Honoring those who serve



U.S. Flags were displayed on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse by the Millen Lion’s Club in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Flags displayed along Cotton Avenue were placed by local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2776 to honor all veterans. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]

Millen woman dies in Burke County accident



Carlene Flakes Jenkins, 57, formerly of Millen, was killed Thursday, Nov. 8, in a 1-vehicle accident that occurred in Burke County. The accident occurred on Highway 24 near Rocky Creek when her Chevy Blazer overturned. According to Burke County Coroner Lee Webster, Jenkins was en route to pick up her grandchild in Waynesboro when she the lost control of her […]

Holiday events announced



Christmas Business Open House is Friday Several local businesses have announced plans to participate in the annual Christmas Business Open House, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held 6-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 16. Businesses participating include The Charm Barn, Sister’s Gifts and Collectibles, Collectibles on Cotton and Round’s Fishin Hole. Kick-off the holiday […]

In flames



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Commissioners’ office to move




The Jenkins County Commissioners’ office will move some time after the New Year begins. The county recently purchased the former Rite Aid/Clubhouse Investments building on Winthrope Avenue and has plans for moving the commissioners’ office from the Jenkins County Courthouse into building. Other county offices may also make the move. During a recent meeting of the group, County Administrator Grady […]

Cause of fire under investigation



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Last minute drive lifts Eagles past Tigers




On a night where seniors were recognized and a helicopter delivered the game ball, it was only fitting that the Eagles add their own bit of fireworks. The Eagles jumped out to an 8-0 lead against the Claxton Tigers after Ira Hendrix connected with Tajuan Austin on a 32 yd TD pass. Then, with the Eagle defense facing a third […]

Red-Ribbon Week, Oct. 22-26



During Red Ribbon week, Oct. 22-26, the Jenkins County Drug Free Coalition and HEARTS for Families sponsored a pledging signing event. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby approached every business in the county that sells alcohol and asked that they sign a pledge stating they would help prevent underage drinking in Jenkins County by refusing to sell alcohol to minors You […]

Candidate Forum held at Town Meeting



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Marguerite Dailey Remembered



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