Planting seeds of faith

Connection Church Jenkins County is known as an agriculture community where farmers plant seeds, grow and harvest crops. However, two young men are planting seeds of a different nature – seeds of faith. Dallas Wilson, 21, and Jeremy Lindsey, 34, are busy preparing to plant a new church. With so many churches already established in Jenkins County, why would these […]

Christmas Decorations Contest winners announced

The Christmas Decorations Contest sponsored by the Millen Garden Council was reinstated this season and winners have been chosen. The categories were Best Outdoor, Door, Window, and Commercial. The winners were: Best Outdoor Display: Freddie and Mandy Murdock, 428 Walnut Street, 1st place, and Mike and Janice Reese, 508 N. Masonic Street, 2nd place. Best Door: Jerry and Patricia McMillan, […]

Remember When-

This Day in 1954

Construction of many public projects will get underway here in 1955 and will amount to a million dollars, according to conservative estimates. The Herndon Bridge over the Ogeechee will be let out to bids this week. The cost is expected to be $250,000 for two concrete structures and 2.3 miles of approach to the bridges. The Elam-Garfield Road has already […]

Pruitt Health Hospice Myths 101

Do you know the truth about hospice care? The administration at Pruitt Health Hospice has heard concerns about preparing to take the step towards hospice and Rosby McKenzie Community Relations Representative, has put together a list of myths to clear the air. Myth #1 – Hospice is only for people with cancer. Nationwide greater than 1/5 of all hospice patients […]

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Military Scholarships Available for Young Georgia Leaders

Sen. Jesse Stone (R – Waynesboro) is pleased to share information from the University of North Georgia (UNG) to promising leaders from District 23 for the Georgia Military Scholarships. The University of North Georgia is one of six senior military colleges in the United States, and is awarded 42 full Georgia Military Scholarships each year to its students. Each scholarship […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 4 – Dec. 10.

Identity Theft – Big Buckhead Church Road, Dec. 5.Disturbance/Disorderly Conduct – Hwy. 25 South, Dec. 5.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Parrish Burke Road, Dec. 9.Burglary/Residential – Dixie Crescent Drive, Dec. 4.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Grant Avenue, Dec. 8.Vehicle Unlock – 5 incidents.School Traffic Detail – 1 incident.Civil Matter/Civil Assist – 1 incident.Alarm/Residential – 5 incidents.Escort Person – 1 incident.Livestock/Carcass on Roadway – 1 incident.Motor […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Dec. 8 – Dec. 10

Colton Haynes Whitlock – Speeding, Seat Belt Violation, Reckless Driving; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office; Dec. 10.Aderson Lawandez Williams – Hold for Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office;Dec. 10.Bradley Dean Parker – Possession of Marijuana; Lighted Headlights and OtherLights Required; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Dec. 4.Frank Williams Jr. – DUI-.10 or More, Open Container, No Proof of Insurance,Failure to Maintain Lane, No Driver’s […]

Student of the month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the “FLY Student of the Month” for November 2015 to reward academic excellence and behavior. These students are great representatives of the school discipline model: “FLY”(F- Fly straight, L-Love of Learning, Y- You are responsible for You). Students received a Planters Electric Student of the Month t-shirt and a reward card […]

Community member honored

Planters EMC Member Services Manager Randy Hill was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. Each year the National FFA Organization recognizes outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional support of the school-based agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without the efforts of […]