2018 Community Health Fair set for Sept. 18-19



This year, Jenkins County Medical Center will be hosting a community Health Fair in collaboration with Project for Better Health on September 18th and 19th. The objective is to provide information and health screenings to prevent illness and promote wellness throughout the community. Laboratory and Radiology services will be offered at a discounted rate. Anyone interested in participating in the […]

$450,000 loan received for new school utilities



The City of Millen was recently awarded a $456,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. The city’s sewage system does not have the capacity to serve the new PreK-12 school that is under construction. This project will increase the sewer main size to meet future demand. The city will […]

Putting out the Blaze



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This Day in in 2005

Jim Andrew has been selected by President George Bush to serve as Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service Agency. Jim has been active in the rural electrification industry for over 30 years, serving in leadership roles of Jefferson Energy Cooperation, Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, Oglethrope Power Corporation, Georgia Transmission Corporation, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation and the NRECA. He […]

Practical Nursing Graduates Honored at STC – Swainsboro Ceremony



The Practical Nursing program on the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Technical College held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2018 graduates on August 1 in the Maurice Boatwright Auditorium. The graduates were Yachi Garrett and Shikia Jones from Swainsboro, Sarah Harris from Bristol, Morgan Harrison from Kite, Ashlyn Johnson from Cobbtown, LeKisha Nesmith from Sylvania, McKayla Shuman from Millen, Morgan […]

EBA seventh-graders qualify for Duke TIP



Nine middle school students at Edmund Burke Academy have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). Each year, personnel at Duke sponsor TIP, which helps to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. This program is designed for seventh-graders and offers them a unique challenge –to take either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the […]

Library News



September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! We encourage everyone from one to one-hundred-and-one to sign up for their own library card so they can use the great resources at the library. We’ve got books, movies, passes to parks & attractions, magazines, free e-books, audiobooks, computers, and much more available for checkout, so what are you waiting for? Come in […]

Window to the Past



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We were soldiers



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Country Cooking With Sue Davis



Next Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day and I know that many of you are planning BBQ cookouts, family meals and other activities to celebrate the holiday. This week’s recipes are great choices for side dishes to compliment your meals. They will also get you out of the kitchen fast so that you can enjoy the day with family and […]