October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

JROTC to host Veteran’s Day program Nov. 18

The Jenkins County High School JROTC will host a Veteran’s Day program 2: 15 p. m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the new gymnatorium on North Avenue. More...

Set clocks back on Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time ends 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Be sure to set your clocks back an hour before retiring for the night on Saturday evening!   More...

School News

JCMS school news

Here at Jenkins County Middle School, we had a great first nine weeks. We ended the semester with our SOAR behavior celebration. We were able to take approximately 90% of our student population on the outing. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

I wrote this several months ago for another project. I had no idea at the time what was coming. In memory of Cindy Brown Boatright who passed away suddenly last week.  Cold Weather Vapor  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”   Can anyone tell me when Halloween changed? Changed in what way you might ask. Well, read on.  More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:  When Jane Daniel Johnson moved back to Millen, after the death of her husband, she immediately “put on her work boots” and has continued to do everything she can to make her hometown a better place to live. More...

Datebook

Date Book

GED exam to be given Nov. 7 The GED exam will be given at the Jenkins County Adult Learning Center, a division of Southeastern Technical College, on Nov. 7. The test will be the pencil and paper version. You must pre register and prepay. More...

Columns

Sylview Happenings

We are still in the afterglow of the awards state activity directors meeting held in Augusta, Oct 13. I was privileged to lead a conference on “Volunteers” as ‘The Beat Goes On” which was the theme. More...

Harvest Fun set for Thursday

The annual Harvest of Fun Festival will take place 6-8 p.m. this Thursday on Cotton Avenue.  More...

BOE discusses new school

Construction on the new PreK-12 school proposed by the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) could begin as early as December 2014 with occupancy possible in the fall of 2016. More...

Samantha Smith named JCFEC Executive Director

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) has a new Executive Director. Samantha Smith of Statesboro assumed the position last week. She was among six candidates selected for interviews by the JCFEC Board of Directors.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Build Your Future Art and Essay contest winners announced

The Jenkins County School System and partners: CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton, and NCCER’s Build Your Future Campaign have planned activities in support of Careers in Construction Month.  More...

JROTC Raider team finishes strong

The Jenkins County High School Raider Team took third place overall in the Raider Mixed Category (six boys and four girls) at the Area 9 Raider Championship in Statesboro on Oct. 5. Area 9 consists of nine high schools from Southeast Georgia.  More...

Changes in Municipal Court proceedings

Offenders going to Municipal Court will now have to deal with a prosecutor and public defender.  During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the group voted to employ attorneys April Stafford as Prosecutor and Susan Welch as Public Defender More...

Church News

Church News

“Judgment House” to be held Oct. 28-31 West Millen Baptist Church will sponsor the annual “Judgment House” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28-31. More...

Obituaries

Michael Thomas Roach

Michael Thomas Roach, 59, of Ellabell, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at East GA Regional Hospital in Statesboro.  Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. More...

Cynthia “Cindy” Brown Boatright

Mrs. Cynthia “ Cindy” Brown Boatright, 56, of Millen died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at her residence.  A memorial service was held 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, following visitation.  More...

Thank You!

The family of L.C. Burroughs would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the candle light prayer vigil held on Oct. 12 at the Millen/Jenkins County Recreation Department. We thank each one of you for your prayers and donations. More...