2021-10-13 E-Edition

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City is awarded $1 million dollars in CDBG grants



City Manager Jeff Brantley announced at the October City Council meeting last week that Millen was one of three cities in the State of Georgia to receive $1 million in 2021 Community Development Block Grant funds. Millen joins the list of cities including Thomson and Butler to receive this amount. “This is also the first year Millen has been awarded […]

Spooktacular Drive-Thru coming soon



Get all your little ghosts and goblins ready for the second annual Jack-O-lantern Jamboree, hosted by Main Street Millen. Readers will remember the huge success of the first Jamboree last year on Cotton Avenue. Local businesses, churches and civic organizations lined up on Cotton Avenue and handed out candy to children in cars, trucks, atvs, golf carts, there might have […]

Early voting has begun



Early voting for the 2021 November General Election began this week. During this voting cycle there will be two Saturday advanced voting opportunities, October 16, 9a.m.- 5 p.m. and October 23 also from 9a.m. – 5p.m.All advance voting will be held at the Jenkins County Courthouse on WinthropeAvenue from 9a.m.-5p.m., Monday thru Friday and the two Saturdays previously mentioned from […]

Expect tax notices next week



“This is a busy time of year for us,” explains Jenkins County Tax Commissioner Tina Burke. Burke is referring to the mail out of the 2021 property tax notices. The tax bills will be mailed this Friday, Oct. 15. “The good news is our total millage rate was reduced from 25.097 to 24.103,” Burke says, “that is a reduction of […]

Grocery manager receives national recognition



Bobby Inman, the manager of B&T’s Food Fresh Market has put Millen on the map and the grocery store of which he is the operations manager. Bobby’s watermelon display recently won 3rd place in the National Watermelon Board Contest. There were 300- 500 entries from across the county, vying for top spot. The store will receive $1,000. “I enjoy doing […]

Scams on the rise



The Millen Police Department responded to a call last week regarding suspicious activity. “During this time of year people will try to scam elderly persons by misrepresenting themselves. Last year we had a couple approach an elderly person about trimming dogwood trees. That particular scam is making its rounds once again,” Millen Chief of Police Dwayne Herrington explains. Chief Herrington […]

Safe Haven and DAR join to observe domestic violence month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 to unite individuals and organizations working on these issues and to raise awareness. Each October participants wear purple, volunteer, and donate to help this important cause. Locally, Safe Haven was organized in 1989 to serve Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven, and Washington counties in Southeast Georgia with the mission […]

Gardening with Talmadge

The Spider Lily

One of my favorite bulb plants is the Spider Lily. You can see them blooming now, especially in the yards of older homes or where homes used to stand. I like the delicate look of the Spider lily. It seems to pop up and bloom from no where. It is a colorful surprise that fall is here, because they bloom […]

Rotarians volunteer at vaccination clinic

Rotarians Shana Brinson and Jessica Wilson volunteered at the Jenkins County Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Thru held last week. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!