2022-01-19 E-Edition

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Arrest made over counterfeit bill



The Millen Police Department responded to the Popeye’s Restaurant on Jan. 3 in reference to a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill being passed to the cashier. Millen investigators identified a suspect and last week, an arrest was made. Officers arrested Millen resident, 66 years old Leonard Bohler. Bohler was charged with one count of forgery in the first degree and […]

Local church victim of theft



Last week the Millen Police Department responded to the Millen United Methodist Church in reference to a break-in. Officers discovered the window in the door of the social hall had been broken and unknown person(s) had apparently used a brick paver to break the glass, thus gaining entry into the building. Investigators obtained church surveillance video and identified the suspect […]

County supports human trafficking awareness



This month is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the Jenkins County Commission showed their support by dressing in blue. January 11 was designated as Wear Blue Day for all Georgians to raise awareness of human trafficking. “First Lady Marty Kemp asked all local, state, and federal officials to wear blue and help shine a light on this issue,” County Manager […]

Dairy Queen recognized with award



The Millen Dairy Queen located at 1234 Hwy 25 in Millen recently received a Personal Responsibility in Delivery Excellence (PRIDE) award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety. “We are honored to have received such a prestigious award,” explains Neasyie Suggs, co-owner and operator. “We work hard to keep our restaurant at […]

County escapes ice storm



Georgians braced over the weekend for copious amounts of snow and ice. Georgia Department of Transportation crews began treating interstate and state highways Friday morning with brine solution in an area stretching from the northern counties south to the line running from Columbus to Augusta. While the forecast remained uncertain as of Friday afternoon, winter precipitation was expected to begin […]

Cooking with Pam “The Church Lady”



This is our son-in-law’s recipe for THE BEST barbacoa ever, complete with his comments and suggestions. As my mama used to say, “It’s so good that you want to lick the plate . . .” Jemal’s Barbacoa 4 lbs. Chuck Roast15 oz. tomato puree8 cloves of garlic,smashed8 oz. diced green chiles1 onion, chopped1/4 cup chili powder2 bay leaves2 Tbsp whole […]

Gardening with Talmadge

More Spring Plans

Believe it or not, spring is on the horizon, but we still have cold days to come. Perennials are a garden’s best friend, because once established, they will return year after year. Plan now for the spring and for the future of your garden. Coral Bell is a new plant to me, but it seems to be an easy plant […]

Brier Creek Chapter installs officers

The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the American Legion. The Georgia Society President Joe Vancura installed the new 2022 officers: President Wayne Howard, 1st Vice President Gary Jenkins, Secretary/Treasurer Adam Bazemore, Registrar Scotty Scott, Genealogist Bill Tankersly and Sgt.-at-Arms Don Bazemore. (photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Martin is honored at Brier Creek meeting

Compatriot Bernard Martin was awarded the “Special Ops Veterans Corps and Southwest Asia Veterans Corps” certificates. President Howard also discussed the upcoming 243rd anniversary celebration to be held on Saturday, March 5 as well as an Education Day Event at the battlefield on Friday, March 4 at 9a.m., 11a.m., and 1p.m. (photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to […]