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Millen woman killed in Burke County

A Millen woman was killed on a Burke County Roadway last week. Amanda Young, 51, was killed around 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle while walking on the Savannah River Parkway just north of the Jenkins County line. According to officers at the scene, the Bulloch County woman who was behind the wheel […]

City Council announces finalists for City Manager

Millen City Council moved closer to filling its position for City Manager this week as the three finalists for the position were announced. Council reviewed all applications submitted and narrowed the field to five candidates. Following interviews on Nov. 20, the candidate field was reduced to three candidates: Timothy J. Hill of Hull, Barry G. Amos of Peachtree City, and […]

Millen Better Hometown now “Main Street Millen”

The Office of Downtown Development has announced the merger of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Better Hometown and Main Street programs effective July 1. These two signature programs of downtown development have become Georgia’s Classic Main Street Program. The Main Street program has been a state-coordinated downtown development initiative since 1980 and was initially geared towards communities with populations […]

Beulah Allen celebrates 99th Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day of giving thanks and praise to God. For Beulah Allen, however, everyday is a reason for celebration. Born May 10, 1914, she will celebrate her 99th Thanksgiving Day this Thursday. The third of 12 children born to Johnny Ports and Fancy Thomas Ports of Jenkins County, Miss Beulah attributes her longevity to her faith […]

Leadership class held for Georgia (EMS) Directors

Georgia Southern University and Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services hosted a leadership class for Georgia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Directors. Topics included budget planning, budget inventory, job interviews, labor law, media, vehicle operations, ethics and morals, affordable care act, working with county commissioners, safety, community paramedics, communications, employee management, and “Dos and Don’ts on Facebook.” Directors from North and […]

Adult Learning Center grant

The Jenkins County Adult Learning Center (JCALS), a division of Southeastern Technical College (STC), received a grant from Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) as part of the Operation Round-up Program (ORP) program, sponsored by the EMC. Operation Round-up is designed to help a variety of worthwhile community and educational programs by allowing participating members of Planters EMC to roundup their […]


Monday, Dec. 2 – Spaghetti w/breadstick or turkey andcheese wrap w/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamedbroccoli, apple.Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Hamburger on bun or ham and cheesesandwich; choices: oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange,applesauce, dill pickle.Wednesday, Dec. 4 – BBQ chicken w/wheat roll or peanutbutter and jelly sandwich; choices: steamed cabbage,creamed potatoes, banana, pears.Thursday, Dec. 5 – Meat balls/rice w/garlic […]

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Road closures suspended over holiday weekend

To help the Thanksgiving and long holiday weekend travels, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes beginning at 5 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, and extending until 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. Be reminded crews may still be working, heavy equipment may remain staged in close proximity to highways and safety concerns […]