February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Truancy improves in area schools

Confronting truancy, the unexcused absence of a student from school by either the parent/ guardian or the school, is a continuous effort, according to Becky Thomas, truancy services coordinator for Jenkins County. However, progress has been made. More...

Salon opens

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Two Sisters Salon, located at 106 Daniel Street. More...

School News

Spelling bee held

Jenkins County Elementary School held its annual school spelling bee in the school media center Wednesday, Jan. 23. Each fourth and fifth grade homeroom had their own spelling bee and found a class champion and runner up. More...

Jump roper performs, students recognized at assembly

Students, faculty and staff of Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) recently enjoyed the second nine weeks assembly program presented by Mark Rothstein's World of Rope Jumping. Rothstein jumped rope using different sizes and weights of ropes. More...

Senior anatomy class visits burn center, Shepeard Community Blood Center

Jenkins County High School was well represented by a group of students who participated in a field trip to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital and Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta. More...

Editorials

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

It seems like only last week the 2008 legislative session got underway and here we are now in February. Our committee work on the Amended Fiscal Year 2008 Budget is now complete, and we are ready to move forward with our proposals. More...

HOW CAN I BE SO WRONG?

I have been so wrong so often on these presidential primaries that I don't know where to start cleaning up and trying to explain my record. - I said Barack Obama couldn't win outside the South. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Garden Clubs commemorate Arbor Day The Millen Garden Council is comprised of the five garden clubs in Jenkins County. Join the members at Jenkins County Hospital 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Engagements

Sharpe, Price to marry May 17

Mr. and Mrs. Dave A. Sharpe of Perkins announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Abby Gail Sharpe, to Samuel Ricky Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Price of Soperton. More...

MI announces lay-offs

Plant Manager: Temporary lay-offs due to slow business

Jenkins County's workforce suffered another blow last week with the lay-off of 22 employees at the local MI Metals extrusion plant. Plant Manager Lonnie Beal said that the lay-off was temporary, due to a decline in business. "It's not just us. More...

City needs access to meters

A fence and a locked gate will no longer deter City of Millen employees from cutting off services to customers who do not pay their utility bills. More...

Development authority elects chairman

Mabel C. Jenkins, life-long resident of Jenkins County, was recently elected as chairman of the Jenkins County Development Authority. More...

Other Jenkins News

County plans to adopt roads into system

County residents who travel Rock Branch, Skull Creek #1, Skull Creek #2 and New Testament Church roads may soon see improvements to the roads. More...

Favorite family photo

Members of the Adams family of Millen are shown in this mid-1940s Family Favorite photograph. More...

JROTC makes it two straight

The Jenkins County JROTC Drill Team traveled to Swainsboro to compete in an eight-team drill meet last Saturday, Feb. 2. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

In honor of Valentine's Day this Thursday, I thought you might enjoy a few "Valentine jokes." Here are a few of my favorites. "Love is blind but marriage is an eye-opener. More...

Church News

Church News

Zion Baptist Church The public is invited to join Parents in Christ (P.I.C.) and Zion Baptist Church in the second Countywide Black History Celebration 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the church. The mission of P.I.C. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Shane Moore

We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And the days before that, too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. More...

In memory of my daddy Michael "Shane" Moore

Aug. 10, 1972 - Feb. 11, 2006

I miss you, I miss you, Daddy, And I wish you were here, I think about you every day And through the nights, Just think of me by your side. Sadly missed, loved and never forgotten Your son, Michael Evan Moore More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Home Garden Pecans

Even though it will soon be March, can you believe some people are still picking up yard pecans! I have heard some people in the pecan industry say this has been the largest yard tree crop since 1993. More...

ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FEBRUARY Feb. 21 - Millen Woman's Club fashion show featuring prom dresses, 7 p.m., Millen Baptist Church social hall, tickets $5. Feb. 23 - Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast, 8 a.m. Krystal's Taste of Kountry, Rep. Jon Burns and Sen. J.B. More...

Black wins NCGA corn yield contest

Lamar Black of Tilmanstone Farms recently won third place in the No Till/Strip Till Irrigated division of the 2007 National Corn Growers' Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Georgia. More...