2020-06-24 E-Edition

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Property Owners receive tax assessments

Jenkins County property owners have been receiving their 2020 property tax assessments with shock and awe. Melzar Nye, president of Technical Appraisal Service, the company hired to complete the assessments, “started August 2019 on the tax assessments and finished May 2020.” Prior to the 2020 appraisal, the last tax appraisal for the county was completed in 1999, twenty one years […]

Evie Wiggins celebrates retirement

Evie Wiggins will retire from PruittHealth-Bethany on June 30. When Evie walked into the Bethany Home for Men on May 24, 1975 she had no idea that both she and the nursing facility would mature together over the next 45 years. “Evie has held most of the positions out here,” Regina Bell, PruittHealth- Bethany administrator explains. Evie began her career […]

Produce Market provides opportunity to local gardeners

Need a way to sell your fresh produce? Want to make some extra money? Look no further than the Produce Market. Sponsored by Main Street Millen, the Produce Market was created to offer an outlet for local growers to sell their produce and other delicacies. The guidelines are simple; the market is open to Jenkins County and the four connecting […]

Whiteley retires as hospital CEO

Mr. Earl Whiteley might not be known through out Jenkins County but he is known through out the medical community. Mr. Earl has held the position of Chief Executive Officer in over eight hospitals across the south east since 1982. He came to the Jenkins County Medical Center in June 2017 when the hospital was owned by GA Medical Holdings, […]

Saturday night crash leaves Millen in the dark

A single vehicle crash late Saturday night left residents of Millen in the dark for several hours. At approximately 11:50 p.m. first responders received a call that a 2010 Ford Fusion had struck a light pole at the intersection of East Winthrope and North Gray Street. The vehicle, driven by De Harmon of a Waynesboro address was alledgedly traveling east […]

Dr. Gay explains spread of COVID-19

The current status of the coronavirus is certainly quite confusing. It appears that numbers are trending upward locally as well as across the state. Some of this increase in positive tests is attributable to the increase in testing as well as an upward trend and hospitalization which is more indicative of an increase in true illness. There has been an […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – June 23, 2010 Jenkins County now has a new logo thanks to the Jenkins County Commisioners. In 2008 the commissioners began the process of creating and adopting a new county logo. Citizens were given the opportunity to present designs for the logo. Jane Johnson, Meralyn Smith and Bobbie Reid recently travelled to Switzerland […]

Adults benefit from summer reading program

So many new ways to learn and have fun this year during Summer Reading! This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story” and we never would have imagined so many different activities we would be doing and the many services we would be providing online as we work to promote reading and learning, and having fun while doing it. First up […]

From the Editor’s Desk

With our soaring temperatures lately a good swim would have been in order. Those with pools don’t know just how lucky they are. As I listen to friends talk of swimming in their back yards or going to the lake, I am reminded of what some may call my deprived childhood. Growing up we had a swimming pool that I […]