June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins County Forestry Service aides Waycross fires

The Jenkins County Forestry Service has been doing its part in helping with the fires raging in South Georgia. Counties all over Georgia have been sending help, as well as nearly every state in the nation. More...

School News

Students perform in recital

Music students of Angela B. Joiner presented their annual recital Saturday, May 12, at Green Fork Baptist Church before a crowd of 100 parents, grandparents and friends from Burke and Jenkins counties. More...

Teachers of Year speak at Post Planning Breakfast

As school drew to a close for the 2006-2007 school term, educators enjoyed a Post-Planning Breakfast Tuesday, May 29, in the cafeteria of the Jenkins County High School (JCHS). More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Rain fell over the weekend in Jenkins County - finally. It has been so long since we have had a drenching rain that I kept going out onto my front porch to make sure I was not imagining it. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Editor:

He was sitting there alone, hunched over his fast food meal. His middle-aged face was solemn - very solemn. Families with noisy children occupied the other tables, and they seemed oblivious to this man as they devoured their lunches. More...

Editor:

Bill Shipp would have you think UGA went to heck in a hand basket while no one was looking! The only thing he left out was the latest Elvis sighting. That is, if you believe his purported quotes from an anonymous "expert on higher education. More...

Engagements

Miss Gainey to wed Mr. Fields July 14

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gainey of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda, to Brian Fields, son of Mrs. Connie Fields of Millen and Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Fields of Greensboro. The wedding is planned for 10 a.m. More...

Columns

Don Gay

What are Medicare Advantage Plans?

These plans are part of the Medicare program and you will receive the same services as Original Medicare. They provide Part A, Part B and sometimes add itional benefits (this may include dental, hearing and vision care. More...

Library News

Jenkins County Memorial Library is more than just books! We invite you to come by to check us out - you'll be glad you did. More...

Rollover on bypass

On Thursday May 31, a log truck traveling North on the Millen bypass rolled over. The driver, Joe Knight, was not injured in the accident. Joe said that the top was too heavy. More...

'Five O'clock Court' added to judges schedule

The Jenkins County Magistrate Judges office has taken on some new responsibilities. Since June of last year the office has been conducting "Five O'clock Court", which takes place after regular court on the second Wednesday of every month. More...

Finally

Tropical depression Barry dumped 2-5 inches of rain across Jenkins County over the weekend. While the rain may have arrived in time to save some local crops, drought conditions still exist across much of the state, More...

Other Jenkins News

Local leaders graduate from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development

The Board of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the YEAR Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. Jenkins County graduates were commissioner Jerry Henry and Mayor of Millen King Rocker. More...

VFW members visit Bethany Nursing Center veterans

Members of VFW Post 2776 of Millen recently visited the veterans in Bethany Nursing Center. A U.S. flag, a U.S. flag lapel pin and a VFW poppy were presented to each veteran. More...

Garden club observes National Garden Week June 3-9

The Azalea Garden Club, a member of Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. (GCG,) joins national garden clubs in acknowledging National Garden Week that began Sunday, June 3, and continues through Saturday, June 9. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church will present a program titled "66 Books of the Bible," 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The church will also celebrate the 12th pastor anniversary for the Rev. More...

Obituaries

Deloris (Lois) B. Stone of Sylvania died May 11

Deloris (Lois) Bragg Stone, 65, of Sylvania died Friday, May 11, 2007 in Bulloch County. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, at Thompson- Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roan Powell and the Rev. More...

Mary Cornelia Hembel, 87, of Millen died May 26

Mrs. Mary Cornelia Hembel, 87, of Millen died Saturday, May 26, 2007 at her residence following a long illness. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Guyton Cemetery. Mrs. More...

L. Eldon Herrington, 84, of Sylvania died May 30

Loyd Eldon Herrington, 84, of Sylvania died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held 4 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Thompson- Strickland-Waters Chapel with the Revs. Christy Bandy and Bill Jones officiating. More...