May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS names top graduates

Top honors of the Jenkins County High School Class (JCHS) of 2015 have been claimed by Valedictorian John Tyler Wagner and Salutatorian Henry Charles Sherrod. Tyler is the son of John and Dale Wagner. More...

School News

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, May 25 – Manager’s choice. Tuesday, May 26 – Manager’s choice. Wednesday, May 27 – Manager’s choice. Thursday, May 28 – Manager’s choice. Friday, May 29 – Bag lunch: ho More...

Jenkins County High School FFA Chapter Awards

Katelynn Detwiler, Agronomy Career Development award More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

More good news! MI Metals will reopen its extrusion plant in Jenkins County.  This will create approximately 100 jobs and an investment of $2 million over the next three years. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform May 23rd Leroy Clayton and the Depot Dudes will perform 6 p.m. May 23rd at the Perkins Depot. Refreshments will be available for purchase. More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Sometimes when a certain incident happens in your life, major or minor, you don’t think much about it at the time. But as time moves on, you might look upon that incident a little differently than when it originally occurred.  More...

Don Lively

THE MAIL

“Well, that has to be a misprint,” I thought to myself.  Normally I would have pitched the brightly colored but obviously junk mail envelope into the trash but for some reason I opened it.  More...

Library News

Summer Reading is almost here! This year's theme is heroes, and we've got programs for all ages. More...

Sheriff ’s Office investigating MURDER

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the apparent murder of an unidentified Hispanic male on May 11th. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. More...

MI Metals to create 100 jobs in Jenkins County

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that MI Metals, a leading aluminum extrusion company, will expand its existing operations in Millen, creating 100 jobs and investing $2 million over the next three years.  More...

Other Jenkins News

DOT restricts lane closures over Memorial Day holiday

To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending constructionrelated lane closures on interstate and major state system highways beginning at noon on Friday, May 22, and extending until 5 a.m., T More...

Lace Bugs can be dangerous

Even though our azaleas have all bloomed out for the season, it does not mean they need to be neglected until next spring. Lace bugs are important pests of many ornamental trees and shrubs, especially on azaleas. More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 1 – May 7

Ashley Tyler Brannen – Simple Battery, DUI-Drugs, Disorderly Conduct; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; May 1. Timothy Maurice Griffin - DUI-.10 or More, Improper Backing, Open Container, Unregistered or Unlicensed Vehicle; More...

Church News

Church News

Millen Methodist to host Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School, “Out Back Rock” will be held at Millen United Methodist Church 9 a.m. – noon June 1-3 in the church social hall. More...

Obituaries

Wilehmena S. Scogins

Wilehmena S. Scogins, 71, of Millen, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...