Kelsey Fleming, STAR student, Laurie Fleming, STAR teacher

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has two new “stars” shining brightly! Kelsey Fleming has been named 2015-2016 STAR student, and she chose her mother, Laurie Fleming, as her STAR teacher. Kelsey’s is also the daughter of Ronnie Fleming. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is cosponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and the Georgia […]

From a dairy farm to a solar farm

For over 70 years a dairy farm has been located on property owned by B.L. Kent on Old Louisville Road. However, change is coming. The dairy farm will soon be home to another type of farm – Jenkins County’s second solar farm. Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and wife, Windy, visited the Kent family farm on Jan. 30th to view […]

Benning to Gordon Relay now set for March 10-13

Six men and a “young man” will soon lace up their running shoes and run about 250 miles across Georgia to raise funds for the Fisher House and the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Gordon. The fourth annual Benning to Gordon Relay is set for March 10-13. Each member of the group will run relay style for about 12-18 miles […]

Jenkins County 4-H’ers go to District Project Achievement Competition

Jenkins County 4-H’ers recently competed at Jr/Sr District Project Achievement (DPA) at Rock Eagle 4-H Center Eatonton, Georgia. January 29 –31. The 4-H’ers competing at DPA chose a project of choice and prepared a 5-10 minute presentation using posters as visuals. DPA allows 4-H’ers to gain valuable life skills such as: leadership, cooperation, team building, and an opportunity to improve […]

No injuries in 2-vehicle accident!

No injuries occurred as the result of a 2-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon, Feb. 5th, at the intersection of W. Old Savannah Rd. and Hwy. 23 in Jenkins County. A Georgia State Patrol report indicates that a 2012 Jeep Wrangler driven by Adam Joseph Patterson, 18, of Woodstock was traveling west on W. Old Savannah Rd. when it failed to […]

People & Places

FFA Members Attend Discovery Conference

Members of the Jenkins County Middle School FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association’s Discovery Conference on January 22, at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington. The Discovery Conference is designed for middle school students and allows them to meet other members from across the state and get excited about the opportunities that FFA has to offer. At the conference, […]

Green Thumb Garden Club

A program entitled “In Line with Design” was present by Mrs. Veronica Cowart to the Green Thumb Garden Club at their January meeting. Mrs. Cowart produced several arrangements giving tips on design elements used in floral arranging. During the business meeting, it was announced that the Garden Club Council had postponed the annual flower show until 2017. Green Thumb will […]



“Getcha Going Softball” camp will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The registration fee is $60 per player and $40 per sibling. Don’t forget your glove, bat, helmet, batting gloves, positive attitude, cleats, catching equipment, water battle, softball pants (preferred) or athletic shorts. No jeans or jogging […]

First student completes Quality of Life Student Work Program

Alexis Jones is the first Jenkins County High School (JCHS) student to successfully complete the first two years of the Quality of Life Student Work Program (QLSWP) which began in August of 2014. The QLSWP provides meaningful work and quality training for participating students. The program improves students’ work skills in anticipation of the community’s future economic growth and workforce. […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 29 – Feb. 4.

Disorderly Conduct – Hwy. 17 South, Feb.2.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Woodrum Lane, Jan. 31; Pecan Drive, Jan. 31; Hwy. 17 South,Feb. 2.Fire/Vehicle – Hwy. 25 South; Jan. 29.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 2 incidentsVehicle Unlock – 4 incidents.School Traffic Detail – 2 incidents.Neighbor Dispute – Williams Road, Feb. 4.Alarm/Residential – 6 incidents.Disabled Vehicle – 3 incidents.Funeral Escort – 1 incident.Keys Locked in […]