The Chatter Box

I always enjoy hearing from former Jenkins County and Millen residents who stay in touch through The Millen News, and I was especially glad to hear from Slade Burke. Slade is the son of Lynn Burke and the late Herbert Burke. Many of you will recall that Lynn was a longtime employee of The Millen News. And I remember well […]

Sandhill Baptist to hold programs

Sandhill Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly July 8 and July 9. The church’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. July 11. All services will be held at Welcome Baptist Church, Jeanette Drive, Millen. Fountain Spring Baptist Church Choir Anniversary Fountain Spring Baptist Church will hold its first choir anniversary 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11. The […]

Don Lively


I’ve never claimed to have a lot of class when it comes to classy dining. The Southern cuisine that I grew up enjoying did not call for much elegance or grace, as long as THE grace was said over it before the eating commenced. I don’t know where the term “comfort food” started but I know where it should have […]

Syl-view Happenings

The weeks and even the years seem to roll by so swiftly. I celebrated another birthday, and the staff and community gave me gifts and congratulations. I celebrated the 27th anniversary of Toni Ellison on the Syl-View staff. We had residents to be buried this last week, and we will miss each one. Everyone touches our hearts and lives in […]

Patriotic Celebration slated for July 3

Jenkins County’s Patriotic Celebration, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, is set for Saturday, July 3, at the Jenkins County Recreation complex. The celebration includes patriotic tribute, special recognition of Jenkins County Veterans, fire works display and patriotic music performances by local talent. Veterans are asked to gather at the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be […]

Political Cartoon

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City to crack down on code violations

The City of Millen is giving notice to city residents – clean up your properties, remove junk vehicles and appliances and pen up your animals – or face the consequences, which could be a citation and an appearance in City Municipal Court. “We have already begun a concentrated effort to enforce all city codes,” said City Manager Lamar Faircloth. “If […]

BOE adopts budget with no tax increase

During a called meeting held June 17 the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a tentative budget for the 2010- 2011 school year with no tax increase to local property owners. The $10,165,000 budget approved was approximately $2,101,000 less than the previous year’s budget and included $2,695,363 in local taxes. Jenkins County School Superintendent Melissa Williams called attention to […]

Rev. Bernie Khaw is new pastor of M.U.M.C.

The Rev. Bernie Khaw took over the reins of the pastoral leadership of the Millen United Methodist Church (M.U.M.C.) Sunday, June 20. After a ceremonial transfer of leadership to Rev. Khaw, he led an inspiring Father’s Day service. Rev. Khaw and his wife Ruth come to Millen from Baxley where he served both the Melton’s Chapel and Zoar Methodist Churches […]

Summer lunch

Students participating in the Jenkins County School Food Service’s summer lunch program are shown enjoying their meals at the Cotton Market on Cotton Avenue. Despite record heat last week, turn out for the program was good. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!