March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Hall gets life sentence

A Millen man found guilty of numerous charges in connection with an October 2005 attack on a woman and her young granddaughter in the Statesboro Wal-Mart store will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. More...

Grand Jury indicts 14

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened earlier this month in Jenkins County Superior Court and indicted 14 persons as follows. + Bryan Carlissan Huff, aggravated assault and obstruction of officers-misdemeanor. More...

School News

JCHS goes 0-4 for the week

The Jenkins County High School Eagles baseball team played four games last week and came away without a victory despite a valiant effort by players. On March 10, the Eagles lost to Morgan County 17-10. More...

JCES collects $3,400 for Pennies for Patients

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) is one of the 20,000 schools nationwide collecting pennies for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Program. The goal of this program is to show children that they can make a difference. More...

Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. Each student must maintain good behavior in all school activities, More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Today you would have been 29 years old, but it was not to be in this world. You have been celebrating with the angels in Heaven. I believe that you are having a good time. I often wonder what your life would have been like today. More...

In Memoriam

You left us unexpectedly, But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home. No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye - You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free legal help to senior citizens Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Jenkins County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-serve basis 1- 3 p.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Agriculture Awareness Week

Governor Sonny Perdue and the Agriculture Advisory Commission have declared this week National Agriculture Awareness Week in the State of Georgia. This week was devoted to recognize the contributions of agriculture and agribusiness in the state. More...

Engagements

Miss Burke to wed Mr. Gay June 2

Randy and Brenda Burke announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Blair, to Donnie Arastus Gay Jr., son of Don and Evelyn Gay of Garfield. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007 at West Millen Baptist Church. More...

Jockey announces closing of Millen plant

The remaining 60 employees at the local plant of Jockey International received word last week that their jobs will be terminated, beginning this week, with a complete shutdown of the plant expected by September. More...

SPRING BLOOMS

This peach orchard on Old Louisville Road was in full bloom last week, another sign of springs' approach. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) More...

Hospital moves forward on ER project

Plans for the construction of a new emergency room (ER) and renovations to support departments at Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) moved a step closer to becoming a reality last week. More...

J.R.'s BP Station has ribbon cutting

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for J.R.'s BP Station located on U.S. Hiway 25 North. The facility is a full service gas station and convenience store. More...

Other Jenkins News

In bloom

Spring is definitely in the air! These beautiful flowers were discovered blooming in the backyard of Shannon Ward's home on Cleveland Avenue. (Staff photo by Wendy Jenkins) More...

Benefit concert this Saturday

A benefit concert for Amanda Dryden will be held this Saturday, March 24, at the old Midville School auditorium at 6 p.m. and will feature The Restoration Quartet of Deland, Fla. More...

Watkins, Pittman win Super Eagle Day 5K

Clint Watkins continued his domination of the Super Eagle Day 5K by winning his fourth consecutive race with a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds. Corian Roberson finished second in a time of 19:13. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond will be the guest speaker. I have heard Mr. More...

Church News

Church News

Faith Temple Church Faith Temple Church will feature the Georgians in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Daniel Grove Baptist Church Daniel Grove Baptist Church will have its Joy Night program 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The Rev. More...

Oratorical winners

The Millen Optimist Club Oratorical Contest was held Sunday, March 11, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. This year's winners are, from left, Lashonda Kelsey, second place; Tay Taylor, and Courtney Johnson tied for first place. More...

Fallen soldier remembered at Confederate service recently

Fallen soldier David Bailey was recently honored during a service at Sardis Baptist Church. Margaret Jones Chapter #27 United Daughters of the Confederacy of Waynesboro hosted the confederate memorial service Sunday, Feb. 11. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Our family would like to say thank you. We extend our love and appreciation for all the prayers, flowers, cards, food and support we received during Billy's illness. We deeply appreciate the donations to Ogeechee Area Hospice Care. More...

Obituaries

Alfred Frawley, native of Jenkins, died March 9

Mr. Alfred Frawley, 70, died Friday, March 9, 2007 Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. Mr. More...

Earl B. Burke Sr., 66, of Millen died March 15

Mr. Earl B. Burke Sr., 66, of Millen died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at West Millen Baptist Church. Burial followed at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Garden in Augusta. Mr. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

A discussion about athletic competition coupled with discussions on sickness and injury among athletes got my thought processes in gear. Joyce and I have been doing our running thing since the late 1970s. More...

J.B. Powell

GEORGIA STEPS UP WITH TEMPORARY PEACHCARE FUNDS

Governor Perdue announced this week that the state will temporarily use Medicaid funds to make up for PeachCare's $131 million federal funding shortfall. More...