Scenes from MLK Jr. Day parade

A highlight of local Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities was a parade through downtown Millen. Numerous other activities were held throughout the prior week to commemorate the birthday of Dr. King. See additional photos on page 6. ( Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now! Username […]

Kountry Kitchen Cooking

Salads are a favorite of any true Southerner and these are sure to please Macaroni Salad 1 lb. uncooked elbow macaroni 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped 4 c. real mayonnaise 3 T. prepared yellow mustard ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. onion powder Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a […]

Teen dies in shooting incident

A Wednesday, Jan. 12, shooting incident at the Subway restaurant in Millen has resulted in the death of a teenager. Millen Police Department officers and Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at Subway last Wednesday night and discovered that the victim, Brandon McKenzie, 18, of Buttermilk Road, Sylvania had been taken from the scene to the […]

Commission upholds ambulance charges

Citizens using the county ambulances will have to pay for the service. The decision to uphold the charges for ambulance services was made during a December meeting of the group. In response to a patient’s request that his bill be reduced by one-half, the commissioners agreed that the patient should pay what he can. Then, the group approved a motion […]

BOE names chair, vice chair

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) started 2011 with three new members and a new chairman and vice-chairman. During the regular Jan. 13 meeting of the Jenkins County Commission, Danny Bennett was named chairman, and Freddie Brinson was named vice-chairman. New BOE members attending their first meeting were Bennett, Mike Reese and Mary Young. Incumbent members are Roy Cook […]

Local club owners arrested

The operator of a local club, two bartenders and a disc jockey are all facing charges in connection with a Saturday, Jan. 15, raid by law enforcement. Early Saturday morning agents and deputies with the Georgia Department of Revenue, Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Department of Natural Resources executed a search warrant at Club Underground, U. S. Highway 25 […]

Winter weather impacts blood collections

The American Red Cross reports that inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10 and 11, has resulted in more than 1,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to blood donation center closures, cancelled blood drives and the inability of donors to attend blood drives. The American Red Cross is urging all donors to donate […]

Keller named to honor organization

Jason Keller of Millen has recently been recognized as a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at Georgia Southern University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment. You must be […]

Fulford speaks at Rotary

Kristen Fulford, constituent outreach director for Congressman John Barrow, presented the Millen Rotary Club program on Jan. 12. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!


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