Herndon Bridges project awarded

The wait is almost over! After nearly three years, a contract has been awarded to replace the Herndon bridges over the Ogeechee River. Southern Concrete Construction Company, Inc. of Albany will be paid $4.9 million by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct two new bridges above the Ogeechee River on South Herndon Road in Jenkins County. Jenkins County […]

Remembering the Dream!

Numerous activities were held over the past week in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20. A highlight activity was the annual parade through downtown Millen. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Fatal Accident!

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County receives $500,000 grant for CARBO project

Jenkins County was recently awarded a $500,000 Employment Incentive Program Grant (EIPG) to assist with the construction of a public rail spur to serve CARBO Ceramics’ new facility currently under construction on Hwy. 17, south of Millen. The improvements will allow the company to invest $70 million and create 40 new, full-time, permanent jobs, all of which will be held […]

Plans for new jail proceeding

A new county jail remains a top priority for the Jenkins County Commissioners. During a recent meeting of the group, Jim Pannell of Gray, Pannell and Woodward, LLP presented information regarding financing options for the proposed new facility. Leases and bonds, the rules associated with a long-term lease, timelines and estimated legal fees for paperwork processing was discussed. Chairman James […]


Monday, Jan. 27 – Spaghetti or sweet and sour chicken/ rice; choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple. Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Hot dog or chili/saltines: choices: oven fries, orange, applesauce, peach cobbler. Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Baked ham/wheat roll or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choices: creamed potatoes, green beans, banana, sliced pears. Thursday, Jan. 30 – Turkey/cheese wrap/chips or […]

Qualifying fees set for county election

The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners has approved qualifying fees for county positions up for election in 2014. Positions up for election are: County Commissioner, Districts 2 and 5, currently held by Pamelia Dwight and James Henry, respectively. Jenkins County Board of Education, Districts 2 and 5, currently held by Roy Cook and Mike Reese, respectively. Jenkins County State Court […]

Salvation Army

With the first Auto Auction of 2014 just around the corner, The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command is continuing to urge people to donate old boats, cars and SUVs. The auction yard currently contains 55 vehicles that have been donated for the February 1st auction, but four of those vehicles were vandalized this weekend. Donated vehicles are kept in a […]

Legislative Update

The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly got under way got under way the week of Jan. 13-17, highlighted by the annual State of the State address by Gov. Nathan Deal, who outlined his plans for $20.8 billion annual state budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1. Reflecting a steady revenue growth of 5 percent in the […]

Coffee club

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