No contraband found at Jenkins County schools



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the K-9 Unit of the Richmond County Sheriff ’s Office, conducted a safety sweep at the Jenkins County Middle and High schools Friday, Nov. 4. Deputies conducted searches utilizing the drug dogs and their handlers. All classrooms and common areas of both schools were checked and no contraband was seized. Sheriff […]

Replacement of Herndon bridges set for 2014



Citizens who have been inconvenienced by the closure of the Herndon bridges over the Ogeechee River will have to endure the hardship a little longer. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, Chairman James Henry reported that replacement of the bridges was scheduled for 2014 with the county to purchase right-of-way easement the summer of 2012. He noted […]

New York hospital donates to food pantry



The August Dateline NBC special spotlighting Millen continues to draw attention to the community in a positive manner. Jenkins County Family Enrichment (JCFEC) recently received a monetary donation for its food pantry from a Brooklyn, New York hospital. “When we first came across the Dateline episode featuring your town we were truly touched by Millen’s spirit and determination to get […]

Town meeting held



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Firefighters compete in muster



The second annual Jenkins County Volunteer Firefighters’ Muster, sponsored by the North Jenkins Fire Department and organized by Chuck Lane, was held Oct. 25 at the Jenkins County Recreational Center. The muster is a competition among the volunteers in three categories: Firefighter Quick Dress Competition, Fire Hose Advance Competition and the Old Fashion Bucket Brigade Competition. The Quick Dress Competition […]

Ag Line

BEWARE OF PECAN THIEVES

China, Vietnam and the United States have developed a taste for pecans. The nut has become so popular that prices have been pushed to an alltime high. Farmer grown pecans in lots in excess of 20,000 pounds are selling for $3.00-3.25 per pound within certain grade parameters. Pecans sold at local accumulating shops at the door are selling for $1.25-1.50 […]

Burke promoted



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Costume winners



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Relay For Life to hold chili cook-off



The local Relay For Life committee is gearing up for the 2012 event with a chili cook-off. The cook-off will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Planters Electric Membership Corporation. Anyone interested in participating in the Relay is encouraged to attend and participate. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!