July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s unemployment rate drops

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate for the month of May dropped slightly from the previous month, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

Disaster Mitigation Grant awarded Jenkins County for warning sirens

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $46,704 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project to Jenkins County for the purchase and installation of two outdoor weather warning sirens More...

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. More...

CERT Training .........

Millen-Jenkins County’s first Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is shown during training exercises with Instructor Alvin Burke. See related article on front page.   More...

Library News

Do you know how it’s done? Learn to line dance this Saturday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. at our July “How It’s Done” workshop with dance instructor Mary Coney. More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel to host Church Anniversary

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, 1025 Hiltonia Road, will celebrate its 122nd Church Anniversary July 15th. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. Rev. Danny R. Bennett is the church pastor. Deacon Melvin W. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

Dear Family and Friends of Gary Paul Clifton,  More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

Watermelons are a favorite for summertime activities in the South. This week’s recipes feature the delicious fruit as drinks, a salsa and an ice cream. Of course, the melons are delicious just as they come out of the fields. More...

Auction to benefit the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center

An auction will be held Tuesday, July 24th, to benefit the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center at the facility. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The auctioneer will be Sam Eades, Spring Creek Auction Company.  More...

Planters EMC provides students with opportunity to lead and learn in nation’s capital

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently sponsored three local students on the 2018 Washington Youth Tour. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

My heart breaks as I watch the numerous news broadcasts of the separation of immigrant children from their parents when they enter the U.S. illegally. More...

Editorials

Don Lively

COUNTRY SIDE

(Reprinted from 2012)  More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

“Hot? Did you say hot?”  “Sure did, Windy, have a seat and join us,” said Doc. We were huddled up in the coolth of the air conditioner blast in that certain part of the dining room at the Mule Barn truck stop. Yes. More...

Memoriam

In Memory

Daisy Edenfield

9/17/49 -- 6/23/15   More...

Obituaries

Freddie Lee Rachels, Jr.,

Midville, Ga.-Mr. More...

Wendell Paul (Dell) Brantley, Jr.

Wendell Paul (Dell) Brantley, Jr. entered into eternal rest on July 8th, 2018 at age 66. He was born in Millen, GA on March 23, 1952. More...