Grand Jury indicts Perkins man on murder charges

Justin Wade Farmer, 30, of Perkins was indicted by a Jenkins County Grand Jury earlier this month on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault. The charges stem from an April 17th incident in which Christopher Mc- Cloud, 26, of Millen died. Officers of the Millen Police Department were dispatched to Sunset Inn, 637 Hwy. 25 North, in […]

A review of 2017

As the year 2017 ends, we look back and review some of the major highlights. The Millen/Jenkins County airport gets Automated Weather Observing System with the revenue for purchasing it coming from unused Federal and State funds. Elizabeth Landing begins 6th term as Clerk of Court. Martin Luther King Jr. annual parade and celebrations are held. Newly elected Judge Michael […]

Art Johnson retiring as Main Street Millen Manager

The word “retirement” is a word with which Art Johnson is not familiar. She knows the meaning, but just can’t seem to practice the principle. Art will “retire” December 31st as Manager of Main Street Millen (MSM) after 16 years of service with the non-profit organization. However, this is not the first time Art has “retired.” Her first experience with […]

Joyce Hodges Hite –

Half Marathon winner!

Joyce Hodges-Hite of Millen competed in the 5th annual Thomasville Jr. Service League Red Nose Half Marathon run on Dec. 16th, placing first in her age group. Joyce completed the race with a broken arm she incurred during the New York City marathon. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Remember When –

This Date in 1988

The Millen National Fish Hatchery officially became the Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium in a ceremony held at the hatchery on Sunday afternoon. Cong. Ginn was so recognized for the role he played through the years in support of the hatchery. Lynford Cook is named Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce President. He has served as a director for […]

Library News

Looking for a great, fun New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep? Resolve to read more! From magazines to mechanical engineering, romance to rocket science, we have something for just about everyone to enjoy! We will be closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a great afterschool storytime for the kids! […]

Christmas at Pruitt Health-Bethany!

The employees at Pruitt Health-Bethany in Millen came together to help put up seven beautiful Christmas trees throughout the facility. Shown are some of those trees. Employees grouped up and picked a tree to put up and decorate. It was a lot of fun and really brought the team together. Everyone enjoyed it and all of the residents and visiting […]


Elementary School

Jenkins County Monday – Jan. 1st – Holiday. Tuesday – Jan. 2nd. – In service day. Wednesday, Jan 3rd – chicken nuggets, chips, green beans, Jello /fruit or chef salad, fajita wrap, Graham crackers, bean salad or bag lunch: Uncrustable peanut butter & jelly sandwich, cheese stick, chips. Thursday, Jan. 4th – Turkey roast, wheat roll, cream potatoes, turnip greens […]

Window to the Past!

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Christmas dinner at Pruitt Health-Bethany!

The residents at Pruitt Health-Bethany in Millen had their Christmas dinner December 19th. Several family and friends came to see the residents and spend time with them while they enjoyed oyster stew and vegetable soup with all the sides and sweets. Also, Santa was on hand to give out presents to all the residents. They all received at gift box […]