February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

House passes homestead exemption funding

The Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 143, the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant legislation (HTRG), last Friday, and it has been sent to the Senate for consideration. More...

School News

Sixth graders study water

Water, water, everywhere, but as these students are learning there's not really that much to drink. Wayne Burke's sixth grade science students are making graphs showing how they think the Earth's water is divided. More...

GSU names two residents to fall '08 president's list

Georgia Southern University has announced that Jessica L. Murray and Nathan R. Saxon have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

B-r-r-r! It's cold. How cold is it? These little jokes seem to sum it up pretty good. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As you know if you ever watch the news, the Fed (slang for The Federal Reserve Bank) is attempting a major power grab these days. The financial crisis is causing people to go crazy. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Mallory Olivia Johnson Feb. 3, 1992 - Feb. 4, 2006 Love lives on forever in each memory and thought of you You shared our lives and all the happiness they brought. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Rhes, Angela, Rhesa and Sean Reeves and their families thank all of the following for their kindness in regard to their recent fire: Teresa Overstreet and Junior Spencer, for seeking help; Lucille and Clarence Overstreet, More...

Engagements

Miss Crossland to wed Mr. Burke

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crossland of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn, to Shannon David Burke, son of Hope Burke and the late Jimmie Burke, also of Millen. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Jenkins County High School. More...

Screven man charged in local shooting

A domestic disturbance on Aaron Road in southern Jenkins County Tuesday, Jan. 27, resulted in a 21-year-old man being shot and a Screven County man charged in the incident. James Cecil Lee Jr. More...

Missing child found unharmed

Strolling down Rabitsch Road was a familiar outing for Trace Williams, 6, son of Danielle Williams. He and his grandmother, Gail Boyd, often walk the dirt road in warm weather. More...

Senior blood drive preparations begin

'It's That Time In 2009'

Marsha Madray's senior anatomy class at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) is busy making preparations for their annual blood drive which is to be held 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the JCHS old gymnasium. More...

Other Jenkins News

Volunteers needed for Anthrax exercise

The East Central Health District (ECHD), the Jenkins County Health Department and the Jenkins County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will conduct a "Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Anthrax Drive-Thru Full Scale Exercise" Saturday, May 30, More...

Perdue announces region Work Ready grants

Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced $1.6 million in federally-funded grants to four Georgia regions working toward earning Work Ready Region status. More...

Sheriff's Corner

Wednesday, Jan. 28, deputies of the Jenkins County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a missing juvenile. More...

Church News

Church News

First McCoy Baptist Church Senior Choir Anniversary First McCoy Baptist Church will celebrate the 37th Anniversary of their Senior Choir 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Relay for Life Teams Needed The American Cancer Society announces that Relay for Life teams are needed for the biggest block party of the year, to be held Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. More...

Farm & Home

Ag Line: Time to Soil Sample

Why is my grass dying? I have fielded that question many times! If you are having trouble with your yard or even an agricultural crop, taking a soil sample is a good place to start in trying to fix the problem. More...

Columns

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

Item: 503,000 workers lost their jobs in November, 2008, biggest monthly employment decline in 34 years. Item: Thirty states have nearly exhausted unemployment benefit funds; Indiana and Michigan already have. More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

During this week of the legislative session, several bills were on the agenda. Although the session has just begun, we, as legislators, are already in full swing deciding on numerous important pieces of legislation. More...

Library News

Come in on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. for our great story times! It's a ton of fun for the little ones! February is African-American History Month. Come learn more about famous African-Americans, African-American history and more. More...