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JCES LUNCH MENU

Monday, Feb. 9 – Spaghetti, break stick or turkey & cheese wrap/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli, apple, pineapple. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Jenkins County Elementary holds Spelling Bees

As part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, each year schools across America conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade, and school level. The winners are sent to the next level of competition. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

February has arrived! And I am hoping the month will be kinder to us than it was last year. More...

Military Active Duty

TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; ET3 (SW) Robert Adam Oglesby, U.S.  More...

Cards of Thanks

Thank You

It is impossible to put into words how grateful our family is for the love and support the people of Jenkins County have extended to us. The last month or so has been the hardest time in our lives. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn P. Whitehead

Carolyn P. Whitehead, 57, of Sylvania passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Optim Medical Center-Screven in Sylvania.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

It’s late Sunday afternoon and what I’m about to write is not what I intended to write this week. More...

Don Lively

JUST RIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT

It’s Friday afternoon.  Yes, I am well aware that the papers where I get to bloviate every week both come out on Wednesday, but bear with me.  It’s Friday afternoon.  Like many of you I work in town but live in the country. More...

Library News

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? More...

Tyler Wagner STAR Student, Lula Graham STAR teacher

It’s that time of year – a time for the “STARS” to shine brightly. John Tyler Wagner, son of John and Dale Wagner, has been named Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) 2014-2015 STAR Student. More...

Inmates and Greyhounds Prison Partnership

They are fast out of the gates on the racing tracks, but slow transitioning into the role of a pet when their racing careers are over. However, many racing Greyhounds are getting a “second chance” by being adopted into loving homes. More...

Other Jenkins News

County ranks 2nd in unemployment

The unemployment rate for Jenkins County fell from 13.2% in October to 12.1% in November 2014. More...

City completes wastewater treatment project

The City of Millen recently completed improvements at its Waste Water Treatment Plant. More...

Improvements planned at King America

King America Finishing, Inc. announced last week that it signed a Consent Order with the State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regarding operations at its plant in Screven County. More...

Church News

Mt. Carmel to hold Ushers Anniversary

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will host its Ushers Anniversary program 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8th.   More...

Fountain Spring to host Miracle Service

Fountain Spring Baptist Church will host a Miracle Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7th. Mrs. Shanelle Carr will be the speaker. Elder Pearlstine O. Capers is Pastor. More...

Kelsey Chapel to host Black History celebration

A Black History celebration will be hosted by Kelsey Chapel Baptist Church 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7th. The Speaker will be Rev. Milton Rollins.   More...

Engagements

Johnson-Lee engagement

Rayburn and Dorie Johnson of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlotte Paige Johnson, to Aaron Kade Lee, son of Jon and Johnna Lee of Garfield.  More...