Christmas in Millen!



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Optim expands services




Optim Medical Center-Jenkins is a hub of activity as the facility continues its efforts to expand the healthcare services offered to Jenkins County and area patients. Brad Trower, administrator, noted important changes that have occurred in recent weeks. Dr. Kyle Gay’s office has moved to the Optim Primary Care building, located adjacent to the medical center on Winthrope Avenue. “We […]

4th annual MLK/ Charles Beale banquet set for Jan. 19



The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Beale Memorial Scholarship Banquet will be held Jan. 19, 2013 at the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center in Millen. The speaker for the occasion will be Mrs. Kimberely Scott, news anchor for WJBF News Channel 6, in Augusta. Mrs. Scott joined WJBF in November, 2003, as a general assignment reporter, after completing an […]

United Way contributes to local organizations



Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) recently announced that Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Jenkins County Board of Education, Jenkins County Family Enrichment Program, JenCo Industries, Jenkins County Recreation Department, Men of Integrity Group, Inc. and Jenkins County 4-H have been awarded mini grant funds provided by United Way. Through their various projects these organizations join JCFEC in their goal […]

4H food drive



4-H’ers Give from the Heart – Jenkins County 5th grade 4- H’ers recently learned how important it is to give back to their community. During October and November, 4-H’ers collected 1,317 food items that will be distributed to the citizens of Jenkins County. A total of five classes were involved in this community service activity, with the highest class winning […]

Hats for Heroes



Fred’s Discount Store of Millen recently sponsored a “Hero Hats” campaign to commemorate Sept. 11. Customers were asked to donate $1 for a “Hero Hat” that was displayed in the store with the name of a “hero” written on it. Proceeds were donated to the Millen Police Department and Millen Fire Department. From left, Dwayne Herrington, Millen Fire Police/Fire Chief, […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents through Dec. 2. Samuel Haynes Williams was arrested Nov. 28 for burglary and criminal damage to property in the second degree. Also reported were: Escorts, 15; Domestic incidents, 4; alarms, 4; and neighborhood complaints, 16. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Nov. 30 – Dec. 6. Domestic/Family DisturbanceNov. 30 – Parrish Burke RoadDec. 1 – Hwy. 121Dec. 3 – Clayton RoadDec. 5 – Finch RoadFight/Disturbance/DisorderDec. 6 – Alligator AlleyMotor Vehicle AccidentW/InjuriesDec. 1 – Hwy. 121Dec 6 – Hwy. 17 SouthMotor VehicleAccident/Deer5 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries3 incidentsTheft by […]

The Chatter Box



The following was sent to me by an e-mail buddy and I thought it worthy of sharing. “Christmiss” by Becky Brown “On the night that Jesus was born, a special star appeared in the sky. On the day Jesus died, the “day star” refused to shine at high noon. That night in Bethlehem, angels gave His birth announcement. That morning […]

Jim Hite

“Glory to God in the Highest”

While the Christmas season seems to be upon us full force, among a segment of the Christian population this is a season of anticipation. The days before Dec. 25 are days of preparation, somewhat akin to the 40 days prior to Easter, a time of less frenzy and more penance. Centuries ago, the name given to this four week period […]