2019-10-09 E-Edition

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Two are arrested in drug bust by Sheriff’s Office

Two persons are being held in the Jenkins County Jail on a variety of drug-related charges in connection with a Sept. 23rd incident. At approximately 12:54 p.m. Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Crowdrey, with assistance from the Millen Police Department, responded to a tip from the Jenkins Correctional Center about a suspicious vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated on a […]


Jonathan Alan Powell is shown taking the oath of office from Probate Judge Wanda Burke for the seat of Jenkins County Commissioner, District #3. Mr. Powell will fill the unexpired term of Jason Oglesby who resigned, effective August 30th. The District #3 seat on the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners will be up for election in the 2020 General Primary […]

Early Voting in City’s General Municipal Election begins next week

Early voting in the City of Millen’s November 5th General Municipal Election begins next week. Advanced (Absentee by Mail) voting will began on Monday, October 14th, and will continue through November 1st. Advanced (Absentee in Person) voting will also begin on October 14th and will continue through Friday, November 1st. Voting will take place at the Jenkins County Courthouse, 611 […]


This year’s Fair-on-the-Square was held Oct. 5th on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse with a huge crowd in attendance. Numerous crafters and food vendors set up booths for fair-goers to browse and live entertainment was provided throughout the day. A highlight activity was the parade through downtown Millen. The event was sponsored by Main Street Millen. (Photos contributed) […]

Sidney Bethel crowned 2019 JCHS Homecoming Queen

Sidney Bethel, the daughter of Heather Ellis and Joey Bethel, was crowned the 2019 JCHS Homecoming Queen on September 20th during halftime of the varsity football game against McIntosh County Academy. Sidney was escorted by her father Joey Bethel. Sidney has been a Jenkins County High School cheerleader for two years and is a 4-year member of the Jenkins County […]

Remember When – This Day in 1937

The Jenkins County Sportsman Club has reorganized under the name of the Jenkins County Fish and Game Club. New officers have been elected: J.B. Floyd, president; Walter Clifton, vice-president; and Dr. F.L. Rackley, secretary/treasurer. There are 50 members at the present time. Mrs. G.C. Davis of Cordele arrived in Millen this week to take over the management of the Awtry […]

Library News

Are you trying to get into the fall spirit? Get into the spirit by creating a fun decorated pumpkin and entering it into our pumpkin decorating contest? The rules are pretty simple: decorate the pumpkin as your favorite book character (no carved pumpkins, please) and bring it to the library on or before October 21. We will have a judge […]

Correction – Dr. Brittany Bashamra Thomas Williams

This photo of Millen native, Dr. Brittany Bashamra Thomas (Williams) was inadvertently omitted from the article which ran in last week’s issue of The Millen News. Dr. Thomas recently graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine in Columbia, SC with her medical degree. She graduated with cum laude honors. Dr. Williams is the daughter of Rev. Dr. […]