Changes in Tax Appraiser’s Office




The Jenkins County Tax Appraiser’s Office has undergone several changes in the past few months. In February, former Personal Property Manager, Ashley Lyons, was named Tax Appraiser. Ms. Lyons was chosen from a field of several applicants after the position was advertised. She is a 2009 graduate of Jenkins County High School and a 2013 graduate of Augusta Technical College, […]

Voters approve ESPLOST in May 22nd election




Only 18.4% of Jenkins County’s 4,516 registered voters went to the polls in last Tuesday’s Primary-Nonpartisan Election. Election results reveal that 831 ballots were cast in the election. An item of local interest was the referendum for renewal of the current Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST). Local voters gave their approval with 327 voting “yes” and 174 […]

Commissioners encourage use of student transportation to STC




Local students who desire to attend Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro are encouraged to contact the Jenkins County Commissioners for information on transportation to the facility. During a recent meeting of the Commissioners, County Administrator Grady Saxon reported that he had met with a counselor at Jenkins County High School regarding the student transportation program. He also discussed the county’s […]

Pruitt-Health Bethany wins in Committed to Caring Challenge!



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Pruitt-Health Bethany honors nurses!



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Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center celebrates Mother’s Day



Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center enjoyed a wonderful day of events in recognition of Mother’s Day. A special thanks goes to PruittHealth-Bethany staff, Evie Wiggins and Alice Milton, for sponsoring our Mother’s Day party. The clients enjoyed cake, chips and dip, nuts, fruit and cheese, and punch. Gifts were awarded for the oldest and youngest mother, and mother with the […]

Library News



It’s finally here! Summer Reading begins on Tuesday, June 5 and we’re ready to rock! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and we will be having a blast, with plenty of programs for all ages. It’s a great time for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss out. Before that, though, we have a great “How It’s Done” […]

Millen Rotary Club Scholastic Students!



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Country Cooking With Sue Davis



If you are a true Southerner, you probably enjoy eating “breakfast for supper” occasionally. And, yes, we call it “supper.”! The following recipes are good choices for those nights when you just feel like eating breakfast again. Cheddar Egg Scramble ¼ c. onion, chopped¼ c. green pepper, chopped1-2 T. butter, melted4 eggs, beaten2 T. milk1/8 t. seasoned salt4-6 slices bacon, […]

The Chatter Box



On Monday of this week we celebrated Memorial Day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our great nation. PBS News Hour reported in 2015 that the total number of military deaths in all of the U.S. wars, from the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, was more than 1.1 million. The […]