2023-03-01 E-Edition

Georgia Heart Program helps local hospital

Individuals and corporate taxpayers who owe Georgia income tax can designate those funds to the Jenkins County Medical Center (JCMC) and other qualified rural hospital organizations (RHOs) through the Georgia HEART (Help Enhance Access to Rural Treatment) rural tax credit program. The program is helping rural and critical access hospitals across the state take advantage of this new opportunity to […]

Brother-sister team-up as beekeepers

With the warmer weather arriving, the honey bees are busy “buzzing” around, and none are any busier than those at the bee yard of Millie Reeves and Robert Reeves Jr. on Dukes Pond Road. The brother and sister beekeeper team say they were “roped” into the business by their brother Lee Reeves. “Lee was planting watermelons and needed bees to […]

Park cabins being rebuilt

Five of the nine cabins at Magnolia Springs State Park are being demolished and rebuilt. Park Manager Justin Bettross said the new cabins are scheduled to be open sometime in November. “Home to alligators, turtles and other wildlife, Magnolia Springs State Park offers an enchanting experience into the sights and sounds of nature with its crystal-clear blue spring, tangible reminders […]

NEWS FROM Green Thumb Garden Club

February found Green Thumb members learning about yarn and how it goes from animal to finished products. Bev McCarthy, a newcomer to this area, spent many years raising goats, sheep and rabbits for their hair. She shared some amusing experiences with her animals, examples of types of wool and hair, and explained how it was used. She demonstrated several pieces […]

Jenkins County Youth visit Atlanta Capitol

It was the second day of Winter break. While thousands of kids in Millen were nestled in their beds, 21 members of the Youth Leadership Team rose early to board a chartered bus to Atlanta. By 5:45 a.m. everyone was settled in for the three hour trip to the Capitol. Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center always plans wonderful learning experiences […]

Good times with Millen Rotary Club

Millen Rotary Club members enjoyed hearing of activities at PruittHealth-Bethany during the February 22nd meeting of the group. Personnel discussing their duties were Sherri Adams, Adminission Director; Lisa Frawley, Financial Counselor; Tammy Royal, Administrator; Shirlee Dailey, Infection Preventionist; and Annie Carlyle, Activity Director. Administrator Royal also called attention to the need for volunteers at the facility. “Anyone who would like […]


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday (also known as Read Across America Day) on Wednesday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. It’s going to be a lot of fun with Seuss stories, tasty treats, and even some unexpected surprises here at the library. So come in and join us. Thank you to GSC GSE for your assistance. Speaking of fun things to […]

What’s Next?

FFA Blood Drive On March 2nd, the Jenkins County Middle/High School FFA will host a blood drive in the performing arts gym. The goal is to obtain three donated units of blood in honor of each graduating senior this year. For every three units donated, a graduating senior will receive a red cord to wear around their neck at graduation. […]

Headstart enrolling students

The CSRA EOA, Inc. announced that Head Start, Millen, is currently enrolling three and four year olds in the program. Students must turn three by Sept. 1st or four by Dec. 31st. Georgia Pre-K must be four by Sept. 1st. Please provide the following documentation: proof of birth – Certified Birth Certificate, verification of income, immunization certificate, Social Security documents […]