No injuries!



The driver of this vehicle, James Knight of Millen, was not inured when his vehicle overturned on Gator Road Saturday, June 16th, as he swerved on a curve to avoid a collision with a deer. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned in a ditch. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now! […]

Millen-Jenkins Fire Department coordinating FIREUP FIRE AWARE program



Numerous children in Millen and Jenkins County receive life-saving training through the Millen Fire Department’s FIREUP FIRE AWARE program. The Department is currently soliciting financial support from the community for the program. “Every firefighter in Millen-Jenkins Fire Department is confident that fires and fire losses can be prevented. We strongly believe we can prevent tragic fire loss and even death […]

Tanker truck spills 8,700 gallons of gasoline



Approximately around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 14th, the Jenkins County Sheriff Department responded to an overturned gasoline tanker in the median at mile marker 1 on U. S. Highway 25 South. Jenkins County Emergency Management Services (EMS) along with the Jenkins County Fire Department, South Jenkins Station 5 Fire Departments and Georgia State Patrol responded. The gasoline tanker belonging to […]

City approves SPLOST agreement with County




During a recent called meeting of Millen City Council, the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 7 proposal from the Jenkins County Commissioners was approved. The 5-year proposal includes $900,000 for Tier 1 projects with the remainder of funds generated from the tax to be a 65% county and 35% city split. The motion for approval included that the […]

Millen United Methodist welcomes Rev. John Drake



Millen United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. John Drake and wife, Cyndee, as its new pastoral family during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 17th. Rev. Drake was born in Dothan, AL and raised in Donalsonville, GA. He grew up as a member of Friendship United Methodist Church where his mother was the church organist and choir director for almost […]

Remember When – This Day in in 2001



The Jenkins County Board of Education reviews plans for the construction of 16 additional classrooms at Jenkins County Elementary School. The total cost for the project is estimated to be between $1,258,275 and $1,342.160. Archie Jordan, singer/songwriter, performs at the Pal Theater. Jenkins County Commissioner proposes at 17% increase on property taxes. The need for the increase is attributed to […]

Produce Market!



Check out the produce market at Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue every Tuesday afternoon. Fresh, local produce available for purchase from local growers! You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Tearing it down and cleaning it up!



Clean up of the site of the Optim Health System office located at 961 East Winthrope Avenue, Suite B, which was destroyed by a fire on April 17th has begun. The office was normally staffed by Primary Care, Orthopedics, and Interventional Pain Management physicians and staff. Optim Primary Care physician, Dr. Kyle Gay and his staff, have relocated to Optim […]

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Vegetable Garden Calendar



June Harvest vegetables such as beans, peas, squash, cucumbers and okra regularly to prolong production and enjoy peak freshness. Eat “high on the hog” this month and in July and preserve enough to last during the winter months ahead. For best results, harvest onions and Irish potatoes when two-thirds of the tops have died down. Store potatoes in a cool, […]

Library News



Do you have a teen or older kid who loves to make things? Do they dream of making music videos? Then they’ll want to come to our Teen Makerspace this Wednesday, June 20, at 1 pm, where we’ll be showing them how to make their own music videos. Next Wednesday, June 27, at 1 pm, we’ll be showing them how […]