2021-09-01 E-Edition

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The new face of 4-H

It has been three years since Jenkins County had a 4-H Educator. The majority of us have fond memories of 4-H competitions and summers at Rock Eagle. 4-H was a large part of our childhood and we wouldn’t take a thing for our adventures. Now, 4-H is back and in a big way! The new face of this favorite childhood […]

Dailey advances in National FFA Event

Autumn Dailey has advanced in the National FFA Creed Career Development Event making her now, one of the top sixteen participants in the nation. Autumn won the State FFA Creed Career Development Event in March, making her eligible to compete in the Nationals. Autumn is the daughter of Randy and Pam Dailey and a sophomore at JCHS. The FFA Creed […]

Off The Tracks holds grand opening

The Millen community welcomed another business last week with the ribbon cutting of Off The Tracks Boutique located at 729 Cotton Avenue in the former Citi Trends building. Millen native Samantha McCall opened the business as a way to make a change in her community. “I am 22 years old and I have never seen front street as full of […]

Four qualify for City Council

The qualifying period ended for three City Council seats on August 20 with four candidates meeting the eligibility requirements. Walter Thomas, City Council member of District One will not seek re-election. Giovanni Shumake and Willie E. Lockhart will face off in the November 2, 2021 General Election for the District One seat. Both Ed Fuller, City Council member of District […]


Dairy Queen of Millen was named the business of the week for August 30-Sept 4. “Our businesses can not survive if our community does not support our local economy,” Mandy Underwood, Chamber director explains. “One of the many services your local chamber of commerce performs is supporting our small businesses. We encourage everyone to shop local.” Mrs. Neasyie Suggs, manager […]


In The Headlines 10 years ago – August 31, 2011 –Millen Better Hometown recently installed a billboard sign on Hwy 25 North to draw traffic into downtown Millen. Local merchants can advertise on the billboard. The cost is $250 each. –Johnny Burke Jr., 63, died Sunday, Aug. 28. Funeral services will be at Green Fork Baptist Church. –Harold Moore performed […]

Library reopens

Welcome to Library Card Sign-Up Month! We are celebrating the new month by reopening the library for normal service again! We do ask that you please wear masks and maintain social distance while in the library. We want to continue to be a place that circulates education and entertainment, not germs! Please note, however, that we are still offering curbside […]

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept. 7: The City of Millen will hold its monthly council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Tuesday, Sept. 14: The Jenkins County Commissioners meeting will be held at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Monday, Sept. 20: The Jenkins County BOE meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the […]

From the Editor’s Desk

My great aunt, Clementine Womack Hutchinson turned 97 years old last week. To celebrate this momentous occasion, her family had a birthday party for her in Statesboro. Now, it has been years since I have seen Aunt Clem and considering she lives in Statesboro, there probably isn’t much of an excuse. I am also sad to say that I didn’t […]