February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Captain Justin McBride completes second command

On February 9th, Captain Justin G. McBride relinquished command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Armored Division, Division Artillery following a successful command at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...

School News

Digital learning enhancing education

The Jenkins County School System participated in Digital Learning Day on February 22nd to celebrate the hard work of staff and students in using instructional technology to enhance learning for all students.  More...

Jenkins County Middle/High School students win band positions

Jenkins County Middle High School students, Marqes Smith and Blake McBride, passed a rigorous audition to win positions with the Georgia Music Educators Association District One Honor Bands. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

My little granddaughter, Savannah, 22 months, loves to play with a chalkboard. She will continuously mark on it with colored chalk, change the colors and erase the markings, over and over again. More...

Church News

Jones Temple to host Praise Night

A Praise Night service will be held at Jones Temple Baptist Church, 6 p.m. March 3rd. Sponsor is the Senior Choir. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Matthew Davis.   More...

Obituaries

Robert Franklin Brinson, Sr.

Sylvania - Robert Franklin Brinson, Sr., age 84, passed away on February 20, 2018 at Optim Medical Center - Screven.  He was born in Jenkins County, GA to the late Homer and Trudie Johnson Brinson, and was retired from Savannah Sugar Refinery, w More...

Farris Poythress Markovcic

Farris Poythress Markovcic left her earthly home on February 21, 2018.  She was born on March 5 to Gordon and Mabel Poythress. In 1955, she married John M. Markovcic, the love of her life. More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

We Southerners love fish and especially catfish! Give us some cole slaw, tarter sauce, and hush puppies to go with the fish, and we are good to go. I hope you enjoy the catfish stew and fried catfish recipes!  Classic Fried Catfish   More...

Qualifying begins March 3 for May election

Qualifying as a candidate in the May 22nd General Primary and Non-Partisan Election will be held 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 5-8 and from 9 a.m. until noon on March 9. More...

Coroner attends training classes!

Jenkins County Coroner Henry Young attended Coroner training February 6-9 at GPSTC Police Academy in Forsyth. More...

No bids received on Jenkins County Jail

An attempt by the Jenkins County Commissioners to sell the old Jenkins County Jail property on Masonic Street failed to yield any bids for the property. The property had been recently advertised for sale.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –This Date in 1932

Five more candidates have announced since last week: E.G. Weathers for Judge of City Court; L.P. Strickland for Solicitor; E.S. Gay, E.O. Mays and John D. Newton for County Commissioner. More...

Window to the Past!

This photograph was taken in the mid-to-late 1930's, at the school building that was once located across the road from Big Horse Creek Baptist Church on Buttermilk Road, near the Jenkins/Screven Coun More...

Library News

March is roaring in like a lion! Tomorrow, March 2, at 10 am we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special Seussian storytime. We will be telling Dr. Seuss stories, and we’ll have a special visit from the Cat in the Hat.  More...

Editorials

Martha Chalker

Nope , Not About Religion!

No one is coming to save you! And stop trying to save other people. Only they can achieve that for themselves. It’s not about religion, it’s about common sense and everyday life. More...

Don Lively

MISSING BILLY

Last week I told you about the lead up to my acting debut, a stage play done right here in our little town.  This week I planned to tell you about the actual production, but with your permission, I need to delay that for another week.  Some More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

The guys were outside at the sale barn, sipping coffee in Styrofoam cups and waiting for someone to say something. More...