Commissioners approve tax abatement for Hecate Energy




A company looking to locate a 65,000 solar panel farm in Jenkins County will get a little financial incentive from the county. The Jenkins County Commissioners have approved a tax abatement for Hecate Energy. The county will offer an abatement of 40% for the first seven years, 35% for the 8th year, and 30% for the ninth and tenth year. […]

Ribbon Cutting!



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New county jail facility to be completed by July




The county’s new jail, located in the Industrial Park on Magnolia Street, is expected to be completed sometime in July. County Administrator Grady Saxon reported on the project during a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. Mr. Saxon said that the project was progressing on schedule and that the architect had recently visited the site and was pleased with […]

Marker installed at historic Big Buckhead Baptist Church




Even though they were outnumbered 2-1, Confederate cavalrymen led by Confederate Major General Joseph Wheeler pursued for days Union Brigadier General H. Judson’s 4,000 man cavalry. The pursuit culminated with a raging battle at the site of Big Buckhead Baptist Church in the Perkins area of Jenkins County. The battle has earned the church a listing on the Georgia Civil […]

Vietnam

Veterans Day is March 30th

Georgia adopted 2010 HR 1723 to commend Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans and recognize March 30, 2010 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. March 30th was the date of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. The day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a […]

Job Training Unlimited hosts Open House




Job Training Unlimited (JTU), located at 122 N. Gray Street, hosted an Open House Monday, March 21st. Clients and local citizens were invited to attend, enjoy refreshments and familiarize themselves with the services provided by the organization. JTU offers several training programs and numerous services to individuals through the Work Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). A partial list of services […]

Senator David Perdue



U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) was recently presented with the Taxpayer Super Hero Award by Tom Schatz, President, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his work to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable to taxpayers. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Sarah Forester and Will Counselman to wed May 14th



Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forester of Savannah, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Katherine Forester, to William Jennings Counselman, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Counselman of Millen, Georgia. Miss Forester is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forester of Hunt, Texas, Mrs. Nancy Hart of Manassas, Virginia, and the late Mr. Herbert Anton […]

JCMS launches SHOE DRIVE to raise money



Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) is conducting a shoe collection drive from March 15 to April 29 to raise funds for the school. The school will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit JCMS students. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used, or new […]

JCMS FFA Livestock Judging Team places in state event



The Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) FFA Livestock Team recently placed 12th in the State FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event. The event was held at the UGA Instructional Arena in Athens on March 19th. The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity to make accurate observations of livestock, determine the desirable traits in animals, make […]