City solar project gets EPD approval

The City of Millen has recently received approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for the installation of solar panels at its Wastewater Treatment Plant and two of its wells. The City applied for and received a $900,000 loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) to finance the project. During the pre-application phase, the City was awarded a […]

Community leader J.C. Douglas died Feb. 7th

Mr. J. C. (Jimmie) Douglas, longtime County Agent and a community and civic leader, died Feb. 7th. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Feb. 10th at Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Douglas was County Agent with the Jenkins County Extension Service for 28 years, a member of the Board of Jenkins County Commissioners for 12 years, serving as Chairman for five […]

HEARTS for Families seeks Social Hosting Ordinance

HEARTS for Families, in conjunction with the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, will ask Millen City Council at its March 1st meeting to adopt a Social Hosting Ordinance that will make it illegal for adults to allow drinking by underage individuals on property for which they are responsible. “The initial needs assessment surveys were completed by Millen youth in 2012 […]

The Georgia Family Connection turns 25

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, Inc. (JCFEC) is joining Georgia Family Connection (GFC) in celebration of GFC’s 25th anniversary. GFC is the only state-wide network of its kind in the country dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. The organization has established partners in all 159 Georgia counties with the local affiliate being the JCFEC. “This anniversary […]

Annual Legislative Breakfast to be held Saturday, Feb. 20th

The annual Legislative Breakfast will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Café on Cotton. Sponsors of the event are Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Planters Electric Membership Corporation, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company and the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Special guests will be State Representative Butch Parrish, State Senator Jesse Stone, Congressman Rick Allen, Nancy Bobbitt with […]

Remember When

This Day in in 1991

Local Remington window plant undergoes facelift and new product line is added with the purchase of Capitol Windows and Doors company by Remington, a division of Metal Industries, Inc. Jenkins County Board of Education and Jenkins County Library Board consider the possibility of combining the school and public libraries. The Georgia State Patrol reports that one accident was investigation in […]

Jenkins County

Elementary School

Monday, Feb. 22 – In Service Day Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Hot dog or chili w/saltines; choices: oven fries, veg. w/dip, garden salad, peach cobbler, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, sherbet, chips. Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Baked chicken, wheat roll or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: mac & cheese, steamed broccoli, veg. w/dip, garden […]

Rep. Butch Parrish

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Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park meet

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Martha Hall seeks Judgeship on Ogeechee Circuit

Martha Hall announced her candidacy for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court Judgeship following Judge John R. (“Robbie”) Turner’s announcement that he is retiring and not seeking reelection. The Ogeechee Circuit is comprised of four counties – Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven. The Superior Court handles all felonies, all domestic relations cases and a variety of other civil matters. As a partner […]