October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Advanced voting

Begins this week

Advanced Absentee In-Person voting in the Nov. 8th General Election will take place Oct. 17 through Nov. 4th, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th. More...

School News

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 24 – Spaghetti, bread stick or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: w/k corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers.   More...

The Ball –Watson Community Engagement Foundation announces Minority Scholarship

The Ball-Watson Community Engagement Foundation, Inc., (BWCEF) launched its Bridge Scholarship Award for minority students, at Jenkins County High School, in October of this year.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It’s that time of the year again - time for the annual Harvest of Fun Festival, sponsored by Main Street Millen, the annual “Judgment Day” program, sponsored by West Millen Baptist Church and the annual Thanksgiving in Millen, spons More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

You might remember reading one of my columns a while back when I wrote about my jitters with Viagra commercials and my granddaughter being in the same room with me. Ahh, how I now long for a wholesome Viagra ad. More...

Don Lively

THE BIG ONE, OH OH

One hundred.  100.  C, if you’re from ancient Rome.  Daddy would have turned a hundred years old this week.  A century ago.  I feel fairly certain that Daddy's happy that he didn’t live to be  More...

Library News

Are you a Friend of the Library? It’s National Friends of Libraries Week, and we would love to have you as a Friend. More...

Sixteenth annual Harvest of Fun to be held October 31st

Downtown Millen will be the place to be for fun, games, and free candy and treats as Main Street Millen (MSM) sponsors the sixteenth annual Harvest of Fun on Monday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Dogs trained by inmates at Jenkins Correctional Center graduate

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Jenkins Correctional Center (JCC) in Millen recently held a graduation ceremony for dogs that have been fostered and trained by inmates through the nonprofit organization Second Chance Greyhounds (SCG). More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in 1944

The Jenkins County War Fund has gone over the top in a big way, according to Chairman Walter Harrison. More...

Council of Churches to sponsor Thanksgiving in Millen

Thanksgiving in Millen, sponsored by the Jenkins County Council of Churches, is about providing a Thanksgiving meal for needy families in Jenkins County. More...

Planters EMC returns $724,000 to members

Members of Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) will receive something special in October 2016. The cooperative is paying out more than $724,000 to them in retired capital credits on their October electric bills. More...

Church News

Millen New Testament celebrates Church Anniversary

Millen New Testament CLG will celebrate its 39th Church Anniversary Oct. 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

Depot Dudes to perform Oct. 29th

Leroy Clayton and the Depot Dudes will perform 6 p.m. Oct. 29th at the Perkins Depot. Bring your lawn chairs, insect repellent and friends for a night of family entertainment. Concessions will be available for purchase. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Becton Brinson

Sarah Becton Brinson, 85, of Millen died Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  She was a lifelong resident of Jenkins County, a retired Registered Nurse, and a member of Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church.  More...

Roy Lee “Chicken Man” Suggs

Roy Lee “Chicken Man” Suggs  April 22, 1946 – October 11, 2016.  Roy Lee “Chicken Man” Suggs, 70, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his residence.  He was the son of the late DAP Suggs and Regis Landing.&n More...