May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

JCHS receives GHSGT results

Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) results are back and Jenkins County High School (JCHS) juniors have outscored the state and RESA in most areas. Dr. More...

School News

Area students named to GSU president's list, dean's list

Georgia Southern University has named several local students to the president's list and dean's list for the spring of 2007. More...

At what age should a child start using a computer?

(SPM Wire) - Parents used to worry about their kids never becoming computer literate. Those days are gone. Most children now master computer literacy faster and more naturally than book literacy. More...

Billions of dollars in free money available for college-bound students

(SPM Wire) Money for college is out there ... but only if you apply for it. That's the message from The Institute for Higher Education Policy, which estimates that there are billions of dollars in college scholarships available each year. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

The annual Relay for Life gets underway 7 p.m. Friday at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. This is always a fun event with numerous activities taking place for the whole family to enjoy. There is always lots of good food also. More...

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Jim Hite

BACK PORCH MUSINGS IN THE FOG!

The inspiration, if you can call it that, for this short column flowed out of the early morning quiet of a couple weeks ago. By the time you read this, Joyce and I will have returned from a trip overseas. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Head Start CSRA EOA, Inc. Head Start will be accepting applications for children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1, and 4 years old by Dec. 31. More...

Traveling shoes

One-hundred and two pairs of shoes, representing the 102 children with confirmed child abuse/neglect in Jenkins County in 2006, were displayed at Dry Branch Baptist Church on Sunday, April 29. The Rev. More...

Obituaries

Mr. James Jackson Jr., 23, died May 10 in Atlanta

Mr. James Craig Jackson Jr., 23, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after an extended illness. Services were held 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Walker murder trial begins

The wheels of justice began to turn this week in Jenkins County Superior Court for Ricardo Orlando Walker who is accused of the April 25, 2006 murder of Jenkins County resident Steven Harley. More...

Relay For Life set for this weekend

The fight against cancer will be taken up locally this weekend when the annual Jenkins County Relay for Life (RFL) gets underway Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. continuing until 7 a.m. More...

Fitness center holds grand opening

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the grand opening of One Body Fitness Center Friday, May 11. More...

Other Jenkins News

Hospital health fair

A large crowd attended the annual Health Fair, sponsored by Jenkins County Hospital, Thursday, May 10. This photo shows activities on the lawn of the facility. More...

Girls track team boasts two state champions

Jenkins County High School was well represented at the girls' state track meet in Albany, May 3-5. As a team, the girls finished in sixth place. Individually, Latonia Lovett became state champion in the long jump, with a jump of 18-1 ½. More...

Community baccalaureate to be held at Zion Baptist

A community baccalaureate service sponsored by the Jenkins County Baccalaureate Committee will be held 6 pm. Sunday, May 20, at Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Monica Cofer will be the guest speaker. She is the wife of Maurice Cofer. More...

Letters

Dear Editor, Just a comment: It sure seems like a waste of water and tax payers' money to water the court house lawn every day. As George Kirkland used to say: "To each his own, said the old woman as she kissed the cow. More...

Church News

Church News

Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church will celebrate its Homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20. The Rev. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of Our Father Lonnie Suggs Sr. "Junior" 2-6-1937 - 5-13-06 Daddy, You were taken from us in this life a year ago. But you live in our hearts and soul. God has taken you home, and it feels as if we were left alone. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and concern following Sara's recent surgery. God bless each of you. Sara and Lynford Cook The family of Mrs. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Solving Landscape Problems

Almost on a daily basis, I get several problem solving calls dealing with landscape problems. I get calls ranging from grass dying, roses not budding correctly, trees wilting, and shrubbery having dead spots. More...

4-H News

Anna Burgess The past few weeks have been rather chaotic. I apologize for the lack of 4-H Updates. Week before last, I was at trainings and last week I was gone to Honduras on a mission trip. More...

Protect your home while you travel

(SPM Wire) - During the spring and summer many families hit the road for vacations. Inevitably, at some point during the vacation or on the way back home, many of us will take a moment or two to worry about the homes we left behind. More...