August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS Eagles play first home game Friday

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles football team will meet Truetlen County on the Eagles’ field this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for their first home game of the season. More...

School News

JCES

Monday, Aug. 31 – Shepherd’s pie, wheat roll or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, vegetables with dip garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety or chef salad, ham/turkey wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. More...

JCHS War Eagles Dominate Montgomery County 28-0 in Season Opener

Fresh off a state playoff appearance in 2014 that saw the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) War Eagles' dreams shattered by eventual State Champion Hawkinsville, the JCHS War Eagles opened the season on a warm August 21st night in Montgomery County.& More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Football season is underway and this Friday night the JCHS Eagles take to their home field against Treutlen County at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles had a great season last year and are expecting even better things this year. More...

Church News

Church News

Hurricane Branch to celebrate church anniversary The 144th church anniversary of Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will be celebrated Sept. 6th. The guest speaker will be Pastor Robert Davis and Gordon Grove Baptist Church in charge.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Book signing for Melissa Hurst Lane The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a book signing for local author, Melissa Hurst Lane, 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Lane’s General Store, 123 North Gray Street. More...

Farm & Home

Dove season opens Sept. 5

What field will you be at on the opening day of dove season? Who will be with you? The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.  More...

Pond Management Workshop

After a hard weeks work, there are few things as relaxing as sitting on the bank of a pond or in a boat and catching a nice mess of fish. More...

Engagements

Jenny Taylor and CJ Green to wed Oct. 17th

Jennifer “Jenny” Ashley Taylor and Clayton “CJ” Wilson Green Jr., of Millen, proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jenny is the daughter of Rev. More...

Local workers earn lowest wages in state

Statistics recently released by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reveal that Jenkins County workers earn the lowest wages in the state.  For 2014, the average wage earned by local workers was $548 per week or $13.70 per hour, based on a 40 More...

Hecate Energy meets requirements of Solar Farm Ordinance

Jenkins County’s second solar farm may soon become a reality. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, it was announced that Hecate Energy had met or exceeded all the requirements of the county’s Solar Farm Ordinance. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember when – this day in 1934

Harold Long was seriously burned when he lost his hold on the rope of a swing and was catapulted into a pot of scalding water. He was playing with the boys on the back yard of the Awtry Hotel when the accident occurred. More...

National Senior Citizen Day – Aug. 21st!

The Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center celebrated National Senior Citizen Day-Aug. 21 with a Health and Wellness Fair at the Center. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett)   More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

Amy Jane Chick – Hold for Investigation; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Aug. 14. Billy Joe Googe – Parole Violation; Millen Police Department; Aug. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

In my early teens, my friends and  More...

Dallas Wilson

Faith Out Loud

I am guessing that many of the people who read my column share a similar life story to mine, or at least a similar church experience. I grew up in church. More...

Don Lively

RANDOM RUMINATIONS (REPRINTED FROM 2009)

Aren't you glad you live in Dixie?  Dixie.  What a perfectly fine geographical nickname.  Think about it. More...

Obituaries

Ed Wilson

Millen, Ga. – Ed Wilson, Penny Birchenall Wilson’s husband for almost 41 years. Higher Call Mission Team chief kitchen organizer and head cook. P & E Antique expert owner. Rotarian of the Year. Owner of ed’s of Millen. More...

Mark Lane

Mr. Mark Lane, 48, of Millen died Thursday, August 20, 2015, at his residence following a long illness.  Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Rosemary Baptist Church with Revs. More...