August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

AT&T brings Internet to rural areas in county

AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet is now available for certain rural and underserved locations in parts of Jenkins County.  More...

School News

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Aug. 21 – corn dog, chips, whole kernel corn, Jello with fruit or chef salad, ham/turkey/or chicken fajita wrap or bag lunch: uncrustable peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  Tuesday, Aug. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Next Monday, Aug. 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse. This occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

My friend, the Meat Man, calls me when he reads something relevant, or funny. He calls me as soon as he reads it, or he’ll forget in a few seconds what he read. More...

Don Lively

SCRIBBLINGS

So, yea, I journal.  Don't you?  More...

Home Country

“I took Duckworth to the dog show up in the city last weekend,” Dud said.  The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank and philosophy counter just looked at him.  Doc put it gently. More...

Obituaries

Paul Ellis Herrington

Mr. Paul Ellis Herrington, 35, of Perkins entered into rest on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Mr. Herrington was a lifelong resident of Jenkins County. He had a love for people and life. He had a sweet smile and spirit that blessed many. More...

Floyd Foreman

Floyd Foreman was born to the late Cain and Ada Bell Foreman on December 1, 1953, in Millen, Georgia. More...

County suspends Troy Gay as county attorney

The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners suspended the outcome of charges filed against him.  Mr. Gay, who also serves as Jenkins County Solicitor, is charged with Aggravated Assault and Cruelty to Children. More...

City election qualifying begins next week

Qualifying as a candidate in the Nonpartisan Municipal Election for the City of Millen to be held Nov. 7th begins next week.  Candidates desiring to qualify for this election may do so Monday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 a.m. until Wednesday, Aug. More...

Forestry Unit sends 2 men to fight Oregon fire

Jason Wilson and Caleb Butler, Wildland Firefighters with the Jenkins County Forestry Unit, are among members of a 20-man hand crew from Georgia fighting the Nena Springs Wildfire near Warm Springs, Oregon. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1948

It was revealed this week that the local telephone exchange area now boasts of more than 950 connected telephones in Millen and Jenkins County. More...

Congressman Allen Visits Farm Bureau

Congressman Rick Allen of Georgia's 12th district made a visit to the Jenkins County Farm Bureau's summer board meeting. More...

Book Signing - by Joyce Hodges- Hite

Get a signed copy of her book "We're Going The Wrong Way Again, Jim." Thursday, August 17 - The Charm Barn 553 Cotton Avenue - Millen, GA 10 a.m. - Noon   More...

Church News

Drake Chapel to hold revival and Church Anniversary

Revival services will be held at Drake Chapel Baptist church 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-18. The guest minister will be Rev. Frank Bedford. Closing remarks will be delivered by Pastor Robert Stephens, pastor. More...

Datebook

Book signing for Joyce Hodges-Hite

A book signing for “We’re Going the Wrong Way, Jim” by Joyce Hodges-Hite will be held 10 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Aug. 17th, at The Charm Barn. A short reading will take place at 10:30 a.m. More...