June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Open House

The Jenkins County Quality of Life Initiative recently sponsored an Open House celebrating the first new house to be listed on the market in several years, addressing Jenkins County’s housing issues. The home was built by H.S. Consulting, Inc. More...

School News

Edmund Burke Academy 4th quarter honor roll

A+ Honor Roll  7th grade – Mason Boswell, Lindsey Fries and Sakshi Shah.  8th grade – Blake Johnson, Gayla Landing, Kitty Lewis, Caitlin McDonald, Vic Miney, Kathryn Rhodes and Collier Smith.  9th grade – Alana Mims. More...

For children to begin June 8th

The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces the Seamless Summer Option Lunch Program to be held at the Jenkins County Middle/High School cafeteria beginning June 8 and ending June 25.  This program provides nutritious lunches at no cos More...

JCHS awards

Judge Bobby Reeves presented the $2,500 Hubert and Nell Reeves East Georgia State College Presidential Scholarship to Henry Sherrod. More...

Church News

Church News

Deep Creek Free Will Baptist to hold VBS  Vacation Bible School will be held at Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, through Thursday, June 11th. More...

Obituaries

Willard Lotis Chance

Mr. Willard Lotis Chance, 72, died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his residence after a long illness.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Dry Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Allen and Mr. Gary Herrmann officiating. More...

George Arnold Larisey

George Arnold Larisey, 76, died of Milled died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at West Millen Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Allen. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. More...

Joel M. Hooks, Sr.

Joel M. Hooks, Sr., 77, of Millen died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at Millen Baptist Church with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Elam Cemetery.  Mr. More...

Moses Toole – WWII veteran and a gentleman

Moses Toole gets up every morning and puts on his tie. It is a habit he acquired while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.  More...

Portion of Highway 25 South renamed in honor of Sid Newton

A portion of Hwy. 25 South, extending from the most southern section of the Ogeechee River Bridge to the intersection of Hwy. 121, has been renamed the Albert Sidney Newton “Sid” Memorial Highway in honor of the Jenkins County native. More...

Other Jenkins News

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log

May 15 – May 21

Ryan Roberson – Aggravated Assault/FV; Millen Police Department; May 18.  Tyrone Lockett Jr. – Crossing Guard Lines/Contraband, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; May 20. More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 15 – May 21. More...

Benches refurbished

Inmates at the Jenkins Correctional Center recently refurbished the benches located in the city park, located at the old water tower on the western end of Cotton Avenue. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

As I watched the national news coverage this week of the devastating weather in Texas and throughout the plains area of our nation, I could not help but think that we are so fortunate to live in “the garden spot” of the nation.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Magnolia Springs State Park to celebrate National Trails Day Magnolia Springs State Park will celebration National Trails Day Saturday, Jun 6, 10 a.m. until noon. More...

Columns

“I was just thinking”

I’ve been available to give graduation speeches for over forty years now. But, it appears that’s not going to happen, for whatever reason(s). More...

UNREALITY

It had to be a joke.  A spoof.  A prank.  Nope.   It was real.  More...

Library News

Summer Reading has begun, but it’s not too late to join the fun!  More...