2021-07-21 E-Edition

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DeRocco named Solicitor General



With the appointment of Duff Ayers to the bench left vacant by the retirement of Judge Hubert Reeves, Sam DeRocco has been appointed as Millen City Solicitor and state solicitor. Sam received his law degree from Mercer University in 2017 and passed the bar exam the first time. Sam is an associate attorney with the Mock Law Firm in Statesboro […]

Two local churches get new leadership



Jose Velasquez is the new pastor of Habersham and Fairhaven Methodist Church. Jose and his wife Lori Ann are excited to call Jenkins County home. The pastor was recently reassigned from Mizpah United Methodist Church in Effingham County. Velasquez, a native of Los Angeles, California, is the youngest of thirteen. He and his wife have been married twenty-three years and […]

Welcome to Coach James A. Ford Court

Saturday night the basketball court at JCHS was officially renamed, Coach James A. Ford Court, in recognition of long time bastketball coach, James Ford. It was reported in the February 2, 2021 issue of The Millen News that the signature would be imprinted by the 2021-2022 basketball season. Ford retired in 2006 but his accomplishments will continue on. These accomplishments […]

House fire under investigation

Firefighters responded to a house fire on Atwell Avenue last Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 12:45 p.m. 911 dispatch received a call of a house fire on Atwell Avenue beside the Roses store and behind the Regency Inn. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the dwelling was boarded up. This fire is currently under investigation. You […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – July 20, 2011 A standing room only crowd filled the Village Club in Perkins for a town meeting with a USPS representative concerning closure of the Perkins Post Office. Millen Rotary Club members welcomed Tonya Bailey as a new member on July7. Robert Reeves III, oversaw the induction ceremony. Three local residents had […]

Summer Reading Program Ends


We’re in the final week of the 2021 Summer Reading Program! If you are participating, please make sure that you have all of your time recorded by this Friday, July 23. Once you’ve gotten everything recorded, stop by the library and come pick up your reading prizes! Of course, even after the Summer Reading Program is over, that doesn’t mean […]

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 22: Adult Game Day at Project For Better Health from 2-4 p.m. Project For Better Health is located on the end of The Millen News Building. Saturday, July 24: A back to school giveaway will be held beside Popeyes. This event is sponsored by the Spring Fountain Lodge 414 and Easter Star 278. The giveaway will start at […]

Jenkins County Farm Bureau donates to library

For six years in a row, The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS). The Jenkins County Farm Bureau delivered a copy […]

From the Editor’s Desk



It’s two little words. Just two small words, one syllable each that when put together can make someone’s day. I’m talking about “thank you”. Now, I have an employee who would tell you that I’m a fine one to preach this sermon. But, work is different. After all, I don’t demand my employee do something, I ask nicely, “would you?” […]