October 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Absentee voting in General/ Special Election underway

Advance Absentee-by mail voting is currently underway in the Nov. 6th General Primary/Special Election. The last day a registrar can issue an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2nd.  More...

Millen Firefighter makes a furry rescue

On Thursday, Sept. 27th, at 4:30 p.m. the Millen Fire Department received call at 1145 A Street for a structure fire which was confined to the kitchen area. More...

School News

JCMS/JCHS band news

The Jenkins County Middle/ High School Band (JCM/HS) is well on its way to becoming a fine musical and educational organization. Building on solid fundamentals taught by former directors, Ms. Wilkinson and Mrs. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I am going to do something this week that I have never done before – rerun a previous Chatter column from 2005. Why? More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe: Also Local Alligator Alert!

Kids and pets are usually a natural match. One of the first things a parent must do is make sure each of them is safe with the other. More...

Don Lively

JUNK

Spam!  Yum!  Remember Spam, the unidentifiable pink meat that came in a rectangular can.  More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

Our resident cowboy, Steve, brought us the shocking news: cowpuncher Three-Chord Cortez, that bunkhouse balladeer, plans to study opera, in hopes an aria or three will make him even more attractive to girls during a serenade.  More...

Obituaries

Rufus “Gene” Hall, Jr.

Rufus “Gene” Hall, Jr., 90, entered into rest Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was born on August 5, 1928 to the late Rufus Eugene and Winnie Newton Hall. Gene served in the US Navy. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. More...

Deacon Wardell G. Lewis

Deacon Wardell G. Lewis, 1945-2018, Millen, GA.  Wardell passed on September 25, 2018 at Charlie Wood V.A. Medical Center, Augusta, GA at the age of 73. Wardell was born March 6, 1945 to Howard and Viola Lewis of Millen, GA. More...

Voters to decide one-cent sales tax in Nov. 6th election

Jenkins County voters will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” to Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 7 in the Tuesday, Nov. 6th, election. More...

Fair-on-the-Square to take place Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 6th, is shaping up to be an exciting day in Millen and Jenkins County. The 45th annual Fair-on-the- Square, sponsored by Main Street Millen, gets underway at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse!  More...

JCHS Homecoming Court announced

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) announced its 2018 Homecoming Court this week. Freshman Representatives are Destiny Young and Leah Young. Destiny is the daughter of Nicole Young. Leah is the daughter of Michelle Burke, Larry Young and Lula Doyle. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in 1933

J.W. Jackson reported receipt of 327 checks for plowing up cotton amounting to $33,683. This was about one-third the amount due farmers of this county.  More...

Judge Lovett Bennett Jr. speaks to Millen Rotary Club

Judge Lovett Bennett Jr. of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was the speaker at the Sept. 26th meeting of the Millen Rotary Club. Judge Bennett was recently appointed by the governor to fill the position held by retiring Judge William E. More...

Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners vote to move forward with construction

All four of the Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 project co-owners - Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities - have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Ga.  More...

Church News

Millen Baptist to hold Homecoming

Homecoming will be observed at Millen Baptist Church 11 a.m. Oct. 7th. The guest speakers will be Edmund Thrift, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Special music will be presented by Will Gay. The public is invited to attend. More...

Datebook

Toys for Tots program taking applications

Applications for the annual Toys for Tots program will be taken at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center Oct. 9th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Oct. 11th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call 982- 8004 to make an appointment.  More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

As football season is underway, I thought it would be the right time to give you some easy game recipes to try out. I hope all the sports enthusiasts in your family, along with everyone else, enjoys them. Game Time Pretzels More...