October 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

44th Annual Fair on the Square held Saturday!

The 44th annual Fair on the Square was held Saturday on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse with a large crowd attending. The event was sponsored by Main Street Millen. More...

School News

STC has increasing enrollment

Southeastern Technical College (STC) saw a 10% increase in enrollment for the 2017 Fall semester. In addition to the increase in overall enrollment, the Move On When Ready (MOWR) program saw a 72% increase from last semester.  More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 16 – In service Day.  Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Hamburger, oven fries, corn or chef salad, fajita wrap or bag lunch: peanut butter & jelly sandwich, chips, Graham crackers.   More...

Softball

The Jenkins County War Eagle Softball team has just finished the best season in team history. The ladies ended their regular season with an overall record of 10-8. In region play they finished 4th in the region with a record of 7-3. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Sometimes, people in our community, because of complacency, habit, or just not trying to find out differently, assume that greatness can’t be born from our schools and flourish. But it happens. More...

Don Lively

Let's talk about The View.  No, not that "The View".  Not the one where several miserable, bitter, hateful washed-up celebrities spend their time spewing miserable, bitter, hateful opinions. More...

Home Country

The food’s awfully good down at the Gates of Heaven Chinese Restaurant. The valley’s other Delbert, Delbert Chin, has been putting on a decent feed there since he came to this country many years ago.  We like that lunch buffet. More...

City’s solar project nearing completion

The City of Millen’s solar project is nearing completion. During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, City Manager Jeff Brantley updated the group on the project.  More...

Local farmers who lend a helping hand!

Several local farmers banded together recently to pay respects to Tom Sanders, a friend and neighbor who recently passed away. And they did it in a very special way.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1986

Farmers Furniture holds Grand Opening in new expanded location on Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen. The opening events were broadcast live over W.G.S.R. Radio with Tom Cooper as Emcee.  More...

Fall has arrived!

Bill Bryan is shown with the eye-catching Fall display at the local BI-LO store. Mr. Bryan said it took several hours to assemble and organize the display. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Library News

It’s Teen Read Week! This week, encourage your teens and older kids to pick up a book and remind themselves that reading can be a whole lot of fun. This Wednesday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Main Street Millen, held Saturday on the courthouse lawn was another great success!  More...

Church News

Habersham UMC to hold Homecoming

Homecoming will be observed at Habersham United Methodist Church 11 a.m. Oct. 15th. Sue Diebolt will be the guest speaker. Dinner will follow the service. Everyone is welcome.  Millen New Testament to celebrate church anniversary   More...

Datebook

‘39ers to meet

The ‘39ers luncheon will be held on Sept. 16th at noon at the Millen Community House. All are welcome!  Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to be in Millen   More...

Obituaries

Hagan Phil Cowart

Millen - Hagan Phil Cowart, age 82, went home to be with his Savior on Monday, October 2, 2017, in Savannah Georgia.  More...

Elbert Roy “Al” McConnell

Millen, GA- Elbert Roy “Al” McConnell, age 90, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Brown’s Nursing Home in Statesboro.  He was born in Hammond, IN on September 11, 1927 to Alma Watts and Maron McConnell.  More...

Mary Sue Durden Newton

Millen, GA-Mary Sue Durden Newton, age 83, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC.  She was born in  Emanuel County, was a retired owner of The Vanity Box ladies clothing store which she ran f More...