City’s solar project nearing completion




The City of Millen’s solar project is expected to be completed by April 1st. City Manager Jeff Brantley delivered the news to Millen City Council members during a recent meeting of the group. The City approved a bid for the project in the amount of $940,976 from Radiance Solar in November 2016. The project consists of the installation of solar […]

Paging at the Georgia Legislature!



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Legislative Breakfast to be held this Saturday, Feb. 18th



The annual Legislative Breakfast will be held 9 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 18th, at the Café on Cotton. The event is sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Planters E.M.C. Queensboro National Bank & Trust Co. and Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Guest speakers will be State Rep. Butch Parrish, State Sen. Jesse Stone, Congressman Rick Allen, Nancy Bobbitt with U.S. […]

JCHS baseball team has first games Feb. 18th



The Jenkins County High School War Eagles baseball team has been hard at work at practice, but probably just as much on their field renovations for the upcoming season as well. The team will have its first home games 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, against Burke County and Aquinas. This will also be the unveiling of the new field and […]

Dr. Derden to conduct Sherman’s March Tour



Dr. John K. Derden, Professor Emeritus of History at East Georgia State College, will conduct his annual tour of sites associated with Sherman’s March through East Central Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. The tour will include a visit to the site of Camp Lawton, the Confederate Prisoner of War Camp located on the grounds of Magnolia Springs State Park North […]

County’s unemployment rate at 7% for December




Jenkins County’s unemployment rate for the month of December 2016 was 7%, up slightly from 6.7% in November 2016. According to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor, approximately 224 members of the county’s workforce, numbered at 3,205, were unemployed in December. This compares to 216 unemployed out of the November workforce of 3,202. Initial unemployment claims filed for […]

Remember When –

This Date in 1959

Walter Harrison is named President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) at the national meeting held in Washington D.C. Harrison began his work with the birth of rural electrification in Georgia. He has served on the Board of Directors of Planters E.M.C. for 21 years and has held the office of President of Planters EMC for 14½ years. […]

EBA students of month



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“Local Photography” to be featured during Flower Show



The Millen Garden Council Flower Show, “Oh, Say Can You See, America,” will feature a class on local photography and any local photographer is invited to enter. The three classes are: PLACES – Landscapes that say “home to the photographer”; PLANTS – A Macro photograph of plant life – Macro photography is extreme close-up photography; and PRODUCTS -Agricultural products of […]

JCMS Largest FBLA Chapter in Region



There are 17 counties that make up Region 4 in the Georgia FBLA organization. One might think that the largest middle school FBLA chapter would be located in one of the larger counties like Richmond, Burke, Laurens, or Emanuel. Yet, it was the Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) FBLA Chapter that emerged on top in Region 4. Currently, their membership […]