Three repeat winners take Super Eagle Day honors

Three repeat winners took the 2011 Super Eagle Day top prizes. Mark Brannen and Catherine Hall won the Super Eagle Day 5K while Brad Amerson and Nicole Wheeler won the 1 Mile Fun Run, but breast cancer awareness and research was the biggest winner. Mark Brannen (15) of Millen and Catherine Hall ( 10) of Guyton were the overall winners […]

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Wednesday, March 9  A Birdsville Road resident reported the theft of a Cobra Model 29 LTD CB radio from his tractor trailer during the night. Saturday, March 12  Marquita Dilene Edmond of 416 Masonic Street was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol-first offense and endangering a […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of March 11 – March 17. Theft by Taking  March 16 – Hwy. 23 North  March 16 – Academy Drive Motor Vehicle Accident W/ Injuries  March 13 – Perkins Road Prowler – Residence  March 17 – Gayle Drive Peeping Tom  March 17 […]

All Region Basketball

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Millen News goes to Dallas

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Winners of school pageant crowned

Saturday, March 5, the Jenkins County High School ( JCHS) Gymnatorium was buzzing with excitement as it slowly filled with observers and competitors for the annual Miss Jenkins County Schools Pageant. The pageants were divided into three categories: Miss Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES), Miss Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) and Miss JCHS. The emcees for the evening were Dr. […]

‘Gathering for Christ’ set for March 26

“A Gathering for Christ” event will be held this Saturday, March 26, at the Millen Community House, Millen United Methodist Church (U.M.C.) and area surrounding the facilities. Activities kick-off at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. Organizers state that the event “is an opportunity for the bride of Christ to come together to rejoice and proclaim Jesus Christ […]

City, county population declines

Data gathered by the 2010 Census reveals that both Jenkins County and the City of Millen have declined in population over the past 10 years. According to the data released, the City of Millen has lost 372 citizens since the 2000 Census, representing a 10.65 percent decline in population. The county was reported to have a population of 8,340 citizens […]


An advertisement for pest control for the Jenkins County Board of Education appearing in last week’s issue of The Millen News had several errors in the ad copy that were made by the newspaper. The Millen News regrets the errors. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Cleanup Day at Millen Cemetery

Friends of the Millen Cemetery are encouraged to participate in Cleanup Day 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 2. Bring clippers, rakes, trash bags, a friend and yourself. There is much to do since the recent winds and ice storm. It is the intent of Friends to keep the cemetery beautiful. Recently oak trees have been planted to replace dead […]