Cards of Thanks



Thank You I want to let everyone know our prayers were heard, of course, no doubt. I am so blessed. The right brain aneurism was coiled and I had a very mild stroke on my left side. I truly believe that without your prayers, it would have been so much worse. One side done, one to go! What a great […]

The Chatter Box



Congratulations to Sylvia Zellner on winning a blue ribbon at the Ogeechee Kiwanis Fair in Statesboro for her illustrations in the “Potato Bug Race”, a children’s book written by Statesboro author Verdery Boyd Kennedy. “Miss Sylvia” also creates personal greeting cards using colored pencils and Scherenschnitte, German paper cutting. I always enjoy hearing about the achievements of our local citizens. […]

Wade Parker

ARMADILLO MANAGEMENT

It seems that armadillos are making their presence known in Jenkins County once again! I visited a yard the other day that was 50 percent or better destroyed. Armadillos have the potential to ruin flowerbeds, lawns and gardens. The armadillo has been in the United States for years, to be exact since 1850 when they traveled from Texas to Mexico. […]

Library News



“The Civil War” is coming to an end! Make sure to come in at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 to hear our special guest speaker, Dr. Alan Downs, talk about the effects of the Civil War and how it affects us still today. Dr. Downs is an engaging speaker and an expert in the Civil War. We will not be […]

Political Cartoon



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Retired Educators to meet Nov. 18



The Jenkins County Retired Educators will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Jenkins County Board of Education building. Following the meeting, members will be treated to the traditional Thanksgiving meal in the Jenkins County High School lunchroom. Meeting agenda and further information will be in next week’s Millen News. Millen Optimist to honor youth Join the Millen Optimists […]

Manna Truck arrives



It was not “manna from heaven”, but it was well received and greatly appreciated by those who came last Thursday to the parking lot of Millen Baptist Church to receive boxes of food from the Manna Truck. Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company (QNBT), in partnership with the Golden Harvest Food Bank, sponsored the event. “Queensborough has partnered with Golden […]

Bennett, Reese win BOE seats



The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) will have two new members in January. Danny Bennett, District #5, and Mike Reese, District #2, unseated incumbent BOE members in last Tuesday’s General Primary Election. In District #5, Bennett polled 317 votes; incumbent Carroll Gay, 73; and Christine Reese Stripling, 146. Mr. Gay was first elected to the BOE in 1994 and […]

Cross Country run to be held Saturday



The 13th annual Cross Country 4.8 Mile run will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at Magnolia Springs State Park. At 9 a.m., as tradition dictates, members of the Buckhead- Camp Lawton Brigade 2102, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will fire gunpowder rifles starting the race in front of the site of Fort Lawton. Runners, joggers and walkers will traverse the park’s […]

JROTC Raiders win second State Championship



The Jenkins County High School JROTC Mixed (Co-Ed) Raider Team repeated as State Champions (back to back) ruling the day on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder. In last year’s performance the team won only one first place event, two third place events, one fifth and one sixth, and were totally surprised when their name was […]