April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Disappearing Act

Honey bees, have been declining in Georgia and nationwide over the past several years. Researchers and bee keepers blame the population decrease on viruses and infestations of mites in bee hives. More...

School News

JCMS student wins EGC, STC contest

Seventh and eighth grade students in the language arts classes at Jenkins County Middle School recently participated in the "Celebration of Education" essay contest sponsored by East Georgia College and Swainsboro Technical College. More...

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy students recognized as Planters Electric Membership Corp. More...

JCHS releases principle's list, honor roll

First nine weeks: Jenkins County High School announces its principal's list and honor roll for the first nine weeks as follows: Twelfth grade principal's list: James Bramblett, Brookes Brinson, Caleb Chance, Grant Crossland, Kayla Curl, Claire G More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I started a new feature in this column last week posing a "Question of the Week" to which readers can respond. The purpose was to provide a forum where the public can express opinions anonymously on the given subject matter. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thursday, April 24, the chamber will have their annual banquet. We are very fortunate to have one of our very own Jenkins County natives for their guest speaker. More...

Church News

Church News

Rocky Ford Baptist Rocky Ford Baptist Church invites everyone to their annual Women's Spring Revival. Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Moore of Waynesboro. More...

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, cards, telephone calls and all other acts of kindness while I was a patient in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities during the past six months. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Carpenter Bees

Each year, carpenter bees cause widespread problems in our homes and barns. If you have ever seen bees swarming around a dime-size hole in a piece of wood, yes, they are carpenter bees. More...

4-H News

4-H Junior Dairy Judging Team wins state

It was another great weekend for Jenkins County 4-H. Our Dairy Judging team traveled to Athens to compete in the state competition first thing Saturday morning. More...

Garden club helps clean up

Members of the Azalea Garden Club are getting a head start on Clean-Up Day, April 26. The group recently planted dwarf wax myrtles along the side of the Daniel's Cleaners building on Cotton Avenue. More...

Tour de Georgia cyclists pass through Millen next week

In less than one week, 150 of the world's best professional and amateur cyclists will race through Millen and Jenkins County as the Tour de Georgia makes its first visit ever to this area. More...

Taylor joins race for sheriff

Tony Taylor announced this week his intention to seek election to the office of Sheriff of Jenkins County. Taylor was married to Cindy Alligood Taylor for 14 years before her untimely death last July. More...

Dwayne Herrington to oversee MFD, MPD

The City of Millen's fire and police departments have a new supervisor. More...

Other Jenkins News

Cobb to speak at chamber Annual Banquet

Nancy Cobb, executive director of the OneGeorgia Authority, will be the guest speaker at the Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Millen Community House. More...

New wheels

From left, Henry Young, Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services Director, and Tron Williams, EMT, inspect the department's new ambulance. The vehicle was paid for with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue. More...

Finding their way

The Jenkins County Sheriff's Department recently presented two TomTom navigation systems to the Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Jon Burns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The House has already completed many of the important issues we promised our constituents we would address. We have adopted two fiscally responsible budgets that fund our priorities in education, natural resources, public safety and healthcare. More...

Datebook

Datebook

"A Jazz Explosion" The Augusta State University (ASU) Music Conservatory Program will present The Conservatory Jazz Band, directed by Dr. John Bradley Sr., in "A Jazz Explosion." The performance will be held 7:30 p.m. More...

Births

Piper Kai Taylor

Kelly and Jinjer Taylor announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Kai Taylor, born April 1, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She weighed five pounds, 14 ounces. More...

Blake Griffen Aaron

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Aaron of Millen announce the birth of their son, Blake Griffen Aaron, born Friday, March 14, 2008 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20½ inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...