Last Days of Summer!



Motorists, along with the butterflies, are enjoying the rare pink petunias blooming on the lawn of Ed Paul on Masonic Street. Mr. Paul said the “pink” variety is new and originates in Mexico. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Finalist for County Administrator announced




The Jenkins County Commissioners announced last week that Grady Carroll Saxon Jr. of Millen is the finalist for the position of County Administrator. Mr. Saxon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting degree from Georgia Southern University and is currently employed as Store Manager/Store Director of the Millen BI-LO store, a position he has held since 2003. Mr. Saxon […]

Commissioners consider Energy Excise Tax




During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the group considered imposing a 2 percent Energy Excise Tax on energy used in manufacturing. The matter was discussed in response to action taken by the Georgia Legislature during its last session. The Legislature approved a plan that exempts manufacturers from paying Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and Special Local Option […]

Man charged in golf cart theft



The watchful eye of a neighbor has resulted in the arrest of a Hephzibah man on theft charges and the recovery of a stolen golf cart. Derrick Anthony Williams, 36, of 3682 Dean’s Bridge Road, Hephzibah, has been charged with theft by taking, a felony charge. The Millen Police Department (MPD) reports that on Sept. 4, around 1 a.m., the […]

Free Day in State Parks – Sept. 29



Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole. Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the celebration brings attention to ways that parks enrich communities, plus the importance […]

Bethany Home – Birthdays Syl-view



Bethany Home residents celebrated August birthdays with cake and ice cream provided by the Community Worship Center. Celebrating birthdays were Reba Fisher, Carrie Bell Jones, Alma Roberson, Minnie Cauley, Beulah Anfield and Nell Taylor. Not pictured: Willie Albright, Robert Bostic, Charles Clarke, Clinton Dawson, Martha Edwards, Albert Linder, Magnolia McCloud and Michelle Taylor. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid […]

Bennett birth announcement



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Hodges-Ogden engagement



Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Hodges of Millen, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Heather Lynne, to Mr. Bertrand Lee Ogden, son of Debbie Shockley and Gary Ogden, both of Millen. Miss Hodges is the granddaughter of Ms. Lenez McLendon of Twin City, Georgia and the late Murrell Franklin Johnson, Sr. and the […]

Dairy Queen to celebrate 50th anniversary



Pull out your old photos; dust off your memory closet; and sharpen your crayons and drawing pencils! The Dairy Queen of Millen is celebrating its 50th anniversary the week of Sept. 23-29 and invites local citizens to join in the party. The community is invited to submit old photos taken at the Dairy Queen, photos of children or adults eating […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Aug. 24-Aug. 30. Theft by TakingAug. 27 – Georgian DriveAug. 28 – Old Waynesboro RoadAug. 30 – Lewis Church RoadMotor Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAug. 27 – Highway 17 SouthAug. 27 – Old Louisville RoadMotor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries3 incidentsDomestic/Family DisturbanceAug. 24 – Hwy. 23 NorthAug. 28 – Hilltop […]