2018-11-07 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in 2009!

The Jenkins County High School Army JROTC Raider Team traveled to Fort Yargo State Park in Winder Saturday, Oct. 24, to compete in a 33- school 66-team State Raider Championship. The Jenkins County Male Mixed Team (four females and six males) outscored Paulding County, the defending National and State Champion, by six points to capture the overall State Championship in the Male Mixed Division.

The Jenkins County High School War Eagles traveled to Wheeler County Friday night and came away with a 42-15 victory over the Bulldogs.

Over the past several months, residential burglaries in Jenkins County have increased at an alarming rate. The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that since July1, deputies have investigated 25 residential and three business burglaries. During the months of July and August, six residential burglaries were investigated each month. Three incidents were investigated during September, and 10 during October. Deputies also investigated two business burglaries in August and one in October. Arrests have been made in three residential burglaries and in one of the business burglaries with a portion of the stolen property being recovered.

Students were safely evacuated from a Jenkins County school bus that caught fire Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Palmer Row area of the city. Jenkins County School Superintendent Melissa Williams said approximately 35 students were still onboard when substitute driver Charles Anfield saw smoke coming from the dash of the vehicle. He quickly stopped the bus and escorted the students off the vehicle to an area of safety, following safety and evacuation procedures established by the school system.

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