Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a parent of a third grader at Jenkins County Elementary School, I would like to say how proud I am of our county’s children. They work hard and deserve to be recognized for their achievements. The faculty and staff at the school planned carefully for the Tuesday, May 16, honors program. We, as families and friends of […]

Church News

Oak Hill Baptist Oak Hill Baptist Church announces Vacation Bible School will be held 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9. The theme for the week is “Artic Edge.” The Rev. Jamie Archer is pastor. Johnson Grove Baptist Church An Outreach Mission Benefit Program will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Johnson Grove […]

Card of Thanks

Thanks so much to all of our friends, relatives, my coworkers at BI-LO, our church families and other churches for the money, phone calls, cards, visits and especially for your prayers. Please continue to pray for me in the weeks ahead as I take further treatments. Betty Sasser You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]


Flag Retirement Ceremony A combined US/CS flag retirement ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the flagpole of the Jenkins County Courthouse. This is a joint venture between the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, and the local camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The public is invited to attend and bring an […]

Ag Line: Thrips

Thrips have been a major problem this year in row crops and gardens. I have received several calls concerning thrips in vegetables, cotton, and peanuts. Thrips are very small insects that feed on the underside of plants. They feed inside developing flower buds and in newly expanding leaves of plants. Their feeding damage is not seen until deformed flowers and […]

Hurricane season rolls in, Georgians reminded to check insurance coverage

Hurricane season starts Thursday, June 1, and Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies annually to be sure they have adequate coverage. “Our coastal residents face the most danger if a hurricane strikes, and the only way to ensure their safety is to evacuate,” Commissioner Oxendine said. “However, citizens who don’t […]

Grants available for those who own, lease land with Georgia Power, Georgia Transmission Corp.

Groups and individuals that own or lease land with Georgia Power or Georgia Transmission Corporation transmission lines in Jenkins County may be eligible to receive cash grants at a flat rate of $50 per acre, per year for the full three-year contract along with professional wildlife management advice to create new wildlife lands beneath transmission lines. The program, which is […]

Mrs. Dot Daughtry, 76, of Millen died May 29

Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Johnson Daughtry, 76, of Millen died Monday, May 29, 2006 at her residence after a short illness. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday May 31, (today) at the Rosemary Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Millen Cemetery. She was born in Washington D.C. and was a homemaker, member of the Rosemary Baptist Church […]

Harold Roach resigns as JCHS principal

When students return to Jenkins County High School (JCHS) for the 2006-2007 school term in August, they will do so under the leadership of a new principal. During a called meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) Wednesday, May 24, it was announced that Harold Roach has resigned as principal of JCHS, effective June 30. Although Roach’s contract […]

Storm causes power outages

Winds from a severe thunderstorm destroyed several light poles and electrical lines in the Ogeechee River Bridge area of U.S. Hwy. 25 Saturday around 7 p.m. Power was disrupted for up to six hours for some customers of Planters Electric Membership Corporation as crews worked through the night to restore the electricity. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be […]