Mills, Williams families donate to library



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Hiller Spann seeks Commission District #4 seat



Running for County Commissioner is something that Hiller Spann has always wanted to do, but felt he could never devote the time to do the job properly. Now that he has the time, Hiller is seeking the District #4 seat, Jenkins County Board of Commissioners, in the July 31 General Primary/Non-Partisan election. “I have lived in Jenkins County for almost […]

Chamber sponsors T-SPLOST town meeting

How much can a penny buy?


How much can a penny buy? A lot if it is in the form of one cent sales tax. Voters across the state will be asked to approve a one cent regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) in the July 31 General Primary/Non-Partisan Election. During the election, each of the state’s 12 regions established through the Transportation […]

County and City reach LOST agreement




Jenkins County and the City of Millen have reached an agreement concerning the division of revenue generated by Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds. Terms of the agreement were approved during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. The LOST agreement split will be 70 percent for the county and 30 percent for the city for a 10-year period, […]

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Shae Burke makes GSU squad



Rebecca Shae Burke of Jenkins County and a Jenkins County High School graduate will be cheering for the Georgia Southern University (GSU) Co-Ed Cheerleading Squad for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Shae has cheered for the Jenkins County War Eagles for six years on spirit and competitive squads. As the saying goes, “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.” Try-outs for the […]

City Council approves rezoning




An area of the City of Millen known as “Black Bottom” was approved for rezoning during a recent meeting of Millen City Council. The action came upon recommendation of the Millen Planning and Zoning Commission and allows for multi-family housing in the area. In other business, the renewal of property and liability insurance coverage with GIRMA was approved. It was […]

Burke, Lee to marry



Shelby Burke and Josh Lee will exchange wedding vows 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. The bride-elect is the daughter of Butch and Kelly Burke. She is employed at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The future groom is the son of Greg Lee and Connie Arnold. He is employed at the Local 150. No invitations will be […]

Sheriff’s Office



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 25 to May 31. Motor Vehicle Accident w/Injuries May 29 – Green Fork Church Road May 30 – Highway 23 North Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer 1 incident Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries 5 incidents Alarm/Residential 2 incidents Funeral Escort 2 incidents Livestock/Carcass on Roadway 4 incidents Keys […]

Church News



Rosemary Baptist to host fish fry Rosemary Baptist Church will host a fish fry Sunday, June 24. Children’s activities begin at 4 p.m. with the meal at 6 p.m. Come prepared for waterslide and games. Everyone is welcome. Endtime Faith Deliverance to hold Usher’s Anniversary The Endtime Faith Deliverance Church family of Midville will be celebrating it’s Usher’s Anniversary 11 […]