City begins work on CCA project



Work has begun on the City of Millen’s infrastructure project for the Jenkins Correctional Center under construction by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). The project consists of construction of a new elevated water tank on Pine Avenue, extending the city’s water main from the Industrial Park on Magnolia Street to the site of the new water tank, construction of a […]

Community Easter egg hunt set for Saturday



Millen’s “Eggstravaganza”, Community Easter egg hunt, will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, on the Jenkins County Recreation Department’s baseball fields on Gray Street. There will be three age categories for the hunt: walking to 3 years; 4-7 years; and 8-10 years. Admission is free. Children will need to bring their own baskets. The event is sponsored annually by […]

Easter services to be held at Big Buckhead Church



A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Big Buckhead Baptist Church 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24. The message will be brought by the Rev. Bernie Khaw, pastor, Millen United Methodist Church. The program will also include special music presented by a group of singers from Burkeland Mennonite Church and Anna Crowe. The community is invited to attend. You […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month



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Clean up day set for April 30; volunteers needed



Looking to make Millen and Jenkins County a cleaner, greener, more livable place? Millen Better Hometown (MBHT) encourages everyone to get involved in the 2011 Great American Cleanup™ a national campaign organized by nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Local volunteers are needed Saturday, April 30, for a concerted cleanup effort in the county. MBHT volunteers will be located behind the […]

Millen News cruises Western Caribbean



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Lady Eagles Track ready for region



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagle track team competed in Swainsboro Tuesday, April 12, against Swainsboro, East Laurens and Dublin. Zandra Lake won the triple jump and the 100 hurdles and finished second in the 300 hurdles. Shenice Thompson finished second in the 100m. Amanda Harden finished third in the long jump. Crystal Daughtry finished second in the shot […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of April 1-14. Damage to Property  April 2 – Lewis Church Road  April 2 – Stacey Road  April 4 – Dickey Road Fire – Business  April 2 – Bethany Home Fire – Residential  April 12 – Highway 23 South  April 13 […]

Rotary Club gives away coloring books



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Correction



Polly Dailey was incorrectly identified in the cutline of a photo appearing in last week’s issue of The Millen News. She is the recipient of the Millen/ Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award. The Millen News regrets the error. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!