Millen man charged in Wal-Mart attack



A Jenkins County man is facing a variety of charges in connection with an attack on a woman in a restroom at the Wal-Mart store of Statesboro around 6:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Statesboro Police Capt. L.C. Williams said Stephen Mark Hall, 25, is facing charges of aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of possession of a weapon […]

Emergency plane landing



Elizabeth Elmore enjoys a ministry of mission work Jenkins County resident Elizabeth Elmore recalls the experiences of her first mission trip with tears and smiles. Elmore, along with nine volunteers from Joppa Ministries in Portal, joined 11 others from Missions on the Move (MOM), based in Guyton, on a weeklong trip to St. Elena, Honduras last month. Each year, work […]

Jenkins Chamber to offer Drug Free Workplace training for businesses



Through the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and industries have the opportunity to participate in the Drugs Don’t Work in Georgia program. Through this program, participating employers in Georgia are certified by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation as having a drug-free workplace and are entitled to a 7.5 percent discount on their workers’ compensation premiums. Drug-free companies […]

JCMS to start 5 minutes earlier beginning Monday



Dr. Joseph Kirkland, principal of Jenkins County Middle School, announced this week that the school will begin five minutes earlier beginning Monday, Oct. 24. School will begin at 8:10 a.m. “There will be a two week grace period in order to get parents and students acclimated to the new start time,” said Dr. Kirkland. Parents, however, should take note of […]

5th annual Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 31 on Cotton Avenue



Cotton Avenue in downtown Millen will again be alive with family fun as Millen Better Hometown and Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce sponsor the fifth annual Harvest of Fun festival on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Children up to age 12 may enjoy free games, activities and prizes sponsored by local merchants, civic groups and churches. Another popular part […]

Cookbooks arrive!



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Local schools celebrate “Lights On” Oct. 20



On Thursday, Oct. 20, hundreds of thousands of children across America will join their parents, educators and community and business leaders to rally in support of the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, improve academic achievement and help working families. The Jenkins County Afterschool Programs at all three schools will host an Open House for “Lights On” beginning at 3 […]

Make a difference



Amy Swan’s fifth grade class at Jenkins County Elementary School has been studying about Rosa Parks in their Language Arts class and decided they wanted to make a difference for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They quickly made plans and organized a food drive with the Harvest Food Bank. Students made posters and put them up around the school asking […]

JCES Students of the Month



The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month who maintains good behavior in all school activities, makes an excellent effort to complete all schoolwork and maintains a good attendance record. These students, selected by their homeroom teachers, received an Eagle ribbon imprinted with “Student of the Month” and a T-shirt […]

Class wins pizza lunch



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