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Jon Burns


As we end the 34th legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly on Friday, March 20, the end of the 2010 legislative session is in sight. The highlight of the week was the passage of the House’s version of the 2010 budget. As I have stated previously, the budget is one of, if not the most, important functions of the […]

Planters EMC grant to help pay for Hwy. 25 signage

Most travelers don’t even know what they’re missing. Drivers flow up and down U.S. Highway 25 day and night and don’t realize they’re just blocks away from some of Millen’s most prized jewels. Downtown Development Authority (DDA) director Art Johnson and downtown business owners aim to change that trend. Local merchants want motorists who pass by Millen to know what […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, In 2006, Elba III, a project to build a natural gas pipeline from Savannah to Anderson, S.C., was announced. The project has three phases; expansion of the terminal on Elba Island; construction of a 42″ pipeline (“Southern Segment”) running parallel to existing pipelines from Savannah to Wrens, including Jenkins County; and construction of a 36″ pipeline (“Northern Segment”) […]

No drugs found at JCHS, JCMS

Jenkins County High School and Jenkins County Middle School were both given the “all clear” for drugs and other contraband following a March 25 search of the facilities by law enforcement. Conducting the search were officers of the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Millen Police Department. They were assisted by deputies and personnel of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, […]

JCHS Army JROTC wins state Championship

The Jenkins County Army JROTC Precision Drill Team marched into history Saturday, March 21, by capturing three first place trophies at the Georgia Army State Drill Team Championships, each trophy representing an event State Championship. “The War Eagle Drill Team continues to defy all the normal roads to success, which routinely takes many years of development, to build a core […]

Church News

Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church Spring Youth Revival services will be held at Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. nightly Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. C.L. Anderson of St. Luke Baptist Church, Allenhurst. Elder Levon Alston, pastor, and church family invite the public to attend. St. Paul Baptist Church […]

BI-LO files Chapter 11

BI-LO, one of the area’s largest grocery store chains, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week in South Carolina federal court, just before two loans for $360 million matured. The action allows the 215 stores throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee to remain open as BI-LO reorganizes its debt in bankruptcy court. In a press […]

Local businesses honored at chamber “Gala”

Local businesses were the honorees at the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce “Gala” held Thursday, March 26, at the old Pal Theatre on Cotton Avenue. Business owners recognized for “Saving Historic Millen” were Harold Moore, John Ell Hendley and Angie Lane. Businesses honored for “New Construction/Renovation” were: Thompson’s Corner, Edenfield’s Feed and Seed, Schwonke’s BP Station, Karen Johnson, Papa’s Pizza, […]