March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Merit Scholars

Each year the University of Georgia in conjunction with the State Department of Education recognize Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars across the state of Georgia in recognition of outstanding sch More...

Other Jenkins News

Eagles win 2 of 3 games

The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team won two or three games last week.  The Eagles defeated Screven County 12-7.  Leading hitters for the Eagles were: Jay Bowers 3-4, Will Brinson 3-5 with 2 RBI’s, Jake Knight 2-3 with More...

Oratorical Contest

Michael R. Waters Post 188, American Legion, held an audition for the 2011 American Legion National Constitution Oratorical Contest in February. More...

BOE gets testing/assessment info

Policies and procedures on the local school system’s assessment and testing activities were discussed during the Feb. 28 meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education.  More...

Church News

Kelsey Chapel to hold Spring Revival

Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church, Hiltonia Road, will hold spring revival 7:30 p.m. nightly March 16-18. The guest speaker will be Elder Tony Williams of Tarboro Deliverance Church, Ridgeland, S.C.  Pastor Albert L. More...

Columns

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the Feb. 25 – March 2 time period. Intoxicated Driver/Vehicle  Feb. 26 – Highway 25 South Theft by Taking  Feb. 25 – 4732 Newton Ag Road More...

Wade Parker

EASY PLANTS FOR GARDENERS

It seems as we are getting more and more people interested in gardening. The trend for growing gardens had dropped off sharply but, in the last two years, interest has increased. More...

Syl-View Happenings

Our Volunteers of the Year have been selected based on the number of hours served and the number of residents touched by their service. More...

Budget cuts threaten services to job-seekers

Job-seekers could have an additional hurdle to jump in their quest to find jobs. Information released by the East Central Georgia Consortium (ECGC) indicates that funding for the organization’s One Stop program may be in jeopardy. More...

JCES is Title I Distinguished School

The Jenkins County Board of Education announced that Jenkins County Elementary School has been designated as a Title I Distinguished School for the sixth straight year. Dr. More...

Lovette addresses General Assembly

LaVonte Lovette, State 4-H President, addressed the Georgia General Assembly on 4-H Leadership Day at the Capitol. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

It’s that time of the year again – time to set your clocks forward an hour before retiring this Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. this Sunday.  I don’t mind setting my clocks back in the fall. More...

Editorials

Jon Burns

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

We dealt with several difficult issues at the Capitol this week that will have a significant impact on our state. The biggest of these issues was how we continue with the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K funding.  More...

Jim Hite

MICAH 6:8 - WORDS TO LIVE BY

Last week, Joyce and I represented the Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park at State Parks Day at the Capitol. And while it was a wonderful experience again this year, another event the same day provides thoughts for this column.  More...

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Datebook

Eagle Rock Café set for March 10

The Jenkins County High School Interact Club will present the Eagle Rock Café 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The event includes dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $10 each. More...