April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School News

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, May 4 – Spaghetti, bread stick or turkey & cheese wrap/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Our community was deeply shocked and saddened last Wednesday, April 22, to learn of the tragic accident on I-16 that claimed the lives of five Georgia Southern University nursing students, including Caitlyn Baggett, daughter of Ricky and Linda Bagget More...

Letters

Letters

Last week as we learned about the incomprehensible tragic loss of five students and the injury of two others, our community was shocked and devastated. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends of these students.   More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Temple to host 102nd Church Anniversary Jones Temple Baptist Church will host its 102nd Church Anniversary 7:30 p.m. nightly May 7-8. The guest speaker will be Rev. Robert Davis. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson

Mrs. Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson, 92, of Statesboro died Friday evening, April 24, 2015, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. More...

Nancy L. Thompson

Nancy L. Thompson, 74, of Millen died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Glenview Nursing Home in Glennville under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. More...

Caitlyn Nichole Baggett

Caitlyn Nichole Baggett, age 21, of Millen died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from injuries received in an auto accident.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...

Optim Healthcare sells hospital

Optim Healthcare announced last week that they are partnering with National Surgery Healthcare (NSH), an owner and operator of surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.  More...

Chamber BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale to be held May 2nd

Clean out your closets and get out your grills!  The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale is set for May 2nd in the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue.  Participants in the cook-off must donate at lea More...

County’s first solar farm is generating power

Jenkins County’s first solar farm is up and running. The 3,400 solar panels are generating enough electricity to power 200 homes or a Best Buy or Walmart store. More...

Other Jenkins News

Nursing Student Seeks Help

The Shorter University’s Brady Nursing Program is an accredited program named in honor of Ben and Ollie Brady, a North Georgia couple who embodied the Christian commitment to serving others. More...

Jenkins County sees increase in foreign-born residents

Like most of the United States, Jenkins County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade. More...

Pecan Pollination

You will never hear me complain of rain or excess rainfall, but the farmer comes out in me quite regular in that I am never satisfied with current conditions. The past several weeks have been on the damp side or shall I say wet! More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

If you are of a certain age, say fifty or older, then you probably remember when aspirin, Alka-Seltzer, and Pepto Bismol were practically the only medicines you saw in TV commercials, with no side-effects ever mentioned. More...

Don Lively

DISLIKE

I'm a cynic, I admit it.  Most of my kin, especially the men, are imbued with a healthy skepticism about most subjects. More...

Library News

Have you got some old t-shirts hanging around that you don’t wear, but you don’t want to throw away? More...