Winners announced in photo contest




Millen/Jenkins County joined 112 other Georgia counties in being designated as Camera Ready earlier this year. The Camera Ready program encourages communities to promote themselves to potential film production companies and studios. The local economic impact from productions can be significant, including hiring of local residents, hotel stays and purchases of goods and services. A photo contest was sponsored May […]

Voters will cast their ballots in the General Primary/Non-Partisan Election




Voters across the state and nation will go to the polls Tuesday, July 31, and cast their ballots in the General Primary/Non-Partisan Election. On the local level, contested races on the Democratic ballot are: Jenkins County Sheriff – incumbent Robert Oglesby and Howard Young; Jenkins County Tax Commissioner – incumbent Brenda Blackburn Mathern and Sherril Bradham Jones; Jenkins County Commissioner […]

Herndon Bridge project update




A Johnson Road resident at Herndon recently received the following letter from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), dated June 21, with regard to replacement of the Ogeechee River bridges at Herndon. The resident requested that The Millen News publish the information to update citizens on the project. “Thank you for inquiring about the Bridge Replacement project at CR 191 […]

Pizza Hut is coming to Millen




Paula Herrington, executive director, Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority, has announced that Pizza Hut will soon open a restaurant in the City of Millen. The restaurant will be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 25 and Hwy. 17 and will feature take-out orders only. Dinein services may be added at a later date. “The new Millen […]

JenCo is Millen recycle center



Have you been throwing your newspapers, shredded paper, magazines, cardboard or cans away or do they just collect at your office? Please consider saving them for JenCo Indsutries. JenCo Industries is your local recycling center. The facility is located at 1202 Old Sylvania Road, Millen. The facility recycles newspapers, shredded paper, magazines, cardboard and aluminum cans. Drop off locations are […]

Bogged down



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A grand trip

The Millen News goes to the Grand Canyon!

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Eagles go to camp in S.C.



While most kids are fishing, playing video games and relaxing drinking soda; the Jenkins County High School football team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. On Monday July 11 the eagles departed Millen for Clinton, S.C. to attend football Camp at Presbyterian College. “This experience was great for our team. We had an opportunity to get away […]

Bethany residents vote



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Library News



We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Programs, from the performers and presenters who worked so hard to make our events great to the folks who came to our programs, and of course all of our summer readers! It was a lot of fun, and we look forward to doing it again next year! Summer […]