City Manager H. Lamar Faircloth to retire

Since July 2008, Lamar Faircloth has served as City Manager for the City of Millen. At the end of the year, however, that will change. Mr. Faircloth recently announced his retirement as of Dec. 31 and submitted his resignation. Mr. Faircloth, a former division manager for the Department of Veteran Services, came to Millen prepared to work and has done […]

Fries Frozen Foods celebrates 65 years

Fries Frozen Foods is celebrating 65 years of business this year. However, its origin is rooted even deeper in the community than the years depict, said owner Bobby Fries. In fact, the family owned slaughterhouse can be traced back four generations. “My great-grandfather used to travel by mule and wagon to area farms to butcher cows and hogs on the […]

DOT suspends lane closures for Labor Day week-end

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) announces all construction and maintenance related lane closures in East Central Georgia will be suspended for the long Labor Day weekend. No scheduled closures are allowed beginning at noon, Friday, Aug. 30, and extending through 5 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3. Georgia DOT reminds travelers to exercise caution nonetheless as heavy holiday traffic is expected […]

Millen Downtown Development Authority

The Millen Downtown Development Authority (Millen DDA) is all about downtown improvement; downtown reflects the economic health of the community and the local quality of life. Downtown is the focal point of city life; downtown businesses provide jobs and contribute to the tax base. DDA’s are the most common type of downtown improvement organization. The Millen DDA was activated by […]


Monday, Sept. 2 – holiday Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Salisbury steak, brown and serve roll or ham and cheese slider; choices: creamed potatoes, steamed broccoli, orange and applesauce. Wednesday, Sept 4 – fish strips, hush puppy or corn dog nuggets; choices: oven fries, baked beans, cole slaw, banana and sliced peaches. Thursday, Sept. 5 – pizza or chicken salad, saltines, […]

Medication Drop Box

Historically, in an effort to prevent unused medications from entering the local water supply, VFW Post 2776 initiated a “turn in” of old meds. Meds were given to the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department and transported to the disposal unit in Sylvania. Although somewhat successful, there was one glaring problem. The “turn in” dates established by the VFW were not always […]

Jenkins Correctional Center receives ACA certification

The Jenkins Correctional Center was recently recognized by the 143rd Congress of Corrections for achieving 100% on its initial American Correctional Associations (ACA) audit. Warden Ralph Kemp and Quality Assurance Manager Chris Hobbs attended the convention held in National Harbor, Maryland Aug. 9-14, representing the facility during the ACA Commissioners panel hearing and receiving the ACA certification certificate. When the […]

Spartan Scamper

Four Jenkins Countians were among winners in the first ever Edmund Burke Academy Alumni Association Scamper 5K walk/run. Laurie Felix captured first place in the Women’s Division, 20-49, and was the Overall Female Winner. Shelby Williams took third place and Erin Brinson fifth place in the Women’s Division, 20-49. Ray Miller claimed first place in the Superior Division, 50 and […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Aug. 15-22. Theft by Taking – East Winthrope Avenue, Aug. 21; North Masonic Street, Aug. 22. Simple Battery – Highway 121, Aug. 15; Old Louisville Road, Aug. 15. Identity Theft – Walk-in, Aug. 16. Hit and Run – Highway 17 North, Aug. 17. Domestic/Family Disturbance – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Aug. 15-22. John Henry Stephens – theft by taking, Millen PoliceDepartment, Aug. 15.Jeffery Martin Vaughn – hold for court, Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office, Aug. 15.Chiquita Denise Young – hold for court, Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office, Aug. 15.Shannon Childs – aggravated battery, possession ofcocaine, possession of a drug related object, publicdrunkenness and disorderly conduct, Millen PoliceDepartment, Aug. 16.Brandon […]