2021-09-15 E-Edition

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Fair on the Square canceled again

In the regular City Council meeting held last Tuesday night, council members reviewed a request from Main Street Millen to cancel the 2021 Fair on the Square. Council advised the group to cancel the event, advice which was heeded. Mandy Underwood annouced the decision of the group last Wednesday afternoon, “As Covid cases increase in our community, Main Street Millen, […]

No golf carts on state highway

We have all seen golf carts around town. Heck, I have one myself that I use from time to time. These slow moving vehicles have long graduated from the golf course to city living and they give a whole new meaning to “Sunday driver”. It is for this reason that Chief Dwayne Herrington and the Millen Police Department asks for […]

Camper total loss due to fire

A fast thinking county employee was traveling down Paramore Hill Road when he spotted a camper engulfed in flames and called 911. Fire crews with the city of Millen and North Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze. According to the investigation, the homeowner, David Chance was not at home during the incident and no injuries were reported. The […]

Courthouse pays respect to fallen soldiers

The Lions Club of Millen recently placed flags at the Jenkins County Courthouse in recognition of Labor Day and the thirteen servicemen who lost their lives in Afghanistan. “We set these flags out six times per year in honor of our soldier’s sacrifice,” Millen Lions Club Vice President Jimmie Edenfield explains. Mr. Edenfield is the group’s oldest member and recently […]

Bring on the Booster

A recent survey amongst fully vaccinated Americans found strong support for COVID-19 booster shots, as 81% say they will, or already have, gotten a booster shot, while 19% of vaccinated adults said they don’t plan to get boosters or are unsure. Last month, the Biden administration announced a plan to provide a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna […]

Students receive meals to-go

During the modified school schedule, students will be offered meals to-go when they leave on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students A-K will be offered three days of breakfast and lunch to take home at the end of the school day on Tuesday. Students L-Z will be offered three days of breakfast and lunch to take home at the end of the […]

Gardening with Talmadge


Fall planted onions and other vegetables are a great way to enjoy an earlier and larger harvest from next year’s garden. Plant in the warm autumn soil so that they may establish a strong root system before winter sets in. As the cold chill of winter arrives, the crop goes dormant. Then, as the temperatures and soil warms again in […]


In The Headlines 10 years ago – Sept. 14, 2011 Pvt. Marvin A. London has successfully completed Army Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He has now begun AIT training at Ft. Lee, VA. He is the son of the late Marvin Coffee and Christine London. Ken Williams of Millen, has accepted a promotion from GeoVista Federal Credit Union. […]

Millen Rotary collects books for literacy

The Rotary Club of Millen is currently collecting new or gently used books to help and encourage children in our community to learn to read. For anyone wanting to help, books can be dropped off at Team Insurance until September 30. All proceeds will go to local programs to help children in our community learn to read. Team Insurance may […]