July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dairy Queen to host Miracle Treat Day

It may be July, but it’s all about “Blizzards” at the local Dairy Queen!  More...

School News

EGSC announces new Kiwanis Scholarship

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club recently established the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro Leadership and Legacy Scholarship at East Georgia State College. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. last week in preparation of an article on his retirement from the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit at the end of this month.  More...

Editorials

Why Are We in Debt?

Many of us in this country are carrying much more personal debt than we’d like to admit. Whether our income is $50,000 or $500,000, we all seem to be caught up in the same habits overspending and over-borrowing. More...

SUCH A DEAL

The letter arrived in the mail on a sunny summer day.  I wasn’t familiar with the name of the camp that it was mailed from nor the address of the camp but, curious, I opened it anyway.  It was a love letter.  I know it was a love More...

HOME COUNTRY

The hassled, red-faced man cruising the neighborhood Saturday morning in the pickup truck is good ol’ Bert, of course. It’s a warm Saturday, which means only one thing in our part of the country – yard sales. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Music program at Pal Theater July 28th “DIXIE JUBILEE” of Woodstock, GA, presents an evening of Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic music at the historic Pal Theater, in downtown Millen, on Saturday, July 28th, at 6 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Baby Buzzard in nest!

This baby black buzzard was discovered in its nest on the property of Shelton and Shirley Chance. Shelton said that a pair of buzzards has been using his barn for years, usually hatching two chicks. More...

Georgia Power customers to receive second $25 Vogtle credit on July bills

Georgia Power customers will receive the second of three separate $25 credits for the Vogtle nuclear expansion this month. More...

Country With Sue Cooking Davis

This week’s recipes are a “hodge-podge” of summer treats that will make the hot, summer days seem a lot cooler. I hope you will try and enjoy them. More...

Delinquent Property Tax Sale on Aug. 7th

Delinquent property taxpayers in Jenkins County can expect to have their properties sold at a public auction to be held August 7th at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The hours of the auction will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Century plant stands tall – until it blooms!

The century plant, Agave Americana, is monocarpic, meaning it blooms only once in its lifetime. But it does not necessarily take a century for it to bloom. The plant typicall lives 10-30 years.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Day in in 1931

Fire broke out about three o’clock this “Thursday” morning in the dry kiln at Frye and Wasden’s mill and about $3,500 in damage was done. The origin of the fire is not known. The fire was a spectacular one. More...

GSU Raptor Center at Jenkins County Memorial Library!

TOP LEFT Willard Collier with the Georgia Southern University Raptor Center is shown presenting a program at the Jenkins County Library. (Photos courtesy Becky Reppert) More...

Help sought in 1998 case of missing child

On September 25, 1998 skeletal remains of an unidentified boy were found in Mebane, Orange County, North Carolina. More...

Church News

Church News

Fountain Spring to host revival Fountain Spring Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. July 24-26. Pastor Frank Bedford will be the revival speaker. The church pastor is Pearlstine O. Capters.   More...

Come Worship With Us

These Jenkins County Churches invite you to attend services and these merchants take pride in presenting this inspirational message:   It was Jim’s birthday and his dad wanted it to be one he would long remember. More...

Church Listings

Bethel African Methodist Church 217 Walnut Street, MIllen GA.30442 - Rev. Dr. Ralph R. Taylor,Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.every Sunday. Morning worship 11 a.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday. “Faith is the only cure for fear.” More...

Obituaries

Juanita Oglesby Jenkins

Millen, Georgia - Mrs. Juanita Oglesby Jenkins, age 80, died Friday at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. The native of Twin City, Georgia lived in Millen, Georgia for many years. More...

Lanier Davenport

Lanier Davenport, 81, died July 13, 2018 in Athens, Ga. after an extended illness.  Mr. Davenport was born on February 9, 1937 in Union County, Ga. to William Jewel and Rachel Tatum Davenport. More...