January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers needed to serve on boards

The Jenkins County Commissioners are soliciting volunteers from the community for consideration to serve on two regional boards. The candidates chosen will represent Jenkins County on the C.S.R.A. More...

Gym construction on target

Construction of the new gymnasium at Jenkins County High School is progressing on schedule. The project is being funded with voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue and the issuance of general obligation bonds. More...

School News

Fall Athletic Banquet

Numerous awards were presented to local school athletes during the annual Fall Athletic Banquet sponsored by the Jenkins County Athletic Boosters Club. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

We have a wind chime on our back porch that makes beautiful "music" when the wind is blowing. Many times I have been struck by the thought that without the wind, I could not enjoy the wind chime. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

  It's been seven long, lonely years without you son.   It's been especially hard this year without your Ma Ma, Grandma and Pa Pa.   You would be proud of your sister, niece and nephew. More...

Obituaries

Eloise Becton Cates, 85, of Millen died Jan. 16

Mrs. Eloise Becton Mobley Cates, 85, of Millen entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Dry Branch Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Mrs. More...

Wilbur Riley Joyner, 64, of Millen died Jan. 20

Mr. Wilbur Riley Joyner, 64, of Millen died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at MCG Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Habersham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Freeman officiating. More...

Louise Stephens, 91, of Millen died Jan. 16

Mrs. Louise Perryman Stephens, 91, of Millen died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Millen Cemetery. Mrs. Stephens was born in Jenkins County. More...

Commissioners review budget

A review of the county's budget as of Dec. 31, 2006 revealed that department heads are functioning within their budgetary guidelines. Scrutiny of county finances came during the Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

2007 Relay For Life kicks off

The official Relay For Life (RFL) season is set to begin this week in Jenkins County. The RFLCommittee will start off the season by hosting a Kick-off Rally and Chili Cook Off 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Halifax Property holds ribbon-cutting

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Halifax Property and Broker Group. More...

Editorials

Opinions, yours and ours

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Jim Hite

This past weekend, Joyce and I were invited to a friend's 80th birthday celebration in Fayetteville. For several reasons, we were unable to make the trip as we had planned. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Midville Experiment Station Public Meeting

As everyone knows, the Midville Experiment Station has been in the headlines the last year. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) proposed selling the existing property. More...

Cold snap, freezing rain hard on Georgia landscape

Weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Georgia followed by a week of near- and below-freezing temperatures could be a deadly combination for early spring blooms in the south. More...

Proper pruning more important than aesthetics

When it comes to manicuring your landscape plants, University of Georgia experts say there's a big difference between pruning and giving your shrubs a haircut. More...