City of Millen receives $300,000 CHIP housing grant




The City of Millen was among 21 local communities around the state awarded $6.2 million in grants through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 2019 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP). The City received a $300,000 grant. The selected communities will contribute approximately $1.5 million in matching funds to these grants. This program helps local governments, nonprofit organizations and public […]

Awards presented at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet



The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet was held March 14th at Hanging Rocks Plantation. A highlight activity of the event is the presentation of several awards. (Photos contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

County cracking down on illegal dumping



Jenkins County is cracking down on illegal dumping at its dumpster sites, installing cameras at several locations to catch violators. The installation of cameras at additional sites is planned. Only household garbage should be placed in dumpsters. Electrical appliances, dead animals, tree limbs, lumber, lawn trimmings, and other items should be taken to the county landfill. It is also illegal […]

Plans announced for BBQ Cook-Off/5K Race/Yard Sale




Mark your calendars! The annual BBQ/Cook-Off/5K Race/Yard Sale event will take place Saturday, April 27. All proceeds from this activity will be used to fund Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce community events. Sponsorships are available as follows: Gold Sponsor, $200, company logo on race Tshirts and two free race entries; Silver Sponsor, $100, name (no logo) on race T-shirt and […]

New security measures at Jenkins County Courthouse



Deputy Milo Perry and Sheriff Robert Oglesby are shown with the new metal detector recently installed at the Jenkins County Courthouse. New security measures require that all persons entering the courthouse do so via the North entrance and pass through the metal detector. However, persons may exit the courthouse using any of the entrances. Deputy Perry is stationed at the […]

Remember When – This Day in 1923



M. Brinson and Company announces the opening of its new market in the Godbee block where the store will carry a full line of meats, country produce and fish and oysters. Daniel Sons & Palmer Company has made the largest shipment of cattle ever leaving this county. It consisted of 307 head, making nine full car loads on the Central […]

Spring tips



Spring brings warmer temperatures and Georgia Power reminds customers that it’s a great time to reevaluate ways to save on your power bill and make adjustments and upgrades that can deliver big savings during the heat of summer. Spring tips from Georgia Power include the following. Focus on the Fridge: Proper cleaning of the fridge can reduce its energy consumption. […]

SAR Workshop Hosted by Wiregrass



The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution hosted the 2nd East Fall Line Region (EFLR) Workshop at the New China Restaurant Swainsboro at 9:30 – 11:30 on Saturday, March 16. The EFLR Vice-President Sonny Pittman asked the Wiregrass Chapter to host this event since the 1st EFLR Workshop was so successful. The presenter for the 2nd Workshop […]

Library News



We’re not stringing you along – this month’s STEAM Day program is going to focus on string art! We’ll show all ages how a few simple items can be used to create fascinating geometric shapes from 4-5 pm on Friday, March 29. Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a wonderful afterschool storytime, where kids can listen to stories and […]

EBA announces honor roll for third nine weeks



The following students were named to Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for the second nine weeks: A+ HONOR ROLL Seventh grade: Micah Bowen, Sydney Coble, Jasi Lyn Oglesby, Hannah Posey, Connor Syms and Morgan Tedder Eighth grade: Lillie Brown, Williams Hood, Carson Hopper, Mary Joyce James, Mary Benton Sylvester and Grace Tsakonas Ninth grade: Ryan Dixon, Christine Eberly, May May […]