January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand Jury indicts 12

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in December and handed down indictments against 12 individuals as follows: • Spencer Britt, child molestation and sexual battery. More...

Farrow promoted

Tammy Farrow was promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force Nov. 1, 2007. She is a native of Millen, a 1976 graduate of Jenkins County High School and is the daughter of Carolyn Farrow. More...

Other Jenkins News

Local runner completes 108th marathon

Joyce Hodges-Hite completed her 108th marathon on Dec. 9, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joyce was one of over 23,000 who ran 26.2 miles from downtown Honolulu through Waikiki, past Diamond Head before returning to Kapiolani Park below Diamond Head. More...

Federal funds to benefit hospital

Congress recently approved a funding request by Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) that will directly benefit Jenkins County. More...

Scholarships available through Planters EMC

Each year, Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) accepts applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. This year, nine scholarships will be awarded to students throughout Georgia. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Attention: All Metal Industry Employees On Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Wednesday, Jan 9, Metal Industry employees will be able to attend an informational session that will include the filing of unemployment claims. More...

Obituaries

William E. Lesher, 69, of Millen died Dec. 26

Mr. William Earl (Bill) Lesher, 69, of Millen died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. His funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Millen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christy Bandy officiating. More...

Murderer denied pardon

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles recently denied parole for James Edward Addison, 42. Addison was convicted of armed robbery and felony murder in 1992 for the murder of Jenkins County resident Betty Bennett, 58. More...

Commissioners hear EMA update

Bob Fields, local EMA director, gave the Jenkins County Commissioners an update on the activities of his office during the group's Tuesday, Dec. 19, meeting. More...

Agriculture Census forms mailed out

Local farmers and other agriculture interests will soon receive the 2007 Census of Agriculture forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in their mailboxes. The forms were mailed Dec. 28 and are due by Feb. 4. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Well, the holidays are over, and "normal" is again the mode of operation at the news office. I like a normal routine, however. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: May you have a happy and prosperous New Year. Since my last letter several people have approached me with concerns and suggestions. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Keep Your Holiday Plants Happy

I probably should have included this week's newspaper column in last week's paper, but better late than never! Live plants make wonderful holiday gifts. But potted plants need our help to do well. More...

Farmers to see higher crop prices '08

Georgia farmers can expect good prices next year for many of the crops they grow. Unfortunately, it will cost more to grow them, say University of Georgia agricultural economists. More...

Mix It Up With Jenny

Sweet Treats and Warm Memories on Chilly Days

There's nothing like chilly temperatures and snow coming down to get me in the mood for baking. So let Old Man Winter bring on his best! More...