BOE proposes enormous tax increase

Combating a “budget crunch”, The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) is proposing a 57.82 percent increase in the school system’s roll back millage rate for fiscal year 2007-2008. The BOE adopted an $11.7 million tentative budget during its Monday, Oct. 15, meeting with no increase in the previous year’s 10.5 mill millage rate However, due to changes in property […]


Employees at the Jenkins County Courthouse all recently wore pink t-shirts in observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participating are, from left, first row: Alexar Gresham, Elizabeth Landing, Nona Roberson, Mary Murray and Shannon Turner; second row: Edna Pierce, Linda Pittman, Louise Dailey, Jeanetta Miller and Carol Cates; and third row: Brenda Mathern, Barbara Gay, Sherrill Jones, Doris […]

County will roll back millage rate

During their Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting the Jenkins County Commissioners set the dates for three public hearings relating to its 2007-2008 budget, noting that the county’s millage rate would be rolled back to compensate for property value increases brought about by a state-required property re-evaluation. The dates for the hearings were later changed to the following: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. […]

BOE scraps plans for new high school

Faced with the prospect of having to raise between $9.5- $10.5 million in local revenue, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) elected to remove construction of a new high school from its 5-Year Facilities Plan during the group’s Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. The present high school was added back to the plan with it being noted that the $2.4 […]

Harvest of Fun set for Oct. 30

To coordinate with Millen City Council’s plans to observe Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 30, Millen Better Hometown and the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seventh annual Harvest of Fun Festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 on Cotton Avenue. In this annual event, children up to age 12 enjoy free games, activities and prizes sponsored by local merchants, civic groups […]

A reason to celebrate

The JCHS Eagles’ football team raises their helmets in victory following a 22-13 win over Calvary Friday night. The team made the trip home from Savannah much shorter after the big win. The Eagle offense was hitting on all cylinders putting up 22 points against a tough Calvary defense. This was a much needed Region win for the team. The […]

Lady Eagles’ season ends

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles’ softball team went into the South Sectional State Tournament with very high hopes of pulling off a few big wins and trying to advance to the elite eight of the state tournament. The Lady Eagles came out playing excellent ball against a very competitive squad from Bacon County but lost this game 1-0. […]

High school gets wireless laptops

Students and teachers at Jenkins County High School (JCHS) have a new tool to assist with instruction and learning. Melissa Williams, Jenkins County curriculum director, wrote and received a grant to place 18 wireless laptop computers in the high school. The wireless lab essentially brings the computer lab to a classroom. Donna Boone, ninth-grade Freshman Academy teacher, states, “Students are […]

School Lunch Menu

JENKINS COUNTY • Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Monday – Turkey & Cheese Sub, Lettuce & Tomato, French Fries, Dill Pickles, Mandarin Oranges. Tuesday – Vegetable Beef Soup, PB & Jelly Sandwich, Apple Crisp, Saltines. Wednesday – Gobblin Chicken Nuggets, Ghostly Green Beans, Crazy Creamed Potatoes, Pumpkin Cookie. Thursday – Chicken Casserole. Garden Peas, Apple Slices, Wheat Roll. Friday – Hamburger on Bun, French Fries, Lettuce & Tomato, […]

JCMS begins Readathon

Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) students began their “Race into Reading” Readathon using the Accelerated Reader program Monday, Oct. 22, and will conclude on Friday, Nov. 2. Students will be asking family members, friends and community members for pledges to support students’ reading per Accelerated Reader point earned, per book read or a fixed donation. During the two weeks, students […]