Law protects pecans from thieves

Falling pecans may look like easy money to pecan pilferers, but it could cost them plenty instead. Tree owners now have a legal means of dealing with those who pick their pecans from tree limbs and from the ground without permission. A 2011 law passed by the Georgia Legislature states that when pecan trees are grown on private property and […]

Grady Saxon named county administrator

Grady Saxon was officially employed as county administrator during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. Mr. Saxon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting degree from Georgia Southern University and comes to the county from the position he held as Store Manager/Store Director of the Millen BI-LO. He has held several different positions with BI-LO through the […]

Jonquette Sanders named Homecoming Queen

Jonquette Sanders, daughter of John Sanders and Patricia Folson, has been crowned the 2012 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Homecoming Queen. Jonquette is a member of Beta Club, Interact, Science Club, the Future Nurses Club, Leadership Club Hero, JCHS Student Council, One Act Play Cast and the Spanish Club. She will also be a part of the Literary Team. She […]

BOE sets millage

no tax increase

Local taxpayers will not see an increase in their taxes due to a millage increase by the local school system. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) voted on Oct. 4 to keep the rate at 12.901 mils for the coming year. The BOE has not increased its millage rate since 2008, despite extensive state and federal cuts to its […]

Ribbon cutting

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mana’ Restaurant at its new location, 741 Hwy. 25 North, at Thompson’s Corner. Those participating were Cesar Santana-owner, center; Lamar Faircloth, Millen City Manager; Mayor King Rocker; Clay Boulinea, chamber director; Darcella Russell; Crystal Golphin, Antonina Bryant, Tiffany Wasden, Vicki Burke, Miriam Santana and Jeanetta Miller. The business […]


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Federal Funds

Jenkins County has been chosen to receive $4,355.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in […]


Four local 8U Jenkins Jays players were selected to play with Lynx Baseball in the 4th annual USSSA Super NIT Jay Crisone Tournament. The ring tournament was held Oct. 6-7 in Lexington, S.C. Local players were Kade Johnson, Gavin Underwood, Jackson Lanier and Will Brinson. Kade is the son of Ronnie and Racheal Johnson. Gavin’s parents are Bryan and Mandy […]

Hodges-Blanton wedding

Kari Dawn Hodges and Brian Dewayne Blanton Jr., were united in marriage on April 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Eastman, Georgia. Dr. Jerry Peele officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rex and Janet Hodges of Eastman, Georgia. She is the granddaughter of Daris Sutton, the late Ronald C. Sutton, Joyce Hodges-Hite, Jim […]

Edmund Burke homecoming

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