2021-06-09 E-Edition

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Ayers Appointed State Court Judge



Local attorney and elected Solicitor General of Jenkins County State Court, Duff Ayers, has been appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to fulfill the unexpired term of Judge Hubert Reeves. In last week’s issue of The Millen News, it was reported that Judge Hubert Reeves will be retiring at the end of this month to pursue some much overdue family time. […]

Summer Reading Gets Off To A Slithery Start



The Jenkins County Memorial Library kicked off their Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales, Tuesday at the Jimmy Douglas Ag Center on Barney Avenue. Youngsters were entertained by Magic Marc of WTOC. Young readers were also introduced to Diamond, the albino Burmese python and Fluffy, the white floppy eared rabbit. Magic Marc Dunston is no stranger to reading, an author, […]

Accident Leaves 2 Unharmed



An early afternoon accident Thursday luckily did not result in critical injuries. Shante Wadley of a Millen address was travelling north on Georgia Highway 23 in a late model gray Nissan Versa when she came to a stop at the intersection of Georgia Highway 21 in Jenkins County. Wadley attempted to cross the four lane divided highway to continue northbound […]

Aldrina’s Beauty Supply Holds Grand Opening



Aldrina Kent-Reese had a vision to “own my own business.” She also saw a need in Millen for a beauty supply store. “This is one of the few places in Millen where you can buy hair care supplies,” Aldrina explains. This past Saturday saw her dreams come true when she held her grand opening. Joining Aldrina for her grand opening […]

City To Begin Handing Out Citations

In the May 11, 2021 issue of The Millen News, we reported that bright yellow tags would be placed on items left at the curb that are ineligible for pickup by the garbage service. Jeff Brantley, City Manager, explains, “the city ordinance, prior to the Allgreen contract, states citizens are to take bulk items such as appliances, couches, mattresses, lumber, […]

Little Artists Program Benefits Jenkins County

The Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro is introducing a new program for pre-school aged children during the 2021-22 school year. In the Little Artists program, children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating. Held in the Averitt Center’s Main Building at 33 East Main Street, this fun-filled program will encourage a child’s natural […]

Jordan and Parris Graduate From EGSC

Jaqwan Jordan and Monica Parris graduated from East Georgia State College at the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony. Due to Covid restrictions, the ceremony was held virtually on May 7. The two Jenkins County natives graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree. Congratulations from all of us for achieving your academic dreams! You must be a paid subscriber to access this […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – June 1, 2011 Richard & Jackie Johnson of Garfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Virginia Johnson to Dallas Bruce Suggs. Mr. Suggs is the son of Frank Suggs of Millen and Christina Suggs of Statesboro. JCHS Lady War Eagles Track and Field team finished 2nd at state.”All the seniors will be […]

From the Editor’s Desk



I used to plant a vegetable garden every year. I enjoyed canning, freezing, gathering and planting. I despised weeding it and eventually that is what led me to stop planting a garden. I realized it was much easier to just buy low salt canned or frozen vegetables from the grocery store. But back in the day….. I remember vividly those […]