2019-08-28 E-Edition

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Dr. Joseph Griffin passes away

Millen, Ga.- Joseph Franklin Griffin, DMD, 63, of Millen, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019, at his residence. Following a private family burial in Millen Cemetery, a memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Statesboro at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 22. A celebration of life reception was held immediately following the service in the Perry Fellowship Hall […]

5 qualify in City of Millen November election

Two incumbents in the City of Millen November 5th Nonpartisan General Election are facing opposition. For the seat of Mayor of the City of Millen, incumbent King Rocker is opposed by Bobby Anthony. For the seat of City Council member, Ward #1, incumbent Robin Scott and challenger Gerald K. Walker are seeking the position. Darrel Clifton, Ward #2 Council member, […]

Jenkins County $3.57 million resurfacing project awarded

Georgia DOT recently announced construction contract awards with Jenkins County gaining a major piece of statewide investment. US 25/State Route 121, which carries a daily traffic average of nearly 8,000 vehicles, will soon be resurfaced by Reeves Construction Company. The total 7.3-mile project will rehab the four-lane facility in both directions from Little Buckhead Creek in Millen to the Burke […]

Congressman Rick Allen speaks to Rotarians



Cong. Rick Allen was the guest speaker at the Aug. 21st meeting of the Millen Rotary Club at Café on Cotton. In his remarks, the congressman spoke on numerous topics of interest to local citizens. He noted that immigration reform was a “major problem”, and explained that human trafficking was involved in the issue. He also called attention to the […]

Dairy Queen raises $6,600 on Miracle Treat Day



Blizzards reigned supreme during the Millen Dairy Queen’s annual fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) in Augusta. The event was a huge success with $6,600 being raised through the sale of 1,790 blizzards! “The very special thing about this organization is that donations stay local. Money raised at my restaurant will aid the children in our community […]

Remember When – This Day in 2005

Millen resident Byron Scogins is a prominent character in a book written by his close friend Charles “Doc” Kinney of Orange, Texas. Kinney was a medic in Vietnam serving with the famous 7th Calvary, portrayed in the movie “We Were Soldiers.” Kinney and Scogins served in the same 7th Calvary Unit in Vietnam where Scogins was a Platoon Leader and […]

Derden presents Revolutionary War program

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting, August 8, at The New China Restaurant, in Swainsboro with President Wilder Smith, Jr. presiding. Eighteen members were in attendance and one guest, DAR member Joyce Fennell. The program for the evening was presented by Wiregrass Compatriot, Dr. John Derden. Compatriot John’s program was titled “The […]

Country Cooking


Pears are the fifth most widely produced fruit in the world, being produced mainly in China, Europe, and the United States. They are also the fruit of the season right now and the main ingredient in this week’s recipes. I hope you will try them out! Pear Cake 2 c. coarsely chopped pears, no juice1 t. baking soda¼ c. shortening1 […]

Window to the Past

The new press box at the Jenkins County High School football field was hoisted to its place above the home stand August, 2005. The football field also got new stadium seats and paved walkways. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!