Sheriff’s Office makes arrests




A suspicious vehicle, a biker who failed to yield right-ofway and a witnessed drug deal resulted in two arrests last week by the Jenkins County Sheriff’s office and another by Burke County law enforcement. On Oct. 4, Lt. Matthew Williams, while off duty and in his personal vehicle, spotted a truck that fit the description of one reported as being […]

fair-on-the-square



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PBS films excavation




While most would consider it just dirt, a Georgia Southern University (GSU) archaeology team sees the shovels of loose soil scooped from excavation sites at Camp Lawton as a doorway to the past. The project received greater recognition last week with the arrival of a PBS film crew who documented GSU efforts for a future segment of “Time Team America.” […]

BOE terminates JCHS teacher




The Jenkins County Board of Education voted during a hearing Thursday, Oct. 4, to terminate the employment of Kimberly Norris, a Jenkins County High School special education teacher. The recommendation was made by Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper. Ms. Norris pled guilty in Burke County State Court on July 31 to a DUI multiple substance charge, possession marijuana and […]

Eagles beat Montgomery 60-0




It was Eagles vs. Eagles Friday, Sept. 28, when Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) “blue” Eagles met Montgomery County’s “red” Eagles on the Montgomery football field. The JCHS Eagles were looking to win and could not be stopped, coming away with a 60-0 victory. JCHS shut down the Montgomery offense and scored on 9 out of the 11 possessions they […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice reported the followingincidents for the time period ofSept. 21-30.Theft by TakingSept. 27 – RosemaryChurch RoadFight/DisturbanceSept. 22 – BuckheadRoadDomestic/FamilyDisturbanceSept. 25 – Dixie CrescentDriveSept. 25 – Highway 21NorthCriminal TrespassSept. 21 – Perkins RoadMotor Vehicle Accident/No InjuriesSept. 21 – Hwy. 23 SouthMotor Vehicle Accident/Deer2 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accident/Private PropertySept. 24 – Hooker BranchRoadSuspicious Activity1 incidentSuspicious Vehicle3 incidents Disabled Vehicle6 incidentsKeys […]

Middle school students design DQ ad



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Flags raised for first time

State Park Day observed at Magnolia

The lonesome darkness that was at the entrance to Magnolia Springs State Park on U.S. 25 is no more. Spotlights pierce the dark to highlight the Magnolia Springs State Park sign as well as American and Georgia flags. The flags were raised for the first time on State Parks Day, Sept. 29. Members of Buckhead-Camp Lawton Brigade 2102, Sons of […]

EQIP applications due Nov. 2



James E. Tillman Sr., State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that the 2013 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications are due by Nov. 2, to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2013. Applications can be taken at all NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers. EQIP is a voluntary program that funds […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week: Oct. 1 – A theft by taking was reported at a Winthrope Avenue residence. Items taken: included an EXMark lawn mower; 6×12 utility trailer, silver box on tongue; Stihl edger, weed eater; and assorted tools.Oct. 2 – A burglar was reported at an A-Street residence. Entry was made through a […]