Open House to be held for CARBO Ceramics

More jobs may be coming to Millen and Jenkins County. The announcement was made this week that an Open House program will be held 6: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center for CARBO Ceramics. The meeting will give the community an opportunity to learn more about the company and their proposed manufacturing facility to be […]

Dateline documentary to air this Sunday

Dateline NBC producers and film crews have been in Millen and Jenkins County over the past several months profiling the community and interviewing citizens and local leaders in regard to how the recession and unemployment has affected the community. The documentary is set to air 7 p.m. this Sunday night, Aug. 14. Check local cable and satellite listings for the […]

Schools to open August 15

The 2011-2012 school year will officially open for students Monday, Aug. 15, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper. Mrs. Cooper administers the work of the school system under the direction of a five member Board of Education as follows: Chairman Danny Bennett, Vice-Chairman Freddie Brinson, Roy Cook, Mike Reese and Mary Young. All Jenkins County schools […]

Sheriff hosts Search and Rescue meeting

By Mike Lane A small child wanders away from a camp site, an elderly patient is reported missing from a nursing home, a hunter become disoriented and lost in unfamiliar woods, a fisherman’s boat overturns in the river…and then what? Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby has a plan. On Aug. 2 the sheriff hosted a countywide meeting for all emergency […]

Meet and greet held for new school superintendent

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Eagles football starts Friday

Football season gets underway for the Jenkins County High School Eagles 7:30 p.m. this Friday when they face Hephzibah in a scrimmage game on the local field. The Eagles started the season off under the leadership of Coach Chris Mason, head football coach. However, Coach Charley Water has recently been named interim head coach due to the illness of Coach […]

Joyce Hodges-Hite wins national championship

Joyce Hodges-Hite is a national champion in women’s age group 70- 74 in the 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) on the track. She placed first at the USA Track and Field Masters Championship Meet held at Baldwin- Wallace College in Berea (Cleveland ), Ohio , July 28-31. She also won a silver medal in the 5000 meter race walk two days […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 22-28. Theft by Taking July 22 – South Masonic Street July 22 – East Winthrope Avenue July 23 – B B Lane July 25 – Lane Landing Road July 27 – Highway 25 South July 27 – Perkins Road July 28 – Highway 23 North […]

Don Lively


Charleston. Just hearing the name of The Holy City makes many citizens of the Blessed South want to stop what they’re doing and head toward that jewel of the Carolina Lowcountry. Maybe to enjoy a feast of shrimp and grits with fried green tomatoes on the side. Or lay on the beaches and wade in the foamy surf of the […]

Recreation News

The Jenkins County Recreation Department is holding registration for football, ages 4-6, boys and girls; tackle football, ages 7-10; and tackle football, ages 11-12. This team will travel to surrounding counties. Age control date is Sept. 1. Fees are $40 per child. Registration is being held for soccer, ages 4-11, boys and girls. Age control date is Aug. 1. All […]