Church basketball program teaches more than just dribbling, shooting

“E very child is a winner.” That is the motto of the Upward Basketball program now underway at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Success is not based on wins and losses but on learning and teaching lessons in the game of life. “It is a creative and fun community outreach activity,” said the Rev. Jamie Archer, pastor, who expressed surprise that […]

Lack of jobs still plagues county

For the second consecutive month, Jenkins County held the number one spot in unemployment rankings for the state. Although the county’s unemployment rate dropped from 11.4 in October to 11.0 for the month of November, the rate was still the highest in the state. This compares to a rate of 5.5 for November 2006. Georgia Department of Labor statistics indicate […]

Fishin’ Hole opens

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Farmers have hope for crop, livestock losses

The eligibility date for 2007 livestock and crop year losses has been extended for farmers who suffered recent livestock and/or crop losses caused by natural disasters, announced Barbara B. Mobley, Jenkins County, executive director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA.) On Dec. 26, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, […]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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JCMS offers peer tutoring program after school

In an attempt to help improve academic performance at Jenkins County Middle School, the eighth grade teaching team is implementing an after school peer tutoring program. Tutors may volunteer to serve in the capacity as a peer helper. The role of the peer tutor is to assist other eighth grade students who are experiencing difficulties with class work or homework. […]

Publishers recognize JCMS poets

Earlier this fall, Rhonda Clark asked all of her eighth grade writing students to select a poem from their writing portfolios or to write a new poem to be entered in a poetry contest. Twenty-seven poems were selected and entered in a poetry contest strictly for young poets, sponsored by Creative Communications. It is with great pleasure that Jenkins County […]

JROTC competition drill to be held Saturday

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) begins competitive drill at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, on the Jenkins County High football field. This is scheduled to be an eight-school drill meet with up to 20 separate events scheduled for competition. JCHS has been assigned as the coordinating unit for the newly organized Area […]

EBA releases honor roll list

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll list for the second nine weeks. A student must have a 94.5 to 100 average to be named to the “A+” honor roll and an 89.5 to 94.5 to be named to the “A” honor roll. No student is considered for the honor roll if he/she failed an academic subject or had […]

UGA hosts statewide farm forecast

Anyone who wants the latest information about crop prices, pending U.S. farm and energy policies, weather forecasts or water conservation should attend at least one of the five meetings planned across Georgia the week of Jan. 28. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its second annual Ag Forecast Breakfast Series 7 a.m. -10 a.m. […]