The Chatter Box



There is nothing like the electricity going off to remind us of just how dependent we have become upon it. Last Tuesday night’s storms left many residents of the county and city without current for many hours. No lights, no water, no air conditioning, no fans, no cooking, no television, no microwave, nothing – just sitting in the dark or […]

Church News



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 to hold Choir Anniversary Fountain Spring Baptist Church will hold its first choir anniversary 4 […]

Syl-View Happenings



This past week, I met a gentleman who lives in Cartersville who states he read the Syl-view Happenings. We have experienced some difficulty getting our news in on time, but we are working to establish a better contact. Thanks to The Millen News for allowing us this space. I can hardly believe it is July. It seems I had just […]

Library News



It’s summer and that means it’s busy at the library! Keep watching this space for the latest news on all the programs and activities we will be having here – there will be a lot to see this month! This Wednesday, July 7, at 11 a.m., the folks from 4-H will be stopping by and letting us know about their […]

Datebook



Georgia High School Graduation Test review scheduled Ruth Hearn, guidance counselor at Jenkins County High School (JCHS), has announced the dates for the review sessions for the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT). All juniors who failed a portion of the tests are encouraged to return for the review, as well as any former student who needs to re-test for […]

Political Cartoon



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Stormy Weather



Thunderstorms dumped over six inches of rain in the City of Millen last Tuesday, flooding numerous streets. Accompanying wind also brought down this giant oak tree on Masonic Street, above, blocking traffic and narrowly missing a nearby home. Right, this shed in the backyard of a residence on Woodbine Avenue was demolished by a fallen tree. (Staff photos by Deborah […]

BOE chairman, member face opposition



Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Carroll Gay is facing opposition in his bid to serve a fifth term representing District #5. Qualifying as a Non-Partisan candidate in the November General Election ended noon Friday with former Jenkins County School Superintendent Danny Bennett and former Jenkins County school system educator Christine Stripling seeking to unseat Gay. Gay was first […]

City receives grant for cleanup



Cleaning up the old SOC station property on Winthrope Avenue may soon become a reality. The City of Millen recently received word that it has been awarded a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Cleanup Grant to be used for that purpose. The city’s share of the cost, which may be labor, material and services, will be 20 percent or $40,000. […]

Body of Millen World War II serviceman found



The body of a Millen serviceman missing in action in World War II has been identified and recovered. The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (Public Affairs), Washington, D.C., reported July 1 that the remains of 1st Lt. Robert M. Anderson of Millen, along with six other servicemen, were discovered 31 miles northwest of Myitkyina, Burma. The men were aboard […]