Super Eagle Race to benefit cancer survivors



While runners/walkers will participate in the eighth annual Super Eagle Day race this Saturday at the Jenkins County Courthouse, Lisa Burke will compete in a different kind of race – a race to beat cancer. The Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) teacher was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. A donation from proceeds raised by the Super Eagle Day race will […]

Budget cuts threaten services to job-seekers



Job-seekers could have an additional hurdle to jump in their quest to find jobs. Information released by the East Central Georgia Consortium (ECGC) indicates that funding for the organization’s One Stop program may be in jeopardy. One Stop provides a variety of services through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) that include job search, career advisement and retraining services. According to […]

JCES is Title I Distinguished School



The Jenkins County Board of Education announced that Jenkins County Elementary School has been designated as a Title I Distinguished School for the sixth straight year. Dr. John Barge, State School Superintendent, officially named 868 Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools at a recent State Board of Education meeting. “These schools have shown that high expectations, hard work and collaboration do […]

Merit Scholars



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Lovette addresses General Assembly



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Eagles win 2 of 3 games



The Jenkins County High School varsity baseball team won two or three games last week. The Eagles defeated Screven County 12-7. Leading hitters for the Eagles were: Jay Bowers 3-4, Will Brinson 3-5 with 2 RBI’s, Jake Knight 2-3 with a double, Will Griffin 1- 1 with 2 RBI’s, Donnie Gay 2-3 and Keyth Lariscy 2-4 with a home run. […]

Oratorical Contest



Michael R. Waters Post 188, American Legion, held an audition for the 2011 American Legion National Constitution Oratorical Contest in February. Students actively enrolled in high school, ages 14 to 20, were eligible to enter the annual contest, starting with local Post Audition. Contestants were judged on their prepared oration and assigned topic speech deliveries. From left, Commander Harold Moore […]

BOE gets testing/assessment info



Policies and procedures on the local school system’s assessment and testing activities were discussed during the Feb. 28 meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education. Julie Chance provided BOE members with information on the assessment and testing policies and procedures, furnishing them with handout sheets. She also briefly discussed several items, including the fact that state budget cuts could […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the Feb. 25 – March 2 time period. Intoxicated Driver/Vehicle  Feb. 26 – Highway 25 South Theft by Taking  Feb. 25 – 4732 Newton Ag Road Domestic/Family Disturbance  Feb. 28 – Highway 25 South  Feb. 27 – Highway 25 South  Feb. 27 – Highway 17 […]

Tax appraisal staff to visit local properties



In accordance with OCGA 48-5-264-1, please be advised that the Jenkins County appraisal staff may be visiting your property. The purpose of these visits may be in response to a return appeal, building per- mit, homestead exemption application, conservation use application or a routine review of your property. The appraisal staff will only gather necessary property information and take photographs […]