Two local residents charged in federal drug investigation

A federal indictment unsealed Sept. 12th charged a Mexican national and 19 other Statesboro-area residents with multiple felonies including drug distribution, illegal firearms possession and related offenses resulting from a more than 2-year joint operation of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Included in those arrested were two Millen residents, Megan Nicole Bazemore, 30, and Jonathon Evan Oglesby, 28. […]

Project for Better Health sponsoring mobile health clinic

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National Test of Emergency systems set for Sept. 20th

The IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20. The WEA portion of the […]

City approves the Blight Tax Ordinance

Owners of blighted/dilapidated property in the City of Millen will soon be paying more taxes on their properties. During a recent meeting, Millen City Council approved a Blight Tax Ordinance that allows the City to impose a tax on properties whose owners fail to clean up after having gone through the normal process. The tax will increase City property taxes […]

DQ “Blizzard” hits hard here!

Millen and Jenkins County were hit hard by a “blizzard” on Aug. 2nd! But it wasn’t one created by the weather. The Dairy Queen of Millen hosted its annual Miracle Treat Day on Aug. 2nd, receiving overwhelming community support. “We sold 1,331 ‘blizzards’ and raised $5,238 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) in Augusta. I was blown away by […]

Remember When

– This Day in in 1932

There were 1,523 bales of cotton ginned in Jenkins County from the crop of 1931, prior to Sept. 1st, as compared to 5,147 ginned to Sept. 1, 1930. Farmers nationwide unite to fight a No Cotton Plant for 1932. Over 800 dirt farmers crowded Georgia Governor Russell’s office to urge him to reconvene the state legislature immediately to deal with […]

Library News

Banned Books Week is almost here! From Monday, September 23 – Saturday, September 29, please join us as we celebrate our First Amendment right to say – and read – as we please. Check out some of the amazing books that people have tried to have removed from the shelves, such as the HARRY POTTER series, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, […]

STC Adult Learning Center activities

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Millen Garden Council meets

Representatives from the Green Thumb, Magnolia, and Millen Garden Clubs met to discuss activities of the Millen Garden Council for the fall season. Council President Susan Campo called the meeting to order and conducted the business meeting. Items discussed included the booth the Council will have at the upcoming Fair on the Square. Jane Johnson reported that Johnny Becton, Jr. […]

Bloodmobile to be here Sept. 25th

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Shepeard Community Blood Center is showing its support for local families by giving away free sunglasses to every blood donor during the month of September. The next blood drive in Millen will be September 25 from 22-6 p.m. at the Jenkins County Medical Center, 931 E. Winthrope Avenue. Children battling cancer depend on […]