2020-04-22 E-Edition

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Food distribution stops traffic

Friday saw the second traffic jam in Millen in two months. The Millen Police Department and Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office directed traffic to the Millen United Methodist Church that at one point stretched to the Millen City Hall. The cause of the excitement was the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center in partnership with the Golden Harvest Food Bank held a […]

Lee Wilson named new Senior Center Director

Lee Wilson assumed the position of Jenkins County Senior Center Director in March. Lee is a native of Jenkins County and the son of Grady Myrt Wilson. After graduating Jenkins County High School he attended Georgia Southern College. Lee’s extensive career started at Ogeechee Valley Bank and includes HR Director for JT Walker Industries until 2008 when he assumed the […]

Fire Crews Respond to House Fire

Two firetrucks were dispatched early Friday morning to a house fire on 318 Burke Street. Upon arrival on the scene visible smoke was billowing from the right/rear section of the home. “ Firefighters made entry into the home to extinguish the fire.” Chief Dwayne Herrington states. Once the fire was extinguished fire personnel began investigating the cause of the early […]

From The Archives

10 years ago – April 21, 2010 Millen Better Hometown sponsored a Community Easter Egg Hunt at the recreation fields. Jenkins County 4-H assisted with the event that hosted the Easter Bunny. Lamar Black placed 3rd in the 2009 Corn Yield Contest with a yield of 230.5049 bushels per acre. Rotarians Joey Kirkland, Randy Hill, Wanda Burke and Paula Herrington […]

Local Pharmacist Ken DeLay Earns National Recognition

Ken DeLay, owner of Eagle Pharmacy, was recently recognized as a Patient Champion by the American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI). Founded in 1984, APCI is the market leader in independent pharmacy associations and serves more than 1,800 members in 26 states. “Pharmacists like Ken are vital to our communities because they know that nothing is more important than earning and […]

Library News

Due to the continuing crisis, we will unfortunately have to delay our reopening yet again. As soon as we have a confirmation on the date when it will be safe to reopen our library, we will be sharing it here in the newspaper, on our website at www.sjrls.org and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jenkinscountymemoriallibrary . We hope it will […]

Coal plant project pushed by defunct Georgia consortium officially dead

ATLANTA – A plan by a now- defunct energy consortium to build a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville has died a quiet death. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has rejected an application to give Power4Georgians another 18 months to begin construction on the $2.1 billion project. The last permit the consortium received, back in 2014, set a deadline of […]

Booking Log

April 6 – April 12, 2020 Brad Elliot Lake – 4/11; Interference with government propertymisdemeanor; Theft by taking-misdemeanor; Willful obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor; MPD You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Plant Vogtle lays off 20% of workforce due to coronavirus

ATLANTA – The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Augusta. Atlanta-based Southern Co. announced this week that the workforce at the $25 billion project is being cut by 20%. Southern officials cited “challenges with labor productivity” as the reason behind the layoffs. “It is expected to provide operational efficiencies by increasing productivity […]