City receives grant for Visitors Center

It has been “in the works” for years and will soon become a reality. The City of Millen announced last week that it is the recipient of a $667,477 federal grant that will be used to construct a Scenic Bi-way Visitor’s Center on the site of the old SOC Station on Winthrope Avenue. Terms of the grant require that the […]

Local teacher jailed in Burke County

A Jenkins County High School special education teacher is being held in the Burke County Jail after failing a drug test. Kimberly Norris pled guilty in Burke County State Court on July 31 to a DUI multiple substances charge, possession of marijuana and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. She was sentenced to probation; to participate in a DUI/Drug program; […]

City Council called meeting

City voters to decide Sunday alcohol sales

City voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not the sale of beer and wine may take place on Sundays within the city limits of Millen. During a called meeting held July 31, Millen City Council approved an ordinance that will put the question before city voters on the November General Election ballot. City Attorney Hubert Reeves III […]

New ambulance

Henry Young, Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services Director, is shown with the department’s new ambulance. The ambulance cost $119,957. Most of the funding was provided through a $72,254 grant and $11,000 from the sale of the department’s old ambulance. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Local woman’s relative is recognized for U.S. Navy Service.

Senior Chief Shawn A. Gibbons, son-in-law of Yvonne China Ferguson of Millen, was recently recognized by the U.S. Navy for his dedicated service to his country. An article outlining his numerous military history and accomplishments appeared in a military newsletter as follows. “Senior Chief Shawn A. Gibbons was born in McKeesport, PA and graduated from Robert W. Groves High School […]

Rotary – Teachers of the year

Rob Gray, Jenkins County High School Principal, described his leadership philosophy to the Millen Rotary Club at its Aug. 15 meeting. Jenkins County Teachers of the Year spoke to the Millen Rotary Club at its Aug. 8 meeting. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Edenfield Building gets a facelift

One of the city’s historic treasures is currently undergoing a facelift, thanks to its owner, Harold Moore. The Edenfield Building located on the east end of Cotton Avenue, is among the buildings built by John M. Edenfield, one of the county’s earliest builders. It is his last known remaining building on Cotton Avenue and was built around 1900. Mr. Moore […]

City to get new radio system

The City of Millen will soon get a new communications system. During a recent meeting, Council approved the purchase of a new UHF system in participating with the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners and Jenkins County E-911. The city’s cost will be $88,485.84 and will be financed through a 5-year bank note with at least $20,000 paid down. Mayor King […]

Resistant Pigweed update

Last week, I made several routine farm visits. These visits included fertility, weeds, insects, and disease recommendations on the various crops in our county. This past Friday afternoon, it dawned on me that the majority of my visits concerned control of pigweed (Palmer Amaranth). I would like to give a brief update on where we were with resistant pigweed and […]


Those traveling Winthrope Avenue and Masonic Street, shown, in the City of Millen may encounter short traffic stops due to roadwork being done by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Motorists are encouraged to drive slowly and carefully along the construction route. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe […]