New school paving completed!



Paving of the parking lots and driveways at the Jenkins County PreK-12 school on Barney Avenue was completed last week. The project has been underway since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Grand Jury hands down indictments



The Jenkins County Grand Jury met in March and handed down the following indictments. Also listed are accusations presented by the District Attorney. Garrett Michael Blackburn – Operating a Vehicle Containing a Secret Compartment, Possession Marijuana-Less Than 1 oz., Transactions in Drug Related Objects. Eugene Lincoln Godfrey – Rape, two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, second counts […]

County votes to develop a Juvenile Court




During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners the need for the development of a Juvenile Court for Jenkins County was brought before the group by Judge Gates Peed, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Judge Peed requested the county’s participation in the endeavor, stating that a Juvenile Court is currently handled by the Superior Court Judges, but the current case load […]

City Streetscape Project expected to be completed in June




During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, City Manager Jeff Brantley gave the group an update on the city’s current Streetscape Project that got underway in late February. Mr. Brantley reported that the project was expected to be completed in four months, which would be sometime in June. He noted that the Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant was a reimbursement […]

Remember When – This Day in 2005



Eight persons traveling in a van on West Old Savannah Road were injured Wednesday, April 13, when the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure to its tire and axle, causing the driver to lose control. Two passengers were air lifted to an Augusta hospital for treatment. The others were transported to the Jenkins County Hospital. The Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) […]

Critical need for O negative blood donors



Community blood centers across the nation are reporting blood shortages and Shepeard Community Blood Center is no exception. Shepeard is currently in critical need of O Negative blood. Shepeard Community Blood Center only goes into critical need when the quantity of ready blood and blood products falls below a one-day supply level. The local blood supply is supported strictly by […]

Band to perform benefit concert for restoration of Historic Sylvania Theatre



The Dark Desert Highway Band (a well-known area Eagles tribute band) will perform a benefit concert for the restoration of Sylvania’s historic downtown theatre (the Marquee on Main) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26th in the Screven County High School Auditorium. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the City of Sylvania, Soda Shop Gallery, the Screven County Chamber […]

Library News



It’s National Library Week! Every year in April, we take a little time to recognize the critical role that libraries play in our national life as places where people of all ages, races, beliefs, and social classes can come together as one community. Celebrate with us by stopping by the library, talking to someone you know about the importance of […]

Students of the Month



Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the March“FLY Student of the Month” to reward academic excellence and behavior. These students are great representatives of the school discipline model: “FLY”(F- Fly straight, L-Love of Learning, Y- You are responsible for YOU). Students received a Planters Electric Student of the Month t-shirt and a field trip for a lunch […]

Simple Strategies for a Larger Tomato Harvest



Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease. We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk. Select and grow the most disease-resistant varieties suited to your growing region. Consult your local University Extension […]