December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Durden banking

Work is progressing on the new branch of Durden Banking Company in Millen.The Millen facility will be approximately 4,800 square feet with drive thru service and an ATM. It will be located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and U.S. More...

School News

James Crockett backpacks through Great Smoky Mountains with Georgia Southern Adventure class

James Crockett of Millen, a student in the Georgia Southern School of Human Ecology's Adventure Education class, took the trip of a lifetime Oct. 21-23 when the class hiked through the Great Smoky Mountains.  More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Dec. 12 – Shepherd’s pie, wheat roll or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, garden peas, veg. w/dip, garden salad, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. More...

EBA students of month

Planters E.M.C. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

My granddaughter just turned eleven.  She was only two years old last year, or was it last week? The swiftness of time between training wheels and training bras is becoming more difficult for me to comprehend.  More...

Don Lively

FACES

What would possess a man to get in his pickup truck, late on a Sunday afternoon, after attending church services all morning and working all afternoon, and drive over a thousand miles, only stopping for fuel and bathroom breaks?  More...

102-year-old votes in General Election!

In 2014, Beulah Allen of Jenkins County celebrated her 100th Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2016, she reached another milestone in her life. She cast her vote in the November 8th General Election at the age of 102. More...

Christmas activities announced!

Christmas in Millen set for Dec. 9th

Santa is on the way! The annual Christmas in Millen will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9th, on Cotton Avenue.  More...

Friends of Magnolia State Park seek Christmas decorations

The community is invited to help Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park light up and decorate the park for Christmas. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Day in 1989

Christmas activities in Millen include the annual Christmas Parade, Tour of Homes and Christmas Decorations Contest. Tommy Cooper joins the staff of WMKO-FM radio, serving Millen and Jenkins County. More...

Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Tifton, Georgia. More...

GSP report for November

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 7 traffic crashes during the month of November in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 7 injuries and 0 deaths.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Christmas season has officially begun! That much is evident from all the television commercials, sale papers and general “hype” that we are being bombarded with now. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Temple to host Men and Women’s Day  Men and Women’s Day will be celebrated at Jones Temple Baptist church Dec. 11th. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Matthew Davis Sr. is the pastor.  Oak Hill Choir to perform Dec. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our family and friends throughout the community, during our time of loss. We are grateful for the prayers, visits and gestures of love and care.   More...

Births

Birth Announcement

Taylor and Kathryn Sturkie are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, James Gray Sturkie and Davis King Sturkie, on October 1, 2016. Gray arrived at 1:16 p.m. weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces and Davis arrived at 1:27 p.m. More...