Dedication for Mabel Jenkins Byway held




The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Jenkins County Commissioners hosted a ceremony dedicating the entrance and the road into the Jenkins Correctional Center, just off Hwy. 17 South, as the Mabel Jenkins Byway. Mrs. Jenkins was a former chairman of the Jenkins County Development Authority and a community civic leader. The ceremony was held Monday with Mrs. Jenkins’ family […]

Patriotic celebration to be held July 3rd



Jenkins County will celebrate the Nation’s birthday on Friday, July 3, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The celebration includes a patriotic tribute, special recognition of Jenkins County veterans, fireworks, and patriotic music performed by local talent. Veterans are asked to come to the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be recognized during the program. The […]

The Edge of Forever – by Melissa E. Hurst




The Edge of Forever was released June 2nd by Sky Pony Press, a New York based publishing company, and its author, Melissa Lane (writing as Melissa E. Hurst) of Millen, is still in disbelief. A former elementary education teacher, Melissa is an avid science fiction/fantasy fan who has always loved to write. Her debut novel, The Edge of Forever, is […]

Dr. Joseph Kirkland announces retirement



Dr. Joseph Kirkland announced last week that he is retiring from public school after 29 years of service. “It is only fitting that I started my teaching/coaching career in Jenkins County and will end it there as well,” Dr. Kirkland said. Dr. Kirkland started coaching and teaching middle school in 1986. Also, he taught and coached in Jasper, Glascock and […]

Fairy Rings in Lawns




I remember when I first started with the Extension Service; a nice lady called and said she had a fairy ring in her yard. I immediately started to wonder if this woman had her sanity! After I hung the phone up, I looked up fairy rings in lawns and more information that I could ever imagine popped up. Fairy rings, […]

4-H celebrates a year of success



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Recital performers at Green Fork



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Sapp signs with Brewton Parker



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Locally Grown!



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Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 29 – June 4.

Theft by Taking – Williams Road, June 2.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Melissa Drive, June 2.Burglary/Residential – Hwy. 25 South, June 3.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Winthrope Avenue, June 2.Keys Locked in Vehicle – 7 incidents.Disabled Vehicle – 2 incidents.Suspicious Person – 2 incidents.Suspicious Activity – 5 incidents.Security Check – 25 incidents. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]