BOE sets millage rate at 9.5 mils



After coming under heavy “fire” from local property owners over a proposed 49.52 percent “net” tax increase, the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) voted to roll back its previous year’s millage rate of 10.5 mils to 9.5 mils for fiscal year 2007-2008. The action came during a called meeting held Thursday, Nov. 8, immediately following the final public hearing […]

Robbery suspect captured



Don Eddie Galbreath, 42, of Uvalda has been arrested for the Oct. 29 armed robbery of McTeer Food and Fuel on U.S. Highway 25 South in Millen. Millen Police Department (MPD) Chief Investigator Charles Drummer, assisted by Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields and officers of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department, took Galbreath into custody at his father’s residence in Bulloch […]

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Commissioners consider lake construction project



Construction of a dam and 1,461-acre lake in northern Jenkins County is being considered by the Jenkins County Commissioners. Jenkins County resident Robert Jenkins presented the idea to the group during their Tuesday, Nov. 6, meeting. Jenkins said that the project was first presented to a previous board of commissioners in the 1970’s by his grandfather, but was never acted […]

County adopts millage rate



During a called meeting held Thursday, Nov. 8, the Jenkins County Commissioners officially adopted a millage rate for fiscal year 2007-2008 of 10.55 mils. The previous year’s millage rate was 15.75 mils. The commissioners decided to roll back the county’s millage rate to compensate for property value increases brought about by a state-required property re-evaluation. It is predicted that the […]

BOE adopts cash flow resolution



During a called meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Jenkins County Board of Education approved a cash flow resolution, noting that it was necessary on Oct. 24 to establish a $475,000 line of credit at Regions Bank prior to the arrival of the monthly state funding check on Oct. 25. When BOE member Roderick Campbell complained that board members should […]

Eagles Season ends with a 12-0 win over Portal



The Jenkins County High School Eagles football team closed out their season with a win this past Friday night on the road in Portal. The win brought the Eagles’ record to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the region. For nine senior players, it was the last game in their high school football careers. For many younger players, it was the […]

Local man featured in U.S. Navy news magazine



Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Roderick Campbell, a Jenkins County native, was featured in the June 22 edition of the U.S. Navy’s “The Wire” news magazine, published by the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay. Campbell currently serves as a transfer clerk and personnel representative with the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The “15 Minutes of Fame” column […]

La Niña pattern likely to prolong Georgia drought

Winter and spring will likely be warmer, drier than normal.

Drought conditions are expected to continue across much of Georgia through spring 2008 and may expand into southeast Georgia by spring. A La Niña climate pattern has developed, which increases the probability of a dry, warm winter and spring across most of the state. Current predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center are for a weak […]

Winterize outdoor pipes now, before they freeze

Irrigation parts could be in danger. A few precautions now can save a lot of time, money and even water later.

Depending on where you live in drought-stricken Georgia, it may have been a while since you’ve been allowed to water your lawn. But don’t forget about your irrigation system or leave it unprotected this winter. A few precautions now can save a lot of time, money and even water later. Most grass is going dormant now and doesn’t need watering […]