July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ribbon cutting held

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for K & Company, 425 Hwy. 25 South. The business, which will hold a Grand Opening Aug. More...

School News

Library winners

Winners of the Jenkins County Memorial Library Summer Reading Program are, from left, first row: Larry Young, Arianna Hernandez, Landon Archer, Blake Johnson, Kade Johnson, Trilan Dudley and Taylor Hearn; and second row: Audrey Roberson, More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It is hard to believe that school will be starting back in two weeks. It seems like everyone just got out for the summer. Of course, the summer vacation for students and teachers is a lot shorter now than when I was in school. More...

Editorials

Progress has been made

The Jenkins County Commissioners have worked diligently over the past several years to reduce the county's long-term debt and to operate within the finances available to the county. Their efforts have been successful. More...

Political Cartoon

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Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church

Community Youth Sunday will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. The public is invited The guest speaker for the occasion will be Ottis Lemons Jr., financial sales representative for R-G Crown Bank of Martinez. More...

Sure Word Baptist

The Sure Word Baptist Church family invites everyone to their "One Year Anniversary Meeting" services Sunday, Aug. 19, through Wednesday, Aug. 22. The service times for Sunday, Aug. 19, are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. More...

Big Horse Creek

Big Horse Creek Church will celebrate 160 years of existence when they hold their Homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 5. The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. and "dinner on the grounds" will follow. Pastor John Parker will bring the message. More...

Engagements

Miss Bramblett to wed

Mr. James Bramblett and Ms. Donna Bramblett of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Frances Bramblett, to Christopher Darrel Clifton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Clifton of Millen. More...

County approves 2007-2008 budget

Tax increase not likely

A $4.6 million budget was approved by the Jenkins County Commissioners during the Tuesday, July 17, meeting of the group with no anticipated tax increase. The millage rate will be set at a later date. More...

Schools to hold open house

All Jenkins County Schools will open their doors to students, parents and the community 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. More...

BOE adopts new electronic devise policy

Students attending Jenkins County High School (JCHS) who have electronic devices confiscated by school staff will have to pay a $25 fine to get them back immediately or wait until the end of the year to have them returned free of charge. More...

Other Jenkins News

Ornaments available

This marble ornament depicting the Jenkins County Courthouse is available at the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Edenfield Feed and Seed for a cost of $16, which includes a display stand. More...

Beautiful blooms

For over half a century the Millen Garden Club has been helping beautify the community with various projects ranging from litter pick up to decorating the hospital at Christmas. More...

BOE approves coaching supplements, guidelines

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) approved during its Monday, July 16, meeting guidelines for the establishment of coaching supplements based upon years of experience and gender equity. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The patriotic celebration Saturday, July 7, was a great event. Though rain threatened, the Millen/Jenkins County community came out in record numbers to visit, eat, listen to the music and see the spectacular fireworks show. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Lady Eagles Softball Tryouts The Jenkins County Lady Eagles softball tryouts will be held at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The ninth through twelfth grade girls' tryouts will be held 4 p.m. Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The Jenkins County Recreation Department Mite Girls team, coaches, parents and families thank those whose kindness and generosity made it possible for us to have a wonderful trip to the state tournament in Madison: Davis Feed and Seed, Brown's Offi More...

Farm & Home

Farm and Home

NACAA I was out of the office last week to attend the National Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have to admit, Grand Rapids has us beat on weather. More...

Obituaries

Emory Dewey Newton, 87, of Millen died July 23

Emory Dewey Newton, 87, died peacefully at home on Monday, July 23, 2007. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, at Elam Baptist Church with the Revs. Maurice Crowder and Kevin Fanner officiating. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

A MATTER OF ATTITUDE

In searching for a topic, I often come across ideas that call for a lot of thought and even interpretation. Research into them often adds to their complexity and evokes emotions which are affected by many differing points of view. More...