2020-03-11 E-Edition

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Local man arrested for incest



A local man, Clinton Branch, 47, of Midville was arrested on February 7, 2020 for incest. On December 10, 2019 the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a possible incest case. “The case was brought to our attention when the victim took her child to be evaulated due to developmental issues,” Sheriff Robert Oglesby states, “genetic testing on the […]

County to vote on $26 million TSPLOST



In the March primary, voters will also have the opportunity to renew the TSPLOST tax for another ten years. To help local voters understand the TSPLOST, the Millen News recently sat down with Hiller Spann, chairman of the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners and Mayor King Rocker of Millen. The 2020 TSPLOST is expected to result in a $1.03 billion […]

Local Republican Convention to be held this month

The Jenkins County Republican Convention will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Millen Community House. This is the second meeting of the local Republicans and their first convention. There will be refreshments, door prizes and entertainment. City officials will be on hand to answer questions and explain the proposed referendums and new TSPLOST on the […]

Local Candidates Qualify for Election

QualifyingfortheMay19,2020electioncametoacloseFriday,March6. The local candidates as they will appear on the ballot are: County Commissioner District 1Cynthia McNeely(D)-Incumbent Tax CommissionerTina Elmore Burke(D)-Incumbent Clerk of Superior Courtto replace Elizabeth LandingJeanetta Ford Miller(D)Tracey Herrington(D)Linda Pittman(R) CoronerHenry Young(D)-Incumbent SheriffRobert L. Oglesby(D)-IncumbentHank Whiters(D)Howard Young(D) County Commissioner District 3Jonathon Powell(D)-Incumbent(serving unexpired term of Jason Oglesby) County Commissioner District 4Hiller Spann(D)-Incumbent School Board Member District 1Mary J. […]

They were first!

Melodye and Buford Williams were the first voters in Jenkins County to use the new voting system last week. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

From The Archives

10 years ago – March 10, 2010 Georgia’s 4-H program may be saved, despite a proposed plan by the University System of Georgia that would eliminate it entirely. New officers of the Millen Woman’s Club were installed. They are Jean Skinner, Anette Head, Kay Green, Diane Wade, Art Johnson, Mandy Underwood. Mr. Charles Franklin Royal, Sr., of Millen died Wednesday, […]

The Skunk Brigade Attends Hero of Hornets Nest Event


Several members of the Wiregrass, Brier Creek and Little River Chapters traveled to Elijah Clarke State Park on February 7, 2020 to participate in the Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest Commemoration. This annual event started at 10:00 am with a display of 4 tables of Compatriot Steve Burke’s American Revolution artifacts that he has made from road kill and wood […]

Special week honors Georgia’s School Boards

The Jenkins County School System is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 16-20, 2020, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. “Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters […]

Varnadoe is new BMC CEO

Millen native Tiffany Varnadoe has assumed her duties as the new CEO/CFO of Burke Medical Center. She succeeds Brandon Hargrove who resigned last month in order to accept a position in Blairsville. Varnadoe is a 25-year veteran of the healthcare profession with a background in hospice, home health, nursing homes and hospitals. She is a graduate of the University of […]