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Title I Annual Parent Meeting

As school resumes across the nation, many systems continue to focus on how they will be able to manage improving academic achievement with less funding and more mandates. More...

“Code Red – Millen” scenes

Several local churches recently sponsored a local mission project, “ Code Red – Millen”. More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Aug. 8 – Aug. 14. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist to host Community Youth Sunday Jonathan McCollar will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church for Community Youth Sunday, Aug. 31. Services begin at 11:30 p.m. Mr. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform Aug. 30th The Depot Dudes will take to the stage 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Perkins Depot. Bring your lawn chairs and insect repellent and enjoy an evening of free, family entertainment. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

Thank you, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins. Your employees treated me with tender, loving, care during my recent visit. They are great and I’ll recommend your facility to anyone. Your employees all have a beautiful heart! More...

Obituaries

Roy “Tokey” Ryals

Mr. Roy “ Tokey” Ryals, age 68, of Swainsboro died Monday, August 11, 2014. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Midville Cemetery beside Jacob Stavely. Mr. More...

BOE proposes 2½ mill rate increase

After seven years of “toeing the line”, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) is asking for a 2½ mill increase for 2014-2015. This will raise the millage rate to 15.40 mills. The current rate is 12.901 mills. More...

Carlis Shumake

Junior Shumake – field hand, inventor - businessman

Forced to drop out of school at an early age and work in the cotton and tobacco fields in Jenkins County, Carlis Louis Shumake Jr. never complained, never cried, and never expressed disappointment. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Oh my! Monday morning and I have not written this column yet. Monday mornings are not the times to try and get the “creative juice” flowing. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

At the risk of not being allowed back in these pages, after you read how a real writer writes and thinks, I thought I’d share a few of Mark Twain’s thoughts. No American writer ever spoke more truisms than Twain. Enjoy. More...

Don Lively

KEEPS ON ROLLIN’

I was dead and I knew it.Or I would be in a matter of minutes. It was the river.The river had tossed the raft that I and my boatmates werefloating in like a toy and dumped us all into the churningwhitewater. More...

Library News

Did you know that you can make pillow cases without ever picking up a needle and thread? Learn how to do it at our next “How It’s Done” workshop on Saturday, August 23, at 12:30 p.m. More...

Weddings

Lauryn Olivia Williams and Evan Thomas King

Mr. L.C. Williams, III and Ms. Lorie Williams of Blackshear, GA announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauryn Olivia Williams, to Evan Thomas King, son of Craig and Mary King of Lexington, KY. More...