Advance In-person voting begins July 2nd in Runoff elections




Advance In-person voting begins next week in the General Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff elections. Voting will take place Monday, July 2nd, through Friday, July 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Jenkins County Courthouse, 611 East Winthrope Avenue. Republican Party voters will decide on their nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State. For Governor – […]

Patriotic Celebration



Come celebrate the birth of this great nation Tuesday, July 3rd, at the Jenkins County Recreation complex! The annual Patriotic celebration, sponsored by Main Street Millen, will begin at 7:45 p.m. with the Children’s Patriotic Parade. Other activities will include music, concessions and a spectacular fireworks display. Financial sponsors of the event are the City of Millen, Jenkins County Commissioners, […]

County approves additional funding for Development Authority




The Jenkins County Development Authority will receive additional funding from the county. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, additional funding in the amount of $15,000 annually for a period of five years was approved. The funds will be payable in January of each year and was allocated for the purpose of helping with the purchase of property […]

New Hands Free Driving Bill effective July 1st



Motorist need to be aware that the Hands Free Driving Bill goes into effect across the state of Georgia July 1st. “While texting and driving has been illegal in Georgia for some time, this new law makes holding your phone for any reason an offense, said State Rep. Butch Parrish. “I know some people think you can’t use your device […]

No cost medical services to be offered here



The CSRA Regional Commission recently announced that the East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program comprised of Reserve and National Guard assets of the U.S. Armed Forces will deploy to rural communities in the CSRA from July 11th to July 18th. The purpose of this program is to train and prepare service members for deployment. Additionally, residents in the […]

Remember When – This Day in in 1923!



Chicken Sale and Dollar Day is expected to draw a large crowd to community! Mr. Walter Harrison, temporary secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, has worked tirelessly in promoting this sale and is assisting local merchants in staging a Dollar Day in conjunction with the sale. Thirty-six of Millen’s progressive businesses are participating by offering dollar bargains that day. Information […]

The Millen News goes to Grand Canyon!



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Bakery opening soon!



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Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade attend reunion!



Members of the local Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade, Camp No. 2102, recently attended the annual Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia Division Reunion at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon. The busy two-day schedule included distinguished guests and speakers, award presentations, decisions on proposed By- Law amendments, and the election of new division officers. During the awards ceremony, Camp Adjutant James […]

Library News



We’re halfway through our Summer Reading Program, but it’s not too late to join the fun! This year’s program is open to all ages, 9 months to 99 years, and as always, it’s totally free. Our “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program will continue until Tuesday, July 24. Are your teens and older kids ready to rock? Then they’ll want to […]