Harley pleads guilty

Days before she was to stand trial for her husband’s death, Tracy Harley entered a guilty plea to the charge of murder Friday, March 16, in Screven County Superior Court. Ogeechee Superior Court Judge Gates F. Peed sentenced her to life in prison for her role in the April 26, 2006 death of Steven Harley. Mrs. Harley and co-defendant Rico […]

Jockey announces closing of Millen plant

The remaining 60 employees at the local plant of Jockey International received word last week that their jobs will be terminated, beginning this week, with a complete shutdown of the plant expected by September. Approximately 200 Jockey employees lost their jobs in 2006 when sewing operations at the facility were terminated. The cutting department was the only operation spared in […]


This peach orchard on Old Louisville Road was in full bloom last week, another sign of springs’ approach. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Hall gets life sentence

A Millen man found guilty of numerous charges in connection with an October 2005 attack on a woman and her young granddaughter in the Statesboro Wal-Mart store will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. On Tuesday, March 13, Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced Stephen Mark Hall in Bulloch County Superior Court to life in prison […]

Hospital moves forward on ER project

Plans for the construction of a new emergency room (ER) and renovations to support departments at Jenkins County Hospital (JCH) moved a step closer to becoming a reality last week. Kathy Ross, area specialist for USDA Rural Development, presented a Letter of Intent for the project to members of the Jenkins County Hospital Authority during a called meeting of the […]

Grand Jury indicts 14

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened earlier this month in Jenkins County Superior Court and indicted 14 persons as follows. + Bryan Carlissan Huff, aggravated assault and obstruction of officers-misdemeanor. + Howard Hargrove, criminal damage to property in the second degree. + Robert Lee Robertson, burglary and criminal attempt. + Edward Keith Lewis, habitual violator, driving under the influence-alcohol, open […]

J.R.’s BP Station has ribbon cutting

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for J.R.’s BP Station located on U.S. Hiway 25 North. The facility is a full service gas station and convenience store. From left, are Clay Boulineau, chamber director; Mayor King Rocker; J.R. Schwonke; Tricia Schwonke; Al Knight, chamber director; and Paula Herrington, chamber executive director. (Staff photo by Deborah […]

JCHS goes 0-4 for the week

The Jenkins County High School Eagles baseball team played four games last week and came away without a victory despite a valiant effort by players. On March 10, the Eagles lost to Morgan County 17-10. Leading hitters for the Eagles were Boyd Sasser, 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs; Bob Hoke, Zac Clark, Justin Lanier, Justin Johnson, Spencer Clark […]

JCES collects $3,400 for Pennies for Patients

Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) is one of the 20,000 schools nationwide collecting pennies for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Program. The goal of this program is to show children that they can make a difference. The generosity of both students and faculty/staff has been tremendous at JCES. Students gave generously and unselfishly as they donated change […]

Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program at Jenkins County Elementary School recognizes one student per homeroom each month. Each student must maintain good behavior in all school activities, make an excellent effort to complete all schoolwork and maintain a good attendance record. These students, selected by their homeroom teachers, receive an Eagle ribbon imprinted with “Student of the Month” which […]