BOE proposes tax increase



Jenkins County property owners can expect to see an increase in their school taxes this year. The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a millage rate of 12.9 mils during an Aug. 4 called meeting of the group. The previous year’s rate was 9.5 mils. The 3.4 additional mils translate into a 28.91 percent increase in the dollar amount […]

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MPD busts illegal alcohol sales



Officers of the Millen Police Department executed a search warrant Friday, Aug. 8, at 180 Johnson Street that resulted in the arrest of Annette Hudson Roberson, 45, of the same location. Hudson was charged with the following violations: licenses required to distribute, sell or otherwise deal in alcoholic beverages, O.C.G.A. 3-3-3; quantities of distilled spirits which may be lawfully possessed, […]

County to investigate consolidation



Consolidation of city and county governments is a subject the Jenkins County Commissioners want to investigate further. During the Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting of the commissioners, Chairman James Henry reported that he had contacted the Rural Development Center concerning the possibility of securing a grant to conduct a feasibility study on the matter. The study would determine the financial savings […]

City adopts outdoor watering ordinance



Violation of outdoor water restrictions in the City of Millen will have second time offenders digging deeper into their pockets. Millen City Council adopted an Outdoor Watering Ordinance during its Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting that requires the discontinuation of water service for second time offenders and a $200 fine that must be paid to restore service. The action was taken […]

Study tips to help your kids do better in school



Kids today have to deal with a heavy load of schoolwork and activities, all demanding time and attention. Teachers often introduce basic study habits to their students, but it is important that parents reinforce these skills and create a favorable study environment at home. “Parents need to help their children develop homework and study strategies that will provide them with […]

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How to make learning fun for children



Learning and going to school can be fun, despite what you may remember from your time spent in classrooms. This is especially true for younger children who are just beginning to learn about the world around them. Parents of pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and young grade school students have a great opportunity to lay the foundation for a positive attitude toward academic […]

How Did Jenkins County High School Measure Up?



These charts compare the AYP results of Jenkins County High School students with those of surrounding counties. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

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