2022-05-18 E-Edition

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BBQ Boogie names best in county



The Annual BBQ Boogie and 5k, while maybe not as well attended as in years past, still served its purpose, naming the best BBQ in Jenkins County. That honor goes to Parker Bolton for Best Pork and Best Chicken. The second runner up in the pork category was Luke Morris and third runner up was George Saxon. In the chicken […]

Meet our newest dentist



Millen’s newest dentist, Dr. Jacoby Bell, is the new face of Makerson Dental. “I entered the dentistry profession because my mom was a dental hygienist, you could say, I’ve been around teeth my whole life,” Dr. Bell explains during our recent conversation. “I want to help people relieve their pain and there is nothing that will make a grown man […]

Woman’s Club shows appreciation

The Millen Woman’s Club recently donated gift baskets to the Millen Police Department to show their appreciation for all the hard work the MPD does in keeping us safe. Thank you MPD for all your hard work! (photo by Shana Brinson) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Winners named in the 5k; 1 mile fun run



The 5k and 1 mile fun run was held on May 7 in conjunction with the BBQ Boogie sponsored by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. Awards were given to the top 3 males and females in each age group. These are the results: Female ages 14 and under 1. Kensy Felix 2. Rose Hearn 3. Collins Fields Females ages […]

Saluting those who feed our students

On Friday, May 6, 2022, Jenkins County School Food Service celebrated School Lunch Hero Day. School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to show appreciation to school nutrition professionals for all their hard work and the difference they make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. Director Debra Herrmann said, “Our school lunch heroes prepare healthy meals for the […]

Words of Encouragement

“Jody Johnson”


God blessed me with two good grandfathers – Jack Fernandez and Jody Johnson. Both of these men are in Heaven now, but they made a lasting impact on my life. I want to share with you this week about Jody Johnson, and next week, about Jack Fernandez. Josiah Johnson III, known as Jody, was my paternal grandfather and he was […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Planting Dahlias

Dahlias are a summer staple in any blooming garden. I remember my grandmother having dahlias in her yard and the blooms would be the size of a dinner plate. They were always colorful and very beautiful. The dinner plate dahlias are a treasured staple in any garden. These dahlias are treasured for their size and beauty and sure to delight […]

Ag News

“Crayfish in the yard”


I came across an interesting article on “crayfish” in yards. We do not see this issue too much around here, unless we get saturated soil conditions. This article comes to mind as the majority of the recent homeowner calls have focused on moles, pone voles, and mole crickets. In which all of these will wreak havoc on lawns and yards. […]

Saxon awarded scholarship

Meredith Saxon, daughter of Grady and Tina Saxon has been awarded the Chick-fil-A remarkable future scholarship. This $2,500.00 scholarship is awarded to a chick-fil-A employee that exhibits leadership scholar traits. Meredith is currently attending Georgia Southern University and is a 2019 JCHS graduate. Meredith is pictured with chick-fil-a manager, David Boykin. Meredith works at the Statesboro location. (photo contributed) You […]