Dinner and Movie

Mark your calendars! Main Street Millen will sponsor a “Dinner and Movie” event Feb. 15th. “Valentine’s Day” will be featured film shown at the Pal Theater on Cotton Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Café on Cotton. The menu will be fried/grilled shrimp or hamburger steak with two sides a drink. Dinner and movie tickets […]

Window to the Past

The dome of the Jenkins County Courthouse is shown getting a facelift in August, 2009 as part of a renovation/repair project of the Jenkins County Commissioners. (Photo contributed)

The Chatter Box

The recent announcement that the former CARBO Ceramics plant located here has been acquired by U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., based in Katy, Texas, is great news! The CARBO plant was “idled” by the company in September 2015 after beginning operations in the summer of 2014. The facility will be converted to manufacture high-end products for the Company’s Industrial and Specialties […]

Martha Chalker

Distractions, Cell Phones, Car Crashes and Teenagers!

EACH DAY, ELEVEN TEENS DIE AS A RESULT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING! The National Safety Council has reported cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 MILLON crashes each year. 80% of the crashes are attributed to a driver being distracted or not paying attention. And, using a cell phone is the 2nd greatest cause of distracted driving. The National […]

Don Lively


Well, friends and neighbors, do you think you can stand one more screed about how things used to be in the days gone by? Thank you for indulging me. Hopefully my own scribblings about those days that we refer to as “good old” has kindled some good memories for you and has spurred some conversation around the dinner table or […]

Slim Randles


Doc hadn’t even finished loading his coffee with fake sugar before Steve piped up. “I think it’s disgusting and weird and unnatural and it should be outlawed!” the tall cowboy said, coming to rest at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop. “Aw Steve,” said Doc, “the coffee isn’t that bad.” “Coffee? Nay, I say unto you, Doc. […]

Photos of the Week

This green house is located off E. Old Savannah Road and is an unusual site in Jenkins County. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, grows tomatoes, watermelons, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, ferns and other plants during the winter months. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett)

2019-01-23 E-Edition

New Year! New You! Taking place Jan. 26th!

A day of pampering – New Year, New You – will take place 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26th, at the Jenkins County 4-H office, 434 Barney Avenue. The event is sponsored by Project for Better health and will feature live entertainment, door prizes, essential oils, United Healthcare, jewlery sales, free Mary Kay make over, free depression screenings,  […]

Recreation Department News

Jenkins County

The Jenkins County Recreation Department is offering the following activities. Register Now! T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Softball, Baseball – Boys and Girls ages 3 – 14 (Age control date September 1st) Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019 (deadline will not be extended). $50 per child. A $10 late fee will be added after February 8th, if the league is still available. Movie […]