2022-01-12 E-Edition

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City Council Members take oath



At the Tuesday meeting, City Council Members Giovanni Shumake, Reginia Coney and Ed Fuller took the oath of office. Council Member Shumake replaces Walter Thomas of District 1 who retired at the end of his term. Council Member Coney and Fuller both ran unopposed in their district elections. The council members were sworn in via telephone by Judge Wanda Burke. […]

DoorDash launching Millen service



DoorDash is expecting to launch their service in Millen within the next few months. Merchants who are interested in signing up their businesses may access the DoorDash merchant portal at www.getdoordash.com. DoorDash is not just a restaurant delivery service, the company also offers grocery store delivery, liquor store delivery while complying with local laws and regulations as well as florist […]

Hawes celebrates 100 years



Milner Hawes was born January 14, 1922 and he has been called many things through the years from farmer, to dad, and even granddad but Friday he can add centenarian to that list. Milner was born in Burke County to William B. Hawes and Eula Skinner. “My parents were farmers and back then we didn’t know what money was but […]

MLK Celebrations cancelled



The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee announced this week that they have cancelled all MLK, Jr. festivities for the month of January for the second straight year in response to the pandemic. “We feel the safety and health of the community is more important,” Johnnie Mae Sherrod with the committee explained. The committee also announced the 2021 Martin Luther King, […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Planning for the Spring III

Talmadge Fries is the owner of The Cotton Gin Florist in Millen, GA and very active in his local garden club. Planning for the spring garden and using perennials to accent is an easy way to have beautiful plants year after year. With our normal summer heat and sometimes drought, the following plant suggestions are good for a dry area […]

Cooking with Azure

While hosting any event be sure and add Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Queso Dip to your delectable menu. This spicy dish has black eyed peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies nestled in creamy melted cheese making it a deliciously cheesy appetizer that is sure to bring you and your guests a little bit of luck in 2022! Crock Pot […]

Thompson appointed to Ogeechee Judicial Circuit


Judge Ronnie Thompson will fill the seat on the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit created by the passage of HB 786 during the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Governor Brian Kemps office made the announcement of Judge Thompson’s appointment on Friday, January 7, 2022. Judge Thompson will join three other Ogeechee Circuit Judges, Judge Gates Peed, Judge Michael Muldrew and […]

Clifton re-elected as Mayor Pro Tem

During the January 2022 City Council Meeting, Council Member Darrell Clifton was re-elected as Mayor Pro Tem. Clifton has been on the City Council since 2004. Each year, the mayor and council appoint from among the council members a mayor pro tempore who assumes the duties of the mayor should that person be absent or not able to perform the […]

Start the New Year off right by donating blood

It’s a New Year, and a perfect opportunity to make saving lives your resolution for 2022. You can start by donating blood with Shepeard Community Blood Center on Tuesday, January 25, as they host their next blood drive at the Jenkins County Medical Center, located at 931 East Winthrope Avenue. The drive will run from 2 pm until 6 pm. […]