Main Street Millen receives national recognition

Main Street Millen has been designated as an affiliate of Main Street America Program by the National Main Street Center. Each year the National Main Street and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of nationally recognized Main Street America affiliate programs in recognition of their commitment to achieving meaningful improvements in downtown and commercial districts across the country using […]

City homeowners benefit from CHIP grant

Several homeowners in the City of Millen have made improvements to their homes through the Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant received by the City of Millen. The grant is administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. So far, improvements have been made to three homes in the City with work having begun on a fourth home. Improvements have […]

Winners in 5K BBQ Boogie announced

The first annual 5K BBQ Boogie road race was held Saturday, May 5th, with runners assembling at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The event was sponsored by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Overall female winner was Carlee James with a time of 20:44.7. The overall men’s winner was Chad Waters with a time of 22:16.3 Other female winners were: 10 […]

Annual JCHS Baccalaureate Service to be held May 20th

The Jenkins County Baccalaureate Committee and Millen Make-a-Difference is pleased to announce that the Baccalaureate Service for the Jenkins County High School Class of 2018 will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the JCHS gymnatorium. All graduates are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. with their caps and gowns. The speaker for the service will be the Rev. […]

Remember When – This Date in 1940

Democratic Party headquarters were opened here last week at the Henry Grady Hotel. It was announced by Roy V. Harris who said he was instructed to open the office by the National Committee, Governor Rivers and delegation of officers. The new nylon hose, so much talked about, arrives in the stores of Millen merchants. They are beautiful in color and […]

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Glenn Tobie graduates GSU

Glenn Tobie, a Millen native and son of Glenn and Annette Tobie, graduated from Georgia Southern University (GSU) on May 5th with a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and a Minor in Psychology. Mr. Tobie is a graduate of Jenkins County schools with honors. He also attended East Georgia State College and graduated with an Associate of Arts […]

Millen Garden Club meets

Members of the Millen Garden Club held their May meeting at the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center. Hostesses Jackie Burke and Wilma Gainey served a delicious dessert course to members as they arrived. President Veronica Cowart called the meeting to order and Art Johnson gave the Inspiration. Vice-President Mary Andrew introduced Martha Joiner who presented a most informative program for […]

Window to the Past!

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Library News

Hot days have arrived, and we have a cool way to help you deal with them. It’s our latest “How It’s Done” adult DIY time this Saturday, May 19, at 12:30 pm, and we’ll be showing you how to make some sweet and tart variations on a classic lemonade. Speaking of hot days and summertime, we are now accepting applications […]