Two solar farms want to locate in Jenkins County

Two companies have expressed interest in locating solar farms in Jenkins County. During a recent called meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, Chairman James Henry discussed two solar farm projects proposed by companies desiring to locate in Jenkins County. One would provide an investment of $37 million and the other would provide an investment of $84 million. Both companies, Mr. […]

ScotBilt breaks ground for new plant in Millen

ScotBilt, a provider of affordable HUD Code Manufactured Homes, broke ground for its new 128,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Millen on Thursday, June 1st. The new facility will be located at 1415 Chestnut Avenue, adjacent to the Cantsink Manufacturing solar farm. The facility will house the production of homes and incorporate state-of-the art equipment and processes. Founded in 2004, […]


On Wednesday, May 17, President and Commander in Chief Donald J. Trump presented 195 new Ensigns with their commissions in the Coast Guard at the 136th Commencement of the US Coast Guard Academy. Among the new Ensigns is Katherine Anne Beasley, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and her commission as an ensign. ENS Beasley […]

Sgt. K-9 Paloma dies

It is with heavy hearts that the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office announces the “End of Watch” for Sgt. K-9 Paloma was on May 31, 2017. A statement released by the Sheriff’s Department read, “Paloma will be greatly missed by many. We cannot put into words how we feel. This is not just a loss of a fellow officer for our […]

Remember When –

This Date in 1967

The dedication of the Millen/Jenkins County Airport on May 21st proved to be one of the most outstanding events in the history of this community. The program attracted one of the largest crowds ever assembled in this county. Estimates place those in attendance at between 3,000-4,000 persons with vehicles parked along the side of the highway for at least a […]

Summer Lunch Program for children underway

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces the Seamless Summer Option Lunch Program to be held at the middle/high cafeteria beginning June 5 and ending June 29. This program provides nutritious lunches at no cost to all children 18 and under and/or persons 19 or older with physical or mental disability, who are enrolled in school. Lunches will be […]

Millen Rotary Club Awards program

The Millen Rotary Club presented Scholastic awards to students at Jenkins County High School during its May 17th program. (Photos contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

The Chatter Box

Sunday, June 4th, marked the seventh anniversary of the death of my mother, Martha Robbins, at the age of 80. In one way it doesn’t seem that long ago and in another it seems like she has been gone forever. I’m sure it’s like that for many who have lost loved ones. A lot of my memories of her are […]

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I’m cheating a little this week. Someone else wrote about 190 of the words you’ll read further down. But, instead of calling it cheating, I think I’ll call today’s column a public service column. And, I’m betting that most of you are about to learn something you didn’t previously know, before this very moment. I learned this “something” only a […]

Don Lively


It happens a lot around here. It happened to me three times in one day. It was a day when I was driving all over Southern creation handing out posters to an upcoming event that I’m promoting. It’s one of the best parts of my job. It gets me out of the office and allows me to drive the long […]