May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins County High School Boys track team wins fifth consecutive title

The 2007 Eagle Squad had a spectacular day on Friday, April 20, as they came from behind Claxton and Bryan counties to dominate the Region 3A track meet. More...

Other Jenkins News

Byrd flies into Millen

Jenkins County Elementary/Middle schools B.L.A.S.T. students received a visit from the Life Byrd helicopter from Augusta. The helicopter flew to Millen Thursday, April 26. More...

Eagles baseball team loses one, wins one

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team won one and lost one last week on the diamond. The Eagles lost to Bryan County 7-6. More...

Commissioners table decision on new ER

Whether the county will participate in the funding of a new emergency room (ER) at the Jenkins County Hospital remains to be decided. The Jenkins County Commissioners tabled any action on the matter during the group's Tuesday, May 1, meeting. More...

Church News

Church News

Johnson Chapel Baptist Church Johnson Chapel Baptist Church's Spring Revival will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. The guest speaker for the week will be the Rev. Starcha Cummings. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Music recital The 2007 Music Recital presented by students of Angela Joiner, Edmund Burke Academy music director, will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Greenfork Baptist Church, located on the Burke/Jenkins County line in Perkins. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Gloria Rabitsch, 66, died Monday, April 23

Gloria Starr Rabitsch, 66, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Newton Medical Center in Covington. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Monticello Baptist Church with the Dr. Kerry Bunn officiating. More...

Mr. James Washington, 43, of Millen died May 3

Mr. James E. Washington, 43, of Millen passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the Medical College of Georgia after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Zion Baptist Church in Millen. More...

Mrs. Regis Suggs, 83, of Millen died Friday, May 4

Mrs. Regis Landing Suggs, 83, of Millen died Friday, May 4, 2007. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Suggs was born in Jenkins County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. More...

Rico Walker murder trial to begin

The trial of Rico Walker is set to begin next week in Jenkins County Superior Court with jury selection scheduled for Monday, May 14. Walker is accused of the April 2006 murder of Jenkins County resident Steven Harley. More...

City council upholds boot drive ban

Millen City Council stood behind its previous decision to ban "boot drives" on state highways running through the City of Millen during its Tuesday, May 1, meeting. More...

Ag awareness

Georgia FFA members recently gathered in the State Capitol to increase awareness among Georgia lawmakers about the FFA and agricultural education program in Georgia. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

Is there such a thing as a "cone-less" pine tree? If not, there certainly should be! I had the pleasure last week of having to pick up what appeared at the time to be endless buckets of pinecones so that we could cut the grass in our yard. More...

Jim Hite

Everywhere, it seems, we see cell phones, earphones, iPods, One of the many perks of living in the country is enjoying that morning cup of coffee on our back porch. I find it a fantastic way to start the day. More...

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Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of our Mother and Nanny, Dot Fries, On Mother's Day You were Our Mother, Nanny and Our Friend You were our Mother, Nanny and our Friend, Which was unusual. Somehow our characters still blend. Your wisdom and our will. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Lawn green-up concerns

Has anyone noticed yellow lawns in Jenkins County lately? I have had numerous calls pertaining to lawns that are having a hard time greening up. As everyone knows, lawns were looking very attractive before the Easter weekend freeze. More...

Regions Bank announces retirement of Newton

Regions Bank, Millen, celebrated the retirement of Margaret L. Newton with a reception held Monday, April 30, at the bank. More...

Brandy Cooper wins cheerleading honors

Brandy Cooper, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Metter Intermediate School, was recently named an International Champion. More...