2021-08-04 E-Edition

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JCHS identified as a Reward School



Jenkins County High School has made the 2020-21 list of Title I Reward Schools-schools making the most progress in improving student performance. The JCSS and JCHS was one of 77 districts and 157 schools identified as Reward Schools. State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a recent statement, “we are focused on ensuring all schools have the support and resources […]

Welcome Back!

Summer has unofficially come to a close as Jenkins County students return to school. The 2020-2021 school year started this week without a hitch. Superintendent Cooper says, “we are looking forward to a great school year!” With the onset of school, high school football also begins. The first scrimmage game has been scheduled for this Friday night with Montgomery County […]

COVID surge forces change in JCMC visitation policy



Mr. Antoine Poythress, CEO of the Jenkins County Medical Center annouced this week a change to the visitation policy at the hospital. “With an abundance of caution, due to COVID 19 concerns, we are announcing the following updates to the visitation policy, effective immediately. First and foremost, visitors will not be allowed inside the hospital. The community and surrounding areas […]

CNK Hair To Slay now open



The newest business to open in Millen is CNK Hair To Slay salon at 443 Cotton Avenue. CNK represents owner Crystal Golphin-Newton and her daughters, Nakhia and Kisha. “I’ve had a dream about owning my own business, to sell the merchandise I was buying elsewhere.” Crystal owns the business with her husband Xavier. The couple are Jenkins Count natives and […]

Oak Hill gets new youth pastor



Oak Hill Baptist Church has enlisted the services of Christian Walton to occupy the role of Student Pastor and lead their Next Generation ministry and their youth and young adult ministries. This is the first official job in ministry for Christian, he served his internship in Metter. “Right now, my calling is to lead the youth of Oak Hill Baptist […]

Local Business gives back to community

US Silica employees have given back to the community they call home by donating 48 book bags full of school supplies to the JCES. Thank you US Silica and staff for supporting the future workforce! Pictured are Greg Brantley, Aliyah Tankersley, Jamie Lowery, Bowden James, Jacarey Butler, Carlton Taylor, Ricky Haywood, Kelly Benefield, and Colby Broxton. (Photo contributed). You must […]

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 7: Project For Better Health will celebrate their 6th Anniversary with a carnival. The festivities will be held at the Jimmie Douglas Ag Center from 2-5 p.m. There will be a school supply giveaway, door prizes, face painting, games for the kids, goodies to eat, and vendors on hand selling their wares. Tuesday, August 10: The Jenkins County […]

Happening at Magnolia Springs State Park

Saturday, August 7 Junior Ranger Day Camp 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children ages 6-12 will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work towards earning a Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger badge. Activities will include nature hikes, viewing alligators and other fun critters, fishing, building shelters and more. Space is limited and registration is required. $20 plus $5 […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – August 3, 2011 The Southern Thunder Baseball team placed 2nd in the Summer Nationals in Dublin. The team is made up of J.C. Williams, Blake Harrison, Tyler Flakes, Chase Whitehead, Colby Broxton, Sage Reese, Lourenden Baldwin, Mason Clark, Cannon Griffin, Hagan Jenkins, Hudson Sherrod, and Baker Jenkins. Teachers Lula Brown, Quinton Sweet, and […]