Three local Democratic races contested ——–

no local Republican races


Qualifying as a candidate in the May 24th Primary Non-partisan General Election ended Friday, March 11th, with three local, contested races to appear on the Democratic ballot. No local candidates qualified on the Republican ballot. On the Democratic ballot, Jenkins County Sheriff Robert L. Oglesby is facing opposition from Howard Young. Jenkins County Coroner Henry Young is opposed by Brad […]

Judge Robert S. Reeves heard Georgia Supreme Court Case



Superior Court Judge Robert S. Reeves of the Middle Judicial Circuit was designated to serve in place of Presiding Justice Harold D. Melton in the appeal of Bianca Thrasher-Starobin v. Michael Starobin (S15D0975). The Supreme Court of Georgia heard arguments in the case on Monday, March 7, 2016 during its 2:00 P.M. session. In this Fulton County divorce case, a […]

Former Commissioner Charles F. Bragg dies



Former Jenkins County Commissioner Charles F. Bragg, 81, died Monday, March 7th, 2016 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Mr. Bragg served on the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners for 22 years, serving several terms as Chairman. He was a Jenkins County native and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr.Bragg was a member of Green Fork Baptist Church and […]

Chamber Award Winners!



The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday, March 10th, at Hanging Rocks Plantation. A highlight of the event was the presentation of several Chamber awards. Rodney and Linda Newton, Ogeechee Peaches, were the recipients of the Business of the Year Award. (Staff photos by Andy Waters) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! […]

Remember When

This Day in in 1935

Funeral services were held for Mr. and Mrs. Cardell Gay, who met a tragic death in an automobile accident. Mr. and Mrs. Gay were killed in a head-on collision on the Waynesboro road, an accident in which three others were burned to death, they were killed instantly. Merrill Johnson’s Service Station advertises Firestone batteries for $5.45 with old battery and […]

Special week honors Georgia’s school boards



The Jenkins County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 14-18, 2016, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. “Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on […]

GPSC warns of telephone scams



The Georgia Public Service Commission is warning consumers to beware of telephone calls from persons claiming to be Georgia Power Company employees trying to collect payment for bills and threatening to disconnect their service. The Commission is aware that consumers have received calls from persons purporting to be utility representatives and reminds consumers that Georgia Power does not ask for […]

Jenkins County

Elementary School

Monday, March 21 – Shepherd’s pie, wheat roll or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: whole kernel corn, garden peas, veg. w/dip, garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety; or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, March 22 – Hot dog or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: oven fries, veg. w/dip, garden salad, peach cobbler, fruit variety or chef […]

Outstanding African American Achievement



Augusta University holds an African American Scholar Recognition Program to recognize and honor high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement with the highest grade point average at each of the high schools in the CSRA. This year the award at Jenkins County High School is bestowed upon Chelsea Jones and Alexis Jones. The recipients along with their parents […]

Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars



The 2016 prestigious Georgia Certificate of Merit program has been kicked off by The University of Georgia to recognize top junior students in Georgia high schools who will be graduating with the class of 2017. The Georgia Certificate of Merit is awarded to students in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the first three years of high school by ranking […]