March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'The Sound of Music' comes to Millen

A live production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" will be presented 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Old Pal Theater on Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

Super Eagle Day is Saturday

Raising health and literacy awareness in the community is the main focus of the fourth annual Super Eagle Day Road Race and Community Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 10. More...

Eagle baseball is underway

Baseball season has begun, and the Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles have taken to the diamond to play three games. The Eagles lost 9-8 to East Laurens in a hard fought game Feb. 28. More...

Planters offers scholarship

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the Planters EMC Scholarship. All high school seniors who are children of Planters EMC members are eligible to apply. Applications will be randomly drawn April 26. More...

Datebook

Breast Health class

University Health Care System Breast Health Center will sponsor a breast health class at Jenkins County Hospital 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 8. No registration is required, and there will be no charge. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Menacing mice

Nobody likes to see that small mouse scurry through the house at a high rate of speed. As a whole, people don't like to talk about having mice or other rodent problems, but dealing with rodents is unfortunately part of life. More...

Jenkins County awarded federal funds

Jenkins County has been chosen to receive $5,965 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Columns

The Chatter Box

I happened to drive past the Jenkins County Courthouse Sunday morning on my way to church and observed "hundreds" of Robins playing of the lawn. Naturally, I had to stop and attempt to get a photo of the gathering. More...

Bill Shipp

SAXBY AS JIMMY STEWART

A photograph of fictitious political crusader Jefferson Smith berating the Senate for corruption hangs amid dozens of pictures of real celebrities in Sen. Saxby Chambliss' office outside Atlanta. More...

Jon Burns

HOUSE PASSES HALFWAY MARK

The Georgia House of Representatives has just completed our seventh legislative week. More...

Harley murder trial to begin March 20

Nearly a year after the murder of Steven Harley, those accused of the crime will answer the charges against them when the case goes to trial Tuesday, March 20, in Jenkins County Superior Court. More...

BOE approves transfer of principals

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) and Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) will both have new principals when the 2007-2008 school term begins. More...

Agricultural Appreciation Banquet honors ag industry

The Jenkins County Extension Service hosted the Agricultural Appreciation Banquet Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Active farmers and key individuals who have served the industry were recognized during the event. More...

Other Jenkins News

Millen man found guilty in Wal-Mart attack

Stephen Mark Hall of Millen was found guilty of all counts related to an Oct. 14, 2005 attack on a woman and her granddaughter in the Statesboro Wal-Mart. More...

Oak Hill area to get new fire station

A meeting was held recently Phase III of the five-year protection master plan of the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department (NJCVFD) has begun, and Otis Dailey has been selected to represent the Oak Hill area as a member of the board of dire More...

American Legion donates flag to hospital

Members of the American Legion Michael R. Waters Post #188 recently presented a U.S. Flag to the Jenkins County Hospital. More...

Church News

Green Fork Baptist Church

Guest speaker, the Rev. Royce Freeman, will deliver the message during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, March 11, at Green Fork Baptist Church. The Freeman family will perform in concert at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. More...

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #2

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #2 will have its Spring Revival services Wednesday-Friday, March 14-16. The Rev. Charles Holloway will be the guest minister. More...

Weddings

Anthony, Mikell to marry March 17

Willie Mikell of Statesboro and Annie Anthony of Millen announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Lottie Mae Sheppard and the late Willie Moses Graham. More...

Make this New Year's resolution stick

It's been two months now since you made those New Year's resolutions. Are you finding it hard to keep them? Here's a resolution that you can make right now and not have to worry about breaking it. More...

Obituaries

Charles Grayson "Don" Watts, 65, died Feb. 19

Charles Grayson "Don" Watts, 65, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Oakridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Watts officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. More...

Lula Mae Eason Scott, 74, died March 2

Mrs. Lula Mae Eason Scott, 74, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at University Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at New Light Baptist Church with the Rev. William Patterson officiating. More...