Pipeline rupture still under investigation

The cause of an Oct. 8th rupture in an underground natural gas pipeline located in the Perkins community remains under investigation by Southern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. Richard N. Wheatley, Director, Corporation Communications/Public Affairs, Kinder Morgan, said the investigation is ongoing and “typically takes some time to complete” and that the cause of the incident is […]

Sixteenth annual Harvest of Fun to be held October 31st

Downtown Millen will be the place to be for fun, games, and free candy and treats as Main Street Millen (MSM) sponsors the sixteenth annual Harvest of Fun on Monday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. Children up to age 12 are invited to enjoy the event. Another popular part of the evening is the costume contest. Children age 12 and […]

Dogs trained by inmates at Jenkins Correctional Center graduate

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Jenkins Correctional Center (JCC) in Millen recently held a graduation ceremony for dogs that have been fostered and trained by inmates through the nonprofit organization Second Chance Greyhounds (SCG). The ceremony was held on September 15 at JCC. SCG partners with CCA at Jenkins to pair former racing dogs with inmate trainers to provide a […]

Advanced voting

Begins this week

Advanced Absentee In-Person voting in the Nov. 8th General Election will take place Oct. 17 through Nov. 4th, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th. All Absentee/Advanced voting for the General Election will take place on the first floor of the Jenkins County Courthouse. On the day of the Election, electors must […]

Remember When – This Day in 1944

The Jenkins County War Fund has gone over the top in a big way, according to Chairman Walter Harrison. The quota of $2,500 was reached the second day of the campaign, making Jenkins County the third county in the entire state to report having reached its quota. Lane Motor Company announces the opening of an authorized Dodge and Plymouth agency […]

Council of Churches to sponsor Thanksgiving in Millen

Thanksgiving in Millen, sponsored by the Jenkins County Council of Churches, is about providing a Thanksgiving meal for needy families in Jenkins County. Those families who qualify receive a frozen turkey and a bag of food to go with the Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving in Millen is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, at West Millen Baptist Church. To place […]

Planters EMC returns $724,000 to members

Members of Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) will receive something special in October 2016. The cooperative is paying out more than $724,000 to them in retired capital credits on their October electric bills. “When people sign up to receive electric service from Planters EMC, they become a member of an electric cooperative,” says Planters EMC Member Services Manager Randy Hill. […]

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Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 24 – Spaghetti, bread stick or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: w/k corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Chicken filet on bun or turkey & cheese wrap; choices: oven fries, veg. w/dip, dill pickle spears, garden salad, peach cobbler, fruit variety […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Eschol Graham Wolfe – Disorderly Conduct; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Sept. 30.Joseph Ralph Conklin – Speeding; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Oct. 1.Yahtayte Denise Ford -= Criminal Damage 2nd Degree; Millen Police Department; Oct. 3.Vanessa Dionchae’ Gordon – Hold for Screven County; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Oct. 3.Diane T. Campbell – Possession of a Telecommunications Device-Prisoner/Inmate; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Oct. 5.Brandon […]