July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Non-Partisan Run-Off Election to be held July 26th

The Non-Partisan Run-Off Election to name a judge to the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit will be held Tuesday, July 26th. All normal polling places will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Truck driver to serve 5 years for death of GSU nurses in I-16 crash

The truck driver charged in an I-16 crash that resulted in the death of five Georgia Southern University students on April 22, 2105 pled guilty to nine charges in Bryan County Superior Court on July 14th.  More...

School News

Jenkins County School District Notice of Child Find activities

The Jenkins County School District is required by federal and state law (160- 4-7-.03-2) to conduct an annual “Child Find” effort as a means to locate, identify and evaluate every student with a suspected disability or giftedness within i More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

Lightening recently took out telephone and satellite television. I didn’t mind losing the phone for awhile, but a few days without a television was another matter.  More...

Editorials

Dallas Wilson

FAITH OUT LOUD

I wonder if there has ever been a time in your life where the words of scripture just seemed to come to life for you. It can be a passage you know well, one that you’ve even read hundreds of times throughout your life. More...

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

The travel bug bit me at ten years old, when my grandparents took me to New York City. I wanted to see the things that I’d only seen in my geography book. Travelling made those pictures come alive for me. More...

Don Lively

GRANDLY

It's happened again. We've talked about this before. Some days there are simply no ideas that nimbly enter my temporal lobes and demand instant documentation by me, for you. This is one of those days. More...

Breaking News - 7/22/2016 8:25 AM

Bloodmobile to be here July 26th - Free Access

Shepeard Blood Center is still in need of O Negative blood, which is known as the universal blood type because it can be transfused into any patient in need. However, all blood types are always needed.  More...

Two killed in car chase, two injured

A car chase that occurred in Jenkins County Friday, July 15th, around 8:30 p.m. More...

Wells Lighting plans for Jockey building in question

The Jenkins County Development Authority announced this week that the plans Wells Lighting, USA, Inc. had to locate its American headquarters in the former Jockey building on Hwy. 25 North have not materialized.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in in 1942

Pal Theater will admit each person bringing an old tire or tube or five pounds of old scrap rubber free at the Tuesday matinee to see Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaivalland in “They died with their boots on.” Uncle Sam needs rubber for war p More...

Steve Burke presents program to the Brier Creek Chapter, SAR"

The future Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution Chapter in Screven County, the Brier Creek Chapter, held its second planning meeting Thursday, July 7, at Wall's Diner in Sylvania. More...

Library News

Summer Reading is in its final innings, but we’ve still got some fun stuff in the works! More...

Church News

Church News

Green Fork to hold Homecoming  Green Fork Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on July 24th at 11a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. A covered dish luncheon will be served after the service. Dr. More...

Memoriam

Datebook

Depot Dudes to perform July 30th  Leroy Clayton and the Depot Dude will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30th, at the Perkins Train Depot. Bring your lawn chair, insect repellent and friends to enjoy an evening of family entertainment. More...

Obituaries

Wayne H. Fordham

Mr. Wayne H. Fordham age 67, passed on Thursday July 14, 2016 at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, GA. The Bulloch County native attended Portal High School and was a graduate of Swainsboro Tech with a Machinist degree. More...

Angela Romayne Highsmith

Angela Romayne Highsmith, 50, of Millen died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Optim Medical Center in Millen.  Miss Highsmith was born in Savannah, GA and lived most of her life in Millen as a homemaker. More...