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August 10--  The city of Millen is receiving a federal grant of $917,710 to provide sewage service to a new private prison being built in Jenkins County.  The prison is expected to create 250 jobs.

Millen has been hardstruck by the loss of manufacturing.  So much so that it's being used as an example of hard times in an NBC program scheduled to air this weekend.  You can see a preview at the link below. 

NBC News' Lester Holt reports the story of three American women who find an inner strength as they face the Great Recession and their own worst fears.  'The Town That Jobs Forgot' airs Sunday, August 14, at 7pm/6c.