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City to receive funds from King America ruling

The City of Millen will receive $158,609 from King America Finishing, the result of an EPD consent order stemming from a massive fish kill on the Ogeechee River in May 2011 that was linked to discharge from the company. The funds will be used for improvements at the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which discharges into Buckhead Creek and ultimately, the […]


Jenkins County students return to school this Friday, Aug. 1, for the 2014-2015 school year! Look inside this issue of The Millen News for Bus Routes, Varsity Football Schedule, School Staff Listing and School Calendar. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Quality of Life Local leaders create Quality of Life Fund

A new initiative is being planned with the goals of economic development for Millen and Jenkins County and improving the quality of life for local citizens. The Jenkins County Quality of Life Fund is currently being organized by the Jenkins County Development Authority, Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, city and county governments, and the Jenkins County Board of Education. The […]

Millen’s Major Slade Burke

takes command of the 48 Logistics Readiness Squadron

The 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron reins of control transferred during a change of command ceremony, June 26, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. Lt. Col. Jarod Blecher, the 48 LRS commander for the past two years, surrendered his command to Maj. Slade Burke. “Maj. Burke needs no introduction,” said Col. Marc Vandeveer, 48th Mission Support Group commander, during the ceremony. “He has […]

Voter turn out low for Runoff Election

Only 8.25% of Jenkins County’s 4,424 registered voters went to the polls July 22 to cast their ballots in the state’s Primary Election Runoff, with only 365 votes being cast. On the Republican ballot, the races for U.S. Senate and State School Superintendent were decided. For U.S. Senate seat, local voters chose J.H. Kingston over David A. Perdue by a […]

Sales tax holiday – Aug. 1-2

Georgia’s first Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend, Aug. 1-2. During this time certain items are exempt from local and state sales tax. Items exempt will include: clothing and footwear, with a sales price of $100 or less per item; single purchase, with a sales price of $1,000 or less, of personal computers and personal computer-related accessories; and […]

Barrow: Get Rid of Congressional Health Insurance Subsidy

U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) is leading an effort in the House of Representatives with Congressman Dan Maffei (NY-24) to eliminate the health insurance subsidy available to members of Congress. Congressman Barrow refuses the subsidy and does not take a taxpayer contribution to his health insurance. “Folks are fed up with Congress getting special treatment,” said Congressman Barrow. “I already […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 18-24

Roberto Caraballo – July 20.Santamaria Pablo Rodriguez – Speeding, No Driver’s License, Unlawful Use of LicensePlates; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; July 21.Jackson Richard Sharpe – Hold for Investigations, Possession of a Firearm by a ConvictedFelon, Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession and Use of Drug Related Object, Theft byReceiving Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine, DUI-Less Than Safe-Drugs,License Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Maintain […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 18-24. Theft by Taking – Forest Lane, July 19; Hwy. 25 South, July 24.Simple Battery – Industrial Park; July 18.Hit and Run – Old Perkins Road, July 18.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 17 South; July 19.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/ No […]