April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Project Uplift' to clean up county roads

Addressing the issue of litter along county roads will be the focus of "Project Uplift," a newly implemented program of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

School News

Eagles lose one on the diamond

The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles suffered a 9-6 loss to Bryan County last week. Leading hitters were: Justin Lanier 1-3, 1 Double; Zac Clark 1-3, 2RS; Caleb Chance 1-3 with 1 RBI; Will Bragg 1- 3,1 Double, More...

Sandersville Technical College hosts region GCSA competition

The 2008 Region 6 Georgia Career Student Competition (formerly VOCA) was held at Sandersville Technical College on Friday, Feb. 22. Three hundred forty-four students from 16 area high schools participated in this event. More...

Revenge of the students

It was the revenge of the students on Friday, March 21, when the Jenkins County Middle School Faculty and Staff members became nerds for the day. More...

Church News

Daniel Grove Baptist Church Spring Revival

Daniel Grove Baptist Church announces Spring Revival services are currently being held each night through Friday, April 11. The Rev. Frankie Owens of First African Baptist Church of Statesboro is the guest minister. More...

Johnson Chapel Baptist Church

The J.C.U.C. Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Choir Anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Johnson Chapel Baptist Church. Everyone is cordially invited. The Rev. Allen Webb is pastor. Theola Pierce is president and Deacon C.J. More...

Millen Baptist Church

Millen Baptist Church will hold revival services 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, April 30. The speaker for the week will be the Rev. Bucky Kennedy, pastor of First Baptist Church in Vidalia since October 2003. Rev. More...

Obituaries

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Richard Lane April 9, 1930 - Nov. 8, 2007 Loving Memories You are not forgotten, loved one Nor will you ever be As long as life and memory last We will remember thee. More...

Births

Birth

Haven Blaine Brannen

Hannah Elaine Brannen proudly announces the birth of her son, Haven, born Jan. 14, 2008 at East Georgia Medical Center in Statesboro. Haven weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Elaine Brannen of Millen. More...

Columns

Economic stimulus payment scam alert

Many scam artists are scheming new ways to get your economic stimulus payment from you by any means neces- sary. Be on the look out for these schemes or anyt hing that seems u n - usual. More...

END OF AN ERA

Rocker, Becton leave Regions Bank

An era in local banking came to a close last week with the departure of Kirk Rocker and Sandy Becton from Regions Bank as the company implemented cutbacks in its Commercial Loan Department. More...

BOE offers answers to public concerns

Members of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) confronted a tide of public criticism during a called meeting held Monday, March 31, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Other Jenkins News

City adopts Blight Ordinance

Unsightly property in the City of Millen continues to be a major concern of Millen City Council. More...

Bikes race through county

TOUR DE GEORGIA

The Tour de Georgia, a 600- mile, seven-day bike race, will provide excitement for Millen and Jenkins County residents as 150 of the world's best professional and amateur cyclists race through the community. More...

Pinwheels serve as reminder

Jenkins County joined statewide observation of April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" with a brief ceremony on the Jenkins County Courthouse lawn Monday, March 31. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It recent weeks negative comments about Jenkins County and our local school system have run rampant throughout our community. However, everything is not negative. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: After attending the board of education meeting on March 31, I can safely and honestly say that business as usual" reigns supreme. Simply put, our school system is undergoing a transformation unlike anything we've ever experienced. More...

Datebook

Recreation Department Opening Day rescheduled

Due to rain, Opening Day activities at the Jenkins County Recreation Department were rescheduled for this Saturday, April 12. Activities get underway at 9 a.m. For additional information contact the recreation department. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Cereal Leaf Beetle on Wheat

As one would expect, high wheat prices seem to bring on every pest in the book! This past week, I identified some cereal leaf beetle larvae in wheat. In the past, cereal leaf beetle larvae have been contained to the northwest area of the state. More...

4-H News

On March 29, we took 30 students to Emanuel County for Cloverleaf District Project Achievement. The students have been coming in and working very hard for weeks trying to learn their speech. Everyone at our office was very proud of them. More...

Black earns national recognition

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2007 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC,) sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA.) Lamar Black of Millen placed third in the state in the No Till/ Strip Till I More...

Engagements

Miss Clarke to wed Mr. Brackin

Kenny Clarke and Pam Herrington of Millen and Marie Lank of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tami Christine Clarke, to Craig Allen Brackin, son of Harold and Joy Brackin of Millen. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. More...

Miss Lee to marry Mr. Lane May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Dannie and Marie Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie, to Brian Adam Lane, son of Perry and Sonya Boyette Lane of Millen. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. More...