August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CodeRED Alert System now available here

The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners has licensed the CodeRed Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information to citizens of Jenkins County and the City of Millen. More...

School News

Desiree Gay recognized on GSU Spring 2018 President’s List

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 1,400 students for excellence in academics on the Spring 2018 President’s List. More...

Jenkins County School System 2018-2019 Faculty List

Middle/High Faculty 6th Grade Wayne Burke Brittany Brannen Pam Dailey Marletta Langston 7th Grade Paula Chapman Britt Gantt Mary Hurst Valencia Williams 8th Grade  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I have always heard that life is a “learning experience.” And, I believe that to be true. I recently “learned” something, and it was not a pleasant lesson.  More...

Church News

Jones Temple to host program

The 7th pastor’s anniversary for Rev. and Sis. Matthew Davis Sr. will be held at Jones Temple Baptist Church Aug. 12th. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Robert L. Stephens. More...

Datebook

Project for Better Health to offer Diabetes Class

The non-profit organization Project for Better Health will sponsor a diabetes education class Aug. 11th from 10 a.m. until noon. The class will take place at the 4-H Office on Barney Avenue. More...

Weddings

Rebekah-Jane Daniel and Antonio Serrano wed July 7th

Mrs. Lynda Daniel announces the marriage of her daughter, Rebekah-Jane Newton Daniel to Mr. Antonio Serrano on July 7, 2018 at Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg, Florida.  The bride is the daughter of the late James C. Daniel. More...

Obituaries

Merrill Pye

Millen, Ga.-Mr. Merrill Pye, age 66, died Sunday, August 5, 2018.  He was born in Jenkins County, was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Chance Construction, and a Baptist.  Visitation was Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. More...

Engagements

Mary Ann La Cue and Tony Simpkins to wed

The engagement of Mary Ann La Cue, daughter of Ms. Annie La Cue and the late Mr. Leodis La Cue, and Tony Simpkins, son of the late Mrs. Mildred Simpkins and the late Mr. Albert Simpkins, Sr. More...

Commissioners approve resurfacing of Hiltonia Road

During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the condition of county roads was a major topic of discussion.  The commissioners approved the resurfacing of Hiltonia Road and the low bid for the project from Ellis Wood Company in t More...

Dealing with Dementia Workshop

The CSRA Area Agency on Aging partnered with the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center to provide a free Dealing with Dementia Workshop. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Day in in 1931

The first bale of cotton from this section was raised near Garfield and ginned there on Tuesday of this week. It is reported that a number of farmers from this county have begun picking.  More...

Library News

Looking for something fun for your teens and older kids to do while they’re waiting for school to begin? Bring them to the library on Saturday, August 11, at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Teen Space DIY program. More...

Appreciation Gala for the Maestro

Family and friends of Macarthur Haynesworth have planned an Appreciation Gala and Reception in his honor on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. at Molly’s Park, Highway 17 in Millen. More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Make It a Clean Sweep

You have more natural energy when your environment, health and emotional balance, money and relationships are all functioning at a high level. More...

Don Lively

DOLLY TIMES TWO

“I ain’t scared.”  It was a refrain that I and my childhood playmates often repeated when we’d be out in the woods late at night surrounded by the mysterious sounds that dark forests make.  And, the truth is, we were More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

It began as a whispered threat, this latest storm of ours. There was something in the air, a cleansing tonic, a murmur of sharpness.  More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

This is the time of the year when we get in the kitchen and preserve the delicious fruits and vegetables from our gardens for use during winter months. Making preserves, jellies and jams takes a little work, but the results are delicious! More...