2019-12-04 E-Edition

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Christmas activities announced

Bring holiday cheer to PruittHealth-Bethany residents The PruittHealth-Bethany team of caregivers desires to partner with community members to bring joy to patients, especially those who do not receive visitors regularly or can’t go home for the holidays – in an effort to combat loneliness during the holiday season. Loneliness affects millions of older adults across the United States, according to […]

Ozark Materials, LLC opens in former Jockey International building

Ozark Materials, LLC has erected a sign on the site of the former Jockey International building on Hwy. 25 North, indicating that the company has set up shop in the building. According to the company website, Ozark Materials is a pavement marking material manufacturer that produces products for all types of roadway applications. Based in Greenville, Alabama, Ozark Materials produced […]

Southern Nature Products’ building is on the rise

A new building is being erected in the Robert G. “Bobby” Dwelle Industrial Park on Magnolia Street. Southern Nature Products, a mulching company, announced last month that it would construct a facility on the property formerly occupied by MI Windows and Doors, across from the Jenkins County Jail. The company is closing its Brooklet facility to relocate to Millen. Its […]

Voters may decide fate of hospital

During several public meetings held last month, the Jenkins County Commissioners addressed questions from the public concerning the county’s intervention in the potential closing of the Jenkins County Medical Center. The commissioners announced in October that they were proposing a property tax increase for 2019 of 19.81% over the rollback millage rate for the purpose of providing temporary financial assistance […]


The Millen News ran an article in last week’s issue on the Turkey story contest held at Jenkins County Elementary School. The name of Colby Fordham, 1st place, was incorrectly listed in the cutline of his photo. Also, the name of Kaylin Currington, 3rd place, was incorrectly listed in the headline. The Millen News regrets the mistakes. You must be […]

Remember When – This Day in 2005

“Georgia Cares” and “Operation Independence” were two components of the “Each One Reach One” program that were explained during a community information fair held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center. The event was sponsored by the CSRA Agency on Aging. The bridge over the Ogeechee River at Herndon has been deemed unsafe by the Georgia Department […]

Remembering Michael Jackson

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Fennell Speaks to DEA

On Veterans Day, Wiregrass Chaplain Emory Fennell and four members of the Brier Creek and Wiregrass Chapters, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to Stillmore to present the “Veterans Day” program to David Emanuel Academy. SAR member Emory Fennell was the featured speaker for the program who covered America’s participation in wars from the American Revolution right up […]


The Millen Eight O’Clock Coffee Club was honored to recently host a 93rd birthday party for Rev. Doctor Maurice Crowder. (Photo contributed). You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!