September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County commission says 'no' to requiring advance notice of grants

Agencies and organizations seeking grants that require matching local funds will be able to continue to seek those grants without having to give the county advance notice. More...

Commissioners seek tax increase

The Jenkins County Commissioners announced this week that the county would seek to increase the property taxes it will levy for the 2009-2010 fiscal year by 1.36 percent. This represents an increase in the millage rate of 0.144 mil. More...

School News

Student Leadership Council announced

Jenkins County Middle School is proud to announce its Student Leadership Council members. The Student Leadership Council is a new program initiated this year with the purpose of encouraging leadership among the students. More...

Art returns to JCES

For the 2009-2010 school year, students at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) will have the opportunity to have Art as a part of their curriculum once again. Mrs. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I recently received word that the food bank at Jenkins County Family Enrichment is restocked and once again able to provide food to those who need it. This is possible through the generosity of local citizens. More...

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Georgia Family Council

KNOWLEDGE AND CHARACTER: A POWERFUL, NECESSARY COMBINATION

School has started, so my house has become the proverbial beehive of activity and learning. (At least, I hope the latter is true.) And that means homework. And homework means, well, skirmishes here and there. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Workforce Development Program no longer taking applications It was announced this week that the application process for participation in the Workforce Development Program has ended. More...

Farm & Home

Early Pecan Defoliation

Crop Update As I was writing this article, a line of thunderstorms just passed through our area. Overall, Jenkins County is on the road to having a very good year in agriculture. More...

Day care opens in Mllen

The Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kidz Korner daycare. More...

Arrest made in armed robbery

A Millen man is facing several charges in connection with the Aug. 18 armed robbery of McTeer Food and Fuel on U.S. Highway 25 South. More...

Bubba Small retires as City of Millen utility superintendent

On Thursday, Aug. 27, R.M. "Bubba" Small turned in his keys, radio and vehicle and declared that he was retiring as the City of Millen Utility Superintendent. Although he officially logged 36 years of service to the city, Mr. More...

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People in the News

Justin McBride promoted to First Lieutenant During a ceremony held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the headquarters of the First Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Winder, Justin Grey McBride was promoted to First Lieutenant. More...

Happy birthday!

Martha Robbins celebrated her 80th birthday Sunday, Aug. 23, with a fish fry attended by family and friends. (Photo contributed) More...

Dove season opens this Friday

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 5. More...

Church News

Fountain Spring Baptist Church to host Health Session

Fountain Spring Baptist Church will host an informative Health Session 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Fellowship Hall. There will be various speakers giving valuable health information. More...

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church to hold revival

Skull Creek Missionary Baptist Church #1 will hold revival services Monday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. R. L. Stevens. A gospel sing will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. More...

Community Worship Center to hold yard sale

There will be a big yard sale at Community Worship Center, 7:30 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 5. Everyone is invited to come by and get bargains. The church is located at 433 Virginia Avenue. For more information, call (478) 982-4575. More...