2022-02-16 E-Edition

Routine traffic stop sends one to jail

Last Thursday, Feb. 10, officers with the Millen Police Department observed an unlicensed driver on Barney Avenue. Upon conducting a routine traffic stop, officers detected a strong odor of an intoxicant in the vehicle. The driver, John Thomas Googe, 35, of Millen was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed a substance identified as methamphetamine. Googe was charged […]

Taylor named Detective Sergeant

Tony Taylor is no stranger to law enforcement. Having started in 1985, he has seen a thing or two. He has been promoted to Detective of the Millen Police Department and has already solved several Millen cases with the help of his guys in blue. Det. Taylor began his illustrious career with the Screven County Sheriff’s Office and worked his […]

Lottie W. Kaigler

Black History Part 3

Our family’s homegrown legendary superhero is not adorned with a superman cape or angel wings. Yet, her kryptonite is serving her entire community quietly behind the scenes-no, changing into hero clothes or sprouting wings. Without any setup team or props for the finale, she just comes to serve day in and day out. Knowing that history dates the Civil Rights […]

2022 Val and Sal announced

The top two graduates of the 2021-2022 Jenkins County High School Class have been announced. Congratulations to Tori Bramblett for being named Valedictorian and Marco Zavala as Salutatorian. The Honor Graduates will be announced next week. (photo contributed)

Kirkland building to get facelift

Well, we all know the Kirkland Building on the corner of Cotton Avenue and Gray Street needs far more than a facelift, but the Jenkins County Downtown Development Authority has committed to restoring the aging landmark to the tune of $750k in a stabilization grant awarded to the group this month. The same process and grant were used in the […]

Legislative breakfast to be held Saturday

The 2022 Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. at Café on Cotton on Cotton Avenue. This annual event is graciously sponsored by Durden Banking Company, Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Planters EMC, Southland Realty & Properties, Queensborough National Bank, and the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s guest speakers will be Maria Cook with […]

January Students of the Month announced

The Jenkins County Elementary School staff have nominated the students for the January Students of the month. These students show academic excellence and behavior. They are also representatives of the school discipline model, Fly straight, Love of learning, You are responsible for you, (FLY). Each student received a Planter’s Electric t-shirt and a meal from DQ.

Gardening with Talmadge

Time is running out

Time is running out to plant blooming plants for the early spring. Pansies and snapdragons and mixed ornamental cabbage and kale are excellent choices for beautiful color for the winter and spring. Pansies are excellent and come in a array of bright colors and sizes. Pansies come in the regular size blooms and in miniature blooms. Pansies are a low […]

Rotarians hear presentation from blood center

Ashley Whitaker is the Director of Community Resources at Shepeard Community Blood Center, a nonprofit blood donation center serving Georgia and South Carolina. Ashley spoke to the Millen Rotary Club about the Blood Center, explaining that the non-profit has been working in Georgia and South Carolina for forty-four years, providing blood products to the area since 1978. The main office […]