2019-03-13 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When – This Day in 2005

William “Bill” 0. Giles was appointed manager of Magnolia Springs State Park effective March 1. Giles is from Unadilla in Dooly County. He attended high school at Fullington Academy. He also attended the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Art degree in History. He was a journalist for The Perry Times located in Perry and was also employed with the Dooly County Sheriff’s Department.

A 3-vehicle accident at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the intersection of Buttermilk Road and the Millen By-Pass resulted in one injury. A Georgia State Patrol incident report indicated that a 1995 Dodge Intrepid was traveling West on Buttermilk Road when the driver failed to stop for the stop sign, traveling across the by-pass road and entering the path of an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle struck a trailer being pulled by a 1991 Ford pickup dislodging it. The trailer then struck a 2003 Ford 250 as this vehicle yielded the right-of-way at the by-pass.

Renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) for a five-year period and issuance of general obligation bonds received voter approval in Tuesday’s election by a vote of 413-68. Only 483 of Jenkins County’s 4,729 voters cast their ballots in the election, representing 10.21 percent of the registered voters. Eightyfive percent of those voting, however, approved renewal of the ESPLOST and issuance of bonds. Funds generated by the ESPLOST and sale of bonds are to be used to fund planned athletic improvements at Jenkins County High School.

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