June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s unemployment rate at 7.4% in April

Fewer Jenkins Countians were unemployed in April than March, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The county’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.0% in March to 7.4% for April.  More...

School News

Recent graduate

Kayla Janann Miller is a recent graduate of Metter High School. She is currently enrolled at Southeastern Technical College where she is pursuing a degree as a Registered Nurse. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This Sunday will be Father’s Day, a time to celebrate all the fathers in our lives. I was fortunately to have had three – my daddy, granddaddy and step-father.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

In riding around our county and some surrounding counties, I’ve seen some beautiful crops grown by our farmers, especially their corn. What I’ve seen so far is worthy of a Progressive Farmer Magazine cover. More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

One thing that is universal in the human experience is suffering. No matter who you are or where you come from, sooner or later you will come across a day, or more likely days, of adversity. More...

Don Lively

DADDIES THEN, DADDIES NOW

Daddy’s Daddy was a farmer and a fox hunter, among other things.  More...

Update on city road construction

With several different projects underway, construction, construction and more construction can be seen in the downtown area of the City of Millen!  More...

Hubert and Nell Reeve Scholarship awarded

East Georgia State College has awarded the Hubert and Nell Reeves Scholarship to Sierra Suggs, a recent graduate of Jenkins County High School. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in in 1958

Postmaster Brantley Daniel retires after serving with the U.S. Postal service since May 31, 1933. Several are being considered to take his place, including Robbie Womack, John Davenport Jr., George Mays, Ellis Stephens, Rudolph Parker and Mrs. More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 27 – June 2.   More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 27 – June 2   More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Temple to host Choir Anniversary   More...

Farm & Home

Green Thumb Enjoy Gardens!

Mr. Buddy Pope hosted the Green Thumb Garden Club at his home on May 17. More...

Obituaries

Charles Alvin Sherrod, Jr.,

Mr. Charles Alvin Sherrod, Jr., 61 years old, of Odum, GA died Monday, June 6, at his home.  He was born in Jenkins County, was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 38.5 years, and attended New Beginnings In Christ Church. More...

James E. "Jimmy" Joiner

Sylvania -James Earl "Jimmy" Joiner, age 68, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Jenkins County. He was born in Jenkins County, Ga. to the late Gary Vincent & Juanita McLean Joiner. More...

Ronald Hooks

Ronald Hooks, 83, of Millen died Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Graveside services were held 11 a.m. More...