March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Marker installed at historic Big Buckhead Baptist Church

Even though they were outnumbered 2-1, Confederate cavalrymen led by Confederate Major General Joseph Wheeler pursued for days Union Brigadier General H. Judson’s 4,000 man cavalry. More...

School News

JCMS launches SHOE DRIVE to raise money

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) is conducting a shoe collection drive from March 15 to April 29 to raise funds for the school. More...

Edmund Burke Academy Honor Roll

The following students were recognized for academic excellence at Edmund Burke Academy for the 3rd Quarter. More...

2016 Jenkins County High School Track teams

Members of the Jenkins County High School boys’ track team are, Jawaun Smith, Tyjay Lee, Keon Ruffin, Tykese Green, Robert Coney, Andrew Dixon, Gene Branch, Trent Harley, Donteavious Burton, Do More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Unbelievable! Disney threatened to pull all of its moviemaking and other projects out of the state of Georgia if Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 787, the Free Exercise Protection Act. And, unfortunately, the “blackmail” worked. More...

Letters

Letters

Dear Editor:   I want to air my disappointment with some of the clients of Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center for forcing the Director of the Senior Center to quit her position, also the Activities Director to quit. More...

Church News

Church News

Habersham U.M.C. to host “Old Fashioned Sunday”   More...

Memoriam

In loving memory of my dear son, Jason L. Williams

October 7, 1968 – March 27, 1988

It’s been 28 years since you left this life and went to be with our Heavenly Father. I don’t think of you as gone away---your journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets this earth is only one. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Rite Aid to host fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Augusta   More...

Farm & Home

JCMS FFA Livestock Judging Team places in state event

The Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) FFA Livestock Team recently placed 12th in the State FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event. The event was held at the UGA Instructional Arena in Athens on March 19th.  More...

Engagements

Sarah Forester and Will Counselman to wed May 14th

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forester of Savannah, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Katherine Forester, to William Jennings Counselman, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Counselman of Millen, Georgia.  More...

Commissioners approve tax abatement for Hecate Energy

A company looking to locate a 65,000 solar panel farm in Jenkins County will get a little financial incentive from the county.  The Jenkins County Commissioners have approved a tax abatement for Hecate Energy. More...

New county jail facility to be completed by July

The county’s new jail, located in the Industrial Park on Magnolia Street, is expected to be completed sometime in July.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Vietnam

Veterans Day is March 30th

Georgia adopted 2010 HR 1723 to commend Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans and recognize March 30, 2010 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. March 30th was the date of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.  More...

Job Training Unlimited hosts Open House

Job Training Unlimited (JTU), located at 122 N. Gray Street, hosted an Open House Monday, March 21st. Clients and local citizens were invited to attend, enjoy refreshments and familiarize themselves with the services provided by the organization. More...

Senator David Perdue

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Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I have distinct memories of being a teenager in an earlier life. I had dreams as a teenager. Some of those dreams will remain private and will accompany me on my last ride. More...

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17)  More...

Don Lively

PLAYING

We played. We were kids, once, and that's what kids do. Play. We played everywhere. We played at home of course, and, home, for my siblings and me, and most of our cousins, was the countryside. More...

Obituaries

Anne P. Long

Cecelia Anne Price Long, age 91, of Sylvania passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.  Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, 2016, at 3 p.m. More...

Ronald Elbert Alexander

Ronald Elbert Alexander of Millen entered into rest on March 22, 2016.  Graveside funeral services for Mr. Alexander were held 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Green Fork Baptist Church in Perkins, GA.  Mr. More...

Bernice Godbee Fleming

Mrs. Bernice Godbee Fleming, 87, of Millen entered into eternal rest on March 24, 2016.  A graveside funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Millen Cemetery.  More...