County ranks third in unemployment



The unemployment rate for Jenkins County is on the rise again. The county’s rate for November 2010 was listed at 18 percent by the Georgia Department of Labor, up from 16.4 in October. However, it was still below the 19 percent rate listed for November 2009. The ranking earned Jenkins County a third place spot statewide for November 2010, behind […]

Fundraiser to be held for Beau Brinson



A pork loin fundraiser event for Beau Brinson, toddler son of Arthur and Gayle Brinson, will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. Little Beau awoke in terrible pain Jan. 8. His intestines were twisted and had a tear. Emergency surgery was performed, and he now needs an intestinal transplant. How can you help? Reserve your pork loin by e-mail at servingotherswithlove@gmail.com […]

Commissioners name chair,vice-chair



The first order of business at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners was to name the chairman and vice-chairman for 2011. James Henry was reappointed chairman, and Pamelia Dwight was appointed vice-chairman. Troy Gay was also reappointed as county attorney. In other business the commissioners approved a motion authorizing the chairman and field director to negotiate a […]

H&R Block opens



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Munical Court Judge sworn in



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SRP opens through Millen



After years of construction, the Savannah River Parkway ( SPR) through Millen and Jenkins County is nearing completion. All four lanes of the highway are now open through Jenkins County and the City of Millen, which was the last phase of the project to be completed. While a few minor con- struction details remain, the Georgia Department of Transportation website […]

Charges filed in Subway shooting



Paul Todd Salter, 20, of Perkins has been charged in connection with the Jan. 12 shooting incident that took place at the Subway restaurant in Millen. Brandon McKenzie, 18, of Buttermilk Road, Sylvania, was fatally wounded in the incident. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Micah Ward said that Salter is charged in Jenkins County with involuntary manslaughter and in Screven […]

Frozen



How cold was it – cold enough to freeze the sweat coming from Jimmy Brannen’s beanie during a run he made Saturday, Jan. 15. Jimmie, Mark Brannen and Randy Brannen braved the frigid temperatures, 19 degrees at the start of their run, to prepare for the Tybee Half Marathon in a few weeks. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid […]

Apply now for Washington Youth Tour



Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique leadership opportunity available to local students in the cooperative’s service area. If chosen, the students will join more than 100 youth from Georgia to represent the state during the 2011 WashingtonYouth Tour to be held June 9-16. Each year […]

Fields honored by Lions Club



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