Millen man charged with felony murder



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor William Talton of 3756 Hiltonia-Perkins Road has been charged with felony murder in connection with the Saturday, July 23, death of Leon Lockett, 38, of 1722 Beaverdam Road, Perkins. Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields said Lockett sustained stab injured during an altercation that occurred in the Beaverdam area of the county. He was pronounced […]

S.C. man charged with molesting Jenkins girl



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor (Elizabeth Billips, The True Citizen Associate Editor, contributed information to this article.) Jeffery Brown, 20, of Belvedere, S.C. faces child molestation charges in four counties for molesting a 9-year-old Jenkins County girl. Brown was originally arrested in Aiken, S.C. last month for committing lewd acts on the girl, and during interviews he told officers […]

1988 murder gets new attention



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor A Jenkins County 17-year-old murder case received new attention last week when Augusta’s Channel 6 television station featured the story on its "Cold Case" segment airing at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. The segment outlined the Feb. 14, 1988 incident in which the body of a woman was found near Millen inside a garbage […]

Lyons man faces DUI charges in accident



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor Anthony Wayne Pittman of 319 B.A. Pittman Road, Lyons, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a Thursday, July 28, accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 25 North. A Millen Police Department incident report indicates that Pittman was traveling in the northbound lane when the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado […]

Jenkins County Schools to open Monday, Aug. 8



Jenkins County Schools to open Monday, Aug. 8 The 2005-2006 school year will officially open for students on Monday, Aug. 8, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Hayward Cordy. Cordy states that the theme slogan, "From Good to Great!" will be the guide for the faculties, staff members and students of the school system. Cordy administers the work […]

Final hearing on tax increase set for this Thursday night



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor With two of three public hearings behind them, the Jenkins County Commissioners are two-thirds of the way toward implementing a 2.53 percent property tax increase for the 2005-2006 fiscal year that began July 1. The third and last public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the courtroom of the Jenkins […]

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School Bus Driver Safety Training session slated



The 2005-2006 School Bus Driver Safety Training Session will take place on Friday, Aug. 5, in the Jenkins County High School cafeteria. The meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Anyone who intends to drive a school bus in Jenkins County must attend a Bus Driver Safety Training Session before the start of the 2005-2006 school year. This includes regular […]

Bethany Home News



By Bonnie J. McClain Activity Director Monday July 25 – The morning began with laundry folding. This is always a fun activity, both men and women residents seem to enjoy folding the hand towels, wash cloths and bibs. The residents seemed to be in a hurry to finish the laundry and start the bingo game. The game is fun and […]