Strong Storms Pass Through County

Breaking News!! At 6:15 p.m. weather service doppler radar indicated strong storms passing through our county, moving southeast at 20 mph. Winds gusted to 45-55 mph with dime sized hail in spots. Please be aware of downed power lines and fallen trees. Portions of the county are currently without power. Please be advised to drive with caution if traveling. Photos […]

2021-05-12 E-Edition

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JCES Becomes A Zoo

Jenkins County Elementary School was like a zoo for a period of time Friday morning when Elduets Farm from Grovetown, Ga brought an array of animals to the school to give the children a break away from the classroom and a chance to experience farm animals up close. Squeals and giggles could be heard as the kids were allowed to […]

Local Church Offers GRACE

For Director Genie Boynton, the GRACE program is personal. Her parents, Jon and Angie Sullivan started the program in 2012 while serving as missionaries in Thailand. “The program was started as an anti-trafficking organization. My parents created an after-school program and implemented initiatives to counter poverty, illiteracy and the like,” Genie explains. Millen is the first stateside center and was […]

The Pastime Of Woodworking

Sitting on the newly constructed patio at Chad and Ana Fordham’s with the puppy chewing on my pants pocket, you would never know that within just a few feet, sat a workshop with a treasure trove of wood, just waiting to be crafted into a masterpiece. Chad Fordham, a native of Brooklet has lived in Jenkins County over ten years. […]

Items Ineligible For Curb Pickup To Be Tagged

Bright yellow tags will be placed on items left at the curb that are ineligible for pickup by the garbage service. The only items eligible for curb pickup is yard debris and household trash placed in the polycart. City Manager Jeff Brantley explains, “if you have large amounts of waste, please take that to the landfill as the dumpster behind […]

City Hall To Reopen

Millen City Hall will open its doors once again on June 1. The office has been closed to visitors since April 2020, shortly after all businesses began shuttering their doors due to Covid-19. City Hall reopened briefly after April but once again closed in September 2020. The drive thru, opened due to the pandemic, will remain open as a convenience […]

Dropping the Hammer

As we came to the close of our Spring Field School on last Wednesday, the maxim about finds on the last day held true when Team Baker, with Torrey (History grad student), Ben, Kaley and Whitley (Anthropology majors), uncovered a curious ferrous metal object. To their credit and training, they almost immediately recognized it as a hammer from a firearm. […]

BOE Announces Important Year End Dates

Thursday May 20, 8 a.m. – Senior Class Graduation Picture at Jenkins County Courthouse Friday May 21 – High School Field DaySunday May 23, 4 p.m.– Baccalaureate ServiceThursday, May 27, 8 a.m. – Graduation PracticeFriday, May 28, 7 p.m. – Graduation You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Tails & Tales Begins June 1

We’re halfway through May, and that means we’re halfway to the kickoff of our 2021 Summer Reading Program! It begins on June 1, and the theme is “Tales & Tails”. If you or your kids or teens want to participate, there are two options: sign up with Beanstack ( by going to or downloading the app onto your phone) […]