1980 time capsule opened



Jenkins Countians celebrated the 100th birthday of the county Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a short program on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse prior to the opening of the1980 Diamond Jubilee time capsule. Jenkins County was signed into existence by the Georgia Legislature Aug. 17, 1905. Jenkins County Commission Chairman James Henry welcomed those present and turned the program […]

Commissioners hear concerns on operating State Court



“Help is needed,” was the message of Jenkins County Solicitor Troy Gay and Jenkins County State Court Judge R. Hubert Reeves, III in remarks made to the Jenkins County Commissioners during the group’s Tuesday, Aug. 16, meeting. Gay told the commissioners that State Court had, “Three times too much work,” for it to be handled in the current manner. “We […]

STC hosts seminar on tourism



Swainsboro Technical College’s (STC) Office of Economic Development hosted an event on tourism economic development Wednesday, Aug. 10, as part of the ongoing Total Economic Development series on the STC campus. One of presenters from the STC five county service delivery area included Mabel Jenkins who discussed her family’s Hanging Rocks Plantation in Jenkins County. Other presenters were Carvy Snell, […]

Board of education considers construction timeline at meet



Members of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) were brought up-to-date on the construction timeline for improvements to be made to the athletic facilities at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) during its Monday, Aug. 15, meeting. Architect John Tuten explained the timeline, predicting that site demolition would be completed by the end of November; site grading completed by March […]

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Eagles suffer tough loss to Burke County Bears



This past Friday night, Aug. 19, was the season opener for the Jenkins County High School 2005 football year. The match up had the Eagles playing Waynesboro against the Burke County Bears. A large crowd from Jenkins County made the drive to the see the first game. The weather was a typical southern summer night as the first kick-off started […]

Lady Eagles varsity and junior varsity softball get underway



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles softball season started this past week. The first game of the year was in Waynesboro Monday, Aug. 15, against the Burke County Lady Bears. As the game progressed, it would turn out to be a pitching duel. Both teams had opportunities to score with runners on base but were unable to bring them […]

Parker graduates from Ga. Tech



Ashton Parker graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Friday, Aug 5. He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with a minor in finance. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Those attending from this area included George Parker, JoAnne Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Parker, Wade Parker and Laura Parker. You must be […]

Brinson named STC director of accounting



Stacy Avery, vice-president of administrative services at Swainsboro Technical College (STC), announced that Krista Brinson has been named as director of accounting. Prior to coming to STC, Brinson had been employed at Georgia Southern University (GSU) for 10 years. She held the position of business manager for payroll and she has worked in many of the accounting areas at GSU. […]

Disabilities



CROHN’S ADVOCATE FIGHTS FOR ACCESS Jill Sklar, 36, of Huntington Woods, Mich., has Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease affecting perhaps a half million Americans. “I was diagnosed when I was 20,” she said in a telephone interview. “I was told I had something incurable. My symptoms are acute diarrhea, abdominal pain, fevers, and weight loss.” The Crohn’s […]