May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School system to get JROTC program

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announced Monday, May 21, that the local school system would implement a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program sponsored by the Army. More...

Athletes of the Year

A highlight of the Jenkins County High School spring athletic banquet, sponsored by the Jenkins County Athletic Boosters Club, was the presentation of the male and female Athlete of the Year award-Robert Williams Scholarship. More...

School News

JCES holds St. Jude Math-a-Thon

The St. Jude Math-a-Thon event, coordinated by Erika Van Buren, was held at the Jenkins County Elementary School during the month of April. During this time, participating students throughout the school were encouraged to find sponsors. More...

JCHS Class of 1957 holds reunion

The Jenkins County High School Class of 1957 held its 50th year class reunion Saturday, May 19, at the Jenkins County Ag Center. More...

JCHS Honors Night

Jenkins County High School held its annual Honors Night Tuesday, May 15, in the school's cafeteria. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: To all the school bus drivers of Jenkins County: we have reached the end of another school term. Being a bus driver for 16 years, I would like to commend you on your willingness to assist your fellow driver in distress. More...

Church News

Church News

Parker Grove Parker Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, will celebrate its 97th church anniversary 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10. The Rev. Levon Alston is interim pastor. The Rev. More...

Memoriam

Guy McLamb

It's hard to believe its been a year, Since we've seen your face, And even though we miss you, You're in a better place. Not a day goes by that we don't think, And remember you with a smile. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank You On behalf of Michael Bolton, we owe a debt of gratitude to all the fine folks that helped Michael on the field at the recreation department on Saturday, May 12. More...

Commission approves funding for new ER

The debate is over. The Jenkins County Commissioners will enter into a contract with the Jenkins County Hospital Authority (JCHA) pledging to contribute $350,000 annually to the facility for a 30-year period. More...

GPTV to feature local organizations

The closing of the local Jockey International plant and subsequent mass layoff has attracted the attention of Georgia Public Television (GPTV). More...

Rep. Barrow to be in Millen Thursday

Twelfth District Congressman John Barrow will be in Millen noon Thursday, May 31, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The meeting is one of several stops on the Congressman's third annual Rural Listening Tour. Rep. More...

Market Day kicks off June 2

Saturday, June 2, will be the first Market Day of the summer. The market will be open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday June through mid-September. More...

Other Jenkins News

USDA declares Jenkins County disaster area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 152 Georgia counties primary natural disaster areas because of record setting cold temperatures and freezing conditions that occurred from April 6 through April 9. More...

STC students do science projects

Students at the Swainsboro Technical College Adult Learning Center recently developed science projects as part of their training at the center. Winners are, from left, Linda Fulmer, 3rd place; Kathy Turner, 2nd place; and Susan D. More...

Favorite family photo

Do you remember the good old days? The Pierce family is shown around 1940. From left, are Claudine Pierce Williams, The Rev. Lamar Pierce, Robert L. Pierce, Eleene Pierce Burke, Alice Pierce-mother, Pvt. More...

Editorials

The Chatter Box

School is out! Teachers and students are celebrating. Parents, however, are probably already wondering what to do with their kids for the summer. They can't wait to get out of school but are bored within five minutes of doing so! More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Bill Shipp

BULLDOG NEGLECT

The University of Georgia ought to be the brightest jewel in the Peach State crown. Instead, the university's once shimmering ruby looks chipped and dull as our sister states place greater emphasis on higher education and race ahead of us. More...

Datebook

Datebook

CPR training The Center for New Beginnings will host CPR training Wednesday, June 27, at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. The halfday training will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Jimmie D. Farrow, 87, of Millen died May 12

Mr. Jimmie Daniel Farrow, 87, died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at his residence after an extended illness. Graveside services were held Monday, May 14, at Rosemary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. More...

Larry L. Martin, 47, of Millen died May 24

Mr. Larry L. Martin, 47, of Millen entered into rest Thursday, May 24, 2007. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Williams Grove G.O.G.I.C. in Millen with the Apostle Daryl McCoy officiating. Burial followed in Belcher Cemetery. More...