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Racheal Johnson honored with teaching award

Thursday, Jan. 12, was a sleepless night for Racheal Johnson as she had been warned by her boss, Jenkins County Elementary School Principal Tammy Hendley, to expect a guest on Friday. Mrs. Hendley would give no more details other than to tell Mrs. Johnson that she may want to dress a little nicer than the usual casual Friday attire. Mrs. […]

City to apply for Scenic Byway grant



The City of Millen will apply for a Scenic Byway grant for up to $1 million. The action was approved during a recent meeting of Millen City Council. Art Johnson of Millen Better Hometown explained that the grant, if awarded, would be an 80/ 20 grant, which meant that the city would be required to provide up to 20 percent […]

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County receives grant for local business



During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the announcement was made that the county has received a Community Development Block Grant Employment Incentive Program grant/loan in the amount of $259,192. The funds will be used to enable the local Stitch & Print plant to expand, resulting in more jobs for local citizens. It was noted that the money […]

Postal rates increase



U.S. Postal customers are now paying more. The Postal Service increased rates, beginning Jan. 22. First class mail weighing one ounce now cost 45 cents, up one cent. Two ounces cost 65 cents, three ounces 85 cents and 3.5 ounces now cost $1.05. A post card cost 32 cents, up three cents. Those who have purchased Forever stamps may still […]

MILLEN ROTARY CLUB

recognizes Ernest Thorne for perfect attendance, hears from Dr. Prakul Chandra at January meetings

The Millen Rotary Club recognized Ernest Thorne Jan. 4 for his 40 years of perfect attendance in the Millen Rotary Club. Shown with Ernest, above, are family members, Ducan Reavis, Jancey Reavis, Ernest, Jan Thorne and Katie Reavis. The Jan. 11 Millen Rotary program was presented by Dr. Prakul Chandra, a Board Certified Family Medicine physician. Dr. Chandra has joined […]

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Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 6 through Jan. 12. Domestic/Family Disturbance Jan. 12 – Highway 17 South Motor Vehicle Accident/ No Injuries Jan. 11 – Highway 17 North Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer 4 incidents Hit and Run Jan. 6 – Resident report Fire/Grass Jan. 8 – Paramore Hill Road Suspicious Vehicle […]

Dag Gay receives award



Dag Gay, son of Don and Evelyn Gay of Millen, is the recipient of the Presidential Leadership Scholar award for the second consecutive year. He is attending East Georgia College on the campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU), maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Dag will graduate from East Georgia in May and plans to attend GSU and eventually become […]

War Eagles lose to ECI 64-60



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team didn’t make the most of their opportunities at the free throw, shooting only 47 percent, as they fell to the Bulldogs last Friday. “We had our chances to win it late but didn’t execute,” said head coach Mark Whitt. JCHS (9-8, 2-4) trailed the entire game until tying it at 60 […]