2020-08-12 E-Edition

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Drugs Found In Dumpster



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched early last week to the dumpsters at the corner of Highway 17 and Kent Farm Drive. Upon arrival on the scene deputies uncovered a suspicious bag containing methamphetamine, marijuana, and tobacco. The items were weighed and the total amounts were 166 grams of methamphetamine; 143.7 grams of marijuana; and 444.2 grams of tobacco. […]

Candice Hillis Boutique Opens



Millen has a new business on Cotton Avenue. Candice Hillis Boutique had a ribbon cutting ceremony this week next to The Cotton Gin. The boutique is open Mon, Tues, and Thursday from 11-5 p.m. Fridays by appointment and Saturdays from 9-12 p.m. The owner, Candice Hillis buys from specialty sources and all of the clothes are upscale. Formal attire starts […]

2020 Census holds food drive



The 2020 Census, Chamber of Commerce and the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center held a food drive last week to encourage people to complete the census application. “We gave out 300 applications with return envelopes to encourage residents to complete and return the census form,” Mandy Underwood, Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Director explains. Jenkins County is lagging behind in […]

Bethel A.M.E. Has New Pastor



Rev. Jerlyn Smith-Hudson recently assumed the responsibilities of tending the flock at Bethel AME-Millen and is looking forward to great things happening at the church. “I was appointed to Millen by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson and I was excited because Bethel AME is known for it’s good and faithful congregation,” Pastor Smith- Hudson explains. Rev. Jerlyn Smith-Hudson has been ordained […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – August 11, 2010 Cpl. Adam Lanier is home visiting his parents, Marshall and Elaine Lanier. Cpl. Adam Lanier was wounded in Afghanistan July 4 as he served with the U.S. Marine’s Scout Sniper Platoon. He was awarded the purple heart, along with several other awards and continues to recover from his injuries. The […]

Sports Minute with Coach Brad

This past week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Gavin Underwood, who is a rising Sophomore at Jenkins County High School. While our conversation was directed towards his love for the game of baseball, we found ourselves talking about life, sports, and the future. Gavin’s passion for baseball has allowed him to develop a work ethic that will […]

Green Thumb Garden Club Holds Meeting

The Green Thumb Garden Club recently held it’s monthly meeting at the home of Linda Newton, owner of Ogeechee Peach Orchard. The garden club enjoyed fresh peaches and snacks, as well as an informative tour of the peach, plum and blackberry orchards. Thank you Linda for your hospitality. Pictured are Donna Boone, Angela DeLay, Buddy Pope, Braelyn Reeves, Joann Reeves, […]

Wedding Announcement

Extra! Extra! Tyson and Cierra are tying the knot

Daniel Frederick Linder II, Christina McGraw, and Paul James Ridings are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cierra Danielle Linder to Perry “Tyson” Royal, Jr. The wedding will be held on September 12, 2020 with Rev. John Drake of Millen United Methodist Church officiating the ceremony on the grassy lawn along the bank of the pond of […]

Back-to-School Coloring Contest Winners

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