Millen man charged in GSU campus attack



Demetrice Rashod Moore, 24, of Millen has been charged in a Saturday, Oct. 22, attack on an Atlanta-area woman near the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro. Moore was arrested by Jenkins County Sheriff Department deputies Monday, Oct. 24, based upon information provided by Bulloch County law enforcement. He is charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy. Also arrested by […]

“Toys for Tots” campaign gets underway in Jenkins



Christmas may still be weeks away, but, like Santa, workers with the annual “Toys for Tots” campaign have already begun preparations to brighten the holiday for Jenkins County’s children. Last year, the program served over 105 families, including 321 children from the ages of birth through 17 years. In 2003, 300 children were served, and 2002 saw 275 children served. […]

Stripling is named Project Director for 21st Century Grant



Christine Stripling has been named Project Director for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which was awarded jointly to the Jenkins County Board of Education and Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center in 2003. As Project Director, her duties will include overseeing a staff of approximately 32, providing training opportunities for the staff and insuring that the program is running […]

Arrests likely for State Court probation violations, failure to appear for arraignment



Jenkins County State Court held its quarterly arraignment session Monday, Oct. 24, and Judge R. H. Reeves III had strong words for those assembled for court. “Those of you who decide today to enter a plea of ‘guilty’ to one or more offenses, and those of you who may be later determined to be guilty of an offense following a […]

City election set Nov. 8 for Wards 1, 2, 3



City of Millen voters in Ward No. 1 will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, to elect a candidate to fill the Ward No. 1 Millen City Council seat. Incumbent Walter Thomas faces opposition from Hamp Scott in this race. In Wards No. 2 and 3, incumbents Ivey B. McMillan and James Ford, respectively, are both unopposed in their […]

Plans for Veteran’s Day service underway at JCHS



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Interact Club will sponsor a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m., in the high school gym. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor veterans from Millen and Jenkins County. The ceremony will open with the Star Spangled Banner played by the JCHS Eagle Band. A […]

Cheerleaders place third



The Jenkins County High School cheerleaders placed third in their division at the ninth annual Falcon Cheer Invitational in East Laurens this past weekend. The cheerleaders missed first place by only six points and will be competing again this coming weekend in Jones County as they prepare for the region meet on Dec. 3 and possibly the state meet on […]

Willie Haynes chosen as “Teacher of Excellence”



Willie Haynes, technology instructor and athletic director at Jenkins County High School was recently recognized as the International Technology Educators Association (ITEA) and Georgia Industrial Technology Educators Association (GITEA) “Teacher of Excellence.” Haynes has held the following offices in GITEA: two terms as secretary and president and is currently serving as past-president. He currently serves on a State Department of […]

Millen Rotary Club sponsors Career Awareness Day



Planters Electric Membership (EMC) was host to students interested in different career opportunities. Seniors enrolled in college preparatory classes at Jenkins County High School toured Planters EMC and other businesses in Millen during the recent Career Awareness Day sponsored by the Millen Rotary Club. The students were treated to lunch and listened to former JCHS graduate Travis Wiggins give an […]

45-0 Eagles fall to McIntosh



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Eagles football team finished out the year this past Friday night in Darien facing off against McIntosh County. McIntosh was 8-1 before the game and first place in the region. As the first half began, McIntosh showed why they are headed to the state playoffs, putting up 42 points on the scoreboard. The only […]