2018-04-11 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Date in 1956!

SFC Benjamin F. Lanier, 39, died of accidental gunshot wounds Sunday afternoon near Millen. Jenkins County Sheriff Wilmer Taylor and a coroner’s jury returned the accident verdict following an inquest on Monday. Taylor said Lanier apparently had dragged a loaded gun over the seat of his automobile, causing it to go off. Sgt. Lanier was on leave from Camp Stewart to visit his parents who live near here.

Outstanding JCHS athletes recognized are: Lindsey Sharpe- Rotary Club Trophy for Outstanding Backfield Man on football team, Arnette Sharpe-Girls’ Basketball team, Julian Wade-Lion Club Trophy for Outstanding Linesman of football team, and Heyward Gay-Boys Basketball. The presentations were made by the Jenkins County Quarterback Club.

In an official Jenkins County Board of Education action on Tuesday, the name of the Jenkins County Training School became immediately known as the Burgess Landrum School in honor of retiring Superintendent of Schools, Burgess Landrum. Mr. Landrum has been associated with the school system for 28 years.

“Good Friday” marked the first day of school for the pupils of Burgess Landrum School in their new $300,000 building. Open House will be held at a later date.

Sue Cowart and Bill Hatcher have been selected Outstanding Girl and Outstanding Boy from the Junior Class by the High School faculty. Sue is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Cowart of Thrift and Bill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hatcher.

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