May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

JCSFS receives Certificate of Achievement

The Georgia School Nutrition Association honors public schools annually who achieve high student participation in their lunch and breakfast programs. More...

School News

Planters EMC awards $8,000 to Jenkins County students

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is donating thousands of dollars to help several Jenkins County students pay for college. The cooperative recently awarded scholarships to eight seniors at Jenkins County High School. More...

Scott graduates training program

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the YEAR Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

Honors graduates attend tea

The Jenkins County Unit, Georgia Retired Educators Association, hosted a tea May 15 for those students graduating with honors this year. They were presented with certificates by outgoing Unit President Jim Hite. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am past due in my responsibility and promise to a man I came to love and admire. We planned to do this together, but the cancer progressed so quickly, time did not permit. More...

Church News

Church News

Needful Baptist Church Gospel Singing Program Needful Baptist Church will present a "Gospel Singing Program" 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31. First, second and third prizes will be awarded. Gospel singers from Estill, S.C. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Invasive Species - Cogon Grass

Have you ever heard of cogon grass? No, it's not a grass you would plant in the front or back yard of your home. More...

4-H News

Anna Amiss

After an amazing vacation, I am glad to be back! As many of you know, I was out of the office for nearly two weeks. I got married last Saturday! More...

Weather service confirms tornado in Jenkins County

Mother's Day 2008 will be remember in Jenkins County, and much of the state, as the day that Mother Nature unleashed its fury in the form of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that resulted in severe damage to many areas of the county. More...

JCHS holds graduation this Friday

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will hold its first graduation ceremony in the new gymnatorium Friday, May 23. In an effort to provide each graduate's family equal access in which to observe this milestone ceremony, Dr. More...

Athletes of the Year

The Robert Williams Scholarship award for Female and Male Athletes of the Year were presented to Brookes Brinson and Boyd Sasser during Jenkins County High School's annual awards banquet held Monday, May 12. See more photos on pages 12 and 13. More...

Other Jenkins News

Job fair to be held June 17

More than 100 companies are expected to attend the 2008 Southeast Georgia Regional Job Fair/Career Expo scheduled to take place 1- 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Georgia Southern University. More...

Oxendine revises estimate to $125 million in damages

After visiting several counties that had recent storm damage, Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine revised his estimate to $125 million in insured losses. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department investigated two accidents, along with the following incidents. Friday, May 16 A Waters Avenue resident reported that he was robbed on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. by three black males. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Response to last week's "Question of the Week" - Which dirt road in the county do you consider to be the worse to travel?" "Sonny Allen Road is the worse road that I have traveled with rocks protruding up in the middle, ditches all filled with san More...

Datebook

Datebook

Carwash to benefit local family The South Jenkins District 6 Fire Department will hold a carwash to benefit an area family who lost everything in the recent storm. The event will be held 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Thank you I wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to all the staff of Jenkins County Hospital for their fine care during my recent stay there. More...

Obituaries

Ottis Landing, 83, of Millen died May 16

Mr. Ottis Landing, 83, of Millen died Friday, May 16, 2008. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Mr. Landing was born in Jenkins County. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

Some three or four weeks ago, 60 Minutes broadcast a fascinating program concerning a philanthropist in Venezuela with a love for music and young people. According to reporter Bob Simon, in 1975, Dr. More...