DOT approves city’s streetscape project

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the City of Millen’s “streetscape project” for improvements to several streets in downtown Millen. The project will be funded with a $1 million Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant awarded the city in 2011 by the DOT. Under terms of the grant, the city is required to provide 20 percent in matching funds, which […]

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Main Street Millen celebrates Small Business Saturday®

Small Business Saturday is being observed nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 28. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping […]

All in the family – Dr. Deborah Y. Makerson and son, Dr. Reginald L. Makerson

Dr. Reginald Makerson has always been interested in business. So, pursing a business degree seemed a logical choice after high school graduation. While attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Reginald realized there was something else that also interested him, the dentistry career of his mother, Dr. Deborah Makerson. “I have always been business oriented. But the idea of helping people also […]

JCMS/JCHS announces Soaring Eagles program

Jenkins County Middle/High School (JCMS/JCHS) is pleased to announce JCMS/JCHS Soaring Eagles, a new incentive program for students. Students who meet the following criteria each nine weeks will be rewarded for their efforts by participating in a recognition ceremony and their names will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Students must have: Perfect Attendance, must make Principal’s Honor Roll, […]


Nov. 14 Sat. Bryan Co. (Scrimmage) Away 5:00Nov. 18 Wed. Wheeler Co. Away 6:00Nov. 28 Sat. Burke Co. Away 5:00Dec. 1 Tue. Screven Co. Home 6:00Dec. 8 Tue. Woodville-Tompkins* Away 6:00Dec. 11 Fri. Claxton* Home 6:00Dec. 12 Sat. Montgomery Co. Away 6:00Dec. 15 Tue. Savannah Christian* Home 4:00Dec. 18 Fri. ECI Away 6:00Dec. 19 Sat. Screven Co. Away 6:00Dec. 26 […]

JCHS cheerleaders sponsor “Breakfast with Santa”

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) cheerleaders would like to invite all children to their “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser, Saturday Dec. 5th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the JCHS cafeteria. Children will have breakfast, play games, make a craft and visit with Santa. Santa will be available for you to take pictures. Children must be […]

Remember When

This Day in 1950

Millen Merchants Association announces that Santa Claus will arrive by plane for a parade and the lighting of Christmas decorations in downtown Millen. Many stores will have their Christmas wares on display and at reduced prices. The event promises to be the largest Christmas celebration held in the community in recent years. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke take over the […]

Native of Millen makes history

Shelia La Cue Humphrey, ph the daughter of MMrs. Annie J. La Cue anand the late Mr. Leodis La Cue, Sr. of Millen wawas recently named the fififififififififififirrst female Chair of the BoBoard of Directors of the 66 year-old Centers for DiDisease Control (CDC) FeFederal Credit Union. The crcredit union, overseen by ththe nine member board ththat Shelia leads, serves […]

Two local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year, […]