April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed by locals

One hundred and two pairs of shoes, representing the 102 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Jenkins County, lined the steps of the Jenkins County Courthouse during a ceremony held Thursday, March 29. More...

School News

On the diamond

JCHS goes 3-1 for the week

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball Eagles won a thrilling come-from-behind game against E.C.I. 9-8 Friday, March 23. More...

JCES to hold pre-k registration

Jenkins County Elementary School will hold registration for pre-kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Jenkins County track heats up with a first place win

Jenkins County High School tracksters recently placed first in the Parker-White Relays in Swainsboro. "The whole team was responsible for the victory," said coach Charlie Waters. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Jenkins County residents Jim Andrew and wife Mary are featured in this month's issue of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation's (GEMC) Georgia Magazine. Jim is the administrator of the U.S. More...

Church News

Sunrise services at Big Buckhead

Easter sunrise services will be held 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Big Buckhead Baptist Church. The Rev. Christy Bandy, pastor of Millen United Methodist Church will bring the message. More...

Church News

Holy Week Services Magnolia Baptist Church and Fair Haven and Habersham United Methodist churches will have joint Holy Week services beginning 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, April 4) and ending Friday, April 6. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You

The family of the late Alfred Frawley would like to extend their gratitude to the family and community for all of their prayers, food, cards, monetary donations, flowers and memorials. Your heartfelt concerns were truly a blessing. More...

Obituaries

David Rountree, 77, of Millen died March 27

Mr. David Edward Rountree, 77, of Millen died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at home following a lengthy battle with leukemia. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Millen United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Robert (Bob) O'Quinn, 78, died March 30

Mr. Robert Lee (Bob) O'Quinn, 78, of Millen died Thursday, March 30, 2007. Memorial services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Mr. O'Quinn was born in Glynn County. He was a U.S. More...

Engagements

Miss Booth to wed Mr. Sasser May 27

Douglas Reid Sasser Jr. and Deena Nell Booth announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 27, 2007 in Port Wentworth at Port Wentworth United Methodist Church. More...

Ledford, Sutton to marry June 9

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ledford of Jonesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Dara Lindsey, to John Campbell Sutton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sutton of Sylvester. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. More...

Brown, Dixon to unite in marriage

Remer and Denise Brown of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brown, to James Dixon of Waynesboro, son of Ester Dixon of Waynesboro and the late Bobby Dixon of Girard. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

County cleanup day set for April 14

It is spring cleaning time in Jenkins County. Millen Better Hometown, (MBH) Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Jenkins County Commissioners and City of Millen are sponsoring a cleanup day throughout the county Saturday, April 14. More...

Millen Better Hometown to host Easter egg hunt

Millen Better Hometown will host its annual Easter "Eggs"travaganza 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the little ball field by Edenfield's Feed and Seed. There will be three age groups: walking to three years; 4-7 years of age; and 8-10 years of age. More...

Morgan Johnson crowned "Miss JCHS"

Morgan Johnson, a junior, was crowned "Miss Jenkins County High School" (JCHS) in the school's scholarship pageant held Saturday, March 24. More...

Other Jenkins News

Doctors Day

Jenkins County physicians gather to accept red carnation boutonnieres, the official flower for Doctors Day, March 30. From left, are Regina Cody, R. N., F.N.P., six years of service; Edmund Byne, M.D., 32 years of service; Leonard Campo, M.D. More...

Favorite family photo

Ryan and Alan Burke are shown dancing to the tunes of "Willie Wilson" at the Millen Community House. (Photo contributed) More...

Bright eyed

Cade Oglesby competed in a beauty contest Sunday, March 25, at the Statesboro Mall winning the title of "prettiest eyes" in his age category and first runner-up, which automatically pays his entry fee to enter the next contest in Atlanta n More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Bill Shipp

WHILE SNAKE HANDLERS DOZE

As soon as Georgians drive out the snake handlers presently snoozing in the shade of the Gold Dome, we need to begin prying our way back into the 21st century. There is much to be done, and not much time left to do it. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Karate classes The Jenkins County Recreation Department is offering karate classes 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The cost is $30 per month. For more information, call 478-982-2943. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Asian ambrosia beetle

Often times we plant trees in our landscapes and yards for shade, beauty, or to just plain watch them grow. In fact, a landscape scene is not complete unless you have some Japanese Maples, Bradford Pears or an oak tree or two. More...

4-H News

Jenkins County 4-H stands out

On March 24, Jenkins County took 32 5th and 6th grade 4-H'ers to Effingham County to compete in District Project Achievement (DPA). This is one of the hardest competitions we offer for this age group. But you would have never known it! More...