Students to occupy new school in August

Jenkins County students will begin the 2018-2019 school year in the new PreK- 12 school currently under construction on the site adjacent to Jenkins County High School on Barney Avenue. “We plan to start in our new school in August,” said Tara Cooper, Jenkins County School Superintendent. “The plan is to start a partial move in March with new furniture […]

Georgia District Election meeting!

Jenkins County Election Superintendent Wanda Burke hosted a Georgia District Election meeting at Café on Cotton Friday, Jan. 12th. The speaker for the event was Marie Bazile with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Ms. Bazile discussed the responsibilities of Elec- tion Superintendents as filing officers for the commission. Also discussed was how to properly complete Financial Disclosure […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed!

A highlight of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance is the annual parade through downtown Millen. The event was held Monday, Jan. 15th, with parade participants and attendees braving frigid temperatures to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Remember When – This Date in 1952

The Bethany Home Board of Directors held its regular annual meeting in Vidalia last Thursday at which time three officers were elected: Paul H. Smith, Tampa, FL, President; Elder V.F. Agan, Statesboro, GA, Executive Vice-President; and Alvin L. McLendon Jr., Millen, GA, Vice President. Walter Harrison of Millen was renamed State Manager of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, which is […]

Millen Garden Council Clubs Support Plant America

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Library News

Do you want to learn how to paint a penguin? Come to the library at 11 am this Saturday, January 20, for our monthly Paint at the Library adult painting class. It’s totally free, and we provide everything you need for your painting! Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a wonderful storytime for the little ones. They get to […]

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Recreation Department News

Learn the art of self-defense with the Jade Tigers School of Self-Defense. Classes begin Feb. 1 at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Must be registered by Wednesday, Jan. 31. The first month’s fee is $80, uniform included. After that, the fee is $60 per month. Training is offered in the arts of Kenpo, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Self-Defense […]

Millen Garden Club Winter Activities

Members of the Millen Garden Club have had a busy season participating in state bulb planting projects and local Christmas Decorations Contest. The group enjoyed a December musical program presented by Will Gay followed by a gift presentation to each member from member Evelyn Young. Hostesses for the meeting were Sherri Smith, Billie Newton and Veronica Cowart. The group enjoyed […]

Ring in the New Year with free trees from Arbor Day Foundation

Residents in Georgia can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will beautify your home […]


Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Jan. 1 – Jan. 7

Kristy Lynn Akridge – Wanted Out of Screven County, Possession of Methamphetamine w/Intent toDistribute; Jan. 6; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office.Timothy Andrew Heath – DUI/Drugs, Speeding 25 mph (21-30 miles over); Jan. 7; Georgia State Patrol.Jonathan Evan Oglesby – Defective Equipment, Driving While Suspended or Revoked-Mids., Expiredor No Registration or Title, Obstruction of an Officer-Misd.; Jan. 3; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office.Thai […]