2021-03-03 E-Edition

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New Business Comes To Town



The Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting last week for Boom Booms Tire Shop. The business is owned and operated by Cresencio “Boom Boom” Guzman and his daughter, Rubi Mercer. Boom Boom and his wife, Rosa relocated from Vera Cruz, Mexico to Millen in 2003 where he began working for a tire shop in Waynesboro. As he […]

Big Stick!

JCMC Holds Free Vaccine Clinic


The first Covid Vaccine Clinic in our area was hosted by the Jenkins County Medical Center last Tuesday and Wednesday. The clinic was free to the public. The vaccine was administered to adults aged 65 and older or care givers. The state of Georgia is currently in phase 1B of the vaccination plan. Antoine Poythress, CEO of the hospital said […]

Student Milestone Testing Will Count



The U.S. Department of Education informed all states last Monday, they will not waive federal testing requirements for 2020-21. In short, this means all public schools in Georgia will have to proceed with administering the Georgia Milestones assessment in just a few short months. “I disagree with this decision, and believe it shows the continued disconnect between Washington, D.C. and […]

Jessica Wilson, Hometown Realtor



Jessica Wilson is no stranger to hard work. She and husband Lindy work side by side. Whether it be on top of a ladder or sitting behind a desk, the two always have time for a friendly word and a good deed. Jessica got her real estate license in 2018 and opened her office, Georgia Real Estate Management in 2019. […]

Eagle Notes


My older son, Pace is thirteen. I cannot fathom how that happened so quickly. I struggle with this precipice where my little boy falls into a young man. He is a deep thinker, an observer, a super funny guy, but not a big “sharer.” I over share, so it’s tough for me to respect his boundaries. I am loud, and […]

BOOKING LOG

Feb. 15, – Feb. 22, 2021 Courtney Mario Alston2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOWilliam Henry Clay Boan2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOScott Evan Boyd2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOSamuel Mathis Dixon2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOGregory Tremone Griffin2/18; Hold; JCSOKwame Kyuantaee Hines2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOJoshua Edward Jenkins2/15; Criminal trespass; JCSOJoshua Lenard McCullough2/15; Hold for BCSO; BCSOBrian Thomas Ruffin2/21; Hold for RichmondCounty; JCSOAlbert Junior […]

B.O.E. Continues To Provide Free Meals



The Jenkins County Board of Education will continue to participate in the COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Waiver Seamless Summer Option now through June 2021.Under the waiver, meals will be free to all school children under the age of eighteen or under the age of twenty-one for youth with special needs. “The meals will consist of five days of lunches and […]

From the Editor’s Desk



It has been more years than I care to count since I have attended live theater. So, when Talmadge Fries called to say he had secured tickets for “Always, Patsy Cline” at the Emma Kelly theater I quickly agreed. Now, I am a creature of habit. Last week I told you that within minutes of reclining in my chair it […]

A note from the pastor

Screaming for Help…Does anyone Hear?

When I was in college, I worked at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, Kentucky. This camp brought in kids and teenagers of all ages. My favorite activity that we did with the campers was one that sought to get the kids to make one simple statement, “I need help!” The game started by the kids being blindfolded and placed inside of […]