August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Quality of Life Banquet to be held Sept. 9

The Jenkins County Development Authority invites the public to attend the “Quality of Life Banquet” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Hanging Rocks Plantation, 1192 Honey Ridge Road, Millen. More...

School News

Student of the month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the “FLY Student of the Month” for August to reward academic excellence and behavior. More...

EBA Students qualify for Duke TIP

Each year, personnel at Duke University sponsor the Talent Identification Program (TIP) to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age.  More...

GSU granted first undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering Program in the State

Georgia Southern University ( GSU) made history on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

You may recall a few columns ago, I wrote of remembering exactly, precisely the moment I learned to sailor cuss, involving a firecracker blasting away inside my left hand.  More...

Don Lively

A LEAP BACK

We all do it, at least the ones of us who have made more than a few trips around the sun. In fact, the older I get the more I engage in it. More...

Library News

After 33 years of dedicated service to the people of Screven and Jenkins Counties, Mrs. Barbara Gilbert (aka the “Bookmobile Lady”) will be retiring, effective Aug. 29. More...

City receives $500,000 grant

The City of Millen is the recipient of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which is administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  More...

FoSCA helps resident with dogs’ rescue

When Marie Taylor discovered a mama dog with nine puppies abandoned in a mobile home park adjacent to her home on Old Perkins Road, she knew she had to do something to save them because four of them had already died. More...

Other Jenkins News

Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park share upcoming activities

The Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park (FMSSP) volunteer organization is eagerly awaiting two important fall activities scheduled for Magnolia Springs State Park.  More...

FOR WORKING FAMILIES

Medical grants available to children

Georgia families can now get grants to help pay for children’s medical expenses that are not covered or fully covered by health insurance.  The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is taking applications from working famil More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Aug. 15 – Aug. 21. Theft by Taking – Hwy. 23 South, Aug. 16; Old Louisville Road, Aug. 20; Perkins  More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist to host Community Youth Service Community Youth Services will be held at First Baptist Church 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31. The guest speaker will be Mr. Jonthan McCollar, Senior Community Manager of American Cancer Society, Statesboro. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform Aug. 30th  The Depot Dudes will take to the stage 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Perkins Depot. Bring your lawn chairs and insect repellent and enjoy an evening of free, family entertainment. More...