2020-07-01 E-Edition

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Patriotic celebration to be held despite pandemic



With summer festivities being canceled due to the pandemic, from summer concert series to Splash in the Boro, it is a welcome sight to see the Annual Patriotic Celebration will continue with changes of course. For over fifteen years the Patriotic Celebration hosted by Main Street Millen has been held at the Jenkins County Recreation Department Complex at dark. In […]

Jenkins County opens COVID-19 testing site

The Jenkins County Health Department in partnership with the Georgia Department of Health will begin free COVID-19 testing Monday, July 13 and will continue to test each Monday after that until further notice. The facility will be open from 9 a.m. Testing will begin on Monday, July 13 at the Jenkins County Health Department. Photo contributed. – 11 a.m. at […]

Project For Better Health holds free clinic

The Project For Better Health recently held the monthly free St. Camillus Health Clinic at their offices in the Millen News building. The St. Camillus Health Clinic was started in June 2008 by Father Louis Lussier, priest of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Sylvania. The Project For Better Health started the clinic in January 2019 and offers free […]

Millen is famous for…hotdogs?


For many years, I have enjoyed stopping by Millen’s famous hotdog stand located just off of East Winthrope Avenue. If you’re a native of Millen or even a regular visitor you will know exactly the spot! During these stops, you experience true southern hospitality and each time, you are greeted with a smiling face. This man deserves much praise standing […]

Library offers assistance in 2020 Census


Happy Independence Day, everyone! To celebrate, we will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 so that our staff can celebrate with their friends and families. Have you filled out your Census questionnaire yet? As of the time this article was written, less than 1/3 of Jenkins County residents had! Why is it important enough that it’s […]

Safely Manage Insect Pests in Your Gardens


You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators that are so important to your garden. Start by reviewing the care your plants need to thrive. […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – June 30, 2010 Rev. Bernie Khaw took over the leadership of Millen United Methodist Church, June 20. Rev. Khaw and his wife Ruth come to Millen from Baxley where he pastored Melton’s Chapel and Zoar Methodist. John R. Taylor, III graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is the […]

Durden Banking Company Announces Officer Promotions

Loy D. Cowart Jr., Chairman of Durden Banking Company Board of Directors announced the promotions of several officers with the bank. In the Board of Director’s meeting held on June 9. H. Wade Johnson was promoted to President of the bank effective July 1, 2020. Also promoted was Vice President Kirk Rocker to City President of the Millen Office. Wade […]