2020-11-25 E-Edition

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JCES 4th Graders Get Ready For Thanksgiving


Jenkins County Elementary 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Elizabeth McFarlin, Mrs. Racheal Johnson, Ms. Cindy Rich, Ms. Katrina Sherrod, and Mrs. Anita Gay, challenged all 4th grade classes at JCES to participate in the “Disguise a Turkey” writing/ designing activity. The first part of the project required the students to write a story explaining how their turkey was able to escape […]

It’s Small Business Saturday



The annual Small Business Saturday event will be held this Saturday, Nov. 28. The annual event was first observed on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 and is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The event encourages shoppers to patronize local businesses. Shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses. These retail establishments will offer special savings this Saturday: Eagle Pharmacy, […]

Chamber Of Commerce To Host Hometown Holiday

The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Hometown Holiday Road Trip on Thursday, December 10 from 5-9 p.m. This is a free event to the community. There will be over twenty-five homes and businesses that will be participating in the event to help bring the whole family some Christmas Cheer. Maps and a list of participants can either […]

Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving



As we prepare to sit around the table tomorrow and enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, here are some little known facts about the holiday that have long been forgotten. On September 28, 1789, the president of the U.S. asked Congress to give the nation a specific day for Thanksgiving. It was November 26, 1789, the fourth Thursday. George Washington proclaimed the […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Nov. 24, 2010 Clint Wiggins and Richard Pylant have been awarded the WRDW Time to Care award. Vic Mincey participated in the 2010 Junior Pinetree Golf Tournament in Swainsboro Oct. 23. He placed first in the 10-12 age group. Vic is the son of Michael and Kyla Mincey. Area volunteer firefighters in our […]

Buy Books At The Library


The library will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The holiday season has begun. We have all sorts of ways to help you get ready for the season, from cookbooks and decorating tips to the history of the holidays and much more! Did you know that the library has books for sale? […]

JCES Names Students Of The Month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the November “ 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 […]

From the Editor’s Desk



I remember as a child, Granny had an old cedar chest that sat like a sentinel at the end of her bed. This chest sat there undisturbed for years it seems, before I ever came along because Mama remembers the chest as being in the same spot when she was a little girl. We were always intimidated by that old […]

A note from the pastor

Thanksgiving Week 2020

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, let us not fail to remember the One whom has given to us all things. Let us praise Him this day for our lot in this life. All we have been given is to be returned to Him in praise. May we pause this week to declare His praise. To aid this further, carefully […]