Herndon Bridge project is moving forward




The Jenkins County Commissioners continue to move forward with the Herndon Bridge project. Five parcels of land needed for the project were condemned by the commissioners during a recent meeting. The bridges were closed by the Department of Transportation ( DOT) in March 2011 due to safety concerns and the commissioners have been working with the DOT since that time […]

Business Open House set for Nov. 22



Jingle bells, jingle bells, the Christmas season is underway! The annual Business Open House, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, will be held 6-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 22. During this time, several local businesses will be featuring special offers. Those participating are: Cliett’s Confectionary – offering a discount on early holiday orders and samples; The Charm Barn […]

Georgia Academy

Local leaders complete Development training

Jerry Messex and Mandy Underwood of Jenkins County were among recent graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development’s 2013 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. The Academy provided […]

Just “biking around”




Fresh out of college, Dgenna Ulrich, 23, of Richmond, Indiana, is living his dream – before he has to get a job and go to work. Degenna, who holds a Philosophy and Peace Studies degree, has been on the road with his bicycle since middle August. The road trip began in Ohio and has taken him through Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., […]

Erin Drake



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JCES students meet STC and construction reps



The Red Ribbon Week parade at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) hosted several guests who have become fixtures in and around Millen of late: Robins & Morton, Build Your Future (BYF) and Southeastern Technical College (STC). Representatives from each of the groups had the chance to speak with the children during the Oct. 28 parade held at the school. The […]

Millen Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2776



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Christmas Decorations Contest to take place Dec. 9



Garden Council The Millen Garden Council met Nov. 9 at the Education Building located behind Optim Medical Center-Jenkins. Garden Club President, Judy Taylor, led representatives from Millen, Greenthumb and Magnolia clubs in a business session after Lynne Hillis read minutes of the last meeting. The main order of business consisted of the Christmas Decorations Contest to be held in Millen […]

Modern Woodmen



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