JCHS approved for accreditation

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Jenkins County High School (JCHS) received word last week that it has received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Georgia Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. A Quality Assurance Review Team (QART) made an on-site two-day visit to JCHS in March as part of the peer review phase of the […]

BOE office moving in July

BOE office moving in July By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Personnel at the Jenkins County Board of Education’s (BOE) central office may be able to move into their new headquarters next month, said Jenkins County School Superintendent Hayward Cordy during the BOE’s Monday, June 20, meeting. The BOE recently approved purchase of the former Planters Electric Membership Corporation building […]

Jenkins Elementary students ‘soar beyond expectations’

Summer Intern

By Jessica Newberry Summer Intern While most students are enjoying their summer at home with their families, Jenkins County Elementary students are spending extra time with their classmates in a summer enrichment program. This program, funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, is intended to help students change their attitudes toward school, raise expectations and to help them […]

Commissioners deal with landfill issues

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor The main agenda of the Tuesday, June 21, meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners dealt with problems associated with the county’s landfill. Kirk Kirkland of M.I. Home Products appeared before the group to ascertain information as to why his company was not being allowed to dump its usual two loads per day at the […]


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Fields graduates from Ga Tech with honors, degree in chemistry

Robert Brett Fields graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in ceremonies held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Saturday, May 7. Fields was awarded the degree of bachelor of science in chemistry. During his undergraduate career, he was involved in several campus activities including freshman tutoring and German Club. During his junior and senior years, he conducted […]


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JCES honor roll students names are announced

Dr. Judy Holton, principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, announces the principal’s list and honor roll for the fourth nine weeks. To be eligible for the principal’s list, students must earn an A for all grades for the grading period. Students named to the principal’s list for the fourth nine weeks are: first grade – Ryley Baird, Cody Bowen, Austin […]

Burgess Landrum School’s 18th reunion to be held this weekend

Alumnus, administrators, faculty, staff and friends of the once Burgess Landrum School will hold their 18th school reunion this weekend with an expected attendance of 150 or more. On Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Get Acquainted Night will be held at the Millen Community House. A registration banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the […]

Hiller Spann elected

GMHA Board of Directors chairman

Hiller Spann, president of Alliance Homes Inc. has been elected to serve a one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association’s (GMHA) Board of Directors. Spann will join 23 individuals drawn from a cross-section of the association’s membership to lead the GMHA through its 2005-2006 fiscal year. Prior to his election to the current chairperson’s position, Spann served […]