County still ranks No. 1 in unemployment



Jenkins County held onto its dubious honor of having the highest unemployment rate in the state for the second consecutive month. The county’s December 2007 rate was 10.8 as compared to 11.0 for November, also the highest in the state for that month. Figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor reveal that 74 initial unemployment claims were filed in […]

A rare sight!



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BOE begins preparing for ’08-’09 term



While students are anxiously awaiting summer vacation, educators are already preparing for the 2008-2009 school term. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the 2008-2009 school calendar during the group’s Monday, Feb. 25, meeting and began consideration of school staff for the coming year. The approved calendar was one of four that school faculty voted upon. The chosen calendar […]

Excellence



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Super Eagle Day set for March 8



The fifth annual Super Eagle Day Road Race is set for Saturday, March 8. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K Road Race will begin at 9 a.m. Super Eagle Day is sponsored by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center. Entry fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run is $8 for early registration and […]

Farewell to Otis



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Passing through



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JCHS baseball season gets underway



On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles baseball team defeated East Laurens 14-8. Leading hitters for the Eagles were: Justin Johnson, 4-5 ,1 RBI , 1 Run Scored, 2 stolen bases; Boyd Sasser, 3-4, 3 RS, 2 SB, 2 RBI; Caleb Chance 3-5 ,2 Doubles, 4 RBI’s ,2 RS; Zac Clark 1-2 , 3 walks, 2 […]

DNR to offer hunter education course



The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will offer a test and review for hunters taking the Hunter Education Internet course. The review and test will be 6-8 p.m. March 18 at Magnolia Springs State Park. Those interested in the new Internet course should go to www.beasafehunter.org. After completing all lessons and the review test, students should print out and sign […]

Library News



It’s Teen Tech Week at the library, and we’re celebrating with a special workshop for all of you who’ve experienced the frustration of not being able to find what you’re looking for online! Today, Wednesday, March 5, at 4 p.m., we will be “Mastering the Art of Googlefu” as our reference librarian shares her secrets to finding answers to your […]