2021-12-08 E-Edition

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Christmas in Millen draws record crowd



“This was a record crowd for the annual event, “ says Mandy Underwood, Jenkins County Chamber Director. Downtown Millen was bustling like Peachtree Street in Atlanta as residents and visitors wandered down Cotton Avenue, either shopping or being treated to the sounds of our own JCMHS band. There were activities for the kids such as ornament painting and bouncy houses. […]

Highway 25 wreck stops traffic



An early morning crash on Saturday, Nov. 27 has sent one person to AU Medical Center via Air Evac. 911 dispatch received a call at 11:38 a.m. over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend of a wreck on Highway 25 near mile marker six. Four individuals were involved in the accident resulting in Denzel Butler, 26 of Statesboro, who was a passenger […]

City to test fire hydrants



The City of Millen will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. and residents are advised this may cause rusty water throughout the town’s water system. Hydrant flow tests are conducted to measure pressure and flow in the water system. Flow testing verifies water main capabilities and are required prior […]

Annual Christmas Decoration Contest this Saturday



It’s that time of year again, when we either climb the rickety stairs to the attic or raid the garage for our Christmas decorations. Or maybe, like one Millen resident, we go buy new because, “I’m gonna win this contest if it kills me!” That’s right folks, the annual Christmas Decoration Contest will be held this Saturday night from 5-9 […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Winter Tips for Spring

With a few frosty mornings behind us, now is the time to do your final trimming and pruning for the winter. Trim back the hydrangeas and your roses. A good rule is to trim back to about 6 inches above the ground. Once you trim the shrubs, be sure to mulch them for the winter. If you desire, you can […]

Jenkins County FFA Veterinary Teams compete in area event

The Jenkins County FFA Veterinary Science Teams recently competed in the Area 4 FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event. The event was held at West Laurens High School. Both the Junior and Senior Teams won first place and will advance to the state finals in Fort Valley in February. The middle school team placed fifth in the area. Senior Team […]

FFA wildlife students take home awards

Jenkins County FFA Students recently competed in the Area 4 FFA Wildlife Competition held at West Laurens High School in Dexter, Georgia. Caleb Bryant, Bailey Pendergast, Loden Suggs and Reagan Godbee finished 6th out of 30 teams from surrounding counties. Bailey Pendergast ranked 5th in the General ID portion and Reagan Godbee was the runner up high individual in the […]

JCMS FFA competes in floriculture event

The Jenkins County Middle School FFA Floriculture Team recently competed in the Area 4 FFA Floriculture Career Development Event and finished 5th out of 19 teams made up of both middle and high school FFA members. The event was held at West Laurens High School. Team members Aubrey Davis, Molli Teem, Kady Ann Richardson and Cayley Linder identified floriculture and […]

EVENTS Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 11: Christopher Young Funeral Home will hold their memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Millen Community House. This service is for those families served during the year. Monday, Dec. 13: The Jenkins County BOE meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the BOE office. The public is invited to attend. Tuesday, Dec. 14: The Jenkins County Commissioners […]