More local children are living in poverty



More local children are living in poverty, according to a report recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2009 Kids Count Data Book compiles information on child well-being and ranks states based on 10 factors. Statistics on individual states are then broken down by counties. Statistics for Jenkins County reveal that the number of the children living in […]

Courthouse gets a face-lift



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Four charged in burglaries of two local businesses



The Millen Police Department has arrested three juveniles and one adult in connection with the July 16 burglary of the New and Used Bargain Store on Harvey Street. Alton Marcella Williams Jr., 17, and the three juveniles have all been charged with burglary. At approximately 1 a.m. on July 16, the four entered the business by breaking out the front […]

VFW honors local commander



The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States announced recently that Byron Scogins of Millen has achieved “All American” status as a post commander. Commander-in-Chief Glen Gardner said, “Scogins, Commander of Post 2776 in Millen, is one of only 198 VFW Post Commanders world-wide selected for the All American Post Commander. The criteria for this honor are based […]

Massage Works opens



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New hair salon cuts the ribbon



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  The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center has issued an urgent plea for donations of canned goods to stock the empty shelves of the organization’s food pantry. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Read the full article in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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  The Workforce Development Program will start taking applications 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the City of Millen Municipal Building. The program is for adults or dislocated workers who have or are currently receiving unemployment benefits. Additional information can be obtained at the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Read the full article in next week’s edition of The Millen […]

Local students attend conservation workshop



The 48th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 7- 11 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The Workshop has graduated approximately 11,519 participants over the years and was enjoyed this year by 109 Georgia high school students including 10 students from the U.S. Virgin Islands along with two chaperones. Students came from throughout Georgia and attended the […]

Local students graduate Georgia Southern



More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating class at Spring Commencement May 9. Local students receiving their diplomas were: Brittany Thomas, bachelor of science in Biology majoring in Biology; Haley Lindsey, master of education majoring in Counselor Education; Geoffrey- James Daniel, bachelor of science in Kinesiology […]