February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School News

Jenkins County

Elementary School

Monday, Feb. 29 – Corn dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, whole kernel corn, veg. w/dip, garden salad, Jello w/fruit, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

This year, 2016, is a “leap year”, meaning there are 29 days in the month of February, which normally has only 28 days. Thinking about the “leap year” made me wonder how this got started and the purpose. More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

While I waited in Popeye’s drive through last Monday morning I saw an eighteen wheeler being expertly parked in the back parking lot. More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

“Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.” More...

Don Lively

DIXIE DIRT

(reprinted from 2009)   Everybody has favorite places. I’ve written before about one of mine, The Pond, but I have others.  More...

Presidential Preference Primary is March 1

Jenkins County voters will join others across the state in casting their ballots in the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, March 1st.  In this election, voters must declare either a Democrat or Republican ballot. More...

Qualifying for General Primary begins March 7

Those considering qualifying as a candidate in the May 24th General Primary/ Non-Partisan General Election have less than two weeks to decide.  More...

Update on City projects

There has been a lot of digging, tree cutting and relocation of pipe lines in the City of Millen in recent weeks as several projects involving street and drainage improvements have gotten underway.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When

This Day in in 1954

The Dover-Oliver Road will be let to contract on May 9. This road will finish the new route from Millen to Savannah via Rocky Ford, Dover and Guyton.  More...

City Council appoints positions

During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the following 2016 appointments were voted upon and approved.  Councilman Robin Scott was named Mayor-Protein for 2016; R. More...

GSU announces Fall 2015 President's List

Georgia Southern University (GSU) recently recognized more than 1,350 students for excellence in academics on the Fall 2015 President's List. More...

Church News

Church News

Lane Grove to host Black History program  Lane Grove Baptist Church will host its annual Black History program 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. All area churches are invited to attend and share the event. Robert Owen is the church pastor. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Chamber of Commerce annual banquet to be held March 10   More...

Farm & Home

Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape

Many people get eager to prune this time of the year. It is important to consider the plant when making the decision to prune. More...

Obituaries

Deloris June Murray Smith

Deloris June Murray Smith of Sardis, Ga.,, 79, entered into rest Friday, February 19, 2016. She was born on January 13, 1937 to the late Marguerite and Alton Murray. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church. More...

Marlin Rhodes

Mr. Marlin Rhodes, age 71, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in his home after an extended illness.  The funeral service was held Saturday, February 13, at 3 p.m. the chapel of Ronald V. More...

Colonel Kenneth R. Wade

Colonel Kenneth R. More...