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Harden named JCHS head football coach



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has a new head football coach. Ashley Harden has assumed the position formerly held by Coach Chris Mason, who suffered a stroke and will not return. Coach Harden comes to JCHS from Butler High School, Augusta, where his team accrued a 15-16 record in the three seasons he coached and competed in the first round […]

Presidential Preference Primary Election to be held March 6



The Presidential Preference Primary for the state of Georgia will be held Tuesday, March 6. The deadline for name changes, address changes and registration for the primary is Monday, Feb. 6. Those requesting an Absentee Ballot by mail may do so now until Friday, March 2. The ballots will begin to be mailed Friday, Jan. 20. Applications for an Absentee […]

Weapons license gets a makeover



Pistol-packing Georgia citizens will no longer be issued paper licenses. Beginning Jan. 1, all Georgia Probate Courts are required to process Georgia weapons carry licenses on a new system that produces a license similar to a driver’s license, complete with a photo of the holder. Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke said applying and receiving a license may take a […]

Rep. Barrow holds Rural Listening Tour



Congressman John Barrow toured several local farms Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of his Rural Listening Tour. Prior to the tour, a luncheon, hosted by Jenkins County Farm Bureau and Burke County Farm Bureau, was held at the Jenkins County Extension Office. Following the meal, County Extension Service Coordinator Wade Parker introduced Rep. Barrow and then turned the program over […]

Alsobrooks completes basic



Navy Seaman Bailey N. Alsobrooks, daughter or Tracy Coleman of Millen and Michael S. Rynearson of Lyndon Station, Wis., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training in Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the 8-week program, Alsobrooks completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival […]

Planters accepts applications for scholarship



Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship. The $ 1,000 scholarship, based on need and merit, can be applied to defray academic expenses at any accredited twoor four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. In 2012, Walter Harrison Scholarships will be awarded to seven students statewide who demonstrate exceptional academic performance. […]

War Eagles come up short in subregion play



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ basketball team (9-7, 2-3) is still looking for their first win of 2012. This past week, they lost to Montgomery County 70-52 and Portal 78-65. “When your defensive intensity doesn’t last for 32 minutes, other teams tend to take advantage of it,” said head coach Mark Whitt. The War Eagles were plagued with […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 5, 2012. Theft by Taking Jan. 2 – 112 S. Masonic St. Jan. 3 – Parrish Burke Road Jan. 5 – Walk-in Motor Vehicle Accident – No Injuries Jan. 4 – Old Perkins Road Jan. 2 – S. Masonic Street Motor […]

DeLoach and Taylor play in national games



Two Jenkins County High School (JCHS) seniors recently played in nationally televised football games. James DeLoach played in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl, and Jonathan Taylor played in the Under Armour All American High School Bowl. The Semper Fidelis All- American Bowl, sponsored by JuniorRank Sports and the United States Marine Corps (USMC), was held on Jan. 3 at […]