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If you traveled Old Savannah Road Sunday or Monday of this week, you might have done a “double-take” after crossing paths with a wagon train – yes, a wagon train, complete with horses, mules and a Wagon Master! “The Wagon Train through the Heart of Dixie”, sponsored by Spring Branch Farms of Soperton, left its point of origin, Bartow, May […]
The lead defendant in a Statesboro drug trafficking conspiracy has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Natividad Dias, a/k/a as “Nat,” “Nate,” “Amigo” or “Huevos,” 46, a Mexican national who lived in Sylvania, Ga., was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess […]
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The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces the Seamless Summer Option Lunch Program to be held at the Jenkins County Schools Cafeteria beginning June 10, and ending June 27. This program provides nutritious lunches at NO COST to all children eighteen and under and/or persons nineteen or older with physical or mental disability, who are enrolled in school. Lunches […]
The Jenkins County Relief Commission announces “Ready to Go” for all that want jobs. Work will begin on the City Canal on Monday morning, June 5th. All those desiring jobs should come to the City Hall on Saturday, June 3rd and register for work and get instructions from Miss Claire Bone, Relief Work for Jenkins County. Mayor Harrison announced that […]
New Junior Ranger Program gets kids exploring Georgia – collect 59 new badges at state parks & historic sites
Learning and adventure go hand-in-hand with the new Junior Ranger program offered by Georgia’s State Parks. Just in time for summer, the free quest will get kids exploring Georgia’s natural areas and history, earning badges along the way. The new program features activity books specific to 59 state parks and historic sites. After finishing each one, participants earn wooden collectible […]
Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Because quota hunts allow a predetermined number of hunters on a particular area, they most certainly provide exceptional hunting opportunities,” says John Bowers, Chief of the Game Management Section with […]
“Wagon Train through the Heart of Dixie” passes through Jenkins County as the group follows Sherman’s March to the Sea route. The group camped on W. Old Savannah Road Sunday on property of David and Kay Oglesby. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!