June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment rate continues to fall

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate has been on a steady decline for several months, but remains high enough to continue to land the county among the top three counties in the state with the highest rates.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Clothing donation

Byron Scogins, Commander VFW Post #2776, is shown delivering donated clothing the unit recently collected to the Augusta VA Hospital in support of the hospital’s homeless veterans program. More...

Local Garden Clubs

Members of Green Thumb Garden Club planted colorful Lantana camara around the sign at the Jenkins County Memorial Library in celebration of National Garden Week. More...

4-H’ers Lend a Helping Hand

The Jenkins County 4-H Program provided some much needed assistance in anticipation for Governor Nathan Deal’s recent visit to Jenkins County. More...

Church News

Church News

Nannie E. Williams to hold Community Youth Sunday Community Youth Sunday services will be held June 29th at Nannie E. Williams United Methodist Church, 440 Old Waynesboro Road. More...

Obituaries

Lula Mae Joyner Burke

Mrs. Lula Mae Joyner Burke, 85, of Millen died Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Graveside services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Big Horse Creek Cemetery with Rev. Andy Allen officiating.  Mrs. More...

Mary Beth Sharpe

Ms. Mary Beth Sharpe, age 55, of 1080 Rabitsch Rd., Millen, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Georgia Regents Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11 a. m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (today) at the Millen Cemetery with Rev. More...

Grand Jury indicts Thirteen

The Jenkins County Grand Jury met earlier this month and handed down the following indictments and accusations.  Daniel Jones – Aggravated Assault, Possession of Firearm/ Knife During Crime/Attempted Crime; Criminal Use of Article with Alt More...

Absentee voting underway in Primary Run-off

Absentee voting by mail in the July 22nd Democratic/ Republican Primary Run-off Election is currently underway.  Applications for an Absentee ballots are available at the office of the Jenkins County Registrar at the Jenkins County Courthouse. More...

JCHS Scholarship Winners

Gannon Walters was presented the Presbyterian College Academic Award during Jenkins County High School’s annual academic awards program held recently. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As I listen to news broadcasts and just conversation in general I am amazed at the “new” words being used today. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

It’s just a guess, but I bet that most of you reading this will agree with me when you’ve finished reading. More...

Don Lively

A FAMILY, A GATHERING, A NATION

The family has begun to assemble.  The Pond is being groomed and readied for the invasion. Equipment ranging from tractors to screwdrivers are pressed into service to ensure the place is ready.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Class of 1975 to hold reunion The Class of 1975 will hold its annual class picnic 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 28th at Magnolia Springs State Park. For additional information call Eubie Clark Byrant at 706-589- 0543.  More...

Engagements

Berry-Brannen reminder

Final plans have been completed for the wedding of Elaina Nicole Berry and Jason Lee Brannen. The bride is the daughter of Troy Berry and Elaine Berry. More...