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TSPLOST began Jan. 1




Beginning Jan. 1, residents in Region 7 of the Central Savannah River (CSR) Regional Commission, to which Jenkins County belongs, began paying an additional one cent in sales tax. The Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TPLOST), approved in the July 31 referendum, went into effect the first of the year, raising Jenkins County’s sales tax to 8 percent. […]

A look back at the Highlights of 2012




A look back at the headlines of 2012 Roland Stubbs Jr. is named Interim County Administrator by the Jenkins County Commissioners. New golf cart law goes into effect. City adopts Golf Cart Ordinance. Hiring continues for Jenkins Correctional Center, scheduled to open in March. The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jenkins County Emergency […]

Sunday alcohol sales in city began Jan 1




The sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits of Millen began Jan. 1. City voters approved a referendum on the matter in the November General Election by a vote of 381 to 338. The request was first brought to Millen City Council in March 2012 by local business owners Dale Wiggins and Mark Schwonke after the General Assembly passed […]

Commissioners discuss Annex project




Repairs and cleaning of the county’s recently acquired Annex Building were recently approved during a meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. County Administrator Grady Saxon presented quotes for cleaning the carpet and tile at the building. Frank Getzinger of Waynesboro was the low bidder at $940; with Emanuel Janitorial bidding $1,566.60 and Stanley Steamer, $2,097.14. The commissioners approved the low […]

Bethany Nursing Home Celebrates



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Plans finalized for MLK Jr. celebration



The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Commission Board has met and finalized plans for all events to take place in Millen and Jenkins County in celebration of MLK Jr. Day. This year’s theme will be “Team Work Make the Dream Work.” The kick-off event will be held at the Unity Worship service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Nannie E. […]

American Legion Presents 2013 Fundraiser Award



The American Legion, Michael R. Waters Post 188 presented its 2013 fundraiser award to Angela Joiner during a ceremony held at the City of Millen Municipal Building. Shown, from left, are Bill Matthews, Executive Committee Chairman; City Manager Lamar Faircloth, Past Commander; Ms. Angela Joiner; Harold H. Moore, Post Commander; and Edwin Arita, Post Adj. (Photo contributed) You must be […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents for the time period through Dec. 23. Officers responded to 12 escorts; 4 domestic incidents; 5 alarms and 21 neighborhood complaints. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

The Chatter Box



Today is Thursday, but it seems like Monday. That is what happens when I take a few days off. And trust me – one Monday in a week is more than enough! It is always better for those in the newspaper business when Christmas and New Year’s Day falls at the end of the week, rather than the beginning. But, […]