February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Yesteryear's opens for business

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Yesteryear's Fine Used Furniture, 813 Cotton Avenue. More...

School News

JCHS FCCLA visit the capitol

Jenkins County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined fellow FCCLA members at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 10. More...

JCMS students attend FBLA Region Leadership Conference

Four local Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) students attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Region 4 Leadership Conference in Swainsboro Jan. 27. They were Frank Hagins, Jenny Taylor, Donald Pennington and Carion Robertson. More...

JCHS JROTC competes in Statesboro

The Jenkins County High School JROTC Drill Team is still finding success at area drill meets with two first place finishes, one second and one fourth place in last week drill meet in Statesboro. More...

Editorials

"A Black History Tribute"

SOME UNFORGETTABLE REFLECTIONS

When the slave ship deposited 20 Negroes in the Virginia Colony in the early 1600s, the Negro began carving out his destiny in America! And the saga yet continues. More...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

As the fifth week (the 21st Legislative Day) of Georgia's legislative session comes to an end, numerous pieces of legislation were discussed. More...

SENATE ADDRESSES ECONOMY'S EFFECT ON PROPERTY VALUES

The Senate voted on a property tax relief measure last week, approving legislation that would hold down increases in valuation assessments by local tax officials. More...

Memoriam

In Memoriam

Teri Gay Johnston Feb. 23, 1965 - Sept. 23, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mommy, Emma & Caroline "Be exalted, O God above the heavens, let your glory be above all the earth." - Psalm 57:5 Teri, you came to us in the beautiful glory of winter. More...

Obituaries

John Willie Grooms of Rocky Ford died Feb. 22

John Willie Grooms, 69, of Rocky Ford passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Believer's Church in Sylvania with the Rev. Mark Evans and the Rev. Dr. More...

Births

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. John Herrington III of Perkins announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Frances, on Feb. 10, 2009. Lilly was born at University Hospital in Augusta, weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 20¾ inches. More...

Governor signs HB 143

Property owners across the state will not get additional property tax bills for 2008. Last week, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law HB 143 that will fund Homeowner Tax Relief Grants (HTRG) for 2008. More...

No change in due date for taxes

Local property owners will have to continue to dig deep in their pockets at Christmas time to pay property taxes, normally due Dec. 20 each year. The Jenkins County Commissioners decided against changing the due date during their Tuesday, Feb. More...

JCHS named AP Honor School

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox announced recently that Jenkins County High School (JCHS) was among 80 schools in the state that had earned the Advance Placement (AP) Honor School designation. More...

Robert Jenkins appointed to Regional Water Council

"The individuals we have selected are solution-oriented and will provide visionary water resource planning." - Governor Sonny Perdue

Jenkins County will be represented on the Savannah-Upper Ogeechee Regional Water Council by Robert Jenkins, manager of Hanging Rocks Plantation. More...

Other Jenkins News

Senior athletes recognized

Jenkins County High School Senior Night recognition was held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jenkins County Gymnatorium between the girls' and boys' basketball games against Metter. More...

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department investigated the following complaints. Monday, Feb. 16 • Brian Anthony Brinson of 348 Buttermilk Road was charged with theft by conversion and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. More...

Legislative Breakfast is Saturday

Local residents will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast while discussing legislative issues with state and national representatives this Saturday, Feb. 28. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I was saddened to hear of the death of the Rev. Michael Guido this weekend. I grew up listening to his "Seeds from the Sower" on the television and radio and reading them in various publications. More...

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Church News

Church News

Bethel Church 'Healthcare Lunch-and-Learn' The public is cordially invited to a "Healthcare Lunch-and- Learn" 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Bethel Church on Walnut Street. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Civil War Reenactment The 10th annual Battles at Manassas Civil War reenactment will be held at "Fort Wallace-Wood" on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22. The fort is located just off U.S. More...

Home Improvement

Learn how to rid your yard of invasive plants

Got kudzu? Wisteria strangling your trees? Privet and Chinaberries taking over your woods and fence rows? Come to the Jenkins County Agriculture Center 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, to find out what to do about it. More...

Columns

Library News

Make sure to come join us Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. for our cool African mask-making workshop with Christine Mitchell! More...