2020-05-20 E-Edition

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Three Seniors awarded the Nancy Wolfinger Scholarship



Paying for college just got a little easier for Adalee Conway, Mollie Dann and TaShayna Odum. They were the lucky recipients of the 2020 Nancy Wolfinger Scholarship awarded by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. “We had nine seniors apply this year for the scholarship but we could only award three scholarships due to limited funds.” Explains Chamber Director, Mandy […]

Remembering Our Heros On Memorial Day

Captain Byron A. Scogins served in Vietnam with the Second Infantry Battalion, 7th Calvalry of the 1st Calvalry Division where he was awarded several awards for valor including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Captain Scogins was featured in the book, “Borrowed Time” by 7th Calvary Medic Doc Kinney whom he served with in Vietnam. Byron devoted his life […]

SEPC gives back to the community



The Southeast Produce Council once again distributed fresh fruits and vegetables to the citizens of Jenkins County on Saturday, May 16 at the school complex. The council distributed free USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes in partnership with Nickey Gregory Company through the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. “SEPC members packed, shipped, unloaded, and […]

Crash at county line results in 1 air evac



An afternoon traffic collision last Thursday on Highway 17 at the Screven-Jenkins county line has resulted in one victim being air evacuated to Augusta. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Christopher M. Reed of Portal, GA was traveling south on Highway 17 in a Ford Edge vehicle and Jeremiah Roberts of Stapleton was traveling in the northbound lane driving a transfer truck. […]

Family Enrichment Center holds food distribution

The Family Enrichment Center in conjunction with their afterschool program, Eagle Academy held a food distribution Wednesday, May 13. Eagle Academy serves 30 third through fifth graders. The Family Enrichment Center plans, coordinates and implements this free program to the children and provides STEAM activities, homework assistance, and health and wellness activities. “This food distribution could not have been possible […]

From the Archives

10 years ago – May 19, 2010 Jessica Michelle Head has been named the 2010 Valedictorian of the Jenkins County High School graduating class. Jena Alexis Branch has been named the Salutatorian. Staff and residents of the Bethany home held a parade through the City of Millen to kick off National Nursing Home Week. Byron Scoggins, Jonathan Worley, Rita Worley […]

Library News


We’re back, and loving it! And to help celebrate our return, we’ve got a special offer for you – bring in your late items (even the ones you may have had for months or years) before the end of May, and we will not charge you late fees! As some of you have already discovered, we are wearing masks and […]

Can You Identify This House?

Can you identify this house? If you can correctly identify who lived here and where it was located you could win a year subscription to the Millen News! Congratulations to Jere Thorne for identifying last week’s photo as the First National Bank during the bank crisis in the early 1930’s. Jere receives a free 1 year subscription to the Millen […]

Memorial Day Thoughts

Gone but never forgotten

He turned eighteen and got a letter from Uncle Sam,He packed his bags and was off to Vietnam.Behind his courage he knew he’d be in an early grave,But he wanted to prove to his country that he may be young but he was brave.He was trained to do things most people would never want to see,But from fear and guts […]