Millen-Jenkins County “CERT” training completed




Alvin Burke, instructor, recently announced that Millen Jenkins County has begun a new program for the community. The Community Emergency Response Team “CERT” completed training July 1st. The course consisted of training in Responder Safety, Search and Rescue Procedures, Medical Treatment and Evacuation, Fire Safety, and Terrorism Response. Course completion included all natural and man-made disaster situations. The CERT members […]

Auction to benefit the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center



An auction will be held Tuesday, July 24th, to benefit the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center at the facility. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The auctioneer will be Sam Eades, Spring Creek Auction Company. Items to be auctioned will include electronics/small appliances, fashion accessories, home and holiday décor, handmade crafts, puzzles and kitchen essentials. Donations are being accepted now. For […]

Planters EMC provides students with opportunity to lead and learn in nation’s capital



Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently sponsored three local students on the 2018 Washington Youth Tour. Abbigail Adams, Micah Mesecher and Hudson Sherrod represented the cooperative on the weeklong leadership trip to Washington D.C. June 7-14, 2018. Adams and Sherrod, both seniors at Edmund Burke Academy and Mesecher, a senior at Screven County High School, earned the opportunity to go […]

County’s unemployment rate drops




Jenkins County’s unemployment rate for the month of May dropped slightly from the previous month, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The county’s rate for May was 4.6%, as compared to 4.8% for the month of April. This was significantly lower than the county’s 6.3% unemployment rate for May 2017. The number of unemployed in the […]

Disaster Mitigation Grant awarded Jenkins County for warning sirens



Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $46,704 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project to Jenkins County for the purchase and installation of two outdoor weather warning sirens. “We are working with our local communities to give them the latest communication tools, allowing them to focus on being ready to respond to […]

Remember When – This Day in in 1949



As we go to press today, our hearts are made glad by the installation of the playground equipment on the lawns of the Millen Community House. The Millen Business and Professional Women’s Club was the leader of this worthy movement and was ably assisted by wide awake civic organizations and publicly spirited individuals in the county. The plan is to […]

CERT Training ………



Millen-Jenkins County’s first Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is shown during training exercises with Instructor Alvin Burke. See related article on front page. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Library News



Do you know how it’s done? Learn to line dance this Saturday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. at our July “How It’s Done” workshop with dance instructor Mary Coney. We have a fun program scheduled for this Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p,m. The Cotten- Dixon Puppet Show will be at the library to entertain all ages with a great […]

Window to the Past



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Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center activities!



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