May 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Emergency Management Director Completes Course

Jenkins County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Alvin Burke, has completed the Georgia Certified Emergency Management course through Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyt More...

School News

LUNCH MENU

Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, May 15 – Hot dog or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, baked beans, fruit freeze, peanuts, Graham crackers. More...

EBA Students of Month

  Edmund Burke Academy Students of the Month, sponsored by Planters E.M.C., are, from left, first row: Lexie McNair, Brynlie Riggs, Jack Rothenberg, Rylan Miles, Ryan Reddick, Kaylynn Hawkins, Madison Hitchcock; and second row: Trey Johnson, Wil More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The need for additional parking at the Jenkins County Courthouse, especially on days that court is in session, has been a topic of discussion during recent meetings of the Jenkins County Commissioners. More...

Church News

Friendship Baptist celebrate church anniversary

Friendship Baptist Church will hold its Pre-church Anniversary revival 7:30 p.m. May 16-18. The speaker for the occasion will be Rev. James William, Mt. Hope Missionary Church, Tusculum. On Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Memoriam

In Memory

In loving memory Of Emory L. Lane Sr. April 19, 1922 – May 10, 2012   Not a day passes that I don’t think of you. More...

Datebook

SATURDAY, MAY 13

Angela B. Joiner invites the public to attend her annual recital featuring both piano and vocal students. The recital will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

Students to occupy new school August 2018

Students are expected to begin attending the new PreK-12 school currently under construction adjacent to Jenkins County High School in August 2018. More...

County approves Aptitude Test for new employees

Anyone seeking employment with Jenkins County must achieve an acceptable passing score of 65% on the county’s Aptitude Test. More...

Winners in BBQ Cook-off announced!

The annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce drew a large crowd to the Cotton Market Park on April 26th. Entertainment for the event was provided by Will Gay.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1950

Red Hill School will hold commencement exercises May 19th when Mrs. Daniel and Mrs.  More...

Garden club

Evelyn Gunn Young recently hosted the Green Thumb Garden Club of Millen to a tour of her lovely and inspiring garden. Shown, from left, are Ms. Young, More...

Georgia State Patrol report

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 3 traffic crashes during the month of April 2017 in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 4 injuries and 0 deaths.  More...

Editorials

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

Why have we become a nation of busybodies? We want to know everything about everybody. Many, and it grows every year, want to tell everybody everything about themselves. You have an upset stomach, go straight to Facebook. More...

Don Lively

HOG WHITE

Well, here we go again. It's that time of year. Annually, about this time, I have a serious talk with myself about my dignity and my sanity. Mostly, I question myself and, frighteningly, I find myself answering.  More...

Obituaries

Hattie Inez Scruggs Chafers

Mrs. Hattie Inez Scruggs Chafers, beloved centenarian, reached the 100-year milestone on December 31, 2016. She entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home. More...