2017-04-26 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 2000

Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor is guest speaker at annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Marilyn Knight is presented “Citizen of the Year” award during the event. David Sherrod receives “Spirit” award.

The project to add two more lanes to the Hwy. 21 By-pass is on schedule and should be completed by the end of September.

Bobby Womack announces his bid for re-election at Jenkins County Sheriff. He is challenged for the position by James Chessex and Gus Pinkney.

Announcement is made that Bellcrest Homes Plant #2 will close in June. Employees at the plant will be moved to Plant 1.

Faced with complaints from local residents about speeding vehicles in residential areas, Millen City Council has decided to lower the speed limit in residential areas to 25 mph, down from 35 mph.

Beginning July 1, Jenkins County will begin its 5% hotel/motel tax to help raise funds to support various programs. The Chamber of Commerce will receive 40% of the tax collected with the City of Millen and County each receiving 30%. The tax is predicted to generate 28,000 annually.

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