June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County considers new E-911 agreement

Operation of the county’s E-911 program and the expenses associated with it can be costly. More...

School News

JCES Principal’s List and Honor Roll for 4th nine weeks

Tammy Hendley, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.  To be eligible for the Principal’s List, students must earn an A for all grades for the g More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

On July 4th we will celebrate our nation’s birthday. If you would like to express what this holiday means to you, please send your comments, 50 words or less, to me for publication in the July 3rd edition of the newspaper. More...

Church News

Church News

Dickey Grove to hold Women’s Day program Dickey Grove Baptist Church of Sylvania will host its Women’s Day program 9 a.m. June 23. The theme will be, “A helper in facing the future” and the guest speaker will be Ms. More...

Columns

Jim Hite

“Consequences for bad behavior”

A short news item in the June 5 edition of the Statesboro Herald caught the eye of both Joyce and me as it concerned the behavior of high school students, obviously a topic of interest to two retired educators.  More...

Herndon Bridges Wait Continues

Crossing the bridges over the Ogeechee River in the Herndon area of the county has not been possible for over two years and it appears residents will have to continue to wait.  The Georgia Department of Transportation released the following stat More...

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for York Telcom/Computer Outlet, 856 Cotton Avenue. More...

Patriotic celebration to be held July 3

Jenkins County will celebrate the nation’s birthday Wednesday, July 3, at the Millen/ Jenkins County Recreation Department complex.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Mite Girls win Coca Cola Classic Tournament

The Jenkins County Recreation Department’s Mite Girls All-Stars, 10 and under softball team, traveled to Effingham County on June 8 to participate in the Coca-Cola Classic Tournament. More...

Local Youth among winners of statewide Alcohol Awareness Creative Contests

“Give Yourself a Chance” Campaign Aimed at Curbing Underage and Binge Drinking The results of the inaugural “Give Yourself a Chance” contests are in and judges agree: local youth are super creative when it comes to illustratin More...

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 7-13.   More...

Obituaries

Winard D’Wayne Burke

Winard D’Wayne Burke, 34, of Sylvania passed away on Monday morning June 10th, 2013.  More...

Mr. James W. Brinson

Mr. James W. Brinson, 79, of Millen died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Optim Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Doris Barefield Raisner

Doris Barefield Raisner was born Saturday, Nov. 27, 1937 in the small community of Red Hill, outside of Millen, Georgia, to the late M.D. and Lelia Barefield. She was a devoted daughter to her parents and a wonderful mother to her children.  More...