Brier Creek takes action to discourage vandals



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Brier Creek Apartments, located at 536 Brier Creek Circle, is on the surface a quiet, well-kept apartment complex where residents enjoy the company of their neighbors and live a peaceful life. Under the cover of darkness, however, the neighborhood and its residents have often been targeted by vandals. The increased incidents of vandalism prompted […]

Mary Young

Perseverance prevails

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor "Try, try and try again," has been the motto of Jenkins County resident Mary Young for the past eight years as she has studied and prepared to take the test to obtain a General Education Diploma (GED). Young, who quit school in the tenth grade, was recently successful in her efforts and obtained her […]

Millen resident is featured in book



Millen resident Byron Scogins is a prominent character in a book written by his close friend Charles "Doc" Kinney of Orange, Texas. Kinney was a medic in Vietnam serving with the famous 7th Calvary, portrayed in the movie "We Were Soldiers." Kinney and Scogins served in the same 7th Calvary Unit in Vietnam where Scogins was a Platoon Leader and […]

Katie Lewis ‘Outstanding Older Worker’



Katie Lewis ‘Outstanding Older Worker’ Katie Lewis was honored with a reception Friday, Aug. 5, as the 2005 "Outstanding Older Worker of the Year" for the East Central Georgia Region. The event was held at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center with many of Lewis’ friends, family members and coworkers present. Emily Leckie, field operations coordinator for Experience Works Senior […]

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“Old Timers” softball game set for Aug. 26



"Old Timers" softball game set for Aug. 26 The Jenkins County Recreation Department invites men and women 35 years of age and older who may be interested in participating in an "Old Timers" softball game to come by the department and sign up. A $5 registration fee is required with proceeds going toward the youth football program. The game is […]

For the Record

State Patrol Report

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated five traffic accidents during the month of July in Jenkins County. These accidents resulted in 11 injuries and one fatality. Troopers from Post 21 also issued 99 traffic citations in the county during the month., The total includes four arrests for driving under the influence; 42 citations for […]

JCHS receives state matching grant



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) was recently awarded a state career development matching incentive grant. Faculty and staff at JCHS are excited about the grant funds from the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division of the Georgia Department of Education. JCHS was one of 25 local schools at the secondary level in the state to compete for the funding. The […]

What parents need to know about standardized test scores

Diane Miller
County Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Sciences


What parents need to know about standardized test scores Diane Miller County Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences School districts and state departments of education should provide information to help parents interpret test scores. The following are helpful questions: 1. Will I receive a report that includes more than just a numerical score? For example, will I receive information outlining […]

DNR offers hunter education class for upcoming season



Get ready for the upcoming hunting season by registering for a hunter education course. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will offer a hunter education class at Magnolia Springs State Park Monday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. The test for anyone taking the CD hunter […]