February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS baseball team has first games Feb. 18th

The Jenkins County High School War Eagles baseball team has been hard at work at practice, but probably just as much on their field renovations for the upcoming season as well. The team will have its first home games 4:30 p.m. More...

County’s unemployment rate at 7% for December

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate for the month of December 2016 was 7%, up slightly from 6.7% in November 2016.  According to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor, approximately 224 members of the county’s workfor More...

School News

EBA students of month

Edmund Burke Academy Planters Students of the Month for January are Issy Barlow, Madison Folker, Ramsey Harper, Jack Sasser, North Williams, Nash Parker, Mailyn McGill, Kade McGill, Madison Sasser, A More...

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday – Feb. 20 – In service day.  Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Salisbury steak w/gravy, wheat roll or turkey/ cheese wrap; choices: creamed potatoes, butter beans or chicken fajita wrap, sherbet.  Wednesday, Feb. More...

DQ Students of month

JCES students of the Month for January enjoyed a meal at the local Dairy Queen restaurant. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I read an excerpt from a book last week to see if I was interested in buying it. The excerpt wasn’t that interesting. But three words did stand out. When’s the last time you heard the words “the family car”?  More...

Don Lively

BIGGER THAN SMALL

Something was wrong.  Something was missing when I walked down the street of my beloved hometown, the same town that, in my real job, I'm tasked with promoting the downtown by bringing in new businesses and by supporting the existing ones.  More...

City’s solar project nearing completion

The City of Millen’s solar project is expected to be completed by April 1st. City Manager Jeff Brantley delivered the news to Millen City Council members during a recent meeting of the group.  More...

Legislative Breakfast to be held this Saturday, Feb. 18th

The annual Legislative Breakfast will be held 9 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 18th, at the Café on Cotton. The event is sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Planters E.M.C. Queensboro National Bank & Trust Co. More...

Dr. Derden to conduct Sherman’s March Tour

Dr. John K. Derden, Professor Emeritus of History at East Georgia State College, will conduct his annual tour of sites associated with Sherman’s March through East Central Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1959

Walter Harrison is named President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) at the national meeting held in Washington D.C. Harrison began his work with the birth of rural electrification in Georgia. More...

“Local Photography” to be featured during Flower Show

The Millen Garden Council Flower Show, "Oh, Say Can You See, America," will feature a class on local photography and any local photographer is invited to enter. More...

JCMS Largest FBLA Chapter in Region

There are 17 counties that make up Region 4 in the Georgia FBLA organization. One might think that the largest middle school FBLA chapter would be located in one of the larger counties like Richmond, Burke, Laurens, or Emanuel. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

What is wrong with Mother Nature? We have had winter and spring in the same week for most of the winter season! More...

Church News

Big Horse Creek to hold Homecoming

Homecoming will be observed at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church 11 a.m. Feb. 26th. A covered dish lunch will be served following the service. The church will celebrate its 170th anniversary on Feb. 22nd.  Rocky Ford Baptist to host program   More...

Datebook

Millen Lions to host Pancake Supper

The Millen Lion's Club will host its annual Pancake Supper, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Millen Community House. Plates are $7 and will be available to eat in or take out. More...

Obituaries

Ann Dwelle Boyer

Mrs. Ann Dwelle Boyer, age 76, went home to be with her Savior and heavenly family on February 6, 2017. A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, her love for the Lord was evident in the life she lived each day.  More...

William L. "Ole Cuz" Johnson

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William L. "Ole Cuz" Johnson, 76, of Swainsboro, GA on Friday, February 10, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. More...