2020-03-04 E-Edition

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Seven arrested for aggravated assault

Approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an undisclosed location on Hwy 17 North regarding an individual covered in blood, attempting to flag down cars. The victim has been identified as John Casey Doughertee, 30, of Millen. “Mr. Doughertee was sent to an Augusta hospital after being severly beaten,” Sheriff Robert Oglesby confirmed, […]

Richard Mallard will not seek re-election

District Attorney Richard A. Mallard announced earlier this month that he does not intend to seek re-election as the District Attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Mallard has served as District Attorney for the Ogeechee Circuit for the last 18 years. He was first appointed in August 2002 by Governor Roy Barnes and was later elected in a special election […]

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Jenkins County receives new voting machines

Advanced voting began this past Monday and with the voting machines being upgraded before the March 24 Presidential Primary, a breakdown of the new secure paper-ballot system is in order. Voters in the upcoming Primary must declare their party affiliation. Incumbent President Donald J. Trump will be on the Republican ballot while twelve candidates will appear on the Democratic ballot. […]

From The Archives

10 years ago – March 3, 2010 Enrollment in the local school system has dropped by 16 students since September 2009. Total enrollment as of Dec. 9, 2009 was 1,514 students. Transportation Coordinator Talmadge Fries is now certified to teach bus driver training. In the past, the school system paid someone to conduct the training. A mobile home located in […]

Jenkins County Middle School FFA Wildlife Team advances to state finals

JCMS FFA Members Weston Godbee, Katie Lynn Bell, Chansley Reese and Bailey Pendergast recently competed in the Area 4 Wildlife Management CDE held at Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro. They finished in 2nd place out of 15 teams from both middle and high schools across southeast Georgia. Weston Godbee was the high scoring individual in the competition. This is the […]

Green Thumb Garden Club

Green Thumb Garden Club held it’s monthly meeting February 18, 2020 at the Millen United Methodist Church. Rita Williams owner of WilMor Farms, presented an outstanding program on planting and growing flowers. She and her family are commercial flower growers and sell to Whole Foods, among others, and on Saturdays at the farmers market in Statesboro beginning April 4th. Pictured […]

The Golden Half Hour Part 2

And the beat goes on

Phew . . . that was a close one! A heart attack is a life changing event! Don’t you think it’s time for some serious life adjustments? After a first heart attack, most people go on to live a long, productive life. However, around 20 percent of patients age 45 and older will have another heart attack within five years […]

Magnolia Springs Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 7, Soldier Saturday-Yarn Spinning 10a.m.-11:30 a.m. Have you ever wondered where clothing came from during the civil war era? Who made it? Many Union and Confederate soldiers wore clothing that was hand spun by their family. Visitors will step back in time to learn the art of yarn spinning. Each person will have their own spindle and yarn […]