2019-09-11 E-Edition

City of Millen addresses recent speeding issues

Millen City Council recently took steps to slow down motorists on two streets in the City of Millen. During a recent meeting, Council approved a motion to set the speed limit for Barney Avenue at 25 miles per hour from the U.S. Hwy. 25 intersection to the Bay Street intersection. Also, approved was a motion to add Barney Avenue to […]

Jenkins County Medical Center Decontamination Training

When you think of Jenkins County Medical Center, the first thing that comes to mind is medical treatment. However, have you ever thought about a situation when a patient seeking medical treatment has been contaminated by some type of hazardous chemical? Hospitals are required by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that healthcare facilities take an All-Hazards approach when […]

Commissioners get update on Extension Service office

There are a lot of changes taking place at the Jenkins County Extension Service office. The Jenkins County Commissioners got an update on the activities from Wade Parker, UGA Extension Service, during a recent meeting. Mr. Parker reported that a part time secretary had been employed until such time as a full time secretary could be hired. He also noted […]

JCES cafeteria to host “Grits for Grandparents” Day

Jenkins County School Food Service, along JCES staff, will celebrate Grandparents’ Day at the school cafeteria by hosting “Grits for Grandparents” on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. Grandparents are invited to eat breakfast with their grandchildren on Thursday, Sept. 12, for grades Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th and Friday, Sept. 13, for grades PreK, 1st, 3rd, and 5th. Breakfast begins at […]

Remember When – This Day in 1984

Bobby Womack defeats L.C. Williams for Sheriff of Jenkins County in Runoff Election. Williams and four others file suit contesting results of Run-Off election. Williams contended that Womack was ineligible to seek the Sheriff’s seat as he did not graduate high school and his attendance at a state law enforcement academy two years earlier was invalid. Womack contended that his […]

Roberts/Pittman win 27th annual Rotary Golf Classic

The 27th Annual Rotary Golf Classic was won by the team of Chad Roberts of Millen and Joey Pittman of Metter with a 36-hole score of 117 (27-under-par). Finishing second, 5 strokes off the pace, was Daniel and Jay Mobley. This was a Two-Man Lauderdale format with 178 participants. The tournament was held Aug. 24-25. Tournament Chairman Clifford Lewis said […]

Softball camp to be held at EGSC

High school juniors and seniors who have an interest in softball at the college level will have the opportunity to get an inside look at the sport. East Georgia State College is hosting a softball camp Saturday, September 14, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. for players to learn new techniques to step up their game. Juniors and seniors who […]

EGSC’s economic impact over $80 million for fiscal year 2018

An annual study of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) economic impact shows that East Georgia State College (EGSC) had an $80,952,494 impact on the communities in its region during fiscal year 2018. EGSC’s service region includes Emanuel, Bulloch, Candler, Jefferson, Johnson, Burke, and Toombs Counties. With its three campuses in Swainsboro, Statesboro and Augusta, EGSC has a regional employment […]

Window to the Past

It was announced September 2010 that Corrections Corporation of America would construct a $56.8 million prison here. Shown are, from left, Paula Herrington, Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce executive director; King Rocker, City of Millen mayor; Jon Burns, State Representative; and James Henry, Jenkins County Board of Commissioners chairman. (Photo by Lavonna Drawdy)