June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Taking the Oath

Tina Elmore Burke, left, was sworn in as Interim Tax Commissioner by Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke on Monday, upon the retirement of former Tax Commissioner Brenda Mathern. Mrs. More...

Other Jenkins News

Winners announced in BBQ cook-off

Winners in the recent annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, have been announced.  First place for Best BBQ was won by the Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) team of Matt Brinso More...

Train wreck

The driver of a tractor/trailer for TNT Trucking of Sylvania suffered minor injuries when his rig hit a moving Norfolk Southern train Tuesday afternoon, May 27th, on the railroad tracks on the Millen By-Pass.  More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 16 – May 22. Theft by Taking – Hiltonia Road, 9mm black pistol taken, May 16.  More...

Obituaries

James D. “Jaybird” Hendley

Mr. James D. “Jaybird” Hendley, 71, of Millen died Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Elam Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating.  Mr. More...

Local man charged in fatal accident

A Jenkins County man has been charged in a fatal traffic accident that occurred in Richmond County.  Matthew Chance, 19, of Jenkins County has been charged with Traveling Too Fast for Conditions and Vehicular Homicide in the Second Degree. More...

County roads paved with T-SPLOST and LMIG

Several county roads have a new surface, thanks to the onecent Transportation Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) revenue and Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds (LMIG) received from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  More...

EMS AWARDS

The Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services recently held its annual awards program. During the program, Barbara Crockett, mother of Cliff Richardson, a deceased member of the EMS, presented her son’s uniform to the unit in his memory. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Summer has not officially arrived, but the summer heat and humidity sure has - and with it the gnats and mosquitoes!  More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:   Trash Demographics – as a new resident to Millen, I have a demographic profile of people who drive Gip Road. It is based upon the trash picked up for the last year.  More...

Church News

Church News

Kelsey Chapel to host summer revival Summer revival services will be held at Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. June 11-13. The guest revivalist will be Pastor Danny Bennett of Sandhill Baptist Church. Pastor Albert L. More...

Church Listings

Big Horse Creek Baptist Church 1267 Buttermilk Road in Jenkins County. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Church at 11 a.m. Sunday night church at 6 p.m. Wednesday night church at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bert Hickman. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia riders to stop here Riders participating in the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) will pass through Jenkins County and Millen on Monday, June 12, and are scheduled to stop at the Train Viewing P More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Since becoming a member of our Board of Education I’ve attended numerous graduations. Each year it seems that I know fewer and fewer of the graduates. More...

Don Lively

WHILE AGO

Have you ever been driving along, or out for a stroll, or even just sitting around on your porch or patio when a thought strikes you and makes you realize that it’s been a while since something happened? More...

Library News

Summer Reading has begun, but it’s not too late to sign up. From toddlers to teens to older folks, we have something for everyone, so come in and sign up - it’s easy!  More...