Republican Primary Run-Off Election

to be held August 21

The Republican Primary Run-off for U.S. Representative in the 113th Congress from the 12th Congressional District of Georgia will be held Aug. 21. All regular polling places in Jenkins County will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Candidates on the ballot are Rick W. Allen and Lee Anderson. Only those electors who voted in the July […]

Joyner gets full Emory Scholarship In PHD Program

Chester Joyner of Millen has been admitted into the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis PhD program in the graduate division of biological and biomedical sciences at Emory University with a full scholarship that includes a full-tuition grant, annual salary and health insurance package. Starting in the fall of 2012, Chester will begin his doctoral studies at Emory in immunology and molecular […]

Courthouse Phase III Project Received

Renovation of the Jenkins County Courthouse will soon move into Phase III. The Jenkins County Commissioners discussed plans for the project with Frank D’Archangelo, architect, during a recent meeting of the group. Phase III involves renovation of lights, bathrooms, ceiling tiles, courtroom, corridors, access to fourth floor and doors on first floor. Mr. D’Archangelo explained that prisoner labor was being […]

Local 4-H’ers at Rock Eagle

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Jenkins County School System adopts new meal pattern

Jenkins County School Food Service is updating meals served in school cafeterias. As a part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Meal Pattern, school meals will offer foods and portion sizes recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; and are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Most changes start this school […]

GED graduates of the Jenkins County Learning Center

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Millen Dairy Queen supports MCG Children’s Hospital

Employees from the Millen Dairy Queen store raised $1,629.81 throughout 2012 for MCG Children’s Hospital, which is the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) affiliated hospital in Augusta. “We were able to reach our 2012 CMN fundraising goal because of the employee’s hard work and enthusiasm, not to mention our customers’ generosity,” said Manager Neasyie Suggs. “Every year, we have an intense […]

Thank You!

The Educational Management Consultants, Ms. Barbara Shumake Williams, CEO who coordinated with the BLS Class of 1967 Health Fair and Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, would like to thank everyone who contributed toward school supplies. Thanks to the different agencies and various departments that attended and contributed to the Health Fair and Back to School Bash. […]

Jenkins County Booster Club conducts membership drive

The Jenkins County Booster Club is currently conducting its annual membership drive and members encourage local citizens to support the club and its activities by joining. The Booster Club provides critical funding for student athletes and the many athletic teams of the local school system. Several membership options are available. Gold Eagle Membership – $500 – includes membership card, voting […]

County #2 in unemployment

Unemployment continues to be a problem for Jenkins County. The county held the second highest unemployment rate in the state for the month of June. At 19.7 percent, Jenkins County fell behind only Chattahoochee County with a 20.1 unemployment rate for the month. Hancock, 18.0, and Telfair, 16.3, placed third and fourth. Georgia Department of Labor statistics show that Jenkins […]