August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Few vote in Primary Runoff election

Only 5.17 percent of Jenkins County's 4,528 registered voters, or 234 persons, chose to cast their ballots in last Tuesday's Primary Runoff election. More...

Fourteen cases presented during Aug. term

During the Aug. 9 term of Jenkins County Magistrate Court, 14 scheduled cases were presented, including four Deposit Account Fraud cases and 10 offenses of Failure to Attach and Display Mobile Home Decal. More...

School News

Teachers speak to Rotary

Millen Rotarians heard comments from Jenkins County's "Teachers of the Year" during the club's Wednesday, Aug. 9, meeting. More...

Dr. Deibert Jr. elected SWGTC president

The board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved DTAE Commissioner Mike Vollmer's selection of Dr. Glenn A. Deibert Jr. as the next president of Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) in Thomasville. More...

Johnson honored for citizenship

Secretary of State Cathy Cox recently honored Haley Johnson of David Emanuel Academy with an Excellence in Citizenship award. Johnson received a certificate signed by Secretary Cox and a letter from her office. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 5, I had the unfortunate occurrence of two inmates escaping the Emanuel County Jail in Swainsboro. More...

Bill Shipp

WHY DO THEY RUN?

Finally, I believe I understand why Secretary of State Cathy Cox didn't pan out as a candidate for governor. She took a second look at the job and decided she didn't want it. More...

Memoriam

In loving memory of Lonnie L. Royal 6-22-1903 8-11-1994

Our father was someone special, He could fill our lives with fun, And make every day more meaningful, By things he had said and done. More...

In loving memory of Our son and brother Don Reynolds Nov. 15, 1961 to Nov. 27, 2004

God saw that he was getting tired And a cure was not to be; So, He put His arms around him And whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes in silence We saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: nitrate/prussic acid concerns in drought stressed forage

County Extension Coordinator Unfortunately, there are still areas of Jenkins County that have received little or no rain. Hopefully, this will change soon. More...

Jenkins County Agricultural Calendar of Events

August 24 Midville Cotton Field Day, 9 a.m., lunch provided. More...

Births

Kyleigh Madison Fleming

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Fleming proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kyleigh Madison Fleming. Kyleigh was born July 24, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds and was 191/2 inches long. More...

Prescott celebrates life, a second chance

On Friday, Aug. 11, James Prescott celebrated a first anniversary and a second chance at a normal life. More...

Gov. Perdue to visit Jenkins County Aug. 23

Governor Sonny Perdue will visit Jenkins County 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. Will Gay will sing the national anthem with a kindergarten class leading the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. More...

Hunter education course to be taught

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer the 10hour Hunter Education Course at Magnolia Springs State Park from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 22. The course will conclude on Thursday, Aug. More...

A big catch

Jenkins County resident Joseph Stephens is shown with the 491/2 lb. Grass Carp he caught in an area river last week while fishing with friends. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Other Jenkins News

Sheriff Fields attends training conference

Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields recently returned from the Georgia Sheriff's Association annual Summer Training Conference held in Glynn County July 25 through July 27. More...

August 16th

Not many kids have an opportunity to be born on one of their parent's More...

Favorite family photo

This favorite family photo submitted by Carrie McKinney, Pearl Weathersby and Christine Dailey shows their mother, Ida Saxon Reddick, with her brother, Dan Saxon, taken around 1910. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Have you noticed that life is always changing? Nothing ever stays the same for long. And most of our focus seems to be on something that has not transpired yet. More...

Church News

Bay Branch Baptist

Bay Branch Baptist Church is in the midst of their summer concert series. More...

Zion Baptist Church

The Youth Department of Zion Baptist Church will celebrate their 71st Junior Church Anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. The speaker for the occasion will be Jasmine Lewis, daughter of Torrence and Stephanie Lewis of Louisville. More...

Middle Baptist Assoc. Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Middle Baptist Association will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Dr. J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, will be a featured speaker. More...

Datebook

Recreation Department

The Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) is currently holding registration for youth soccer. Boys and girls 4 through 11 years of age may register at JCRD before the deadline of Wednesday, Aug. 23. More...

Golf enthusiasts

The Augusta Spartans and "Walk for Autism Augusta" are pleased to announce the beginning of the registration process for a charity golf tournament to be played at West Lake Country Club on Monday, Sept. 25. More...

The '39ers

The '39ers will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Millen Community House. Everyone should bring a covered dish. All members are encouraged to attend. More...

Obituaries

Charlotte Smith, 70, died July 26

Charlotte Jeanine Smith, 70, a resident of Jenkins County since 1997, passed away at home Wednesday, July 26, 2006. More...

Columns

Don Gay

Seeking repayment of premiums or co-payments from Part D plan

What if no plan membership card has been received yet? More...