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Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 17 – In Service Day.  Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Hamburger or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: oven fries, baked beans, veg. More...

JCES September Students of the Month

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) staff members nominated students for the month of September “FLY Student of the Month" to reward academic excellence and behavior. More...

JCMS Cross Country update

On Sept. 10, the Jenkins County Middle School Cross Country boys’ team finished 2nd at the Ray Miller Invitational and the girls’ team finished 3rd. On Sept. 15, the boys won the meet at Magnolia and the girls finished 2nd.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I think it’s way overdue for me to confess my many crimes, like sixty years late.  But, as they say, “confession is good for the soul.” So here goes. More...

Don Lively

THAT FIRST HUNT

(Reprinted from 2008)   Like most boys raised in the South, I'm a shooter.  Gunpowder is in my blood.  I learned at an early age how to hold a weapon on target and make a clean shot.  By the time I was six or seven years old Daddy More...

Planters EMC reports power restoration after Hurricane Matthew

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has been in full power restoration mode since early Saturday morning, Oct. 8. As Hurricane Matthew made its way through the area, it left a giant path of destruction in its wake.  More...

Hurricane Matthew batters county

The outer bands of Hurricane Matthew battered Jenkins County Friday night and early Saturday morning with heavy rain and high winds as the storm skirted the eastern coastline.  “Fortunately, we had no injuries, no fatalities and no 9-1-1 c More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in 1948

The Millen Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held its first meeting Friday, Oct. 11th with approximately 60 high school girls in attendance. More...

Local 4-H’ers celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8th

Jenkins County 4-H’ers celebrated National 4-H Week Oct. 2 – Oct. 8th. Club members are active throughout the year, participating in numerous activities. (Photos contributed)   More...

Man struck and killed attempting to cross Hwy. 25

Elbert Hamilton, 65, of Johnson Street, Millen, was struck by a motorist on Oct. 3rd as he attempted to cross U.S. Hwy. 25 ( GA 121) near Williams Avenue in the City of Millen. He died from his injuries.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This past week-end has been busy for our local first responders and scary for Jenkins County residents!  More...

Church News

Habersham to host Homecoming

Homecoming will be observed at Habersham United Methodist Church 11 .m. Sunday, Oct. 16th. The guest speaker will be Rev. Ricky Varnell, pastor, Sylvania First U.M.C. Covered dish lunch will follow the worship service. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Public invited to joint meeting of Garden Clubs   More...

Obituaries

Patrick Blaine Birdwell

Patrick Blaine Birdwell was born November 3, 1978 in Texarkana, Texas, the son of James Michael Birdwell and Genice Birdwell-Tyler. His father preceded him in death. Patrick graduated from Woodman High School in Pensacola, FL. More...

Mary Lois Parker

Mary Lois Parker, 67, of Millen died October 3, 2016 peacefully at her home after battling cancer.  She was a retired warehouse manager, loving and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her church activities, her dog, Harley, and sewing. More...

Emerson Lee McMillan

Emerson Lee McMillan, age 77, of Millen passed away Tuesday, October 4,  2016.  He was the son of the late  Ralph Emerson and Grace  Rabitsch McMillan.  More...