2021-12-29 E-Edition

Accident results in two fatalities

A mid day wreck just days before Christmas has left the community in shock. At 12:37 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 911 dispatch received a call of a traffic accident on Highway 17 North and South Herndon Road. According to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby, “from the initial investigation it appears Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Sue Green pulled off of […]

Redistricting begins as Census data comes in

The 2020 Census data has begun trickling in and experts are digesting the ramifications of a dismal response, especially in rural Georgia counties such as Jenkins. Jenkins County as a whole had a decrease in population in several districts of the county, resulting in district maps being redrawn, a task being undertaken by State and Local officials. District 1, primary […]

JCMC in partnership with AU Medical on telehealth program

Big plans are in store for Jenkins County Medical Center starting in January 2022. JCMC will begin offering emergency telemedicine services for patients. The hospital has formed a partnership with AU Medical Center to form a FCC Covid-19 Telehealth Program. “Our goal at JCMC has always been to offer top notch health care in our region and this funding allows […]

Highway 17 scene of second accident

Just miles away from the accident that resulted in two fatalities, Highway 17 was the scene of another accident, this time a single log truck overturned. In the early morning hours of Monday, December 20, emergency crews were dispatched to Highway 17 and Harris Road. The log truck, driven by Glenn Smith of Mt. Vernon was traveling west on Highway […]

Rathbun and Scott reappointed to DDA

City council member Robin Scott has been reappointed by unanimous vote to the Downtown Development Authority. Steve Rathbun was also reappointed. The DDA was created by the City of Millen in the 1980s to rehabilitate property in the downtown area and make it more appealing for businesses to open in the downtown area. “We have our Facade Grant that allows […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Don’t forget the birds

Winter is here and the cold, damp days are upon us, don’t forget the birds. Not all birds migrate south for the winter, some stay here with us. During the winter, food for the birds is scarce and a little helping hand is always nice. One beautiful bird that stays with us during the winter and is also associated with […]

VA conducts first IVL cardiology procedure

A ground-breaking technique offers Veteran patients new life-saving options for clearing calcified arteries. This week, two Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center cardiologists conducted the Medical Center’s first Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) procedure, an innovative technique for restoring blood flow to blocked and calcified arteries. “The Veteran on whom we conducted the IVL procedure had a previous bypass surgery and a heavily […]


The Millen Rotary Club recently donated children’s books that were distributed over the Christmas holiday. Millen Rotary Club President Shana Brinson said, “if we can help one child to read by giving them a book then we have done our job.” Pictured are: Tara Cooper, Shana Brinson, Jessica Suggs, Jeff Brantley, Tonya Bailey, Jessica Wilson, Wanda Burke, Randy Hill and […]

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the auction man/ad guy/Sammy! 58 looks good on you! From all of us at Spring Creek Auction and The Millen News!