FEMA disaster aid

County qualifies for FEMA winter storm disaster aid


Jenkins County was among numerous counties in the state of Georgia for which federal disaster aid has been made available by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in connection with the severe winter ice storm that hit the area Feb. 10-14. The Jenkins County Commissioners are currently taking bids for the removal and disposal of […]

Sarah Humphrey “There’s no place like home.”




On June 20, Mrs. Sarah Humphrey will celebrate her 95th birthday. For all of those years she has called Millen and Jenkins County “home.” She has witnessed the county’s Golden Anniversary in 1955, Diamond Jubilee celebration in 1980 and Centennial birthday in 2005. She remembers the excitement of the Charles Lindberg visit to Millen in 1927, dancing at the Hotel […]

McDonald’s Now Hiring!



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Recreation Department Opening Day set for April 12




Opening Day at the Jenkins County Recreation Department is always an exciting and fun-filled time, said Director Lisa Dailey. This year’s event is set for Saturday, April 12, at the complex. Activities will get underway at 10 a.m. with players from 22 teams parading around the track in full uniform. Following a rendition of the National Anthem, the first pitch […]

FSA offers assistance through Emergency Forest Restoration Program



Many forest areas of Jenkins County have experienced significant damage due to broken limbs, tree canopies, and tree trunks, from freezing rain and ice in mid-February. Privately owned non industrial forest land owners suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP). This program is adminis- tered by the Jenkins County Farm Service Agency […]

2013-2014 8th Grade Superlatives



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Writing Tests



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Jenkins 4-H’ers Compete



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Employers Searching for New Talent at STC Career Fairs



Job seekers will have a chance to meet with employers from across the state at career fairs on Southeastern Technical College’s Swainsboro and Vidalia campuses soon. The 2014 STC Career Fairs—on April 16 and 23 in Vidalia and Swainsboro, respectively, from 9 a.m. to noon—will provide a direct path for potential employees to organizations in need of workers. “The majority […]

EBA students help raise $6,000



Edmund Burke Academy students turned on their talents at the Spartan Rock Café to help raise funds for two big projects. Taylor Gay of Millen, above, wowed the crowd with her rendition of “Just a Kiss.” Twenty-three classmates, including five from Jenkins County, gave performances in everything from voice and piano to hulahoop and dance. Including auction sales, the show […]