April 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver airlifted after Highway 23 wreck

The driver of this Chevrolet S-10, Lawrence Schlernitzauer of Richmond Hill, was seriously injured Saturday, April 21, when he lost control of the vehicle as it traveled on Hwy. 23 North. He was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia. More...

School News

Eagles drop two games

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team suffered two losses last week. Tuesday, April 17, the Eagles fell 12-2 to Calvary Baptist. More...

Local educators meet with Georgia representatives in Washington

National Writing Project (NWP) sites across the U.S. met in Washington, D.C. for their annual spring meeting March 28- 30, including four educators from Screven County Elementary School (SCES). More...

EOCTs to be administered May 7-11

End-of-course tests (EOCTs) will be given at Jenkins County High School May 7-11 in the areas of algebra I, geometry, ninth-grade literature and composition, 11th-grade literature and composition, physical science, biology, U.S. More...

Editorials

Can we afford a new ER?

Recent developments during efforts of the Jenkins County Hospital Authority (JCHA) to secure funding for a new emergency room (ER) at Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) highlights the need for local governments and other organizations to work together fo More...

Political Cartoon

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Spring Fling Bulloch Academy will have its Spring Fling for prospective students and families 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, on the school's campus. Food, fun and displays of instruction will be in each classroom. The public is invited. More...

Weddings

Bottoms, Dailey to unite in marriage

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bottoms of Greencastle, Ind. announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Bottoms of Athens, to Dr. Felton Dean Dailey II of Athens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felton Dean Dailey of Millen. More...

Recipes

Healthy Living Snack your way to better heart health

Getting in better shape usually isn't any fun, typically involving some form of sacrifice as we sweat to lose pounds or eat foods that just don't taste very good. More...

Dieting leads to weight loss, but exercise still needed

The standard recommendation for people who are overweight or obese is, of course, "diet and exercise." But, what exactly does this mean? For starters, if you want to lose weight and reap health benefits you need to do both. More...

Births

Laura Gayle Dailey

Bob and Lisa Dailey of Millen announce the birth of their daughter, Laura Gayle, born Friday, March 30. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She was welcomed home by her sister, Callie. More...

Commissioners meet with Hospital Authority

Members of the Jenkins County Hospital Authority (JCHA) met with the Jenkins County Commissioners Tuesday, April 17, to present their case for a new emergency room at the facility. More...

In Bulloch County Local men arrested in drug bust

Four Jenkins County residents are facing a variety of drug charges in Bulloch County. More...

Dr. R. Hunter Rackley, Sr. died April 18

Dr. Robert Hunter Rackley, Sr. of Millen died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. More...

Garden clubs hear facts about litter

The Azalea and Magnolia Garden clubs held their April meeting at the Bethany Home meeting room. Members were served refreshments by hostesses Sandy Lanier, Virginia McBride and Jane Johnson. More...

Other Jenkins News

Hite qualifies for World Duathlon Championships

Local runner and cyclist Jim Hite, along with over 300 athletes from the Southeast and across the country, fought brutal weather conditions to finish third in the 70-74 age group at Powerman Alabama Sunday, April 15. More...

Dawgs open season with win

The Diamond Dawgs started their season off right with a 10-3 win over Sylvania Heat Sunday, April 22. Winning pitcher for the game was Geoffrey Daniel who gave up only one earned run and struck out 12 batters. Avery McAlpine did well in relief. More...

BOE deals with personnel matters

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) set about the task of getting school staff in place for the 2007-2008 school when the group met Monday, April 16. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The family of Arthur Milton who was wounded in Iraq has asked me to relay the information that he is no longer in Germany, but back in the United States. So, please do not send anymore cards or letters to the address previously published. More...

Church News

Church News

Dickey Grove Missionary Baptist Church Dickey Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Screven County will celebrate its pastors anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The Rev. Phinezy Young of Rosemary and Beaverdam churches will deliver the message. More...

National Day of Prayer observed locally May 3

National Day of Prayer, sponsored locally by Morrison Grove Baptist Church, is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. The church will open at 8 a.m. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: District Project S.A.F.E. participants compete in Jenkins

County Extension Coordinator This past Saturday was the Southeast District 4-H Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting, Awareness, Fun, and Education) Shotgun competition at Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...

4-H News

Our annual 4-H Awards Program is scheduled for this Thursday, April 26. The theme is "Stars of Tomorrow." Students who are performing have been doing an excellent job coming in and practicing. More...

Spring blooms suffer late freeze damage

Frost bite can be repaired in Georgia landscapes.

An early spring arrived in Georgia, coaxing blooms from their buds. But was a cruel hoax. An Easter freeze left the beautiful blooms burned, black or blemished. More...

Columns

Bill Shipp

'GOPS GONE WILD'

The just-adjourned, wackiest legislative session in recent history ought to inspire two accomplished Georgians - Sen. Johnny Isakson and Professor Michael Braz. Some of Sen. More...