2018-07-11 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in in 1949

As we go to press today, our hearts are made glad by the installation of the playground equipment on the lawns of the Millen Community House. The Millen Business and Professional Women’s Club was the leader of this worthy movement and was ably assisted by wide awake civic organizations and publicly spirited individuals in the county. The plan is to supervise Mrs. Ralph Hughes to supervise the playground from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Registration will begin Friday morning and there will be a $1 charge for supervised play time.

Magnolia Springs State Park Superintendent James Vaughn announced that the park is ready for its biggest week-end of the season – July 4th. The grounds have been put in perfect shape for the big influx of guests expected. Extra boats have been added to take care of fishing in the lakes. Additional life guards have been employed to patrol the pool. And during the past few days the crew at the park has cut a trail to Fort Lawton where it may be visited by those desiring to do so.

Work is now underway on placing the poles on the Red Hill rural phone line system. This work will probably take a month, according to those in charge. Completion of this project will give Jenkins County fine telephone service!

The Millen Lions Club announced installation of new officers: President-Ralph E. Crowe; 1st Vice-President-Hubert Reeves; 2nd Vice-President-Frank Edenfield; and 3rd Vice-President- H.V. Patrick.

Dr. T.A. Clower is constructing a modern animal hospital, located on the Midville Highway, just beyond the Millen City limits. The building is being constructed of cement blocks and glass brick and will have nine rooms, including living quarters which will be occupied by Dr. and Mrs. Clower at present.

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