2006-03-29

Medicare explained



Question: What is the basic coverage of a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan? Answer: 1. The first $250, you must pay as a deductible. 2. Bet w e e n $250 and $ 2 2 5 0 , you will pay 25 percent of the cost of y o u r d r u g s . Your plan will pay […]

Library News



The library is making plans for the summer’s Vacation Reading Program, scheduled for Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, July 12. The theme this year is “Once Upon A Time.” There will be lots of activities, programs, movies and terrific books to enjoy. Applications will be available here at the library. Please come by and sign up for a summer of […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Saturday, March 11 Desmond R. Bryan of 4533 Lewis Church Road was charged with speeding over the maximum limits and driving under the influence of alcohol. Saturday, March 18 Lovent Jean Lester of Portal was charged with expired tag/no tag, driving with a suspended driver’s license, no proof of insurance […]

Favorite family photo



Shown are Mathew and Hattie Joiner, grandparents of Grady Jr. and Frank Joiner and Joylee Brakin. (Photo contributed)

VOCA competes in region contest



On Friday, Feb. 17, the Jenkins County High School Vocational Opportunities Chapters of America (VOCA) competed in the Region VI VOCA competition. This event was held at Savannah Technical College. Region VI State President, Julian Colmenares, Liberty County High School, presided over the award ceremonies. Chickeena Rowe, VOCA State Parliamentarian, of Jenkins County High School, assisted him. Students competing were: […]

EBA honor roll for third nine weeks released



Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll list for the third nine weeks. To be named to the honor roll, a student must have an 89.5 to 94.5 to be named to the “A” honor roll and a 94.5 to 100 average to be named to the “A+” honor roll. No student is considered for the honor roll if […]

Statue donated to library



David and Lynne S. Flanary recently donated “The Little Reader,” a signed, limited edition bronze, to the Jenkins County Memorial Library in memory of Ruth Newton Spiers, who served as librarian for 33 years. Everyone is invited to come by the library to see the beautiful bronze. Shown are, from left: the Flanarys; Wendy Weinberger, director of the Screven-Jenkins Regional […]

Syl-View Happenings



There was a special happening recently at Syl-View. One of the residents, Virginia Griffin Thompson, was honored for her work in the Effingham UDC and her long dedication to the preservation of the memory of the Confederacy and those who fought to defend it. Her grandfather and a number of her great-uncles were soldiers. The Gen. Ellison Campers Camp Number […]

Langga Gay



Question: I am a Medicare beneficiary with HIV/AIDS. Can I get the prescription drugs I need? Answer: Yes. All Medicare drug plans will be required to cover all a n t i retroviral d r u g s . This inc l u d e s single chemical entities as well as combination products. Question: What happens if a drug […]

Letter to the Editor



Dear Editor, With Jenkins County being an agricultural community, I think it is noteworthy that we know our governor, Sonny Perdue, launched a third annual Agriculture Awareness Week in Georgia last week to recognize the contributions of agriculture and agribusiness in the state. It is gratifying to know of his intense interest in agriculture for our state. “Agriculture is Georgia’s […]