November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City to begin work on Sewer

The City of Millen is preparing to begin work on its 2016 Community Development Block Grant project. More...

School News

Jenkins County Elementary School Honor Roll

Mr. Randy Dailey, Jenkins County Elementary School Principal, proudly announces the Honor Roll for the 1st Nine Weeks.  Principal’s Honor Roll (All A’s)   More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday – Nov. 6 – Corn dog, potato tots, fruit freeze or chef salad, fajita wrap, Graham crackers, bean salad. No bag lunch.  Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Turkey/cheese sub, chips or chef salad, fajita wrap, bean salad. No bag lunch. More...

JCES “Spooktacular” Parade!

Students at Jenkins County Elementary School, along with staff, wore their Halloween costumes on Friday, Oct. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It’s that time of the year again – the holiday season. It is also the time of the year when thefts and robberies increase.  More...

Church News

Millen Baptist to host Lottie Moon Missions Fundraiser

Millen Baptist Church will host a bazaar and $5 Soup and Sandwich Lunch on Saturday, November 4, from 9 am until 3 pm. A giant Yard Sale will be held on the area adjoining the parking lot. More...

Obituaries

Sara Lillian Brinson Tankersley

Sara Lillian Brinson Tankersley, 76, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at her residence. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Set your clocks back 1 hour!

Daylight savings time ends on the first Sunday in November, Nov. 8th, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time. Set your clocks back an hour before retiring on Saturday night. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett)   More...

County’s unemployment rate up slightly

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in the month of September with more local citizens filing initial claims, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor.  The county’s September unemployment rate More...

ScotBilt Job Fair to be held Saturday

Those interested in seeking employment with ScotBilt Homes, Inc., the new mobile home manufacturing plant, should attend a Job Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will be held at the J.C. Douglas Agriculture Center on Barney Avenue. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1931

Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific inventor in history, died at his home in West Orange, N.J. on October 18th. With the passing of Edison, the world has realized the close of a scientific era unsurpassed. More...

Football Friday night!

A massive crowd filled Roy Head Stadium last Friday for the Region 3A Subregion Championship as the War Eagles took on the Bulldogs from ECI. More...

Window to the Past!

The first civic club organized in Jenkins County was the Millen Woman's Club. It was organized on Oct. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

My normal deadline to have my column e-mailed in to the paper is Friday morning. I asked for a Monday extension. If you haven’t heard there was a big football game in town on Friday night. More...

Don Lively

UP YONDER

I saw a crop duster as I was meandering down a county two lane road one recent day.  It took me back to a time when I was still a farm boy living on one of several tracts of land that Daddy farmed.  More...

Home Country

The food’s awfully good down at the Gates of Heaven Chinese Restaurant. The valley’s other Delbert, Delbert Chin, has been putting on a decent feed there since he came to this country many years ago.  We like that lunch buffet. More...