2023-06-28 E-Edition

BOE approves new budget

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) held a public hearing Monday, June 26th, for the purpose of approving the 2023-2024 budget and allowing public input. The hearing was held prior to the regular meeting. During the budget presentation, Superintendent Tara Cooper called attention to the fact that the BOE has rolled back its millage rate for the past seven […]

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Heavy rainfall creates flooding issues in city

Heavy rainfall throughout the day Thursday, June 22 and into the night led to flooding in several areas of the City of Millen. Wanda Williams, who lives on North Avenue, said she was awakened by the whimpering of her dogs outside in her yard. “When I got out of bed and put my feet on the floor in my house, […]

Fire Departments battle blazes

Man injured in June 15th fire Tracy Tarver was injured and treated on the scene by Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services when his home at 824 Belt Avenue caught fire June 15th. Millen Fire Department and North Jenkins Volunteer firefighters responded to the call and upon arrival found heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the home. Entry was made […]

Meet the pastor – Rev. Jesse Sadler

Green Fork Baptist Church has a new pastor. Rev. Jesse Sadler assumed leadership of the church a few weeks ago. Rev. Sadler is new to the in-church ministry field, but he has been ministering to people for quite some time. “I was saved ten years ago while working in the construction business, and I began ministering on the job to […]

Hodges-Hite sets a record in 1-mile race

Joyce Hodges-Hite of Millen recently set a record in a USATF Grand Prix road race. She runs for the Atlanta Track Club. Her record-setting run occurred in the June 24th 1-mile road race held in Indianapolis, Indiana. She took first place for her age group, 85-89, finishing in 15:25 to set a new American record and secure the National Championship […]

Lights! Camera! Action!

Jacqueleen’s Country Porch restaurant in Garfield, owned by Millen native Jackie Boatwright Dause, was the site for the filming of a pilot for a reality television show June 23-24. Shown are members of McIntosh Bros. Production’s film crew, Bubba McDonald, Michael Bugsy Denizard, Richard Dominquez and Javier McIntosh. The company is based in Atlanta but travels all over the southeast. […]

Planters EMC awards grants

Using funds raised by members through Operation Round Up, Planters Electric Membership Corporation awarded more than $20,000 in grants to 12 community organizations in April. Operation Round Up is funded by members who round up their power bill each month to the nearest dollar. This spare change comes together to make a huge impact on the communities Planters serves. Grants […]


Learning is fun at the Library

Our friends from the Jenkins County 4-H will be coming by 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, to tell us about all the fun things they do. Come find out find out why they’re called 4-H and what it means, and see if you or your kids would be interested in joining them. Summer Reading Program is half over – have […]