Millen News

The Millen News, a weekly publication, is the official legal organ of Jenkins County.

The newspaper was established in 1903 and has a current circulation of 2,000 subscribers. It is owned by The True Citizen, Waynesboro, Georgia


Publication day:  Wednesdays

Telephone #: 478-982-5460

Fax #: 478-982-1785

Email address:


Publisher: Roy Chalker

General Manager: Bonnie Taylor

Editor: Deborah Bennett



Display advertising deadline: Mondays – noon

Classified advertising deadline: Mondays – 11 a.m.

Legal advertising deadline: Mondays - 11 a.m.

Subscription Rates:

In Jenkins County - $17.06 yearly

Outside Jenkins County, within Georgia - $19.74

Outside the state - $22.47



Early in the 20th century, the town of Millen, which was located in then Screven County, began to develop industrially, and a group of citizens organized The Millen News Publishing Company in July 1903 for the purpose of giving the citizens a voice through which to express their concerns.

Those citizens petitioning the Superior Court of Screven County for incorporation of the company were Alfred Herrington, R.G. Daniel, T.Z. Daniel, A.S. Anderson, J.M. Edenfield, John L. Gay, Mrs. Emma Lane Patterson, J.C. Reddick, J.C. Parker, Dr. H.A. Jones, Dr. L.J. Belt, Dr. H.Q. Bell, C. Parker Company and Daniel Sons & Palmer Company.

Editors for The Millen News through the years were as follows: July 10, 1903 – Alfred Herrinton; Nov. 3, 1905 – Warren Van Tyler; 1907-1913 – Wiley Lynch; 1913-1922 – J.K. Burkhalter; Feb. 3, 1922 – George Dixon Teate and F.A. Grimes; July 1, 1922 – Josephus Camp; Dec. 1, 1923 – Ben A. Neal; Jan. 1, 1942 – Ruth H. Neal; Feb. 1, 1946-1985 –Walter Harrison (editor) and Frank M. Edenfield (publisher); 1985-Oct. 1998 – Frank M. Edenfield; Oct. 1998 – Allen Smith; and May 2000-present – Deborah Bennett.

In October 1998, Frank M. Edenfield, longtime editor and owner of The Millen News, sold the newspaper to The True Citizen of Waynesboro, Roy Chalker Jr., owner.

Under Chalker’s supervision, the newspaper was given an updated look, including the addition of color to its photographs and advertisements.


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