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School News

Practical Nursing Graduates Honored at STC - Swainsboro Ceremony

The Practical Nursing program on the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Technical College held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2018 graduates on August 1 in the Maurice Boatwright Auditorium.  More...

EBA seventh-graders qualify for Duke TIP

Nine middle school students at Edmund Burke Academy have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...

Jenkins County Middle School 2018 Softball Schedule

Aug. 21 Tue Portal Home 4:30 Aug. 28 Tue Metter Away 4:30 Sept. 6 Thur Toombs Away 4:30 Sept. 13 Thur Portal Away 4:30 Sept. 17 Mon ECI Home 4:30 Sept. 18 Tue Toombs Home 4:30 Sept. 20 Thur ECI Away 4:30 Sept. More...

Church News

First Baptist Church to host program

Men and Women’s Day will be held at First Baptist Church 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9. The guest speakers will be Rev. Timothy Lark and Minister Tracie Williams.  Lane Grove to host revival   More...

Obituaries

Raymond Flakes

Perkins, GA - Mr. Raymond Flakes, age 63, died Monday, August 20, 2018 at Optim Medical Center following an extended illness.  He was born in Burke County, retired owner of R & M. More...

Ronald Pye

Millen, GA - Mr. More...

$450,000 loan received for new school utilities

The City of Millen was recently awarded a $456,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. More...

Putting out the Blaze

Millen Fire Department personnel are shown responding to a fire on Buckhead Road that occurred Friday, Aug 24th around 5 p.m. More...

Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Day in in 2005

Jim Andrew has been selected by President George Bush to serve as Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service Agency.  More...

Library News

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! We encourage everyone from one to one-hundred-and-one to sign up for their own library card so they can use the great resources at the library. More...

Window to the Past

In September, 2007, Planters EMC linemen restore power in Maryland, hardest hit by Hurricane Irene. More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

When we arrived at church Sunday, I told my grandchildren that they could now “get out” once the car had stopped. Savannah, 2, quickly responded, “I can’t get out!” She was strapped snugly into her car seat. More...

Editorials

Don Lively

NO LABOR DAY

(Reprinted after re-writes from 2008)  Labor Day is almost here.  More than just a sad reminder that  Summer is nearly gone, the holiday was begun over a hundred years ago as a way to give working Americans a weekday off from their toi More...

Slim Randles

HOME COUNTRY

The other night it was hot. Hot during the day, hot at night. Heat seems to define summer for us, in many ways.  More...

Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

Next Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day and I know that many of you are planning BBQ cookouts, family meals and other activities to celebrate the holiday. This week’s recipes are great choices for side dishes to compliment your meals. More...