Jenkins’ workforce is ready to work

While many business owners complain of not being able to find good workers, local employers have just the opposite problem – dependable, willing workers but few jobs to offer them. Jenkins County’s core workforce of 3,355 has suffered over 400 job losses the last year with the closing of the Jockey International, M.I. Windows and Doors and a Cavalier Home […]

Murderer denied pardon

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles recently denied parole for James Edward Addison, 42. Addison was convicted of armed robbery and felony murder in 1992 for the murder of Jenkins County resident Betty Bennett, 58. Addison received a life sentence. This was the second time the Parole Board denied Addison parole. On July 24, 1992, a bread deliveryman discovered […]

Commissioners hear EMA update

Bob Fields, local EMA director, gave the Jenkins County Commissioners an update on the activities of his office during the group’s Tuesday, Dec. 19, meeting. Fields noted that training of local first responders was progressing with exercises having been conducted on hazard materials, vehicle extractions and train safety. A school safety plan had been developed and the community had been […]

Grand Jury indicts 12

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in December and handed down indictments against 12 individuals as follows: • Spencer Britt, child molestation and sexual battery. • Arnold Clarke, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony arson-first degree; insurance fraud and criminal solicitation. • Virginia Clarke, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony arson-first degree; insurance fraud and criminal […]

Agriculture Census forms mailed out

Local farmers and other agriculture interests will soon receive the 2007 Census of Agriculture forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in their mailboxes. The forms were mailed Dec. 28 and are due by Feb. 4. The census is conducted every five years in order to determine a complete count of the nation’s farms and ranches and the people […]

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Local runner completes 108th marathon

Joyce Hodges-Hite completed her 108th marathon on Dec. 9, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joyce was one of over 23,000 who ran 26.2 miles from downtown Honolulu through Waikiki, past Diamond Head before returning to Kapiolani Park below Diamond Head. Heavy rain began in the middle of the night and con- tinued to fall for hours beyond the race’s 5 a.m. […]

Federal funds to benefit hospital

Congress recently approved a funding request by Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) that will directly benefit Jenkins County. Included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill is an appropriation of $268,000 in federal funds for Jenkins County Hospital in Millen. This funding will be used for new, state-of-the-art medical equipment at the Jenkins County Hospital. “This funding is an investment in the future […]

Scholarships available through Planters EMC

Each year, Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) accepts applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. This year, nine scholarships will be awarded to students throughout Georgia. Sponsored by the electric cooperatives of Georgia, including Planters EMC, the $1,000 scholarships are offered to students of all ages attending any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. “This scholarship […]

Syl-View Happenings

The activity departmentsponsored parties for Christmas at Syl-View have come to a close. The family Christmas parties were great with standing room-only in attendance. I had that old cold, but with everyone’s help, I made it through. Thanks to Betty Malloy and two great helpers from the nursing department, for all of their hard work and help. The chart work […]