Lost wedding band returned to owner – thanks to social media

Stuart Howell was frantic when he discovered that his wedding band, a family heirloom of 100 years, had slipped off of his finger at a recent University of Georgia football game. The ring had been given to him by his mother when he married in April this year. His mother had included an inscription on the ring of her and […]

City/County discuss plans for Recreation Department

During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, Jenkins County Commission Chairman Hiller Spann told the group that the county was interested in purchasing the 2.41 acres across from Recreation Drive and the 20 acres of the current Recreation Department complex owned by the City. Mr. Spann also presented an engineer drawing of the improvements planned for fencing and parking […]


The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sunkist Tanning Boutique, 817 Cotton Avenue. Shown from left during the ceremony are Tina Oglesby, Katelyn Boone-owner and Adam Oglesby. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Run-Off Election to be held Dec. 4th

Two seats are up for election in the Tuesday, Dec. 4th Run-off Election in Georgia. Democrat John Barrow, former U.S. Representative from the 12th Congressional District, and Republican Brad Raffensperger will face-off for the seat of Secretary of State and Incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton, Public Service Commissioner, is facing opposition from Lindy Miller, Democrat. Since none of the candidates polled […]

Jenkins County High School Varsity Football Team

Members of the Jenkins County High School varsity football team are Alroy Parham, Jujuan Major, Darius Burton, Michael Milton, Ty Evans, Andrea’ Young, Markeith Wright, Cameron Brady, Keonda Kelly, Anthony Wilson, Jeffrey Harris, Damion Carter, Johnathon Coleman, Justin Gray, Dwight Roberson, Stefan Robertson, Traune Kelsey, Nautica Pierce, LeMontre Jackson, Jay Jones, J.C. Williams, Ty’Kese Milton, Novel Wilson, Tyler Thompson, Kaije […]

Remember When – This Day in 1950

Bethany Home for Men facility is proposed for Millen location known as the Millen Hospital and owned by Dr. Cleveland Thompson. The committee reported receiving a $10,000 donation for purchase of the property from an anonymous donor. A meeting was held to determine the sentiment of the community on the proposed project. Numerous clubs and civic organizations each showed support […]

JCES 4th graders get ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Mrs. Elizabeth Fordham challenged her 4th grade classes at Jenkins County Elementary School to participate in two Thanksgiving writing projects. The first project allowed students to write a short description of what Thanksgiving means to them. Students were asked to decorate a turkey to go along with their description. Of all the stories, one student shared […]

Local SAR Chapters attend Fort Morris Event

On Saturday, November 17, four East Region Chapter’s of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to the southeast Georgia Coast to the site of the American Revolutionary War battle to Commemorate the “British Demand to Surrender Fort Morris”, to which the Patriots defiantly replied, “Come and Take It”. This battle happened on November 25, 1778. This is […]

Library News

Hurry down to the library today to pick up your books and movies to keep your family entertained for the long Thanksgiving weekend! We will be closed from Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, November 26. Once we’re back, we’ll have some great stuff planned for you! Every Tuesday at 4 pm, we […]

Shepeard Bloodmobile to be here Nov. 27

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold its next public blood drive at Jenkins County Medical Center on November 27 from 2pm until 6 pm. This will be the last blood drive at the hospital in 2018. As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Shepeard wants to ensure that hospitals have enough blood ready for those who will need it during that […]