Two arrested for burglary of Oliver’s General Store



Floyd Brinson III, 17, of Quinney Road and a 16-yearold juvenile were arrested last week for the Nov. 1 burglary of Oliver’s General Store, located on the Millen Bypass. Both Brinson and the juvenile have been charged with burglary, criminal damage to property-second degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and obstruction. The juvenile was also […]

Jenkins County High School Eagles



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Cotton Avenue projects get green light



Millen City Council took action during the group’s Tuesday, Nov. 4, meeting that will begin moving forward again two long-delayed projects. Mayor King Rocker was authorized to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) for the resurfacing/milling of Cotton Avenue, and a resolution was adopted authorizing the mayor to sign the TE-grant contract for the Cotton Avenue […]

Police arrest Millen man during search



The Millen Police Department executed a search warrant at 624 Old Waynesboro Road Wednesday Nov. 5, and arrested Solomen Lamarriel Scott, 41, of Millen. Scott was charged with violation of quantities of distilled spirits which may be lawfully possessed, licenses required to distribute, sell or otherwise deal in alcoholic beverages, removal or alteration of identification from firearm, sale, exchange, or […]

County submits projects for State Aid Grant



Determining which projects to place on a State Aid Grant application was not an easy task for the Jenkins County Commissioners when they met Tuesday, Nov. 4. It was noted that eight projects were allowed on the application with the maximum award amount being $750,000. It was also noted that there were no guarantees that the county would receive the […]

Town meeting to be held Nov. 18



The annual Town Meeting, sponsored by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. This year’s topic will be, “Poverty- how it affects you and your community.” Guest speakers will include Suzanne Luker, MPA, community affairs coordinator, Governor’s Office for the Children and Families, and Gaye Smith, executive […]

Cross Country race to be held this Saturday



Millen Milers and More will hold the 12th Annual Cross Country 4.8 Mile race 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Magnolia Springs State Park. Runners from across Georgia will join with local and area runners in competing for awards for overall and master’s winners, as well as three deep in five-year age groups. Members of USA Track and Field will […]

Courthouse Damage



  The Jenkins County Courthouse sustained major water damage on all four floors on the east side of the structure due to a leaking valve in the heating/cooling unit. Read the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News  You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Christmas Decorations Contest



The annual Christmas decorations contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, will be held Monday, Dec. 8. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. Details will appear in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Early voting



Early and advance voting in the Dec. 2 General Election Run-off will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Three seats are up for election: U.S. Senate, Public Service Commissioner to succeed Angela Elizabeth Speir and Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, to succeed John H. Ruffin. Read the details in next week’s […]