2021-04-21 E-Edition

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2020-2021 Star Student Announced

Did you ever wonder who was under that War Eagle costume at all of the games? Well, look no further than this year’s Star Student, Collin Arms. Collin has chosen CSM (R). Tyrone Smoot as his Star Teacher. Collin has called Jenkins County home for the past 5 years. “My dad was in the military so we moved around a […]

Joe And Kay’s, A One Stop Shop

Business is booming in Jenkins County these days. In less than a month residents have seen two business openings with more on the horizon. The most recent business to join the list is Joe And Kay’s One Stop Shop located on Gray Street, across from Napa Auto Parts. The retail store offers more than just new merchandise ranging from weedeaters […]

Annual BBQ Cookoff Returns

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Annual BBQ Boogie Cookoff and 5k run on May 1st from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millen Community House. The event will showcase the best in bbq from local and regional cooks. The cookoff categories this year are pork, chicken, ribs, sauce and everybody’s favorite, dessert. Medals […]

Local Republicans Hold Convention

Local Republicans in Jenkins County held their annual precinct meeting and county convention this past Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cafe On Cotton. Mr. Joe Sasser, an organizer/chairman of the Jenkins County Republican Party explains, “the Jenkins County Republican Party began in November 2019, then the pandemic started. This is our first meeting since organizing.” All Georgia counties hold […]

Crash Leaves Hundreds In The Dark

An early Wednesday morning crash sent one man to the hospital via helicopter and left hundreds without power. 911 Dispatch received a call at approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 14, 2021 of a singular vehicle accident on State Route 67 or Paynes Chapel Road. Ronnie Reese of a Millen address was traveling south on Paynes Chapel Road when he […]

Eagle Notes

What do we do to combat “learning loss”? Learning loss has become a frequently used phrase lately with the government in the wake of Covid. An appropriation of a sizable amount of the CARES funding for schools must be set aside to address learning loss. Students around the world have missed school, participated in virtual learning, and have had less […]

Splash In The Boro Waterpark To Reopen

Another casuality of the pandemic will finally reopen. Splash in the Boro Waterpark plans to reopen on May 22. Park staff will be diligent in sanitizing the park, marking social distanced spots in ticket, attraction, and concessions lines. The park will not require patrons to wear masks. Eddie Canon, Director of Parks and Recreation states, “the maximum capacity of the […]

John Gay Elected To Brier Creek Soil And Water Conservation District

Millen, Georgia – John Gay was recently elected to represent Jenkins County on the Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. Gay is a full-time farmer and has farmed 40 years. He row crops peanuts, corn, cotton, and small grains. He also has a commercial beef cow herd and small heritage hog operation. He previously was a dairy farmer. […]

From the Editor’s Desk

Joe Brady In my 50+ years, I have had the privilege of meeting really kind people and some, let’s say, not so really kind people. Also, in the course of my 50+ years, I have been a really kind person and let’s also say, not such a really kind person. I know right? Can you believe it? We’ll save that […]