The Chatter Box



I would like to give you an update on Adam Lanier who was wounded in Afghanistan on July 4, as reported by his mother, Elaine Lanier. Adam continues to improve and is now in Germany, as of Monday morning. The hearing has returned in his left ear although the right one continues to present problems. He continues to have some […]

Church News



Deep Creek holds note burning ceremony Members of Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church held a note burning ceremony during their morning worship service Sunday, July 11, for their new social hall. The note was paid off by the church in May. From left, are, first row: trustees Mike Head, Randall Brown, Benjamin Allen and Leonard Oglesby; and second row: […]

Cotton Ave. Flea market gets nod from council

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor

Vendors desiring to sell “flea market” items will soon have a prime location to do so – The Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue. Millen City Council approved during its June meeting a request from Millen Better Hometown to allow the group to organize a flea market at the park that would only be open Friday afternoons. In connection with […]

Jenkins Co. grand jury indicts 10



A Jenkins County Grand Jury met last month and handed down the following indictments and accusations: • Ashley Nicole Ball, two cases of aggravated battery. • Walter Faye Parrish, forgery first degree. • Kendra Linette Fryson, burglary and criminal damage to property in the second degree. • Kevin Mercellous Brayboy, theft by receiving stolen firearm, possession or transfer of firearm […]

Teachers of the Year named

Cobb, Broxton, Wade honored

The Jenkins County school system has three new celebrities. The system recently named its Teachers of the Year as follows: Melissa Cobb, Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES); Monica Broxton, Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS); and Col. (Ret) Kenneth Wade, Jenkins County High School (JCHS). Ms. Cobb has been employed by the local school system for four years, teaching first grade […]

Possible archeological find at Magnolia Springs



Since its acquisition by the State of Georgia in 1939, Magnolia Springs State Park has proven to be a valuable tourists’ attraction for Jenkins County, largely due to the fact that the site was home to Confederate prison Fort Lawton during the Civil War. The historical significance of the park, along with its tourists’ appeal, may soon increase dramatically as […]

Letters policy



Letters to the editor of The Millen News are welcomed and encouraged. These are pages of opinions, yours and ours. The unsigned editorials generally appearing on the left side of the editorial page represent the opinion of the newspaper and not that of any one person on our staff. Personal columns represent the opinions of the writers whose names appear […]

Letter to the Editor



Dear Editor: I cannot remember a time when an incident such as the activity by the Federal government at the Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery has generated as much interest and curiosity among the citizens of Jenkins County. A vinyl-coated chain link fence has been constructed around a portion of the hatchery property enclosing an area of about 10-12 acres. […]

Card of Thanks



The family of Thom Driver would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the many acts of kindness shown to Thom and to us during his yearlong illness and death. Jimmie Driver, Ace and Suzanne Driver and Walter and Gail Voyles You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Raymond Gene Sapp, 75, died July 17



Mr. Raymond Gene Sapp Sr., 75, of Perkins, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Burke Medical Center. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Habersham United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Sapp was born in Jenkins County. He was a retired farmer and general store owner and was a member of […]