Millen Lions Club recognizes Laura Gayle Dailey



Laura Gayle Dailey, daughter of Bob and Lisa Dailey, was recognized by the Millen Lions Club at its recent Pancake Supper for collecting and donating 100 pairs of eyeglasses to the club. Laura Gayle, a Taekwondo student at the Jenkins County Recreation Department was required to do a community service project as part of acquiring her Black Belt. “I wasn’t […]

Eight qualify for May election



Eight local residents have qualified as candidates in the May 22nd General Primary and Non-Partisan Election. Candidates on the General Primary Democrat and Republican ballots are: State Court Solicitor – incumbent Troy Gay, Democrat; Duff B. Ayers, Republican; County Commissioner, District #2, – incumbent Pam Dwight, Democrat; County Commissioner, District #5, – Bill Sipes and Horace Weathersby III, Republicans. Incumbent […]

SPC dedicates salad bars to Jenkins County Schools



The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC), along with representatives of the United Fresh Produce Association and the Jenkins County School System, held a dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of fresh salad bars on Monday, March 5. The recently donated salad bars were provided through the Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which has helped to provide salad bars to over 5,000 schools […]

Honey Catering’s cheesecake named a finalist in UGA’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia contest



Judges have chosen Honey Catering’s, Savory Pimento Cheese Cheesecake, as a finalist in UGA’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. The Millen business is owned by Lazar Brown Oglesby. Representatives of Honey Catering will showcase their unique treat in the “miscellaneous” category in the final round of Flavor of Georgia judging at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta […]

Chamber of Commerce annual banquet



The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 22nd, at Hanging Rocks Plantation, 1192 Honey Ridge Road. This year’s banquet will feature a fun-filled night of entertainment provided by Fun Pianos. The dueling piano group will entertain the crowd with music from the 70’s and 80’s that will surely make you want to […]

Remember When – This Date in 1960!



Joe Parker was elected President of the Millen Rotary Club on Friday. Marion Reese and Lanier Morgan were elected to serve as Directors. Some 200 persons braved the elements on Friday evening to attend the first official event in the new Perkins Community House, which consisted of a fine barbecue dinner and musical and speaking program. John B. Davenport Sr. […]

Wiregrass and Brier Creek Chapters attend Kettle Creek



On Saturday, February 10, members of the Wiregrass Chapter and Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution attended the 239th Anniversary celebration of The Battle of Kettle Creek. This American Revolutionary War Battle occurred on February 14, 1779 in Wilkes County, GA. Compatriots Wilder Smith, Jr., Steve Burke of Millen, Don Bazemore, Lee Smith and […]

Library News



Who’s ready to have some fun? We’ll be having a special spring video game day from 3:30-5 pm on Friday, March 16, here at the library. We’ll be playing Split Second on the Xbox 360 and Mario Kart on the Wii – come in and race for victory with all your friends. On Saturday, March 17, at 11 am, we’ll […]

American Red Cross of Augusta Area donates 400 blankets to Jenkins County EMA



In a move that builds on a continuing effort to boost emergency response capabilities and the availability of critical resources in times of emergency, the American Red Cross of Augusta Area has donated 400 blankets to the Jenkins County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). “Our EMA partners play a critical role in our emergency response, and we appreciate all that Jenkins […]

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