ESPLOST approved!

Millen News Editor

ESPLOST approved! By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor 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. […]

18-month-old dies in fire

State fire marshal, local agencies
investigating fatal mobile home fire


State fire marshal, local agencies investigating fatal mobile home fire Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine and the Millen/Jenkins County Fire Department are investigating a Monday, March 14, mobile home fire on Perkins Road that left one child dead and another injured. Killed in the fire was Haley Nicole Sheffield, 18-months. Her brother, Christopher Williams, 3, received first […]

Jenkins Grand Jury renders indictments



Jenkins Grand Jury renders indictments The Jenkins County Grand Jury indicted Willie T. Roberson of Beale Street on two counts of murder when it convened last week in Jenkins County Superior Court. The charges stem from the Dec. 24, 2004, beating death of Henry Alexander Williams, also of Beale Street. Other indictments against Roberson include aggravated assault and possession of […]

Chamber banquet March 24



The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Millen Community House. All chamber members and honored guests will receive two complimentary tickets. Others who wish to attend the banquet may purchase tickets at the chamber office or at the door for $5 each. This year’s banquet will take the form […]

New park manager appointed at Magnolia Springs State Park



New park manager appointed at Magnolia Springs State Park 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 arts degree in History. He was a journalist for […]

Easter Sunrise Service planned for Big Buckhead Baptist Church



A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service is planned for 7 a.m. Sunday, March 27, at Big Buckhead Baptist Church, Perkins. The Rev. George Durham, pastor of Millen United Methodist Church, will bring the message and special music and singing will also be enjoyed. The public is invited to attend. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]

One injured in three-vehicle collision Monday on Bypass



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor 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 indicates that a 1995 Dodge Intrepid was traveling West on Buttermilk Road when the driver, Aragon Beatriz of Millen, failed to stop for the […]

Lady Eagles making good show in first track meet



After a strong showing at Southeast Bulloch in the first track meet of the year, the Lady Eagles held their own at Screven County Wednesday, March 9. The final results were Screven County, 53 points; Jenkins County, 52 points; and Claxton, 50 points. Finishing two points from victory left the Eagles disappointed, but on the flip-side it was a bright […]

Eagles JV 3, Statesboro 5



By Daren Averill Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) Junior Varsity fell to Statesboro in a narrow loss Wednesday, March 9. This game was a knuckle biter from the first pitch to the last at bat. The Eagles are a Region 1-A team, and Statesboro comes from a powerhouse Region 4-A. The Eagles actually led the game until the fifth inning. […]

JCMS Eagles, 8, Reidsville, 3



Tuesday, March 8, the Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) Eagles took a road trip to Reidsville looking for their first victory of the season, and they came up big. The Eagles pound-ed Reidsville with a resounding 8-3 win in a game where everything went their way. Coach Bill Smith said his team was focused and had their game face on. […]