helpfulness.  A Rand-McNally Road Atlas.”  “Well, no wonder,” I said. More...

Home Country

Billy had to get his chores done early. It was the heat, of course. Now that it’s summer, he no longer has to escort the kids across the street while Martin holds the sign. No kids at the crosswalk for a couple of weeks now.  More...