August 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners table plans for courthouse parking

A lack of parking spaces at the Jenkins County Courthouse is something that local citizens and county employees will have to contend with for a while longer. More...

School News

JCMS, JCHS teachers attend workshop

The Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) faculty and staff, along with several teachers from Jenkins County High School and Jenkins County Elementary School, participated in a workshop on Thursday, Aug. More...

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Monday Chicken Pattie on Bun, Lettuce & Tomato, Green Beans, Grapes, Graham Crackers. More...

Hodges-Hite wins medals in track

Joyce Hodges-Hite won three medals, one gold, at the USA Track and Field National Championship meet Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 6, at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The "Sand Man" played a cruel joke on me last week. More...

Church News

Faith Walk Deliverance Church

Faith Walk Deliverance Church will celebrate their "First Church Anniversary" Sunday, Aug. 27. Sunday School begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be served. The Rev. Robert Reese is pastor. More...

Are We Good Stewards of God's Gifts?

It is sadly ironic that almost all of the major causes of death today are related to lifestyle or behavior choices. More...

Gordon Grove Baptist Church

Gordon Grove Baptist Church Choir will hold a gospel program and a gospel skit, "'Til Death Do Us Part," at 6:30 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Local grows 22-inch long pea pods

Herbert Reynolds inspects a crop of running peas growing in his garden this summer. The pods shown are approximately 22 inches in length. The peas resemble small kidney beans, inset, and taste very similar, Reynolds said. More...

Farm & Home Ag Line: Planting a Fall Garden

As I ride around town and the countryside, I see dried sweet cornstalks, peas that have already been harvested, dead squash vines, and don't forget six-foot tall pigweed. More...

Jenkins County Agricultural Calendar of Events

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

County seeks to become "Entrepreneur Friendly"

Planting the seeds for new businesses and growing already established ones is a major goal of the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Millen Better Hometown (MBH). More...

Death of Millen man under investigation

The Friday, Aug. 18, death of Leonard Rountree of Jenkins County remains under investigation by the Jenkins County Sheriff's Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation. More...

Dr. Joseph Kirkland honored by PAGE

Dr. Joseph C. Kirkland Jr. of Jenkins County was honored recently by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) for service to education and to his professional association. He is principal of Jenkins Middle School. More...

Other Jenkins News

Sheriff warns residents of telephone scam

Local resident who receive a telephone call from someone soliciting funds for the Georgia Sheriff's Association (GSA) and Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes, Inc. (GSYH) should be aware that it is a scam. More...

Climate forecast calls for more of same in Georgia

If you don't like the weather we've been having in Georgia this summer, you probably won't like the forecast. The Southeast Climate Consortium's late-summer climate outlook for Georgia, Florida and Alabama calls for more of the same. More...

Donations made to VFW's Memorial Fund

Shown are, from left: Jewel Adams, treasurer of Edith Cavell Chapter Number 193, Order of the Eastern Star; Ray Garvin, worshipful master of Screvin Lodge Number 248; Byron Scogins, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2776; Inez Doyl More...

Editorials

Jim Hite

Have you ever wondered what it is in the human psyche that makes one feel that the way to build himself up is to put down someone else? More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of our Mother and Nanny Dot Fries On Her Birthday, August 26

Happy Heavenly Birthday Dear Mom

Saturday is your birthday, our dear Mom. We wish that we could have a party for you and that you would come. But, you are in heaven with God now. So we know the distance from us will not allow. More...

Datebook

Eagles Scrimmage Game

The Jenkins County Eagles will host a scrimmage game against Glascock County 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Eagles' Nest. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support the local football team as they soar to victory. More...

GED Registration

Required registration for September GED testing at Swainsboro Technical College will be held at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Picture identification and a social security card must be presented and the $65 test fee is due at registration. More...

Recreation Department

The Jenkins County Recreation Department (JCRD) is currently More...

Obituaries

Versa K. Reynolds, 90, of Millen died Aug. 21

Versa Kennedy Reynolds, 90, of Millen passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at Jenkins County Hospital after an extended illness. More...

Columns

Langga Gay

Elder Rights Project Q&A

I am a Medicare Part D enrollee. The Plan has removed More...

John Oxendine

Question: My daughter is a fulltime college student. Is she still covered under my health insurance policy? More...