Commissioners guarantee payment of school bond




The Jenkins County Commissioners have agreed to guarantee payment for construction of the new PreK-12 consolidated school, on behalf of the Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE), should the 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) fail to generate the funds needed to pay the local share of the project. During a recent meeting of the commissioners, Van […]

Local twins need kidney transplants




Twins Natalie Lattimore and Atalie Bynes, 40-year-olds, have always been close and have always shared things, including illnesses. That tradition continues as each has begun preparing for kidney transplants, due to the effects of their 20-year battle with diabetes. Natalie, however, lays claim to “always being the first.” “I was the first to be diagnosed with diabetes, the first to […]

Miracle Walk to help fight cancer



Jenkins County is partnering with the University Hospital Health Care Foundation and News Channel 6 to host its first Miracle Walk Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The event is designed to support and enhance research efforts to fight cancer. Individuals and groups are encouraged to register for the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

Fair drew a large crowd



The annual Fair-on-the-Square drew a large crowd of exhibitors and visitors to the Jenkins County Courthouse lawn on Saturday. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) The Fair-on-the-Square parade through downtown Millen is always a highlight of the Fair-on-the-Square. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Friends of Magnolia

State Park Day a success!

Fifty-six people volunteered on State Park Day, Sept. 27, for clean-up efforts at Magnolia Springs State Park. Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park (FMSSP) provided the volunteers with T-shirts, door prizes and lunch. Park Manager Dustin Fuller commented, “It was great to see so much getting done in such a short period of time.” FMSSP members shown, from left, are […]

How much do you know about 4-H?



Think it’s cows, chickens and rabbits? If so, it’s time you discover what 4-H is really about today! The 4-H programs of today are a myriad of opportunities for our youth. There are mini-booths at the Ogeechee Fair, District Project Achievement, Forestry, Judging Events, Summer Camps and Conferences and Leadership in Action. Kids can explore hundreds of topics from food, […]

I am Tyler Wagner, and I am Georgia 4-H!



What does 4-H mean to me? 4-H is a wonderful youth development program that has taught me how to be a leader in my community through leadership workshops and classes and community service activities. Since the 5th grade, 4-H has provided me with several opportunities to expand my leadership qualities and gain knowledge of the world in which we live. […]

My name is Austin Wagner, and I will always be Georgia 4-H!



Over the past eight years, Georgia 4-H has been an awesome club that I am proud to be part of. Why you may ask? Through Georgia 4-H, I have learned many leadership and communication skills, made many new friends, and learned how to make my best even better. I first became a 4-H’er in fifth grade by attending in-school club […]

Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7




Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) continue to be available-including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit. Whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan – take advantage of Open Enrollment to review […]

JCMS football team



Members of the Jenkins County Middle School football team are: 6th grade – Jacob Cooper, Johnathon Coleman, Nicholas Moore, Dwight Roberson, Tywan Williams, Jakestal Lee, Caleb Scott and Brandon Goodman; 7th grade – Anthony Wilson, Derrion Thompson, Jaylen Herrington, Novel Wilson, Jimmiah Lee, Tyrone Williams, Jarion Polk, Dylan Pye, Nautica Pierce, Jamal McKever, Deandre Strong, Amir Golff, Shakobe Mincey, Jacob […]