2020-09-02 E-Edition

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Voter Registration Deadline Is Fast Approaching

The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential election is October 5. Early voting will begin October 12 and continue until October 30. The Secretary of State Office launched an online absentee ballot request system Friday that should speed up the process of requesting absentee ballots. Absentee ballots are not automatically mailed to Georgia voters unless a voter has […]

Census Takers Are On The Way

Jenkins County is reported as the the lowest ranked county in the state in regards to the 2020 Census. Jenkins County has a 28% self response rate, which is lower than McIntosh and Telfair Counties at 33%. Georgia’s self response rate is 59%. To ensure that everyone is counted, census takers began visiting households that have not yet responded to […]

Polling Places Requesting PPE For Workers

The Secretary of State Office in conjunction with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency have coordinated with county elections officials to request masks, face shields, gloves, and disinfecting wipes to protect both poll workers and voters in the November 3rd election. “In-person voting remains an important way for Georgia voters to access the ballot so we are working […]

JCMC Announces Big Changes

As Jenkins County residents have been aware, Jenkins County Medical Center has been out of network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia as well as United Healthcare for the last three years, making it non cost effective to utilize local medical services. All of that changed on August 1, 2020 when JCMC became in network with Blue Cross […]

Sports Minute with Coach Brad

Lady War Eagle Middle School Softball

The 2020 Lady War Eagle Middle School softball team has begun their new season. Even with new regulations and procedures to hopefully prevent the spread of Covid-19, this team is enduring and fighting through any adversity thrown at them. These young ladies have been practicing daily for several weeks and have recently begun competition. The joy of middle school sports […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Sept. 1, 2010 The Jenkins Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emmaline’s Eats and Sweets. The business is open for lunch only on Wednesdays and open for lunch and dinner on Thursdays-Saturdays. Federal authorities estimate it will take $8.3 million to get the Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery up […]

Images of the past

This photograph is from the Millen News archives. Can you identify this little boy shown with two mishappen eggs laid by his father’s hens during the 1970 Total Solar Eclipse. Photo contributed. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

The benefits of a library card

It’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and there’s no better time to sign up for a PINES library card than right now! Why? Let’s start with the obvious, which is that it gives you access to all the wonders the library has to offer. We’re talking books, movies, magazines, audiobooks, and much more. Your PINES library card can be used […]

From the Editor’s Desk

There are times when I can be nice, granted those times are few and far between, the older I get. But Friday morning I decided I would be nice and offer to go across the street and meet our Hospital CEO on his turf, not mine. Now, the last time I was in the ER was when I needed them. […]