January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK 2018 Schedule of events announced

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee has announced the schedule of events for the 2018 MLK Celebration to be held in Millen. This year’s theme is “The Man, The Dream, The Legacy.” Ms. More...

School News

Jenkins County School System:

Implementing a Teacher Leader Network

The Jenkins County School System (JCSS) has embraced many challenges in order to improve instruction and increase learning. Implementing a new program that will serve the entire system requires careful consideration before being implemented. More...

EMCs offer Walter Harrison Scholarship

Planters EMC is offering the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs).  Applicants are now being accepted for the $1,000 scholarship, which can be used for academic e More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Former Jenkins County Probate Judge Elizabeth Elmore passed away last week and I extend my condolences to her family and friends. “Miss Liz” served as Probate Judge for 20 years before retiring. More...

Editorials

Don Lively

Once in a lifetime opportunities don't come along often.  Theoretically, only once in a lifetime.  I know that sounds silly.  More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

A new year. A new start. Who said I can’t finish this book?  Dud Campbell walked the frozen sidewalk and blew steamy breath out through his parka hood.  All I need, really, are a few ideas.  More...

Robert Coney Named Region 3A Offensive Football Player of the Year

14 War Eagles Named to All Region Team

The Jenkins County War Eagle Football Team had a memorable 2017 football season. A remarkable season ended in the second round of the GHSA State Playoffs. More...

Commissioners approve donation of Rackley property for JCFEC

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) will soon have a new home. During a recent meeting, the Jenkins County Commissioners accepted a donation of property from the Dr. More...

K-9 Dax on the job!

Jenkins County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy, Dax, awaits a command from his handler. Dax, a trained drug dog, is the newest addition at the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Former Probate Judge Elizabeth Elmore dies

Elizabeth Elmore, former Jenkins County Probate Judge, died January 1, 2018, at Ogeechee Area Hospice, Statesboro. She served as Probate Judge from Jan. 1, 1981 until her retirement Dec. 31, 2000.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Date in 1932

Roy Warren and Park Brinson of Millen were unanimously selected for Oglethorpe University’s All-Intramural football squad for 1931 at the close of the first season in the history of the university. More...

Library News

Would you like to build a snowman? That’s the question that we’re asking teens and older kids at our monthly Teen Space program on Saturday, January 13, at 12:30 pm. More...

Urgent Need O Negative Blood shortage

Shepeard Community Blood Center, Augusta, has less than a one-day supply of O Negative blood on hand right now and patients are in need of this rare blood that only 7% of the population has. More...

Church News

Jones Temple to host program

The 35th Ushers’ Anniversary will be observed at Jones Temple Baptist Church Sunday morning, Jan. 14th. Refreshments will be served. The sermon will be delivered by the church pastor, Rev. Matthew Davis. More...

Datebook

39’ers to meet Jan. 22nd

The monthly meeting of the 39’ers Dinner Club will be held noon, Monday, Jan. 22nd, at the Millen Community House. The meeting date was changed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 15th.   More...

Obituaries

John Danny “Goatman” Kingery

John Danny “Goatman” Kingery, age 51, passed away, Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Jenkins County Medical Center surrounded by his family.  More...

Elizabeth “Liz” Lee Elmore

Elizabeth “Liz” Lee Elmore, age 80, of Millen passed away peacefully on January 1, 2018, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. She was surrounded in her last days by her family and many friends.  More...

Billy Alligood

Mr. Billy Alligood, age 79, of Millen entered into rest Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Jenkins County Hospital.  More...