March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Banquet to be held March 12th

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...

School News

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, March 9 – Chicken nuggets or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: sweet potato pattie, chips, green beans, pineapple, apple. Tuesday, March 10 – Salisbury steak, brown & serve roll or ham & cheese slider; choic More...

Jenkins County District Spelling Bee

As part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the top spellers from Jenkins County Elementary School and Jenkins County Middle School recently faced off to decide a district winner.  More...

Spartan Rock

EBA student Kent Thompson of Millen is shown playing the piano in last year’s Spartan Rock Talent Show at Edmund Burke Academy. This year’s fundraiser will begin Friday, March 6th, at 5 p.m. More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:   My Mother, Earline Thompson, and I have had the humbling experience of being a guest at the Fisher House, while my father, Edward Thompson, was hospitalized in the VA hospital in Augusta, GA.  More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Temple to host programs The Senior Choir of Jones Temple Baptist Church, Mt. Olivet Road, will host a Praise Night 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Youth Revival services will be held 7:30 p.m. March 16-20 with the Rev. More...

Obituaries

Benjamin Lloyd “B.L.” Brown

Mr. Benjamin Lloyd “B.L.” Brown, 67, of Garfield died Friday February 27, 2015, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. More...

Linda Gail Womack

Linda Gail Womack of Swainsboro passed away on February 28, 2015 after a short illness.  Funeral services will be held 2 p. m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Fair Haven United Methodist Church with burial in the Millen Cemetery.  More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

We should all stop being disappointed each week when we don’t win millions in the lottery. More...

Don Lively

RAINY DAYS, RAINY NIGHTS

Well, I might have to eat my words.  The ones about rain here in the Blessed South.  If you’ve been around me or read my scribblings for very long you’ve probably heard me say, either verbally or in ink, “ don’t cuss More...

Library News

Spring is about to burst out upon us, and we’re looking forward to all the spring flowers that we’re starting to see pop up around us. More...

Benning to Gordon relay to be held March 12-15

Six runners from Millen and one from Sylvania are lacing up their running shoes and preparing to hit the road March 12-15 for the third annual Benning to Gordon relay. More...

Commissioners approve plans for new jail

Plans for the new county jail have been approved. More...

Other Jenkins News

Small Business week

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored several events in recognition of Small Business Week. More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Feb. 13 – Feb. 19

Zimeko Octavious Jones – Hold for Probation; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Feb. 13. Auberto Rosario-Lopez – DUI-Refusal, No Driver’s License, Open Container; Georgia State Patrol Post 21; Feb. 13.  More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 13 – Feb. 19.

Domestic/Family Disturbance – Lewis Church Road, Feb. 18; Woodrum Lane, Feb. 19. Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – South Masonic Street, Feb. 13; Winthrope Avenue, Feb. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Several local citizens have joined together to organize an animal rescue group – Jenkins County FurEver Friends Rescue. More...

Military Active Duty

TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; ET3 (SW) Robert Adam Oglesby, U.S.  More...

Memoriam

In Memory Of Lula Mae Eason Scott

July 29, 1932 – March 2, 2007

On the anniversary of the Day you went away Today’s the anniversary Of the day that we lost you, And for a time, it felt as though Our lives had ended too. But loss has taught us many things, And now we face e More...

Engagements

McTeer – Reddy engagement

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. McTeer of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Barry Guess McTeer of Atlanta, to Mr. Patrick Gannon Reddy of Atlanta. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reddy of Cherry Hill, N.J.  More...