25% of local active voters have cast ballots

Absentee and Advance Voting in the Nov. 8th General Election is brisk! According to Wanda Burke, Election Superintendent, 1,065 electors have already cast their ballots during the Absentee and Advance Voting period. This is approximately 25% of the county’s 4,259 active electors. The last day to vote during the advance voting period is this Friday, Nov. 4th, at 5 p.m. […]

Southern Natural Gas pipeline repaired

On Oct. 8th an underground natural gas pipeline owned by Southern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., ruptured in the Perkins Community, necessitating evacuation of residents and the closure of Hwy. 25 North in the area for several hours. That pipeline has now been repaired, according to information posted on a Southern Natural Gas digital bulletin board. Although […]

Homecoming Queen

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Sculls Creek Bridge open!

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Dinner and a movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Main Street Millen is sponsoring an evening of entertainment on Cotton Avenue on November 5th. Dinner will be served in the street beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” will be shown on the big screen in the PAL Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the dinner and movie or $5 for just the movie. […]

Remember When – This Day in 1963

Jack Clayton, a member of the Jenkins County High School FFA, is named State Star Farmer during annual FFA rally held in Macon. He was selected from 386 candidates. Don Waters is the first place winner in annual FFA Hog Show. Thomas Wallace took second and Edward Wilson was the third place winner. Edward G. Johnson, President of Thomson Company, […]

The Ball –Watson Community Engagement Foundation announces Minority Scholarship

The Ball-Watson Community Engagement Foundation, Inc., (BWCEF) launched its Bridge Scholarship Award for minority students, at Jenkins County High School, in October of this year. The first scholarship will be awarded to a selected graduating student from the class of 2017. The graduate will receive a $2,000 book stipend and a laptop computer. Students can begin applying now, and the […]


Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Nov. 7 – Shepherd’s pie, wheat roll or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, garden peas, veg. w/dip, garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Tacos with beef and cheese sauce or ham/ cheese wrap; choices: Refried beans, veg. w/dip, salsa, garden salad, […]

Rotary Club News ……….

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Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents for the time period of Oct. 14 – Oct. 20.

Disturbance/Disorder – W. Old Savannah Rd.; Oct. 16.Disorderly Conduct – Hwy. 25 South; Oct. 16.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Magnolia Avenue, Oct. 16; Williams Road, Oct. 19.Burglary/Residential – Hilltop Road, Oct. 16; Herrmann Road,Oct. 18.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/ No Injuries – 2 incidents.Vehicle Unlock – 5 incidents.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.Neighbor Dispute – 1 incident.4-Wheeler Complaint – 1 […]