Job Fair



Great Dane is seeking to hire a core group of talented individuals to manufacture trailers. A job fair will be held 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro. Turn off Highway 25 onto Veterans Memorial Parkway (bypass) and continue until you reach Hwy. 301 South. Turn right onto 301. Drive two miles and you […]

Santa makes a stop



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City continues code enforcement



The City of Millen is continuing to take a tough stand with property owners who have unsightly property, junk and old vehicles located on properties and dilapidated housing. Lamar Faircloth, city manager, said the city is very serious about the matter. “We have had a great deal of success so far and many property owners are cooperating,” stated Mr. Faircloth. […]

Hospital authority makes donation



The Jenkins County Hospital Authority donated $22,400 for the striping and paving of the new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station parking lot on Winthrope Avenue. This included all concrete and asphalt work, complete with grate drains. The Jenkins County EMS staff and the Jenkins County Commissioners would like to say “thank you” for this very generous contribution, which is a […]

Decorations contest to be held December 12



The Garden Club Council of Millen will sponsor its annual Christmas Decoration Contest Monday, Dec. 12. The contest is open for all residents, businesses and churches within the city limits of Millen. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Lights must be on for judging and remain on until 10 p.m. Judging will be done from the street or driveway. Ribbons […]

An Emmy comes to Millen



One of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards, an Emmy, has found its way to Millen! The award is featured in a wall display at Round’s Fishin’ Hole, a gift to the owner, Linda Jackson, from her first cousin, Shane DeRolf, who has received seven Emmy awards for his book “Yesterday’s Zoo.” Mr. DeRolf is Founder & Chief Creative Officer […]

Former JCHS grad takes part in Mercer’s Veterans Day ceremony



John R. Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Retired, Jenkins County High School Class of ‘57 and Mercer University graduate (CLA ‘61 and Law ‘63) accepted an invitation to participate in the university’s 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. Col Taylor was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1961 upon graduation and completion of the ROTC program of study. He reminisced about how the […]

Planters employee earns statewide award



Cancer is a word that can cause a range of emotions – fear, dread, anxiety and sadness. But for one determined man, that same word translates to caring, sharing and hoping. For his numerous contributions to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life, Johnny Becton, a construction foreman with Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), was recently named Employee Volunteer […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period Nov. 25 – Dec. 1. Criminal Trespass Nov. 25 – Mockingbird Road Dec. 1 – Hwy. 21 E. Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer 6 incidents School Traffic Detail 2 incidents Loud Music 2 incidents Harassing Phone Calls 2 incidents 4-wheeler Complaint 1 incident Alarm – Residential 2 incidents Alarm […]

JCHS boys fall to Rebels; down Yellow Jackets



The Jenkins County High School War Eagles ran into AAAA power Effingham County and suffered their first loss of the year 78-55. Trailing by 6 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebels used an 18-8 second quarter run to lead 35-19 at halftime. “We handled their pressure well but couldn’t hit our shots early,” head coach Mark Whitt […]