January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Three Jenkins County leaders were among recent graduates of the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development 2015 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

Snow!!

A light dusting of snow fell on most of Jenkins County Friday night and into early Saturday morning as a winter storm moved through North Georgia. More...

School News

PreK registration slot sign up to be held Feb. 29 – March 16

PreK registration for the 2016-2017 school term will be held March 17 at the Jenkins County Elementary School. Registration slot sign-up will be held Feb. 29 – March 16.  More...

JCES

Monday, Feb. 1 – Spaghetti, bread stick or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Feb.  More...

Students of Month

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

Church News

Church News

. Living Word Ministry to host program   More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel to host Community Youth Sunday

Ms. Brenda Green, a native of Millen and graduate of Jenkins County High School, will be the guest speaker at the Community Youth Program of Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, 1025 Hiltonia Rd., Millen, to be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Ms. More...

Datebook

Date Book

Jenkins County 4-H Club hosting strawberry fundraiser   More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

MLK, Jr. committee extends thanks   To the citizens of Millen/Jenkins County, the MLK, Jr. Committee extends a heartfelt “thank you” for your dedication, support and participation shown during the week of the MLK, Jr. events.  More...

Wells Lighting update

In March 2015, Wells Lighting, USA, Inc., a Korean-based light manufacturer announced that it would locate its North American headquarters in Millen, initially creating 100 jobs. More...

Ribbon Cutting – Grand Opening!

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony during the Grand Opening of Georgia One Tire, 444 Hwy. 67, Millen. More...

Man charged in shooting incident

A local man is facing charges in connection with a shooting incident in which another man was killed. Justin Coward, 18, was fatally shot at a 304 Waters Avenue residence in Millen around 4 p.m. on Jan. 17th.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in in 1938

City of Millen increases water rates from $1.25 for 3,000 gallons or less to $1.50 for 3,000 gallons or less.  Georgia Legislature approves 2% sales tax. The tax is expected to yield $5-$6 million annually.  More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Jan. 15 – Jan. 21   More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 15 – Jan. 21.   More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As talk of approaching winter weather filled the news broadcasts last week, my thoughts turned to the ice storm of February, 2014. Not again, please!  I don’t mind the snow and ice so much. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Janice and I were in Savannah recently. More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

The more I read scripture, the more I see the words of Jesus, the more concerned I am that we twenty-first century More...

Don Lively

THE BLACKTOP CLASSROOM, PART 2

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." Mark Twain. More...

Obituaries

Jimmy Don Owens

Mr. Jimmy Don Owens, 73, of Sylvania, died Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2016, at his home under the care of Gentiva Hospice and his loving family.  Funeral services for Mr. Owens were held Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. More...

James Allen McMillan

Mr. James Allen McMillan, age 88, of Waycross died Wednesday, January 20, 2016.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr. McMillan was born in Jenkins County and was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. More...

James Larry Reid

Mr. James Larry Reid, age 69, of  Millen passed away Friday, January  22, 2016 at his residence after an extended illness.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Elam Baptist Church with Rev. More...