2020-06-03 E-Edition

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Community Celebrates National Garden Week



The first week of June is National Garden Week. Jenkins County and the three garden clubs within the community has always been very active in the Garden Council. The Millen Garden Council is affiliated with the Georgia Garden Club, Inc. and the National Garden Club, Inc. “Within the Council, Magnolia Garden Club, Millen Garden Club and Green Thumb Garden Club […]

Voters head to polls Tuesday, June 9

Jenkins County residents will finally get a chance to go to the polls on Tuesday, June 9 after previous cancellations due to the pandemic. In response to the shelter in place order issued by Governor Kemp in March; the office of the Secretary of State mailed out 1601 absentee ballots to Jenkins County residents. The local Registrar’s Office received 887 […]

Pruitt Bethany sees spike in COVID-19 cases

Last week, reports began coming into the Millen News office that PruittHealth- Bethany had begun seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. PruittHealth-Bethany had been one of the few nursing home facilities in the State of Georgia without a case of COVID-19 in March and April, during the beginning stages of the virus. All of that changed last week when notifications […]

Family Enrichment Center feeds kids

The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center in partnership with the United Way of Southeast Georgia distributed over 150 kid friendly food boxes last week at the Millen United Methodist Church. The program is made possible by monetary donations and food donations through Golden Harvest Food Bank and Spring Creek Auction. Photo contributed You must be a paid subscriber to access […]

Renewing Weapons Carry License just got easier

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shelter in place order issued by Governor Kemp, the expiration of weapons carry license was suspended for those licenses expiring between February 13, 2020, and June 12, 2020. Weapons Carry License Holders whose licenses expire within this time frame have up to 120 days after the expiration date to renew their license. […]

Millen Garden Council donates books to Jenkins County Memorial Library

The Millen Garden Council presented books to the Jenkins County Memorial Library in memory of recently deceased members Lynda Daniel, Jean Skinner, and Mary Wasden. The collection given by former Council President Jane Johnson included the varied topics of plant identification, gardening, and design. Books donated were Dictionary of Garden Plants by the Royal Horticultural Society, Complete Guide to Gardening, […]

Millen Garden Council donates flowers to Library

In honor of National Garden Week, the Millen Garden Council placed an arrangement in the Jenkins County Memorial Library. National Garden Week is the first full week of June and is for everyone from the amateur to the master gardener. Babe Wisler, President of Millen Garden Council; Veronica Cowart; Art Johnson, Flower Designer; Jerry Messex; Buddy Pope, Vice-President of Millen […]

From the Archives

10 years ago – June 2, 2010 Work on Cotton Avenue has been completed and a dedication has been set for June 11. Activities include a street dance featuring the Hushpuppy Band and a “Taste of Jenkins”. Jenkins County ranks #2 in unemployment in the State for the month of March with 21.1% of its workforce unemployed. Dollar General announced […]

Georgia Now Accepting Quota Hunt Applications

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Are you hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice? If so, be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and get that application […]