2020-03-25 E-Edition

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Fatal Shooting Shocks Millen



The quiet Sunday afternoon was disrupted when the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Millen Police Department were dispatched to a shooting on the 400 Block of McComb Drive and MLK Blvd at approximately 1 p.m. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby tells the Millen News “Greg T. Griffin, Jr.,33 allegedly shot his father, Greg Griffin, Sr.,58, severely wounding him and […]

From The Archives

10 years ago – March 24, 2010 Robert Adam Oglesby of Millen was sworn into the U.S. Navy on March 1. Adam enlisted in the Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program of the U.S. Navy Jan. 30, 2009. He has been active with several events and programs in Statesboro while waiting for an opening in his chosen area of Advanced Electronics Computer Field. […]

Jenkins County Medical Center has new owners



The Jenkins County Medical Center has a new owner once again, the citizens of Jenkins County. On February 14, 2020 the Jenkins County Commission and the Jenkins County Hospital Authority bought the Security Deed on the Jenkins County Medical Center from Georgia Medical Holding Corporation for the sum of $350,000.00. Readers may remember that Georgia Medical Holding Corporation is the […]

Venue at 21 East hosts Annual Chamber Banquet



The annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held on March 12 at the Venue at 21 East with entertainment provided by Sam’s Drive-In Band. Round’s on Winthrope provided the meal. The Chamber would like to thank all of those who helped make the night a huge success including Foye Knight for the decorations and the Jenkins County FBLA for volunteering. […]

Jenkins County students get lunch on wheels



Over 350 Jenkins County students were served enough lunch for three days and it was all delivered by the very buses that normally take them to and from school. The Board of Education staff work on a volunteer basis preparing the lunch sacks and delivering them to different stops within the county. Superintendent Tara Cooper implemented this Jenkins County “first” […]

Parker to run for re-election of District 4

George Parker, Jenkins County School Board Member of District 4 recently stopped by the Millen News Office and we had an opportunity to discuss his bid for re-election. “I started my service on the local board on January 1, 2017.” George begins, “ I am a life-long resident of Jenkins county and a graduate of the Jenkins County School System.” […]

Johnson to Run for 12th Congressional District

Atlanta, Ga. — Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson has qualified to run for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District on the Democratic ticket. The active community volunteer said she is running because everyone deserves the freedom, security, and opportunity to pursue the American Dream. “I am running for families like my own,” Johnson said, “hard-working men and women who want to support their families, […]

JCMC hosting blood drive on March 31

Due to the national emergency as the COVID-19 spreads, The Shepeard Community Blood Center asks that we all do our part by donating blood. Shepeard is already experiencing blood shortages as schools have closed and cancellations of blood drives continue. To help in the effort to collect blood, Jenkins County Medical Center is hosting a blood drive on March 31. […]

241st Anniversary of the Brier Creek Battle

Citizens from all over Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina gathered at the Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 to celebrate the 241st anniversary of that Battle. The ceremony began with the welcome from the Master of Ceremonies Tommy Christopher. Then followed the invocation by the Brier Creek Chapter Chaplain Wayne Howard. Next “Amazing Grace” was played […]