2017-10-18 / Other Jenkins News

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This Date in 1971

On Oct. 13th, the large albino channel catfish on display at the Millen National Fish Hatchery Aquarium died. He had been on display for 8½ years and during this time approximately 600,000 visitors had viewed him. He was first displayed in April, 1963 and at that time weighed approximately 9 lbs. and was 21 inches long. At the time of his death, the catfish weighed 30 lbs. and was 35 inches long. Plans are being made to have “Old Cat” permanently mounted. One of his off-spring will take his place in the aquarium display.

Mr. Terry Massey, Senior Buyer of Wickes Corporation visited the local Look Products plant for the purpose of inspecting the manufacturing facilities and also for buying the facility.

Three qualify for the office of Justice of the Peace of the 163 5th District: Buford Small, John E. Stephens Sr. and L.B. Jenkins.

Taylor’s Restaurant, formerly Lani’s Restaurant, opens for business. The manger is Miss Frankie Jean Taylor.

Sgt. Randall D. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Brown recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting School at Paris Island, S.C.

Zippy Mart convenience store holds Grand Opening at its 215 Winthrope Avenue location. Mr. and Mrs. Jarrell Coffee will serve as managers of the store.

Marsha Young, a student at Jenkins County High School, has been selected to represent the Jenkins County School System at the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Should Marsha win, she will become one of two representatives to represent Georgia and will receive a free trip to Washington D.C. She could also qualify for a scholarship.

Five students at JCHS have been selected for the Governor’s Honor Program: Sunny Simmons, Wanda Dwight, Nancy Rae Lane, Charlene Alexander and Cathy Nazarenko.

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