2022-06-15 E-Edition

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Intoxicated driver charged with child endangerment



A driver passing through Jenkins County got more than he bargained for when he was arrested late Wednesday night, June 1, 2022 on multiple charges. Zakerius Alante Mitchell, 22, of Waycross was traveling on Highway 121 North at speeds over 100 mph when he was observed by Georgia State Patrol. Mitchell then attempted to out run the patrol car reaching […]

Discover Oceans of Possibilities at the library



Students and adults gathered together last Tuesday, June 7 at the Jenkins County Memorial Library to kick off their “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program that goes through July 19. The library has not had an in person reading program since 2019 due to Covid. During 2020 and 2021, the library held virtual programs to keep the kids up with […]

Council increases rent on Community House



A further sign of the times, in the June City Council Meeting, Council members voted to raise the rent on the Millen Community House. Effective July 1, 2022, the rental fees have increased by $25 to $125 per session or $200 per day. Council did not raise the deposit of $100. “The cost to maintain the building is increasing along […]

Two sent to hospital in afternoon wreck



Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 25 and 121 at approximately 4 p.m. last Monday, June 6. According to investigators, a 2017 Nissan Sentra driven by Becky Wilder of Graniteville, SC was stopped at the stop sign facing east on Hwy 121 and US 25. Wilder failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign and entered […]

All polls will be open Tuesday

EARLY VOTING BEGAN MONDAY


Early voting began Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. in the Jenkins County courthouse. Electors have one week to cast their votes in the Democratic runoff election. Votes may be cast from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Friday. There will not be any Saturday voting. Electors will head back to the polls on Tuesday, June 21 from 7a.m. – […]

Temps rise to triple digits as summer approaches

Officials with the National Weather Service have issued a heat advisory warning this week for our area. Heat indexes are expected to top 105 degrees for the first time this year and summer is still almost a week away. These temperatures are not unique to just Jenkins and the surrounding area, temps are expected to top 100 degrees across the […]

Daughtry Speaks to the Brier Creek Chapter



The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, June 2, 2022, at Walls Diner in Sylvania at 7:00. President Wayne Howard introduced Compatriot Hu Daughtry. Hu is a member of the Mill Creek Chapter in Statesboro and he and his wife Susan, live in Metter. Hu’s presentation this evening was […]

Cotton Commission seeking nominees to serve on Board


In July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will convene a caucus of certified producer organizations representing cotton producers in Georgia to nominate individuals to serve as members and alternates of the Cotton Board, which administers the Cotton Research & Promotion Program, for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2023, as current board members’ terms expire on December 31, 2022. […]

Gas prices top $5 a gallon

LITTLE RELIEF IN SIGHT

Average national prices rose to $5 per gallon on Saturday, according to AAA, though that’s not adjusted for inflation. The milestone comes just as the peak summer driving season gets underway. The news is unlikely to surprise many drivers given that gas prices have already surged above that level in a handful of states, including in California and Nevada, putting […]