Industrial Park expansion plans finalized



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Bobby Dwelle, chairman of the Jenkins County Development Authority, announced last week that the organization has closed the deal on the purchase of approximately 96 acres of land to be used for expansion of the present Industrial Park. "It’s ours now," commented Dwelle who contributed much of the success of the venture to Paula […]

JCHS names honor graduates



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Jenkins County High School recently announced the honor graduates of the Class of 2005. They are: Annica Anthony, Amber Burke, Ashley Delay, Sarah Griffin, Hannah Groover, Kristi Hester, Karen Kent, Claire Morris, Shantrell Sapp, Abby Sharpe, Candace Stripling, Brittany Thomas and Clarissa Young. Anthony is the daughter of Bobby and Cleo Anthony. She is […]

BOE to purchase old Planters EMC building



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) voted during the group’s Monday, April 25, meeting to purchase for central office use the Planters Electric Membership Corporation building located on East Winthrope Avenue. The purchase price was $235,000, which will be paid with funds derived from the recently voter-approved issuance of general obligation bonds and […]

Jenkins County Hospital

to sponsor "Health Fair" May 12

to sponsor "Health Fair" May 12 The Jenkins County Hospital will host its annual "Health Fair" 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the facility located on Winthrope Avenue. The 2005 event will provide the community with access to many opportunities for overall health assessments as well as useful information regarding available resources. For additional information, contact the hospital at […]

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Web site designed to help students plan, apply and pay for college



Preparing for higher education has become a lot easier for Georgia residents. A new online resource, GAcollege411.org, is changing the way students explore careers; prepare for the SAT, ACT and GRE; research and compare colleges in Georgia; apply for admission to college; determine the cost of going to college; and research and apply for financial aid. "I hope that every […]

Senior baseball players honored at evening event



Senior baseball players honored at evening event Friday, April 29, was Senior Night for Jenkins County High School’s baseball team. This has been a tradition for many years. Three seniors and their parents were honored before the start of the Eagles vs. Long County game. Seniors Tim Bragg, James Monroe, and Jake Morris were honored in front of a large […]

Jenkins County students prepare for the CRCT test



Above left, these students are working hard in Susan Becton’s seventh grade language arts classroom preparing for the CRCT test. Pictured are, from left: Jena Branch, Shelby Burke, Ethan Conway, Darren Moody (front) and Jordan Gainey. Above right, students preparing for the CRCT in Susan Becton’s seventh grade language arts classroom are, from left, Courtney Johnson, Haley Godbee, Nicholas Williams, […]

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