June 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City approves SPLOST agreement with County

During a recent called meeting of Millen City Council, the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 7 proposal from the Jenkins County Commissioners was approved.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in in 2001

The Jenkins County Board of Education reviews plans for the construction of 16 additional classrooms at Jenkins County Elementary School. More...

Produce Market!

Check out the produce market at Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue every Tuesday afternoon. Fresh, local produce available for purchase from local growers!   More...

Tearing it down and cleaning it up!

Clean up of the site of the Optim Health System office located at 961 East Winthrope Avenue, Suite B, which was destroyed by a fire on April 17th has begun. More...

Church News

Hurricane Branch to host revival

Revival services will be held at Hurricane Branch Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. June 25-29. Guest speakers will be; Monday, Rev. Bennett; Tuesday, Rev. Tate; Wednesday, Rev. Waltower; Thursday, Rev. Cooper; and Friday, Rev. Martin. More...

Datebook

Patriotic Celebration set for July 3rd

The annual Patriotic Celebration, including a fantastic fireworks show, is set for July 3rd at the Jenkins County Recreation Complex. Further details will appear in next week’s issue of The Millen News. More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, I know that many of you are already thinking about grilling and barbecuing to celebrate. A delicious salad is always a great choice to compliment your meal. More...

Millen-Jenkins Fire Department coordinating FIREUP FIRE AWARE program

Numerous children in Millen and Jenkins County receive life-saving training through the Millen Fire Department’s FIREUP FIRE AWARE program. The Department is currently soliciting financial support from the community for the program.  More...

Tanker truck spills 8,700 gallons of gasoline

Approximately around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 14th, the Jenkins County Sheriff Department responded to an overturned gasoline tanker in the median at mile marker 1 on U. S. Highway 25 South. More...

Millen United Methodist welcomes Rev. John Drake

Millen United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. John Drake and wife, Cyndee, as its new pastoral family during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 17th.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have a picnic table that my son made for me and I decided to stain it. I bought the items needed and prepared to work on it when my grandchildren, Ty and Avari, asked if they could help. More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Hello….Patience - Part Two

When we look around and make observations everyday - and we all do, I wonder how different people deal with carelessness, ignorance and downright stupidity. That’s how this column began last week. More...

Don Lively

SPOTS

Come on, y’all.  Hop in.  Let’s go for a ride.  More...

Slim Randles

Our day is filled with heat at this time of year. It commands our attention and makes our work harder. As we toil, we daydream not about love or success, but things as mundane as shade and a cool drink.  More...

Obituaries

Barbara J. Pinkston

Barbara J. Pinkston, age 74, of Martinez, GA went to be with her Lord on June 7, 2018 at approximately 8:45 p.m. after a struggle with pharyngeal cancer. More...

Robert A. McMillan

Millen, Ga. – Mr. Robert A. McMillan 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.  He was born in Screven County, and was a U. S. More...

Mary T. Roberts

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