2021-09-22 E-Edition

Jenkins County Correctional Facility under DOJ investigation

The Jenkins County Correctional Facility is one of four CSRA facilities under a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. Kristen Clark, assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division explains, “The statewide investigation is in regard to all closeand medium-security state facilities.” Clark further explains, “this investigation is comprehensive but will focus on harm to prisoners, resulting […]

High speed chase results in arrest

While most of us were napping Sunday afternoon, Jenkins County law enforcement in partnership with the Georgia State Patrol were involved in a high speed chase. At approximately 4:30 Sunday afternoon, law enforcement were in pursuit of a late model Jeep Cherokee driven by Eric Worthen of a Swainsboro address. Worthen, 28, was traveling west on Blackburn Road at a […]

JCMC to host blood drive

The Jenkins County Medical Center in conjunction with Shepeard Community Blood Center will host a blood drive on Tuesday, September 28 from 2-6 p.m. The nation is currently experiencing a blood shortage and donations are needed to keep our local area hospitals stocked with lifesaving products to treat patients. In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, donors may bring […]

Edgar Lane wreck sends one to hospital

Jenkins County first responders were dispatched to a wreck involving a 2021 Lincoln SUV and a 2020 BMW motorcycle last week on Edgar Lane Road. At approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 911 dispatch received a call to Edgar Lane Road. Tiffany Cobb, 36, of Millen was traveling south in her SUV on State Route 121 approaching the intersection […]

Gardening with Talmadge

Why use dormant plants?

What is the benefit of using dormant plants? When you introduce dormant plants into your garden you take advantage of the plant’s natural life cycle. In the fall, plants drop their foliage and store large reserves of nutrients for the winter. During the winter, plants reduce their metabolic activity to survive cold temps and snowfall. In the dormant stage, plants […]

Rotary welcomes newest member

Keri Williams is the newest face of the Millen Rotary Club. Keri was recently inducted into the club by Rotarian Hubert Reeves and Millen Rotary President Shana Brinson. The Millen Rotary is a civic organization that meets every Wednesday at Cafe On Cotton at 11:45. Clubs accept new members by invitation. Rotary members are part of a diverse group of […]

Hooray for Charlie

Charlie Wasden recently won a WJBF Live Viper 6 umbrella. For your chance to win your own umbrella just go to wjbf.com and complete the questionnaire. We can’t think of anyone more deserving than Charlie! (Photo contributed)

Elvis returns to Millen

Customers of Spring Creek Auction were treated to a concert by Elvis Presley. Elvis’ return performance featured his hit songs from the 60’s and 70’s. In usual form Elvis invited some of his fans on stage to be his backup singers and even led a group around the floor. He will return once again to Millen on December 11 to […]


Millen Baptist Church has started a new Wednesday night service, “Wednesday Night Refresh”. Everyone is invited to attend this weekly 6:30 p.m. church service aimed at refueling midweek with preaching and singing. Oct. 2 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the church by the park in Waynesboro, will host “Blessing of the Animals” at 10:30 a.m. Please have your dogs and cats […]