New administrator at Jenkins County Medical Center




The local hospital has a new name and a new man in charge. Earl S. Whiteley, FACHE, is the new Interim Administrator at the Jenkins County Medical Center. The hospital was recently purchased by GA Medical Holdings, Corp., a Florida based company. Mr. Whiteley is no stranger to healthcare. He has been managing hospitals and consulting for over 47 years […]

Open House

Aug. 2nd and Aug. 3rd

The Jenkins County School System invites parents to attend Open House for local schools on Aug. 2nd and Aug. 3rd. Open House for Jenkins County High/ Middle School will be held 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2nd. Open House for Jenkins County Elementary School will be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3rd. The first day of school for students is Friday, […]

Three Millen polling locations consolidated




Three polling places located within the city limits of Millen are being consolidated into one. The polling places affected are the Jenkins County Elementary School, Jenkins County Courthouse and Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. Electors who previously cast their election ballots at the Jenkins County Elementary School and Jenkins County Courthouse will now vote at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens […]

Overland cyclists land in Millen again



Two sets of Overland cyclists making their way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean have passed through Jenkins County this summer, marking more than 20 sets in the ten years since the first group came through in 2007. These two groups of 14 young people per set included students from several of the northeastern states plus California, Washington […]

The Millen News goes to Washington D.C.!



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Library News



The Summer Reading Program is officially over until next year, but you can still bring in your child’s reading logs and pick up their prizes until Tuesday, August 1. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading Program – from the kids, teens and adults who read hundreds upon hundreds of hours to the parents, grandparents, and other […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 10 – July 17

Richard Samuel Odum – Disorderly Conduct; Sheriff’s Office.Warren Daniel Odum – Driving While License Suspended, DUI Refusal, Obstruction of Officer-Misdemeanor and Speeding;Sheriff’s OfficeAbdil Laahi Ahmed Ysuf – Hold; Sheriff’s Office.Antonio M. Bush – Hold for Investigation; Sheriff’s Office.Charles Edward Gaskin – Manufacture/Deliver/Distribute/Sell/Possession w/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance; Sheriff’sOffice.Dominique Sanchez Menchaca – Failure to Maintain Lane/Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Obey […]

Jenkins County Recreation Department – GRPA District 1 Class Tournament



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The Chatter Box



I have made it back into the office this week, although I am still moving kind of slow following knee surgery. Still, it is good to get back into the routine of things. The office is open 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, I do have to step out occasionally to take a photo or work […]

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

If you’re part of the 51% of the population (women), you may not like what I’ve written here. But I can only write about ya’ll from the 49% (men) perspective, since that’s what I’ve been for, well, a long time. And my forty-seven years of marriage gives me a pretty good additional platform to gauge you women by. There have […]