Hurricane Michael roars across Jenkins County




Hurricane Michael roared across Georgia and Jenkins County early Thursday morning, Oct. 11th, after making landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, Oct. 10th. The hurricane was downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it passed through the county, but still packed a powerful punch with high winds and rain. There were numerous reports of trees/limbs […]

City Council approves GEFA loan terms




During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, terms of a $456,000 loan from Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) were approved. The loan will be used to fund the city’s sewer improvement project on Daniel Street to accommodate the needs of the new PreK-12 school. The loan has a 20% grant rebate which makes the final loan amount $364,000. In […]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony



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Making Progress –

Jenkins County PreK-12 school parking

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Remember When – This Day in 1945



Voters to decide future of Millen in Bond Election to be held next week. If the election is successful, it means $20,000 will be spent for extension of water mains and sewer lines; $10,000 for parks and playgrounds; and $10,000 for street improvements. We either move forward next Tuesday or we remain just plain Millen without a future! What will […]

Band Day at Georgia Southern University



Eighteen students from Jenkins County High School band recently performed with Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) “Southern Pride” Marching Band during their game vs. South Carolina State. Jenkins County band students rehearsed, had lunch, and performed throughout the entire game with students from GSU to include a performance in Paulson Stadium for 25000 fans. GSU students were excited to give performance […]

Window to the Past



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Library News



Are you ready to paint? Our monthly Paint @ the Library adult painting class will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 11 am. We’ll be painting a cute seasonal owl. Space is limited, sign up today! Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a wonderful afterschool storytime, and this Tuesday, October 23. will be even more special! We’ll be […]

Millen Rotary Club activities!



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Hurricane Michael Devastates Georgia’s Agricultural Industry



Hurricane Michael has devastated Southwest and Central Georgia, right through the heart of Georgia’s number one industry. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is coordinating efforts to assist recovery in the areas affected most by Hurricane Michael. “Michael’s impact has been the most widespread and devastating hurricane in recollection to impact Georgia’s agriculture industry,” said Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “Crops, […]