July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses asked to participate in work program

Local businesses and organizations are currently being recruited to participate in a work program funded with Federal stimulus money that may soon put 35 unemployed citizens back to work temporarily. More...

Schools to open doors to students Aug. 3

The 2009-10 school year will officially open for students on Monday, Aug. 3, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Melissa Williams. More...

School News

JCHS Awards

From left, Kevin Belanger and Marsha Madray present $1,000 High School Heroes Scholarships to Shante Bynes, Trevor Weathersby, Cierra Joyner, Amanda Godbee and Sheila Boone. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As I was working on the minimum wage article for this week's newspaper, I could not help but recall the first full-time job I had. It was in the purchasing department at then Look Products, the window plant. More...

Church News

Needful Baptist Church to hold revival July 27-31

Needful Baptist Church will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31. The guest minister will be the Rev. Herman Bing of Carpentersville Baptist Church, North Augusta, S.C. The public is invited to attend. More...

Morris Grove Baptist Church to celebrate 137th anniversary

Morrison Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 137th church anniversary 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. The public is invited to attend. More...

Oak Hill Baptist Church to present Randy Miller in concert

Oak Hill Baptist church will present Randy Miller in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Mr. Miller has a rich heritage of Mr. More...

School system to furlough teachers

The local school system joined many school districts across state this week in approving the furlough of all staff members for three days without pay during the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Open House to be held July 30

Due to action taken by Governor Sonny Purdue this week whereby additional cuts are made to the local school system's budget, it is necessary to furlough all staff members for three days during the 2009- 2010 school year. More...

Open house, Bass tourney to be held Aug. 8

For Bo Ginn Aquarium

The Jenkins County Development Authority (JCDA) is sponsoring an Open House and Bass Tournament to benefit the Bo Ginn Aquarium at Magnolia Springs State Park Saturday, Aug. 8. The Bass Tournament gets underway at 6 a.m. More...

Sales tax holiday begins

As school gets ready to open for a new year Monday, Aug. 3, parents and students looking to buy items for school can take advantage of the state's 2009 Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday runs Thursday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 2. More...

Other Jenkins News

Minimum wage increases to $7.25

Some workers may notice a slight increase in their paychecks this week, thanks an increase in the federal minimum wage that went into effect Friday, July 24. More...

Commission may require companies to carry Worker's Compensation

Companies contracting with the Jenkins County Commissioners may be required to carry Workers Compensation insurance. More...

Senior, Junior teams place first

The Jenkins County 4-H Project Safe Team had great day at the District Shotgun Match at Baygall Sporting Clays in Bulloch County. The Junior and Senior teams came home with first place team awards. The senior team had a score of 125/125. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Last spring I wrote a letter about the Millen and Jenkins County High School baseball teams in 1958-59. Since, I've had people asking me more about these teams, especially the Millen team. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Calling all fishermen! The Bo Ginn Aquarium at Magnolia Springs State Park will sponsor a Bass Tournament and Open House with registration for the tournament getting underway at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. More...

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks

It is difficult indeed for us to put our thoughts into words, but we are very much appreciative of your kind and helpful words, deeds and gestures at this time of great loss in our lives. More...

Acknowledgements

Our gratitude to those who responded with many acts of kindness during this most difficult time can't be expressed with mere words. Our family is very appreciative for all acts and kind deed. More...