JCSS is the 2017 Recipient of the Richard B. Lewis Award

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), School Media and Technology Division, recently named the Jenkins County School System (JCSS) as the 2017 recipient of the Richard B. Lewis Memorial Award for outstanding technology integration and media utilization programs. JCSS received this recognition for their Innovative Teacher Technology Project (ITTP) which is an instructional technology integration initiative that places […]

Winners named in Christmas Decorations Contest

The Millen Garden Club Council composed of the Green Thumb, Magnolia, and Millen Garden Clubs would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Christmas Decorations Contest. There were many outstanding homes and businesses which made Millen very festive and judging very difficult. This year marked the end of the three year cycle so next year’s contest will be […]

Charges against Jenkins County Solicitor Troy Gay dismissed

Charges against Jenkins County Solicitor Troy Gay have been dismissed. A Jenkins County Grand Jury met earlier this month in Jenkins County Superior Court and returned a True No Bill in the case. “True No Bill” is defined as a legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the […]


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Boy Scouts seeking Eagle Scouts

To honor and unite all local Eagle Scouts, the Boy Scouts of America’s Creek River District is seeking all those who live in Jenkins County who earned the prestigious rank. All Eagle Scouts who live in Jenkins County are asked to contact Creek River District Executive Wesley Brown at Wesley.brown@scouting.org or (706) 733-5277 and provide their name, address, phone number, […]

Memorial Star/Tree Lights announced

The lighting of the Memorial Tree at the Caboose on Cotton Avenue was recently held. All proceeds will go to the Nancy Wolfinger Scholarship Fund. Those honored with a light on the star “in memory” are: Virginia Brown Dugger by her family, Mabel Jenkins by Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Bobby Dwelle by Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Paul Ellis […]

Library News

It’s the holiday season, so take a break from all the madness with a good book! Whether you’re looking for a cookbook to add a little extra spice to your holiday feast, a movie to watch with the whole family, or just a book to keep the kids out from underfoot during all the Christmas preparations, we’ve got just what […]

The Chatter Box

On Monday of next week, Dec. 25th, Christians will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is both a joyous and solemn holiday for those who have accepted Him as Savior of their lives. Joyous because of the eternal gift of salvation that is available to all and solemn due to the price our Savior paid to redeem us from […]

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

This will be the final column in a series of three columns I began a few weeks ago. If you didn’t see the first two, I pointed out how our local schools are excellent starting points for any students who wish to excel and eventually grow into wherever their hearts lead them. Along with dedication and persistence, our graduates can […]

Don Lively


( Reprinted by popular demand. With sincere apologies to the heirs of Clement Clarke Moore. ) It was the Wednesday beforeChristmas all over the Blessed South,Southerners were buzzing everywhich-away, dirt roads and rural routes.From Wal-Mart to Macy’s, from Target to Sears,Looking for bargains before the dollars disappeared. Farmsteads and doublewides, flung far and flung near,Were lit up with Christmas lights, […]