CARBO to construct plant in Millen



CARBO Ceramics Inc. (“CARBO”) will begin construction on a state-of-the-art ceramic manufacturing plant in Millen announced Gary Kolstad, President and Chief Executive Officer. Having received its air quality permit from the State of Georgia, CARBO should commence construction on the first production line by the end of 2012 and operations could begin near the end of 2013. Initial staffing for […]

Lavontay Evans signs with Waycross College



Jenkins County High School’s Lavontay Evans will get the chance to return to the basketball court next season after signing a national Letter of Intent with Waycross College. He will join the Swamp Foxes after averaging 11.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals his senior season while helping the War Eagles to a 19-10 record and a second […]

JCHS names Val, Sal




Top honors of the Jenkins County High School Class of 2012 have been claimed by Valedictorian Callie Delanna Dailey and Salutatorian Chassity Cameron Wilkerson. Callie is the daughter of Bob and Lisa Dailey. Chassity is the daughter of Glenn and Angela Wilkerson. Callie’s extra-curricular activities and accomplishments include the following: Student Council Class President, 9- 12th grades; Co-Editor of 2012 […]

Relay for Life to be held Friday




The Jenkins County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held this Friday night at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. Activities will conclude Saturday morning. A highlight of the activity is the Survivor’s Walk which will get underway at 7 p.m. Entertainment and other activities are planned throughout the night, and food items will be […]

Chassity Wikerson, Salutatorian and Callie Dailey, Valedictorian of the Jenkins County High School



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Barrow honored at healthcare expo



The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, recently honored Congressman John Barrow as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC. Congressman Barrow was honored at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in […]

County approves Hazard Mitigation Grant




Jenkins County is the recipient of an $18,000 Hazard Mitigation Federal Grant. Bob Fields, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) coordinator, explained the grant during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. The grant requires $6,000 in local matching funds and will be used to pay GEMA for developing a hazard mitigation update for the county that will specify county […]

Thompson takes oath



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Graduation scheduled for May 18



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will hold its Commencement Exercise for the Class of 2012 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the JCHS Gymnatorium. In an effort to provide each graduate’s family equal access to observe this milestone ceremony and to ensure the sanctity of the event, admission tickets will be required to enter the gymnatorium. The doors will open […]

Millen Queens compete



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