Register to vote by Oct. 9

In city election

Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote in the Municipal General Election for the City of Millen to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. City residents who are not already registered to vote may do so in the office of the Jenkins County Registrar at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The only contested seat in the election is […]


Fall temperatures may be slow in arriving, but this residence at 619 Masonic Street is throwing out the welcome mat with its fall decorations. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett)

Fair-on-the-Square to be held Saturday

The annual Fair-on-the-Square kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the courthouse square. Among items available will be a variety of crafts, handmade jewelry, leather goods, woodworking, hand painted gourds, toys and home baked goods. There will be pony rides and other rides and games for the children. Sgt. Arthur Milton, a veteran of the Iraq War, and Clay […]

Deer hunters must know the rules

Whether hunting with a bow, primitive weapon or dogs, deer hunters preparing to take to the woods this month should be aware of the rules and regulations governing the sport and follow them so as to avoid safety risks and citations by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rangers. Bow season is already in full swing and will continue until Oct. […]

Jenkins County Grand Jury indicts 16

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court last month and indicted 16 persons as follows: • Willie James Durrah, five counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking and three counts of theft by taking (firearm). • Qhymel Mhura Legg, five counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking, three counts of theft by […]

Unemployment rate drops in Jenkins

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6, the fourth highest in the state, for the month of August. The county’s rate fell from 10.0 in July, which ranked it third in the state for that month. Statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor reveal that approximately 299 local residents were unemployed during the month of August. This was down […]

Sheriff completes session of NSI

Jenkins County Sheriff Tim J. Fields completed participation in the 93rd Session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, CO, Sept. 9-15. Sheriff Fields was awarded his degree of completion from Jim Barbee, correctional program specialist, National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and Fred G. Wilson, director of operations, National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Sheriff Fields was elected Chaplain/ Historian […]

Eagles fall to E.C.I. 28-0

The Jenkins County High School Eagles lost this past Friday to E.C.I. on the road in Twin City. The Eagles’ offense made a few mistakes that ended up very costly. Turnovers plagued the offense and slowed the momentum. Quentin Jenkins led the team in rushing. On defense, the Eagles played a tough game against the high powered offense of Emanuel […]

Seniors recognized

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles honored their soon-to-be graduating players this past Tuesday with Senior Day. The girls were given trophies and game balls to commemorate their years of dedication and service. After the ceremony the team hosted Savannah Country Day, ending with a loss at home. On Thursday the Lady Eagles beat Claxton 8-0 on the road. […]

Middle school students observe Constitution Day

The Social Studies Department at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) held its annual Constitution Day observance Monday, Sept. 17. In preparation for the upcoming celebration, Nicole W. Moulton, principal, signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 17 as “Constitution Day at JCMS.” This historymaking event was witnessed by grade representatives Harley Purvis (6th), IreneDieteman (7th), and Robert Mosley (8th). On Monday, Sept. […]