Upgrades underway at Recreation Department

The Jenkins County Recreation Department is undergoing numerous upgrades and improvements. Lisa Dailey, Director, reports that Phase two of the storm drainage project has been installed from the tennis court back to the football field area. “This should help control the flooding that occurs after a storm,” she said. Other improvements include the conversion of the old concession stand to […]

Incumbent City Council members unopposed

The three incumbent City Council members up for reelection in the City of Millen’s Non-Partisan Municipal Election have no opposition. Qualifying as a candidate in the election ended Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, and if there are no write-in candidates who qualify by Sept. 1st, there will not be an election on Nov. 7th, said Election Superintendent Wanda Burke. Incumbent Millen City […]

Burke edCamp

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County approves Airport grant

The local airport on Hwy. 25 North will be getting some repairs, thanks to a Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) grant. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the group accepted a grant from the DOT for up to $100,000 to be used for runway repairs and restriping at the airport. According to grant terms, the County will […]

Art Johnson to retire as Main Street Millen Director

Art Johnson will retire as Main Street Millen Executive Director on Dec. 31st. Millen City Council received the news from Mrs. Johnson during a recent meeting of the group. City Attorney Hubert Reeves III was asked to review the By-laws for Main Street Millen, Inc. and the Millen Downtown Development Authority to decide if any revisions need to be made […]

Schools set Title I Meeting date for Sept. 19th

The Jenkins County School System will host its annual Title 1 meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9th, at the gymnatorium on North Avenue. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Hayward Cordy, author of Damaged Goods: Lessons Learned in Poverty Applied to Life. Activities will include information, performances and community involvement. Door prizes will be given away. You must be a […]

Remember When –

This Date in 1956

Jenkins County High School student Mary Franklin was elected the Outstanding Future Teacher in the First District in the Southeastern Fair sponsored search for the States Outstanding Future Teacher. The selections were made from nominations by the high school facilities in the First District. Announcement was made on Wednesday by President Walter Harrison of the State Highway No. 17 Association […]

Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center Birthday Bash!

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Children of Confederacy

The Col. John James Jones #939 Children of the Confederacy was represented well at the CofC General Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, July 13-15, with members : Chapter and Georgia Division President Jordan Hargrove, Chapter Recording Secretary Madeline Lackman, Chapter Treasurer Catherine Lackman and member Gabriel Johnson attending. Margaret Jones #27, mother chapter, Treasurer Brenda Lackman, acted as Chaperone for the […]

Window to the Past!

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