Fries Frozen Foods now under new ownership




For 70 years, Fries Frozen Foods has been owned and managed by members of the Fries family. That changed recently when the business was purchased by 920 Cattle Company of Bulloch County, Jarrod and Rebecca Creasy, owners. From 1948 until 1973 Robert Fries ran the slaughterhouse facility. His son, Bobby Fries, took over in 1973 and has managed the business […]

$1 million lottery ticket sold at Thompson’s Corner



It is going to be a very “Merry Christmas” for someone. Three winning tickets were sold in the Dec. 7 Mega Millions drawing. One ticket worth $1 million was sold in Millen and two winning tickets worth $10,000 each were sold in Dallas and Thomasville. Winning numbers from the Dec. 7 Mega Millions drawing were: 4-10-20-33-57 and the Mega Ball […]

Christmas Decorations Contest Winners



The Millen Garden Club Council, composed of the Green Thumb, Magnolia, and Millen Garden Clubs, would like to thank the citizens of Millen who participated in the recent Christmas Decorations Contest. Winners were selected in five categories including Best Overall which was awarded to Carolyn and Joe Law, North Masonic Street. The Best Door was awarded to Jaywana Lloyd, 995 […]

Believe in the Magic of Christmas



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Remember When – This Day in 1961



Claude Sullivan is elected Mayor of the City of Millen. Elected to Millen City Council are Prince Bragg, Hubert Reeves Jr. and John Brooks Jr. A record number of voters, 941, cast their ballots in the high-interest election. Miss Patricia Burns, “Miss Planters E.M.C.” is named “Miss Georgia E.M.C.” for 1962. Porter Carswell, Planters’ president, was elected to head the […]

Millen Garden Club meets …



Members of the Millen Garden Club held their December meeting at the Senior Citizens Center. Hostesses Art Johnson and Veronica Cowart served a delicious dessert to members as they arrived. President Veronica Cowart called the meeting to order and Patsy Henry opened the meeting with a Christmas inspiration followed by the legend of the Poinsettia given by Jackie Burke…. During […]

Millen Lions Club …



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Jenkins County Middle/ High School Band!



Jenkins County Middle/High School Band’s December sponsor of the month is Delta Termite & Pest Services. An exceptional “thank you” goes to Exterminator, Justin Bragg and Owners, Ben and Jason Blackburn for their sponsorship and support. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Georgia State Patrol Report



State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 7 traffic crashes during the month of November 2018 in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 9 injuries and 0 deaths. SFC Lacienski said Troopers from Post 21 also issued 134 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total […]

Country Cooking With Sue Davis



The holidays would not the same without cakes on your holiday meal menus! This week’s column features some favorites of mine that are sure to please the sweet tooth of your friends and family. The holiday nut cake is a good choice for those who might enjoy a fruit cake, but not with “everything” in it. I hope you enjoy […]