2019-06-19 E-Edition

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City accepts bid for RDF Grant



During a recent meeting, Millen City Council approved the low bid for the Redevelopment Fund (RDF) Grant it received. MMI Construction was the low bidder in the amount of $331,900. The grant is administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and will be used for acquisition, stabilization, preservation and rehabilitation of the former Millen Pharmacy building located at 601 […]

New Juvenile Court to start July 1st



Beginning July 1st, Jenkins County, along with the counties of Screven, Effingham and Bulloch, will have a Juvenile Court as a result of action taken by the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Previously, juvenile cases have been handled in the Superior Courts of each county. The juvenile court system will be funded through a $100,000 state grant which will pay for judges’ […]

He’s a winner!

Toby Wallace, left, was the winner of the Millen Fire Department’s fundraiser event held earlier this month. Chief Dwayne Herrington, right, presented the award. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

One Way Only

Daniel Street, adjacent to the Jenkins County Courthouse, is now a one-way street. Motorists should enter the street from College Avenue and exit it onto Winthrope Avenue. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Remember When – This Day in 1977

The U.S. House of Representatives approves funds for expansion of the National Fish Hatchery in Millen. The $480,000 request was made by Congressman Bo Ginn. The largest item in the construction package is $317,000 for the construction of 12 ponds of ½ acre each with water supply and drainage facilities. Bobby Reeves is named as one of the Outstanding Young […]

Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade attends reunion

Members of Millen’s Buckhead- Fort Lawton Brigade, Camp No. 2102, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), recently attended the organization’s 122nd Georgia Division Reunion at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon. Organized in 1896, the SCV is the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers and currently maintains Camps throughout the Continental United States, as well as in […]

Library News


Our Summer Reading Program this year is out of this world, and we’re hoping you’ll be part of it! Our theme this year is “A Universe of Stories” and the program is open to all ages (yes, adults, you can join too!) It will continue until Friday, July 19, and the big final program will be on Tuesday, July 23. […]

Warren Chapter

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Window to the Past

The City of Millen’s water line on Cotton Avenue, estimated to be over 100 years old, is shown in August, 2009 as it is being replaced ahead of work on the TE-grant project for Cotton Avenue. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!