2019-12-11 E-Edition

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Santa visits Millen

Santa was the guest of honor at the annual Christmas in Millen festivities held Saturday on Cotton Avenue. Children had the opportunity to make their Christmas wishes known and have their photos taken with Santa. Some adults also took advantage of Santa’s visit! (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]

Swainsboro man charged in stand-off with law enforcement

Brittan Vann Kendall, 33, of Swainsboro is facing several charges in connection with a stand-off with law enforcement that started around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4th. The Millen Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call to the 600 block of Walnut Street concerning a domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived, no one would come to the door, so the officer […]

Jenkins County EMA/HS receives approval for additional weather radios

Jenkins County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is pleased to announce that Jenkins County has been awarded a second approval for additional NOAA Weather Radios, Outside Antennas and Strode Lights for the hearing impaired through the remainder of a Disaster Mitigation Grant. This additional purchase now allows Jenkins County EMA/HS to issue 250 Weather Radios in addition to the […]

Dr. Leonardo Campo – Unsung, Unknown to Fame

In the fall of 1975, Millen and Jenkins County welcomed a new doctor to the community. Dr. Leonardo Campo, originally from Cali, Colombia came to Millen through the CSRA Planning and Development Commission in Augusta. Cali was a city of millions at that time. So, locating in a small rural town was quite a change for Dr. Campo, but one […]

Remember When – This Day in 1936

Word was received over the radio this morning that King Edward VIII has abdicated in favor of his brother the Duke of York. The Duke and Duchess of York have two children Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose, the little Elizabeth now being the next in line for the throne, so perhaps England will once again be ruled by a […]


The Jenkins County School Christmas Concert is this Thursday, December 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the PAL Theater. Featured are the 4th and 5th grade singers, 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, High School Band, and Special Guest Mr. Will Gay! There is no admission charge but there will be a box for attendees to donate canned goods […]

Open Vessel Testing now underway for Vogtle Unit 3

Major systems testing is underway at Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, as the site continues to transition from construction toward system operations. The latest phase of testing, Open Vessel Testing, will demonstrate how water flows from the key safety systems into the reactor vessel ensuring the paths are not blocked or constricted. “This […]

“End of the Mulkeys on Harvey”

In all of my 93 years a Mulkey has traveled up and down Harvey Street. With the passing of Angie Mulkey Gay, the era has ended. As a small child living on Harvey Street, most of our playing (skating, dodge ball, cops and robbers on bicycles, etc.) was done in the street. There were few cars to send us elsewhere […]


Tykeise Oliver, a Millen native, will graduate from Florida State University (FSU) on Dec. 13th with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Minor in Law and Philosophy. While at FSU, Tykeise was a member of the Lambda Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society, The College of Criminology Student Leadership Council and the National Society of […]