Gov. Deal outlines changes to Pre-K program




Georgia’s Pre- K students could spend less time in school beginning the 2011-2012 school year. Gov. Nathan Deal announced several proposed changes to the state’s Pre-K program last week with the most notable being a shortened school year from 180 to 160 days. Other changes include an increase in class size from 20 students to 22. This is expected to […]

Chamber banquet set for March 31



Get out your cowboy boots, other western wear and make plans to attend the annual banquet of the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. This year’s event will feature a country music show presented by Will Wade, along with a delicious southern barbecue meal. Will, a 13-year employee of Planters […]

A Wonderful Life

Lottie Alice Godbee celebrates 90 years

Her father was a farmer turned Methodist minister, and she is a Methodist minister’s daughter turned farmer. So goes the life of Lottie Alice Godbee who celebrated her 90th birthday Feb. 19. “Miss” Lottie Alice not only grew up in the church, she was surrounded by “men of the cloth.” Her sister married a Methodist preacher, two brothers became Methodist […]

Lanier wins award



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EMS applies for ‘First Responder’ grant




Local first responders could receive some additional training, provided Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is successful in efforts to secure a grant for the purpose. Jenkins County EMC Director Henry Young brought the Jenkins County Commissioners up to date on the matter during a February meeting. Director Young said that he had applied for a grant on behalf of […]

JROTC Drill Team outscores competition at Region



Jenkins County High School’s JROTC drill team wrapped up their fourth consecutive Region Championship in as many years Saturday, March 5, in Metter. Teams from Statesboro, Swainsboro, South East Bulloch, Emanuel County Institute, Portal and Metter did their best to unseat the War Eagles to no avail. Jenkins County has reigned supreme all year long, rarely placing below first in […]

Eagles take a beating on the diamond



The Jenkins County High School varsity Eagles baseball team came away last week witha1winand3lossrecord. The Eagles won 6-3 over Claxton. Leading hitters were: Donnie Gay 2-2 with 2 runs scored; D. Brown 2-2; Tyler Taylor 2-2 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s; and Juan Vasquez 1- 2. “ Donnie Gay & Quinton Watson pitched a great game,” said Coach Wendell […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of March 4 – March 10. Burglary-Residential  March 10- 4845 Jackson Williams Road Prowler-Residence  March 7 – North Jones Plantation  March 8 – E. Old Savannah Road Vandalism  March 6 – Highway 23 South Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries  March 4 – […]

EBA students win big at literary



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Syl-View Happenings




A special happening – this was the Grand Ole Opry fun night. There were bales of hay, cowboy hats, bandanas and country music. Vicki Bragg and her cousin, Pasty, provided country music. They sang the old songs the residents remember hearing on the radio from Nashville. Memories of good opry filled the room as Jordon Zeigler and Amanda Long entertained […]