Commissioners and employees argue salaries

All get $200 raises

Decorum was tossed out the two-story window of the Jenkins County Courthouse as the Jenkins County Commissioners and several county employees wrangled over a recently adopted salary schedule during the commissioners’ Tuesday, Sept. 20, meeting. Commissioner J.C. Douglas was absent. Sherril Jones, an employee in the Jenkins County Tax Commissioner’s office, asked for an explanation of how the $60,000 incorporated […]

At the pole



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College admission standards discussed at BOE meeting



Jenkins County High School Counselor Ruth Hearn presented information during the Monday, Sept. 19, meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education that outlined changes to the state’s college admission standards. The most important change, Hearn noted, was the elimination of SAT and ACT scores in determining an applicant’s eligibility for admission to any of the state’s 13 public 2-year […]

Air Force to hold public hearing Oct. 5



The Department of the Air Force will hold a public hearing 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center for the purpose of discussing its Airspace Training Initiative Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Air Force announced October 2004 that it was seeking to expand the size and operational altitudes currently used by pilots of […]

Schools take ‘snow days’ to conserve fuel



Jenkins County students, teachers and administrators were treated to two unexpected holidays on Monday and Tuesday when Governor Sonny Perdue asked all state school systems to take two “early snow days” as a means of conserving diesel fuel. Gov. Perdue took the action on Friday, Sept. 23, in anticipation of Hurricane Rita and the potential for temporary disruption of fuel […]

Ribbon cut at Eagle Pharmacy



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Church of the month



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Truck driver lugs in $1 million



A 61-year-old truck driver is hauling in a $1 million Georgia Lottery win. James Galloway played the instant game $200 Million Cash Spectacular and won the million-dollar top prize. The Short Stop, located at 1480 Millen Hwy. in Sylvania, sold the winning ticket. Mr. Galloway, a resident of Fountain Inn, S.C., was passing through Georgia when he played $200 Million […]

Monogrammed towels given



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Clarification



The Christopher Smith listed in last week’s grand jury indictments resides at 128 Billy Michael Road, Statesboro. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!