2017-04-05 / Other Jenkins News

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Ellis Lovett is named to Jenkins County Development Authority. He replaces Charles Lanier who resigned his position on the board.

Clarence Hood finds a small balloon while inspecting a tract of timber near Chew Mill Creek. A slip of paper inside the balloon contained a note from a 5-year-old Texas girl whose class had released the balloons. He responded to the message inside the balloon and the two corresponded.

Plans for the first annual Agriculture Festival nears completion with May 3rd set as the date for the event to take place. Festivities planned include a barbecue and street dance, parade, rides for the kiddies, pie and cake bake-off contest, frog jumping contest, turtle race, girls’ jump rope contest, greased pig and hog calling. There will also be a calf show and the announcement of the Farm Family of the Year.

Joe Sasser’s One Man Band advertises that he will be playing at Coleman’s Lake.

Samuel Kirkland of the Jenkins County Middle School wins the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

Joseph Thurmond Meyer, Victor B. Kovac and Hayley Hendley make Dean’s List at University of Georgia.

John C. Wilson Company advertises “Chick Day” with 20 free chicks being given away with the purchase of a 50 lb. bag of Purina Start and Grow for $6.50.

Millen City Council votes to reduce natural gas rate by 3%.

Paynes Chapel holds note burning service for beautification project.

Dr. A.P. Mulkey Jr. completes course in lithotripsy technology, a non-surgical treatment for kidney stones.

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