2017-07-26 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1950

The Jenkins County Draft Board met and called eight for service: Garnet Leo Lewis, Crawford Reynolds, Emory Powell, Willie Williams, Walter Drummond, Henry Lee Williams, Willie Jones, and James Edward Williams.

On July 21, Mr. Tryon Reynolds, the artificial inseminator for the Jenkins Breeding Association, bred the 1,000th cow, which was owned by Mr. Van Peel of Rocky Ford.

A fine addition to the local recreational facilities is nearing completion this week as two modern tennis courts on the Community House Square are being finished. These courts are being built for the City of Millen by direction of Mayor Ernest Thorne and members of City Council.

The Magnolia Garden Club is completing work on its Way- side Park, located near the Ogeechee River Bridge on Hwy. 25, about a mile from Millen. One feature of the park is that it is located on an artesian well which furnishes good drinking water.

During the latter part of this week 14 farmers from Jenkins County will receive 43 bred heifers from Illinois. These cows will be milked some for the cheese plant and some for Grade A production. These cows have been secured through efforts of Wallace Edenfield, President of the Jenkins County Livestock Association.

The first open cotton boll to come into the News office was sent in by Miss Josephine Burke who lives three miles from town in the Red Hill community.

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