2015-12-02 / Other Jenkins News

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This Day in 1922

Announcement is made that the Statesboro Business College will open a school in Millen. The school will be managed by J.P. Baker, operator of the Statesboro school. The school will offer full business instruction.

The Millen Grocery Company has temporarily located in the old Ford service rooms. The business will occupy these rooms until completion of their new building on Masonic Street between Builder’s Supply Company and Central of Georgia Railway.

The Millen News announces annual subscription rate of $1.50 for new subscribers.

John C. Wilson Company advertisement states that the company needs 1,000 tons of velvet beans.

Cotton reaches the high mark of $3.44 lb. in Atlanta. One bail weighing 500 lbs. brought $1,700.

H & H Electric Shoe Shop advertises repairs to shoes and harnesses.

Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Edenfield host a cane grinding party at their home on Paramore Hill with 100 guests present.

W. E. Alwood advertises “Tennessee Mules and Studebaker Wagons.”

At the beginning of the school year in September, a football team was organized for Millen High School. Mr. Anderson was chosen as coach. Forrest Boyer was elected captain. James Warren was named manager and Bill Pace was named treasurer. The team bought a new ball and uniforms. Fundraising efforts are currently underway to help pay for the purchases. The team has a 5-3 record with 1 tie.

Jenkins County farmers gin approximately 7,000 bales of Cotton up to Dec. 1st. This is around 2,000 more bales than last year.

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