2019-12-18 E-Edition

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Decorations Contest winners announced

The Millen Garden Club Council, composed of the Green Thumb, Magnolia, and Millen Garden Clubs, wishes to thank the residents of Millen for participating in the recent Christmas Decorations Contest. Judging was held on December 9 and many homes were all decked out for Christmas. Winners were selected in five categories. The Overall Winner for homes was Carolyn and Joe […]

City’s Streetscape Project is completed



The City of Millen’s Streetscape Project which has brought improvements to Winthrope Avenue and several side streets intersecting with Winthrope has been completed. During a recent meeting of Council, City Manager Jeff Brantley also noted that as part of the project, gravel has been installed at the SOC station site in a manner that will allow paving of the parking […]

Believe in The Magic of Christmas

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Remember When – This Day in 1945

Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company reports 681,276,111 phone calls. The schools of Jenkins County and the churches and also the picture show have all been closed for almost a week on account of an epidemic of influenza. The disease is accompanied by fever, sometimes very high and aching bones. Mayor Walter Harrison, after sixteen years of service to the city, […]

Brier Creek holds Christmas Party

The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting and Christmas party on Thursday, December 5, at Compatriot John Fitzner’s Clubhouse on Brier Creek. With President Lee Smith presiding, there were 25 members and guests in attendance. President Lee told about the many Chapter events during the year 2019 and the Brier Creek Chapter […]

Library News


It’s finally happened – we’ve returned to our library home at 223 Daniel Street! Come in and check out all the awesome changes to the library and check out some of our amazing collection of books, movies and more while you’re at it. We think you’ll love our new look! Christmas is almost here, and with that comes a few […]

Warning Siren notification procedures

Jenkins County Emergency Management would like for the citizens of Jenkins County to be aware of the operation of its Emergency Warning System. There are four sirens located within Millen and Jenkins County: Millen-Jenkins County Airport, James Henry Administrative Building, Jenkins County Schools Football Field, and Jenkins County Recreation Department. The sirens located at the Recreation Department and School Football […]

Window to the Past ……..

Santa visits with children at what was then First National Bank in December 2004. Shown are Santa, Hunter Hall, 5, Kyle Oglesby, 5, Amber Adams, 8, Madison Stuart, 21 months, Mrs. Claus-Evelyn Young and Santa’s Elf. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Jeremy Gay signs to play baseball at Georgia Southern University

Years of hard work and determination have paid off for local teen Jeremy Gay as he signed his national Letter of Intent and Scholarship to play baseball for Georgia Southern University during the early signing period. He will head to Statesboro next fall. Gay received multiple offers, but ultimately chose Georgia Southern University because of its influence in his life. […]