Possible remnant of Camp Lawton unearthed in dig



It is small and fragile, but to archaeologists from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, it is the “find” of the day. The soil-stained, charred wood fragment was unearthed at an excavation site at Magnolia Springs State Park Tuesday, Jan. 30, as the team searched for the stockade wall of the Camp Lawton Confederate […]

Eggs and Issues Breakfast slated for February 17



The annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Millen Community House. The event is sponsored by the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce and Jenkins County Farm Bureau. State and Congressional representatives have been invited to attend, make remarks and answer questions from local citizens. Tickets are $5 and are available at the […]

From a bill to a law

The process is lengthy

The Georgia Legislature is in full swing in Atlanta with legislators introducing and considering numerous bills for action, but have you ever wondered exactly how a bill becomes a law? The process begins when a legislator recognizes the need for a new law or desires to change an existing one. The legislator decides to introduce or sponsor a bill. At […]

JCHS graduate wounded in Iraq



His year of service in Iraq was completed, and thoughts of coming home filled his mind as SPC 4 Arthur Lamont Milton Jr., 21, waited for the arrival of the helicopter that was to take his unit out of Iraq. Then, the unimaginable occurred. A missile hit the helicopter as it approached the landing site, and a second missile hit […]

Savannah River Parkway is nearing completion



Seventeen years after its conception as part of the Governor’s Road Improvement Projects, 96 percent of the Savannah River Parkway (SRP) is either open to traffic or under construction. When completed, the 156- mile 4-lane roadway will connect Augusta and Savannah via two corridors with Millen as the connection point of both legs. At Millen, the two legs split and […]

STC Prep welding student commissioned for art work



Zachry Rhodes, Jenkins County High School senior and Swainsboro Technical College (STC) Prep student, was recently commissioned by Gail Ware, vice president of institutional effectiveness at STC, to create a pig structure for her husband, Johnny, for his birthday. The iron pig structure was placed in the flowerbeds at the west-side entry porch of the new Ware’s Old Mill Restaurant. […]

Valdosta State University announces dean’s list



Anna Ruth Crowe of Millen has been named to the fall 2006 dean’s list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. To make the dean’s list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work. Grade point averages […]

In-town free transportation now available for after school BLAST students



The BLAST program at JCMS is currently taking applications for new students. The after school academic program has been available to JCMS students since September 2006 and will continue until May 10, 2007. BLAST (Building Lasting Academic Success Today) is a partnership between the Jenkins County school system and the Family Enrichment Center. The program runs Monday Thursday 3:15 p.m. […]

Nursing students receive degrees



Jenkins County High School students who attended Swainsboro Technical College and received their Certified Nursing Assistant certificates are, from left, first row: Quintara Reese, Peggy Milton, Kalaya Curl, Marquita Wadley and instructor Jennifer Davis; second row: Victoria Langston, Gavin Whiters, Ralphael Lovett, Will Evans, D.J. Flakes, Amber Davis, Adrian Waters and Paige Perryman; and third row: Glenn Kelly, Donessa Williams, […]

Seniors to receive financial information



Jenkins County High School will sponsor a Financial Workshop for all seniors 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Building. Seniors considering the financial information that will be presented are, from left, sitting: Chiquita Williams and Tim Reed; and standing, Jessica Herrington, Danielle Elmore and Cassie Williams. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]