March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Project for Better Health offers dialysis assistance

Project for Better Health (PFBH) recently assisted local dialysis patients with personal care bags.  The idea started when it was learned that the local dialysis center was forced to close. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Date in 1940!

First annual Fat Cattle Show held in Millen with big success. The event was held at the Millen Livestock Market. More...

Bloodmobile to be here March 27th

You have heard it many times before, “One donation saves three lives!” Yes, if you give of yourself, lives are saved and futures are altered. The bloodmobile of Shepeard Community Blood Center will be in Millen March 27th 2-6 p.m. More...

Jenkins County FFA places in Area Wildlife Career Development event

The Jenkins County Middle School FFA Wildlife Team recently placed 2nd in the Area 4 FFA Wildlife Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro, Georgia on February 27th.  More...

Church News

Magnolia Baptist Church to hold Easter service

Magnolia Baptist Church in Perkins announces that a special Easter worship service will be held 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st. Colin Chance will be the guest speaker and Dick Wilson will be the guest musician. The church regularly meets at 11 a.m. More...

Datebook

Chamber of Commerce annual banquet

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 22nd, at Hanging Rocks Plantation, 1192 Honey Ridge Road. This year’s banquet will feature a fun-filled night of entertainment provided by Fun Pianos. More...

Obituaries

Donald Pickens Toole

Sylvania - Donald Pickens Toole, age 76, passed away on March 11, 2018 in Sylvania, GA surrounded by his wife of 53 years and their four daughters. The Jenkins County native was born July 16, 1941 to Pickens and Mildred Toole. More...

Hoyt Blackburn

Hoyt Blackburn of Millen, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at PruittHealth Bethany in Millen.  He was born in Jenkins County to the late Almond & Lucy Dickey Blackburn and was a member of Big Horse Creek Baptist Church. More...

Family escapes mobile home fire!

The home of George and Nicole Fail, 913 Martin Road, was completely destroyed by fire on March 15th. North Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department and Millen Fire Department responded to the call around 1 a.m. More...

JCHS baseball off to great start

The Jenkins County War Eagles Baseball team is off to a great start of the 2018 baseball season by winning four of their last five games. More...

Community for Christ set for March 24th

Local churches are sponsoring a Community for Christ event 4-7 p.m. March 24th at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Age is Just a Number: Passion Has More Power!

As the horrors of the recent tragedy of the shootings in Parkland Florida were unfolding, we were all exposed to the name of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. More...

Don Lively

SOUTHERN GALS, SOUTHERN GUYS

I It was a very sweet scene that I witnessed.  It was a sight you might see anywhere in America but most often right here in the  Blessed South.  Two ladies who I knew to be mother and daughter were shopping together in our little down More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

It was the cold outside that bound us together better inside the Mule Barn truck stop. The coffee warmed our innards and the laughter at the philosophy counter heated our souls to very comfortable.  It was Doc who noticed it first. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank you!

We would like to extend our “thanks” for the cards, flowers, prayers, money and food during the loss of our loved one, Natika Shantell Archer Jean. A special “thank you” to the Class of 1996. More...

Thank you!

On behalf of Odell Brinson's Family, thank you for your heartfelt sympathy. We appreciate all you have done for us. Thanks to the Dwight Funeral Home Staff too. More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

I am using again in this week’s column recipes of some of our deceased citizens as a way of preserving their legacy of “good cooking” for future generations to enjoy. More...