March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Above, Spelling Bee competitors recognized by the BOE were, from left, Jenkins County Elementary School Principal Jim Jarvis, Alexis Jones, Sage Hanson, Infinity Jones, Alexius Seafus, Will Collier, T More...

School News

Southeastern Technical College directors meet in Jenkins County

“Meet and greet” was the theme for a luncheon/meeting attended by members of Southeastern Technical College’s board of directors and community leaders held at the Jenkins County Adult Learning Center Thursday, Feb. 25.   More...

School Menu

JENKINS COUNTY MAR. 8-12   Monday - Ham on Bun or P/B Jelly Sandwich, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Potato Pattie, Pineapple Cup, Fresh Fruit, Roll or Salad Bar: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery Sticks, Boiled Egg, Cheese, P/B Jelly Sandwich, Grapes. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Ronnie Perryman, Charlie Troop, 108th Calvary Division, arrived back at Ft. Stewart from Afghanistan on Sunday. Ronnie just completed his third tour of duty in the Middle East. He is the son of Helen Boone and Herman Perryman. More...

Church News

Fountain Spring to hold deacon ordination service

The Fountain Spring Baptist Church family cordially invites the public to come and help celebrate the ordination of Brother Steve Carr, Brother Eric Clay and Brother Ronnie Curtis as deacons 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7. More...

Green Chapel AME host Gospel Fest

Green Chapel AME Church, Hwy. 17, Rocky Ford, will host a Gospel Fest 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Featured groups will include the Screven County Male Chorus, the Inspirational Choir with the Rev. More...

A Child’s Voice Care Pregnancy Center to meet

A Child’s Voice Care Pregnancy Center serving Jenkins and Screven Counties will hold a community information meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank you

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the Bethany Nursing Home for the excellent care that my mother received during her stay. She was treated with the utmost compassion, love and respect. More...

Thank you

There are no words to express my gratitude to all merchants in Millen that gave something for the Jenkins County bus drivers’ Christmas party. The drivers and I will remember your kindness. Thank you so much. More...

Columns

Library News

Spring is almost here! Don’t forget to come to the library on Saturday, March 6, to enjoy the Flower Show between 2-5 p.m. More...

Syl-View Happenings

The residents have enjoyed colorful, exciting happenings, and the Valentine party was filled with sweet, sweet fellowship as the community volunteers hosted a party complete with fun refreshments.   More...

District 6 VFD receives grant

Chief David Barron, District 6 Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), announced this week that the department had been awarded a $100,823 grant. The funds were awarded from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program administered by the U.S. More...

Enrollment down in local schools

Enrollment in the local system has dropped by 16 students since December 2009.   More...

Barrow visits Jenkins County

Congressman John Barrow, center, greets citizens Saturday, Feb. 27, at Cindy’s Café on Cotton. The stop was part of Rep. More...

Legislative Breakfast draws crowd

Eggs and issues were on the menu of the annual Legislative Breakfast held Saturday, Feb. 27, at Krystal’s Taste of Kountry. Sponsors for the event were Jenkins County Farm Bureau and Millen-Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Other Jenkins News

JROTC competition results announced

Five area high schools with Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Drill Teams met Saturday, Feb. More...

Jenkins receives funds for food, shelter program

Jenkins County has been chosen to receive $7,863 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.   More...

Roy Clayton receives award

A county-wide football banquet made up of six schools was held in Cherokee County in January. Woodstock High School was honored to have three coaches receiving awards. More...

Editorials

SENATE APPROVES $17.4 BILLION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

The Georgia Senate voted Thursday, Feb. 18, to approve a $17.4 billion amended state budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2010, which ends June 30. More...

Datebook

Easter Egg Hunt announced

Millen Better Hometown will sponsor its annual community Easter “Eggs”travaganza 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the little ball fields by the old Edenfield’s Feed and Seed location. More...

NRCS conducting signup for tunnel project

James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that the NRCS is accepting applications for the new high tunnel pilot project.   More...

JCHS School Council to meet March 9th

The Jenkins County High School “school council” meeting has been changed to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the school’s media center.   More...

Farm & Home

Farm & Home

How and when to prune roses

It is hard to believe it is already time to prune roses. Pruning roses is a rather easy job, but to some it can be very intimidating. More...

Obituaries

Marvin Blalock Jr., 66, of Twin City died Feb. 28

Mr. Marvin W. Blalock Jr., 66, of Twin City died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.   Funeral Services were held 11 a.m. More...

Mr. Bobby A. Taylor Sr., 65, died Feb. 25

Mr. Bobby A. Taylor Sr., 65, died Thursday, February 25, 2010.   Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Butch Taylor and Carl Miller officiating. More...