Church News

Sandhill Baptist Sandhill Baptist Church will hold a groundbreaking service to help revitalize the church at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. The church’s pastor is the Rev. Rayford Whitehead. He and the church’s members extend a cordial invitation to everyone to join them for this service. The guest speakers for the event will be the Rev. Norman Thomas III […]

Millen Baptist honors eldest deacon, Mr. E.

The senior adults of Millen Baptist Church declared Sunday, February 26, as “E. J. Daniel Day.” At the age of 98, Ellis Joel Daniel, affectionately known to the congregation as Mr. E. J., is the eldest deacon in the church. He was born in Millen on Nov. 4, 1907. He was married to the late Virginia Howard Daniel of Sylvania […]


Memorial service Learn more about the history of Millen and (what is now) Jenkins County’s role in the War Between the States. Join the Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade, SCV Camp #2102, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, for a memorial service with salutes by musketry and cannon on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse, at the Confederate monument. A […]

Miss Sherrilyn Young to marry Mr. Clayton

Young of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Sherrilyn Denice, to Johann Marelleus Clayton of Augusta, son of Mary Clayton of Augusta and Joe Friday of Atlanta. The wedding is planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at Williams Grove C.O.G.I.C. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James Kelly, Gladys Kelly and Josephine Young, all of Millen. of John […]

Ag Line: Pasture weed management

Wade Parker County Extension Coordinator Pasture weed management is a great concern this time of year in Jenkins County. Everyone with pastures would love to have pretty green grass with no weeds. It is always first instinct to control weeds chemically; however, proper pasture management is the key to avoiding weed problems. A healthy pasture will effectively compete with most […]

Recipe Notes

Thirteen-year-old Kayla Brackin loves to cook! The daughter of Buster and Joy Lee Brackin of Millen, Kayla is a seventh grade student at Jenkins County Middle School. As school days wind down and temperatures heat up, either of these cool treats will really hit the spot. Thank you, Kayla, for sharing your delicious recipes! Banana Berry Smoothie 1/2-cup blueberries 1 […]

Jackie Wiggins, 90, of Millen died April 21

Gertie Pearl (Jackie) Wiggins, 90, of Millen passed away Friday, April 21, 2006. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, (Wednesday, April 26,) at the Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. She was a native of Jenkins County and a member of Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a […]

Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

Does recent action by the Georgia General Assembly regarding the asset threshold and retroactivity affect the program? The Georgia General Assembly, in their 2006 sess i o n , p a s s e d Senate Bill 572 which increased the asset threshold f r o m $25,000 to the first $100,000 of an estate. The legislation also removed the […]

Switching Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions. ” H o w old are y o u ? ” “I’m 4 and 1/2 going on 5.” You are never 36 a […]

Local man killed during break-in

Death investigation is being conducted by Jenkins County Sheriff's Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation

An apparent home invasion Tuesday, April 25, has resulted in the murder of a young Millen man and left a family reeling from the shock. Stephen Harley, 32 years of age, was killed at approximately 1 a.m. during a breakin at the 1483 Hiltonia Road residence he shared with his wife, Tracy, and their two small children. Family members said […]