Happy 91st Birthday Cora Dell Roberts

2021-03-24 E-Edition

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A New Purpose For A Millen Landmark



A Millen landmark, the former jail and Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office has been repurposed. Christopher Young purchased the building in late 2020 and then methodically and with a respect for it’s past, renovated the aging building into Christopher Young Funeral Home. Chris is a native of Millen. He was raised by his grandmother, Patsy Robertson. Chris is married to Tierra […]

A Portion Of Grapevine Road To Close



The Jenkins County Commission held a public hearing last Tuesday to close a 0.63 section of Grapevine Road, between Gray Mule Road and Johnson Gay Road at the request of Mr. W.C. Grimes. With no objections being heard, the Commission voted to close the road to through traffic. Property owners in this stretch of closed road will have access to […]

Easter Services Return To Big Buckhead



A Jenkins County tradition over twenty years in the making will make a much anticipated return. The pandemic last year forced the cancellation of the annual Easter Sunrise Services at Big Buckhead Baptist Church but organizers have decided to move forward this year. “The message will be brought this year by Rev. Jay Reppert, pastor at Habersham and Fair Haven […]

Tax Deadline Is Extended

The IRS and Treasury Department will postpone the April 15 tax-filing deadline to May 17, both agencies announced last week in a joint press release. “This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on […]

JCMC Now Reopen To Visitors

After a year of forced closure by the pandemic, visitors are once again allowed through the front doors of Jenkins County Medical Center. In a press release issued to The Millen News this past Monday, “The decision has been made to allow for visitation again at our facility,” Antoine Poythress, CEO of JCMC said. Revised visitation guidelines have been issued […]

Health Department In Line For Facelift



The Jenkins County Health Department will receive a much needed facelift in the coming months. The County Commission gave the go ahead at their monthly meeting last week. On the to do list is to replace the flooring including the worn carpeting, painting, and some much needed maintenance. The cost of the project is $149K. You must be a paid […]

Millen’s Contribution to Early Girl Scouting



When you think of the Girl Scouts it’s easy to think of founder Juliette Gordon Low and Savannah, but did you know that someone responsible for making early Girl Scouting history is buried right here in Millen? Inez Farmer Oliveros came from a family that is tied to Millen. Her grandparents on her mother’s side were Parkers and Burkes, and […]

Durden Bank Offering Scholarship

Durden Banking Co., lnc., announced last week, they are currently accepting applications for the Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship. Durden bank offers a local scholarship winner $ 250 and submits all applications to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. CBA of Georgia sponsors four (4) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships to deserving high school graduates seeking to enter a […]