Meet 90-year-old pastor Maurice Crowder





He looks good. He says he feels good. He is still serving as pastor of a church. He is preparing new sermons every week. He just drove his car 450 miles round-trip to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born on November 22, 1926. That is a succinct description of 90-year-old Maurice Crowder. Crowder was saved as a 12-year-old […]

JCHS student to play in state golf tournament




Although this is his first year of playing golf for Jenkins County High School, Vic Mincey will represent the school in the Georgia High School Association state golf tournament to be held May 22-23 in Warner Robins. Vic, a freshman, was also the Low Medalist in the Area 2A Public Golf tournament with a score of 72. Coach Chuck Sanders […]

Durden Bank – Almost There!



The new Millen facility will be approximately 4,800 square feet with drive thru service and an ATM. It will be located at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and US Highway 25. The building was designed by Craig Buckley of James W. Buckley & Associates, Inc. of Swainsboro and will be constructed by Tippins-Polk Construction Inc. of Statesboro. Durden […]

Baccalaureate Service!



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Jenkins County School Food Service Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day



Jenkins County School Food Service (JCSFS) cafeteria staff works very hard preparing healthy meals for the students, as they adhere to strict nutritional standards. They are professionals offering service with a smile and are true heroes. On Thursday, May 4, JCSFS celebrated School Lunch Hero Day to honor their cafeteria staff. School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to show […]

DQ students of month



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EBA students of month



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Millen Garden Club



Ogeechee Peaches hosted the members of the Millen Garden Club for their May meeting. As the members arrived they were welcomed to the inviting front porch of the lovely home of Linda and Rodney Newton. Co-hostesses with Linda were Gladys Bragg and Judy Taylor who served the guests a delicious Peach/Blueberry Tart. President Veronica Cowart called the meeting to order […]

Class of 1953!



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The Chatter Box



May 2, 2017 marked the ninth anniversary of the death of Frank Edenfield, former editor/owner of The Millen News. Frank died in a boating accident in the Ogeechee River on that day. I still think of Frank often. I had worked for him for 24 years when he made the decision to sell the newspaper to current owner Roy Chalker. […]