CARBO plant set for completion this summer




Completion of CARBO Ceramic’s new plant in Jenkins County is expected to come in mid-summer. The facility, located on Hwy. 17, south of Millen, will manufacture ceramic proppant which is used in hydraulic fracturing to make oil and gas wells produce better and recover more oil and gas. It is located on 450 acres convenient for product distribution by truck […]

McDonald’s coming soon!



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Dr. Kyle Gay uninjured in plane crash



Local physician and pilot, Dr. Kyle Gay, escaped serious injury when his private plane crashed as it attempted takeoff from his private airstrip, located off Old Louisville Road, on Sunday afternoon. “He was attempting to take off and was about tree-top high when he started losing power and realized he was going down. He landed the plane in a nearby […]

Michael Felts named City Manager



Michael Felts, a native of Adel, is the new City Manager. Mr. Felts assumed the position Jan. 21, upon the retirement of former manager, Lamar Faircloth, in December 2013. Mr. Felts’ career in government/management began 11 years ago as a building inspector with the Cook County government. From that position he worked his way up to Chief Financial Officer, prior […]

Schools to close for winter storm



The Jenkins County School System announced on Monday that it would dismiss students at noon on Tuesday and close Wednesday and Thursday of this week as a winter storm moves through the area. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

4-H Project S.A.F.E. Begins New Year



The Jenkins County 4-H Program is accepting registrations for its Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun Educational) program. Project S.A.F.E. is the 4-H shotgun or skeet program offered through the Extension Service. The purpose of the shotgun program is to instill safe gun handling practices, while teaching life skills such as: teamwork, cooperation, and maintaining a positive attitude. Participants will improve […]

JCES LUNCH MENU



Monday, Feb. 3 – Pizza or chicken salad/saltines/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple. Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Hamburger or ham & cheese sandwich; oven fries, baked beans, orange, applesauce, dill pickle. Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Turkey roast/gravy/yeast roll or corn dog; choices: turnip greens, dressing, sliced pears, cranberry sauce. Thursday, Feb. 6 – Chicken nuggets or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: […]

Taking the oath!



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Outstanding African American Achievement



Georgia Regents University, previously known as Augusta State University, holds an African American Scholar Recognition Program to recognize and honor high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement with the highest grade point average at each of the high schools in the CSRA. This year the award at Jenkins County High School is bestowed upon Brandy Cooper and Kyler […]

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department responded to the following incidents for the time period that ended Jan. 26.

Escorts – 24Domestic incidents – 18Alarms – 13Neighborhood complaints – 23 You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!