January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

School News

Local students graduate from EGSC Nursing Program

East Georgia State College held their Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, January 18 in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium on the Swainsboro Campus. Among the graduates were Maranda H. Anglin and Monica W. Johnson of Millen More...

JCM/HS receives 2017 Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant

One of the Jenkins County School System’s overarching goals for the 2017- 2018 school year is to increase reading comprehension and fluency so that all students in grades K-12 are reading and writing on grade level. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

A new company was welcomed to our community last week. Roto Polymers hosted a Grand Opening for its new facility in Millen on Thursday with a large crowd in attendance.  More...

Church News

Millen New Testament to Pastor’s Anniversary

The 13th Pastor’s Appreciation for Elder Willie Dean Young will be celebrated at Millen New Testament Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 11. Rev. Larry Elbert will preside.  More...

Datebook

Burke Extension to offer Master Gardener Courses

The Burke County Extension Program will offer Master Gardener Courses beginning March 1. To register, call the extension office at 706-554-2119 for more information.   More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank you!

The family of Elizabeth L. Elmore would like to thank the community and friends for the flowers, much food and expressions of love and condolences during this time of sorrow.  Thank you to hospice for their special care of loved one and family. More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis With Sue Davis

The 2018 Super Bowl will be played this Sunday, Feb. 4th, and whether you are a Patriots or Eagles fan, you will want something to snack on during the game. The recipes below are easy and delicious and just right for game-time-snacking. More...

Magruder to the rescue

With law offices in Augusta, Dublin and Statesboro and six children, one would think that Jeff and Angela McElroy- Magruder have enough to keep them very busy. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

– This Date in 1987

APL Remington announces plans to begin Millen plant operations. Final plans for the sale of the Rusco plant here in Millen have been completed. More...

Jenkins County K911 fundraiser announced

Jenkins County K-911 animal rescue group is offering chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day as a fundraiser. More...

Window to the Past!

The Jenkins County Development Authority was awarded a $201,630 OneGeorgia grant in 2005 for acquisition of land to expand the Industrial Park. More...

Editorials

Don Lively

AND NOW, RAIN

I was in a serious staring contest and I was losing. My opponent was about ten feet away. I was sitting in my rocker on the north porch and he was sitting on the front of the four-wheeler parked in the yard. More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

When Steve and Dud got up to go get a paper, it left just Doc and Bert sitting at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop. Bert turned his head and smirked a little, being careful not to let Doc see him. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lewis Forehand

Mr. Robert Lewis Forehand, age 83, of Millen died on Monday January 22, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare-Bethany in Millen GA. More...

Frances O Lewis

Frances O Lewis of Smithville Texas passed away on January 25 2018.  She was born in Winter Garden Florida on November 18 1930 to James Garfield Norwood and Zorah Ann Norwood. More...