Chamber holds annual banquet

Several Millen and Jenkins County citizens were recognized during the annual banquet of the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce held Thursday, March 12, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. Last year’s Citizen of the Year award recipient, Matt Brinson, presented two awards. The Business of the Year award went to Lazar Oglesby, owner of Honey’s Restaurant and Catering. And this year’s Citizen […]

Geocaching at Magnolia Springs State Park

The word “geocaching” was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary as an official new word in 2012. Today, there are more than 10 million registered users on, with more than 800,000 in the U.S. A large number of them will converge on Magnolia Springs State Park March 20-22 for a geocaching event sponsored by “The Caching Fools.” So what is […]

Southland MD partnered with Optim Medical Center- Jenkins

Southland MD, a regional leader in emergency room services, has partnered with the Optim Medical Center – Jenkins facility. Under the agreement, Southland will provide leading edge hospital medicine to the patients of Optim Medical Center – Jenkins. “We’re thrilled to partner with Optim Medical Center – Jenkins as it works to proactively position itself for the future,” said J. […]

Rep. Parrish at Eggs & Issues Breakfast

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“Frozen” at the Pal Theater

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JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, March 23 – Pizza or chicken salad, saltines/ chips; choices: whole kernel corn. Tuesday, March 24 – Hamburger or ham & cheese sandwich; choices: oven fries, baked beans, dill pickle. Wednesday, March 25 – Turkey roast/gravy, yeast roll or corn dog; choices: turnip green,s creamed potatoes. Thursday, March 26 – Chicken nuggets or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: sweet potato pattie, […]

East Georgia State College bus tour

As human knowledge continues to expand rapidly, unforeseeable career possibilities are on the horizon, and post-secondary education is an important foundation for pursuing these new opportunities. According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, less than 36 % of Georgians had a college degree in 2010. Only 13.8 % of Jenkins County residents are reported having a bachelor’s degree or higher […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 27 – March 5. Theft by Taking – Cannady Drive; March 2.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Joe Waters Road, Feb.27; Johnson Street, March 1.Fight-Disturbance/Disorder – Dukes Avenue, March4; Claxton Chicken Road, March 4.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents.School Traffic Detail – 1 incident.Alarm/Residential – 4 incidents.Alarm/Business – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Feb. 25 – March 5 Daniel Lewis Blackmon – Hold; Millen PoliceDepartment; March 2.Richard Lee Bolton – Probation Violation-Superior Court,Hold for Screven County Sheriff’s Office; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; March 2.Felicia A. Summers – Disobey Police Officer/CityOrdinance; Millen Police Department; March 2.Devan Lee Williams – Hold for Investigation/CounterfeitMoney; Millen Police Department; March 2.Noah Grayson Dixon – […]

Lake and Walker receive academic recognition

Two local women, Zandra Lake and Ayana Walker, were among the 30 students honored at Shorter University’s Scholars Gala on March 4. This annual event was hosted by the Office of Student Affairs to recognize the academic achievement of the university’s African American students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The awards were presented by Short University […]