Oak Grove fundraiser draws large crowd




Frying fish is something that most Southerners know how to do with their eyes closed. However, frying 830 pounds of fish in one night is a major undertaking, even when you are doing it for the Lord! For 20+ years members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, have sponsored an annual fish fry fundraiser. What began as a […]

County to allow radio monitoring



Listening in on county radio communications may soon be possible. County and city agencies recently began using a new narrow band radio system with transmissions that can not be picked up by the “police scanners” that are currently owned by most private citizens. However, during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby and Fire […]

Pat Mann is living her dream




Through the lens of her camera, Pat Mann, a professional outdoor photographer, sees the world as “picture perfect” and everything in it as potential subjects. “I photograph anything outdoors,” said Pat. The studio in her Mockingbird Road home bears witness to her versatility and talent. Photos of flowers, sunsets, birds, waterfalls, animals, pets, beaches, buildings and more are attractively displayed […]

FBLA win at Region Competition



Several members of the Jenkins County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently competed online in Region Competition against students in the 14 counties that make up Region 4 and from across the state. In the Computer Concepts competition, Elijah Waters won first place in the Region; his score also earned him 16th place in the State […]

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Health Rocks Training at Rock Eagle



A delegation of Jenkins County 4-H’ers recently attended a Health Rocks facilitator training at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Once certified, 4-H’ers can teach classes on the prevention of tobacco use, drug use and alcohol use. The program also focuses on youth and adult partnerships. Health Rocks helps youth learn skills such as decision-making, critical thinking, and stress management. These 4-H’ers […]

Senior Center



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Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s office reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 18 – Jan. 24. Identify TheftJan. 24 – Oak Hill Church RoadMotor Vehicle AccidentW/InjuriesJan. 21 – Highway 23 SouthMotor Vehicle Accident/Deer2 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries1 incidentDomestic/Family DisturbanceJan. 18 – Cleveland AvenueJan. 19 – Newton Ag RoadJan. 19 – Claxton Chicken RoadJan. 19 – Newton Ag […]

The Chatter Box



I would be willing to bet that most of us have at one time or another walked into a room only to forget for what purpose. Well, as it turns out, there is a “scientific” explanation for it. From an e-mail buddy – “Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Psychologists at the University of […]