Obama, Huckabee carry Jenkins



Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee were the candidates Jenkins County voters chose in Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary election. Obama polled 548 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 306. Huckabee received 309 votes with John McCain polling 270. Voters also gave their nod of approval to the renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax by a vote of 1,124 […]

A New Place to Soar

BOE opens doors to new gymnasium

With the floors shining like a sea of glass, the smell of fresh paint lingering in the air and a magnificent “fighting Eagles” statue welcoming visitors as they entered the lobby, the doors of the new Jenkins County High School (JCHS) gymnasium were opened to the public Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3. The official open house, hosted by the Jenkins County […]

Jury finds Daniels guilty



A Bulloch County jury found Vandy Mack Daniels guilty last Friday of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was found guilty on all charges stemming from the March 6, 2006 robbery of Mighty Mike’s Hot Stop, Statesboro, except kidnapping. Superior Court Judge William Woodrum sentenced Daniels to life without parole […]

Lake Clarke committee meets with landowners



The Jenkins County Commissioners’ newly appointed Lake Clarke committee met with landowners of the impacted area Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center to hear their concerns and gather input concerning the possible construction of a dam and lake on Big Buckhead Creek. The project would utilize water from the natural springs at Magnolia Springs State Park. The […]

JCHS senior anatomy class hosts blood drive Feb. 12



Marsha Madray’s senior anatomy class is busy making preparations for their annual blood drive to be held 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the old Jenkins County High School gym. Shepeard Community Blood Center will be collecting the donations. Students recently toured the blood center to learn what happens to the blood once it is collected “Our goal for […]

Parents, grandparents welcome at JCMS



Jenkins County Middle School will hold its annual Lunch and Learn 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Feb 8. Parents and grandparents are invited to come to the school to have lunch with their children and visit their classes during this time. Tickets for the lunch should be purchased ahead of time for $2.50. Students can purchase the tickets from […]

JCES December Students of the Month



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JCMS announces principal’s list, honor roll



Nichole Moulton, principal of Jenkins County Middle School, announces the principal’s list and honor roll for the second nine weeks and the first semester. To be named to the principal’s list, students must have all A’s. To be named to the honor roll, students must have an overall average of a 90.0 or above and no grade less than a […]

JCES PTO draws large crowd



Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) held PTO Thursday, Jan. 17, with over 200 in attendance. Mandy Underwood, president, called the meeting to order, followed by the minutes of the last meeting given by Marty Miller, secretary. A treasurer’s report was given to everyone when signing in, showing a current balance of $23,633.45. Underwood thanked all parents and students for the […]

Accelerated Reader challenge begins



Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) will begin its Accelerated Reader (AR) Challenge Monday, Feb. 4. The challenge will continue through Friday, March 7. There will be a homeroom competition with a pizza party being awarded to the homeroom with the most points and a test average of 80 percent or higher at the end of the challenge. Weekly updates will […]