2020-07-22 E-Edition

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Antoine Poythress new hospital CEO



Antoine Poythress was recently named the new hospital administrator of Jenkins County Medical Center. He is no stranger to small town living, having grown up in Carrollton, GA, Antoine is right at home in Millen. During his 28 years in healthcare, Antoine has served on the state board for various healthcare-related entities. He received an accounting degree at Kentucky Wesleyan […]

Jenkins County School postponed until August 24



At the monthly Jenkins County School Board meeting held Monday night, the decision was made to delay the opening of public school based on the increased number of COVID-19 cases as well as from parents feedback. 76% of the parents surveyed were not comfortable with their children returning to school on August 3. The Board of Education also approved a […]

Miss Cora finds healing in her garden



I met Miss Cora by phone shortly after I took over as editor of The Millen News and we talk with one another on a monthly basis. Mrs. Cora Roberts is 90 years young and a native of Jenkins County. Her father, Henry D. Williams celebrated 103 years before his death and was featured several times in The Millen News. […]

JCHS to graduate Saturday

The 2020 Jenkins County High School Graduation Ceremony will be held this Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m. in the JCSS Performance Gym. CDC guidelines will be observed. Each graduate will receive four blue reserved tickets. These seats will be on the Home side and Visitor side of the Performance Gym. No one will be allowed without a ticket and […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – July 21, 2010 There is a possible archeological find at Magnolia Springs that is rumored to be bigger than Andersonville. It has always been widely known that Magnolia Springs was the sight of Camp Lawton, a confederate prison that was only open a few short weeks before Sherman came through Millen. The Millen […]

Recovering Teens Bike more than 300 Miles through Georgia

From July 20 to July 24, teen residents of the Paul Anderson Youth Home will bike more than 300 miles to honor the home’s founder, Olympic legend and “World’s Strongest Man,” Paul Anderson. For the last 14 years, the annual bike ride has only included a select group of young men from the youth home. To celebrate the 15th anniversary […]

A word from the Doc ……

There is life after opioid addiction

“I think if you were Satan and you were settin’ around trying to think of something that would bring the human race to its knees, what you would probably come up with is narcotics” – Cornac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men In previous issues we spoke of a couple of other epidemics affecting our society, but one certainly at […]

Summer Reading Program Comes To An End


It’s almost over – this is the last official week of the 2020 Summer Reading Program. It’s been a summer of learning, of imagining, of coming up with new and fun ways to celebrate the summer and the joys of reading! This week’s program, the Tricky Dog show, started on Tuesday, July 21 and is viewable until midnight on Sunday, […]

Camp Invention Goes Virtual This Summer

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, has been a popular summer destination for young people across the country. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Invention Connect was created. A hybrid program offering both offline activities and optional online sessions, Camp Invention Connect enables hands-on exploration by delivering a set of four […]