December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas in Millen set for Dec. 11th

Mark your calendars! Get out your Christmas cheer and join the annual Christmas in Millen festivities 6 -9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11th on Cotton Avenue!  More...

School News

JCES

Monday, Dec. 14 – Corn dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, Jello w/ fruit, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers.   More...

Jenkins County Middle School FFA team places in area event

The Jenkins County FFA Livestock Team recently placed 2nd in the Area 4 FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event and will advance to the State Competition in March, which will be held in Athens. More...

JCES October Students of the Month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the “FLY Student of the Month” for October 2015 to reward academic excellence and behavior. More...

Church News

Church News

Oak Hill Baptist Church activities   More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

My family’s first car, a 1954 Chevy, had an all metal dashboard, dull beige in color, and consisted of a speedometer and a glove box. That’s it. Nothing else.  More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

As I scrolled through Facebook last week and watched the story of Coach  More...

Don Lively

WORDS AND MORE

Well, that's that then.  They're gone.  Who, you might ask, are they?  More...

JCHS 2015 Graduation Rate on Upward Trend

Jenkins County School System Superintendent Tara Cooper announced that the 2015 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) graduation rate of 79.2% continues the upward trend of increased student achievement and a steadily increasing graduation rate for the s More...

CSRA Unemployment drops to 6.6% - Jenkins County at 7.9%

The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River (CSR) region in October was 6.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in September. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in 1955

Millen Rotary Club sponsors “Most Courteous Clerk” contest. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to nominate someone for the title. Jimmy Jenkins of Lane’s Grocery is chosen for the honor.  More...

Elected officials visit local farmers

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Senator Jesse Stone, and Representative Gloria Frazier visited with local farmers on Friday, December 4, at Edenfield's Farm in Waynesboro. More...

Linda Womack receives award

Emory University former director of State and Government Affairs, Linda Womack, was posthumously awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Christmas season is officially underway! Several Christmas events took place last week locally and the annual Christmas Decorations Contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, was held Monday night of this week.  More...

Obituaries

James Edward “Elmo” Overstreet

James Edward “Elmo” Overstreet of Millen, 70, died Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was a native and lifelong resident of Jenkins County. More...

Lorene Anderson Smith

Lorene Anderson Smith, age 94 of Millen passed away on Sunday December 6, 2015 at Emanuel County Nursing home in Swainsboro Georgia.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday December 9, 2015- 2PM at Millen First United Methodist Church with Rev. More...