2022-01-05 E-Edition

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Governor Kemp visits area



Governor Brian Kemp made a planned stop last Thursday at the behest of Mayor King Rocker to meet local officials and citizens of Jenkins County. “Governor Brian Kemp is the first governor to visit Millen in over 60 years,” Mayor Rocker stated in his speech to the crowd gathered at the Millen Community House. Millen has been the destination of […]

Call for assistance results in drug arrest



Jenkins County emergency dispatch received a late Christmas day call to assist in a vehicle unlock. When deputies arrived at the Huddle House on Highway 25, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana. The suspects, identified as James Patrick Carrol and James Carson Carrol, surrendered a partially smoked cigarette containing an unidentified green leafy material, suspected to be marijuana. In […]

3 car wreck sends one to hospital



A three-car accident last Tuesday afternoon sent one driver to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. No one suffered from life-threatening injuries. In the past two weeks Jenkins County roadways have been bustling with accidents and unfortunately fatalities. While family and loved ones were gathered for the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Sue Green at Elam Baptist Church last […]

Spann re-elected as chairman



Hiller Spann was re-elected as the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners Chairman at the December meeting. Chairman Spann joined local politics in 2012 when he was elected as District 4 County Commissioner. “Jenkins County has a dedicated group of Commissioners and employees who I have been proud to work with and look forward to working with as Chairman. Commissioner Horace […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Last Minute Planting

New Year’s is here and the planting begins. There is still time to plant fall bulbs to bloom in the spring, the selections might not be great, but the prices are. Also if you used a potted tree for Christmas, now is the time to plant it and for you bargain hunters, the garden centers normally have the remaining ones […]

Recreation Dept. hosts dance classes

The Jenkins County Recreation Department is offering for the eighth year in a row; dancing classes by the Spotlight Dance Academy. Registration has begun and new dancers are welcome for the new dance class that started this week. The class features lessons in tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and solo dancing. The class is for boys and girls ages 3 […]

FDA authorizes booster for children ages 12-15

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a Pfizer- BioNTech booster in adolescents 12 to 15 years old. The agency on Monday also shortened the time between the completion of primary vaccination of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose to five months from six. Finally, the FDA allowed for a third dose of vaccine in […]

JCMC benefits from rural hospital grant



With two more rural hospitals in Georgia closing in 2021, a push is on to raise the annual cap on the state’s rural hospital tax credit from $60 million to $100 million. Jenkins County Medical Center received $600k of the grant that “allowed us to purchase 8 telemetry units as well as new ultrasound equipment, a portable x-ray machine and […]

Door Knock Recipes with Talmadge Fries

BANANAS FOSTER Bananas Foster is an American dessert that was invented in 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana, made with cooked bananas served in a butter, brown sugar and rum sauce. It was named for Richard Foster, the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission and a friend of famed restaurant owner, Owen Brennan of Brennan’s Restaurant. ¼ cup butter1 cup […]