2021-12-01 E-Edition

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MPD makes arrest in car burglaries



The Millen Police Department has arrested Tylik L. Sherrod, 22, of Millen. Sherrod was arrested in connection with a burglary on Williams Avenue. Officers recoved two firearms from the burglary that occurred on November 8, 2021. “Williams is currently under bond for a previous entering an auto charge made by us. He has been additionally charged with burglary in the […]

County road residents ask for help



For residents living on our county’s dirt roads, part of country living is the remoteness of their property. However, for residents on Rabitsch Road, dirt road living is becoming a problem. “We don’t want the road paved,” says Holly Bramblett, a resident and spokesperson for the property owners, “we just want it maintained. I have lived out here for 18 […]

Small Business Saturday draws record crowds



“This was one of the most successful Small Business Saturday campaigns we have had,” explains Chamber of Commerce director Mandy Underwood. Most of the retail establishments were open for the annual event and all of them saw record sales. “We have been busier today than when we had our ribbon cutting,” Joe Matthews of Joe and Kay’s One Stop Shop […]

Rec. Department ball fields get green for Spring



The Jenkins County Commission has paid $3,900 for overseeding the ball field at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. “The Board of Education has always, thru private donations and fundraisers, paid for the overseeding but this year they asked the County to do it,” explains Hiller Spann, Chairman of the County Commission. The Jenkins County ball fields are overseeded annually. Lawns […]

Millen has its own turkey giveaway



For the second year in a row, Millen’s own James Brown, Burman Spells and his family distributed a total of 200 turkeys and hams last Tuesday. “We had cars as far as you can see lined up,” Burman explains. “Our God is great and He continues to bless us so the least we can do is to give back to […]

You Pick’Em Winner Announced

This year, the grand prize winner was Drew Allen! Congratulations to Drew as he wins two tickets to the Atlanta Braves in 2022, a subscription to the Millen News, and a gift certificate to Spring Creek Auction House. Participants were asked to pick the winner each week on the games listed. In the event there was a tie among participants […]

Millen Baptist to host Sleigh Ride Together

Millen Baptist Church invites everyone who wants to get into the Christmas spirit to meet at the church at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5 for a Sleigh Ride Together, as you travel around Millen singing Christmas carols. “What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas and share the Christmas joy than to lend your voice in song,” Pastor […]

Gifting a puppy this holiday season?


Thinking of surprising a friend or family member with a puppy this holiday season? “Before gifting someone with a commitment that lasts well beyond the holidays, make sure you’ve made your list and checked it twice,” says Claire Komorowski, chief executive officer of PuppySpot, a USDA-licensed company whose mission is to make lives better by placing healthy puppies into happy […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Nov. 30, 2011 The annual Heritage Festival will be held at Magnolia Springs Saturday. Activities will include Civil War encampment with re-enactors, blacksmith exhibit and demonstration. Barbara Shumake-Williams, CEO, Educational Management; Founder Dove Connection Ministry, recently established a scholarship in honor of Mrs. Ellen Hopson Douglas. Shown during the presentation ceremony are Ms. […]