January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County receives $500,000 grant for CARBO project

Jenkins County was recently awarded a $500,000 Employment Incentive Program Grant (EIPG) to assist with the construction of a public rail spur to serve CARBO Ceramics’ new facility currently under construction on Hwy. 17, south of Millen. More...

School News

JCES LUNCH MENU

Monday, Jan. 27 – Spaghetti or sweet and sour chicken/ rice; choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple.  Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Hot dog or chili/saltines: choices: oven fries, orange, applesauce, peach cobbler.   More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Good news finally for residents in the Herndon area of the county! The DOT has awarded a contract for replacement of the bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon. They have been closed since March 2011 due to safety concerns. More...

Obituaries

Narsie Lane Bragg

Mrs. Narsie Lane Bragg, 87, of Millen died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.18, 2014 at the Millen Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. More...

Sandra Cowart Lairscy

Mrs. Sandra Cowart Lairscy, 65, of Bloomingdale died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Garfield Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Gay officiating. More...

Local schools to close in wake of Winter Storm

The Jenkins County School System has announced that it will dismiss students at noon on Tuesday and close Wednesday and Thursday this week due to the threat of a Winter Storm passing through the area.        More...

Herndon Bridges project awarded

The wait is almost over! After nearly three years, a contract has been awarded to replace the Herndon bridges over the Ogeechee River.  More...

Fatal Accident!

A 2-vehicle accident that occurred early Tuesday morning claimed the life of a local woman. The accident occurred just north of the Dairy Queen on U.S. Hwy. 25. More...

Other Jenkins News

Plans for new jail proceeding

A new county jail remains a top priority for the Jenkins County Commissioners.  More...

Qualifying fees set for county election

The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners has approved qualifying fees for county positions up for election in 2014.  More...

Salvation Army

With the first Auto Auction of 2014 just around the corner, The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command is continuing to urge people to donate old boats, cars and SUVs. More...

Church News

Church News

Friendship Baptist to host Pastor Appreciation Friendship Baptist Church, 1115 Old Louisville Road, will host an Appreciation Program for Pastor Eric Cooper and the First Lady at 3 p.m. Jan. 26. The guest minister will be Rev. More...