2023-04-12 E-Edition

Body discovered

A body was reportedly found inside a residence on East Atwell Avenue in Millen Monday, April 10. Crystal Golphin was in the area with others at the time a man came over and asked if anyone had a phone he could use. “He said he needed to call the police. He had just found a body,” she said. The call […]

April is National child abuse Prevention Month

April first became the country’s child abuse prevention month in 1983. Since that time, child abuse awareness and prevention have become ever more important to the safety and well-being of the country’s children. “As of recent, Chief Herrington and I have received training for Mandated Reporters and can now report directly online,” said Sgt. Tony Taylor, an investigator with the […]

St. Bernadette – gone but not forgotten!

The St. Bernadette Catholic Church on North Avenue has been a familiar landmark in Millen for over 6 decades. Last week, the little church disappeared into a heap of rubble as it was demolished. The lot upon which it was located will now be used as a parking area for those attending events at the Roy Head Stadium and school […]

Suspect evades police after high-speed chase

A man driving a Millen man’s car 120 mph evaded Midville law enforcement officers after he jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. A Midville police officer on routine traffic patrol Tuesday, March 21 noticed a black 2019 Nissan Maxima moving toward him on Hwy. 56 at a high rate of speed. When he attempted to stop the […]

Bethel Celebrates 120 Years

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Bethel AME Church will celebrate 120 years at its Walnut Street location. Surrounded by Jenkins County Medical Center, James L. Henry Administrative Building, which houses the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners and Jenkins County Magistrate Court, Regions Bank, USDA Service Center, Southeast Produce Council, and the Millen Municipal Complex, Bethel is a lasting reminder […]

Broadband is coming!

A work crew with Pineland Telephone, Metter, is shown as they work on Fountain Springs Road laying the lines for broadband internet service. Hook-up to individual homes is expected to begin occurring in June or July. The Jenkins County Development Authority was awarded an $11.9 million grant in 2022 to provide broadband to county residents with the Jenkins County Commissioners […]

Millen approves auction house

Spring Creek Auction Company was approved to handle the city’s surplus equipment auction on April 22. Council took the action at its monthly council meeting Tuesday, April 4. City Manager Jeff Brantley updated council on the Intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the city and the Jenkins County Development Authority regarding a loan repayment to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). Brantley […]

What’s Next?

Jenkins County Democratic Committee election The Jenkins County Democratic Committee election will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15th at the meeting room of the Jenkins County Memorial Library, 223 Daniel St., Millen. Keep Jenkins Beautiful April 16 – 22 “Team up to Clean Up” is the slogan for “Keep Jenkins Beautiful” campaign April 16th – 22nd, sponsored by Main […]


Book sale going on now

Happy Easter! We hope everyone has had a great spring break and will come visit us refreshed and ready for your spring reading. Did you know that the library has a book sale going on? It’s always on, actually, but this is the best time of the year to come in and see what we have. There’s everything from magazines […]