City applies for grant to clean up SOC Station



For many years the old SOC Station on Winthrope Avenue, across from the Jenkins County Courthouse, has been an eyesore in downtown Millen. The City of Millen moved a little closer to getting the site cleaned up last week with the announcement that it is applying for a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to fund the project. The City’s […]

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Jenkins waiting for H1N1 vaccine



While the public health agencies of several surrounding counties have received their first shipment of the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine, Jenkins County was not among the fortunate even though two cases of the H1N1 flu were confirmed in the county during the month of September. There have been no confirmed cases this month. A press release from the Georgia Department […]

Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 31



Millen/Jenkins County Recreation Department will be the location for the ninth annual Harvest of Fun Festival 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. In this annual event children, up to age 12, are invited to enjoy free games, activities and prizes sponsored by local merchants, civic groups and churches. Another popular part of the evening is the costume contest. Children age 12 […]

Website offers voter information



Voters across the state have a new tool with which to access sample ballots in upcoming elections, voter registration information, maps to polling places, Congressional District maps, State District maps, information on elected officials and information on how to become a registered voter. The “poll locator” is found on the website of Secretary of State Karen C. Handel at www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/ […]

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  City of Millen voters in Ward #1 will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, to cast their ballots in a General Election to name a representative on Millen City Council. Full article to appear in the Oct. 28 edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe […]

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  The public is being asked to not visit patients or employees at the Jenkins County Hospital in order to minimize the risk of exposure to the H1N1 (Swine) flu virus. Read the details in next week’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

The Road To Recovery Tour is coming to Millen Oct. 27



The Road To Recovery Tour is coming to Millen Oct. 27 An innovative effort to share information on the Recovery Act at Savannah River Site (SRS) is coming to Millen. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site’s Road To Recovery Tour will provide information on job training, employment assistance programs and information on remaining Recovery Act jobs at SRS to […]

GEMA approves mitigation plan



The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) announced recently the approval of the Jenkins County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is approved for a period of five years and focuses on developing a strategy to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to its citizens and property from natural hazards. “I would like to commend Jenkins County and all the participants who […]