May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale!

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce held its annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale this past Saturday at the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

A flipped classroom

Wayne Burke – 7th grade science

Mr. Wayne Burke, 6th grade Science Teacher at Jenkins County Middle School, is 25 years into his second career. He began his teaching career after retiring from military service. More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, May 8 – Corn dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, whole kernel corn, Jello w/fruit, peanuts, Graham crackers. More...

Student of Month

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

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Breaking News: President Trump announced from the first tee at the new White House in Palm Beach that effective May More...

Don Lively

I REMEMBER

Where were you?  Everybody has times, events from their respective pasts, when they remember exactly where they were, and what they were doing, when a certain event occurred, or, when they heard the news about that event.  If you're old eno More...

Local leaders respond to closure of hospital

Local leaders have issued the following statements in response to the announcement last week that Optim Health System would close Optim Medical Center-Jenkins, merging it with the Screven facility. More...

Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network hospital!

The local Rite Aid store held its annual fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Augusta on Saturday, April 29th. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1930

Joe Applewhite, local farmer, who was present at the “Open Air” malaria control meeting was asked how he plans to handle the malaria problem on his farm. Mr. More...

Library News

May is here, and we have lots of fun stuff planned! We’re going to start things off this Saturday, May 6. at 12:30 p.m. with a great video game event for the teens and older kids, part of our “Teen Space” series.  More...

Wiregrass

Four members of the Wiregrass Chapter of Swainsboro, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, traveled to Screven County to present a program to the Brier Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for their April meeting. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The announcement last week that Optim Medical Center- Jenkins would close June 24th, merging services with the Screven facility, sent shock waves through the community.  The hospital has been a familiar institution here, in some form, since the More...

Letters

Letters

Dear editor:  Remember when Millen had three hospitals? People came from neighboring counties to be treated in Millen. Now, we are to have not even one!  More...

Church News

Millen Baptist to host program

Millen Baptist Church will host a performance of “Acorns to Oaks” 5 p.m. May 7th, presented by the Children’s Choir. The public is invited.  Scarboro Baptist to host revival   More...