Architect named for new jail

The Jenkins County Commissioners recently signed a contract with Studio 8 Design of Valdosta to provide the architectural design for the new county jail. During a recent meeting of the commissioners, the firm was chosen from of field of three companies based on its ability to provide a design for the new jail that meets the county’s specifications. The new […]

JCHS Homecoming Queen

Dona Gay, the daughter of Don and Evelyn Gay, was crowned the 2014 Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Homecoming Queen during the October 10 War Eagle football game against the Claxton Tigers. Dona is the JCHS Beta Club President and is involved in FCA, Club HERO, Interact, Science Club, Softball, Tennis and Yearbook. She was a Rotary Scholar and Super […]

City/County agree on Recreation complex lease

During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the group discussed entering into an Intergovernmenal Lease Agreement with the Jenkins County Commissioners to lease to the county the property currently used by the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The city owns the property currently used by the Recreation Department, which is a county department. City Manager Michael Felts explained that for […]

Free x-ray of Halloween trick-or-treat candy offered

Optim Medical-Jenkins will be offering free x-rays of Halloween trick-or treating candy on Friday, Oct. 31st. Parents who wish to have their children’s candy checked for safety should bring it to the emergency room entrance at the hospital from 6-8 p.m. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 31

Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen will be alive again with fun as Main Street Millen (MSM) sponsors the 14th annual Harvest of Fun on Friday, Oc. 31st from 6-8 p.m. Children up to age 12 are invited to enjoy free games, activities, treats and prizes sponsored by local merchants, civic groups, individuals and churches. Another popular part of the evening […]

Bethany BBQ contest a big success

The second annual “Hog on the Hill” barbecue cook-off, sponsored by Pruitt Health-Bethany, was held Sept. 27 with all proceeds from the plate and T-shirt sales going to benefit the Jenkins County “Quality of Life” program. Contestants from the local and surrounding communities entered their culinary skills in the areas of pork, chicken, ribs and desserts for a chance to […]

Going green!

Fall is in the air and Robert Coney is in his garden again. Since 1980 Robert has planted his 1- acre garden at this Pine Avenue location. His current crops of luscious greens – turnips, kale and collards – are expertly grown the old fashion way, by hand. For more information, contact Mr. Coney at 478-494-7944 or 706-551-3731. (Staff photo […]

4-H clean up

Members of the Jenkins County 4-H club cleaned up the Louie Grimm lot located between Café’ on Cotton and Elegant Nails as a community service project. The group pulled weeds, trimmed shrubs, cleaned out flower beds, picked up trash and replaced pine straw just in time for the annual Fair-on-the-Square. The lot is owned by the Jenkins County Development Authority, […]

DQ Student of the month

Jenkins County Elementary School Students of the Month for October were recently treated to a Dairy Queen hamburger, French fries, drink and sundae. They also enjoyed a visit with “Curly Top”, the Dairy Queen mascot. Students of the month are: Kame’rhon Wadley, Anna Reynolds, Tyrone Martin, Sam Gilpin, Tahdriana Pierce, Jelayla McCollum, Tiara Baldwin, Tanaya Cooper, Jesse Lane, Dontavious Young, […]


Monday, Oct. 27 – Spaghetti, bread stick or turkey andcheese wrap/chips; whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli,apple, pineapple.Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Chicken filet on bun or ham and cheesesandwich; oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange, applesauce, dill pickle.Wednesday, Oct. 29 – BBQ chicken, wheat roll or peanutbutter and jelly sandwich; choices: steamed cabbage,creamed potatoes, banana, pears.Thursday, Oct. 30 – Meat balls/rice, […]