2020-04-08 E-Edition

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School year ends abruptly Summer Break begins early



April 1st was not only the first day of the month but the first time a Georgia governor cancelled schools across the state, calling an abrupt end to what has turned out to be an unusual school year. Governor Brian Kemp announced last Wednesday during a press conference that all schools across the state would be closed till the end […]

School System revises food delivery stops

The Jenkins County Board of Education will not deliver food bags to students on Friday April 10. However the revised routes will resume on Monday, April 13. Further dates will be announced by the Jenkins County Board of Education.“Students will get 5 days worth of food under the revised schedule.” Explains Talmadge Fries, Jenkins County Board of Education Transportation Director. […]

Jenkins County lags behind in 2020 Census

Households throughout Georgia have received at least three mailings from the Census Bureau requesting their participation in Census 2020, and another paper copy of the form should arrive in the mail this week. Through April 4, only 19.4 percent of Jenkins County households had returned their Census, compared to 44.5 percent nationwide. Census data is used by 316 programs to […]

Everything you want to know about Gov. Kemp’s shelter in place order


Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office: How long does the executive order last? The shelter-in-place order takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday and expires at 11:59 p.m. April 13 What businesses and professionals must […]

Library News


Due to the ongoing pandemic, the library will remain closed until at least Monday, April 27. The Screven-Jenkins Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in the boardroom of the Jenkins County Memorial Library on Thursday, April 16 to determine whether the date for our reopening will need to be extended for the safety of staff and patrons. That doesn’t […]

From The Archives

10 years ago – April 7, 2010 Thirty-four pairs of children’s shoes lined the steps of the Jenkins County Courthouse during the annual Pinwheels for Prevention program held last week, a solemn reminder that child abuse and neglect does occure in Jenkins County. The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center held their first annual signature event fundraiser. The event was an […]

The Church has Left the Building

Pastor Brad Asbury, guest columnist

In the last three to four weeks we have seen the churches in America learn to gather for worship in a new way. Many have held live worship services on social media, they have gone to internet based Sunday school, youth groups have congregated around a computer screen in the safety of their homes, and the normal Sunday morning gatherings […]

Getting Ready for Easter

Blaire Johnson is 8 years old and the daughter of Cody Johnson of Millen. Her grandparents are Joylee Lanier and Lee Johnson also of Millen. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

From the Editor’s Desk



I was one of six people who attended Palm Sunday services at my Church. That doesn’t even sound right. But then nothing about these times seem right. Normally I would be in the middle of Holy Week. I would be making ham salad sandwiches for the luncheon on Monday and getting ready for Maundy Thursday services. I would normally be […]