City to organize Department of Public Safety



Millen City Council recently approved the development of a Department of Public Safety that would merge the Millen Police Department and Millen Fire Department. During the Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting of the group it was noted that employment of a Public Safety Director would be done “in-house.” City Administrator Al Knight commented that city employees interested in the position had […]

Fun at the fair



The Jenkins County Courthouse lawn was the scene Saturday for the annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown. See additional photos on page 11. Scenes from the Fair-on-the-Square and parade are shown. Thanks to Planters E.M.C. for the aerial shots via a ride in their bucket truck. (Photo by Mike Dann) You must be a paid subscriber to access this […]

County delays ambulance purchase

Private roads, animal control also discussed

The purchase of a new ambulance was tabled by the Jenkins County Commissioners during the group’s Friday, Oct. 5, meeting due to the absence of two board members. Commissioner Domingo Green presided over the meeting and explained that Commissioner James Henry was absent due to the illness of a family member. Commissioner Tommy Lane arrived later during the meeting. Jenkins […]

Rep. Barrow announces new office hours



Twelfth District Congressman John Barrow recently announced a change to his Outreach Hours in Jenkins County. On the first and third Monday of every month, a representative of Rep. Barrow’s office will be available in Millen to help answer questions and address issues or constituents’ concerns. The representative will be in the Jenkins County Commissioners’ Conference Room on the third […]

One injured in Hwy. 23, West Old Savannah Road accident



One person was injured Wednesday night, Oct. 3, in this two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of West Old Savannah Road and Ga. Hwy. 23. A Georgia State Patrol accident report indicates that the 18-wheeler, driven by Donald Gay of Twin City, was traveling south on Hwy. 23 when a vehicle driven by Joe Aldrich Jr. of Statesboro, traveling […]

Local students honored by scholarship program



Jenkins County High School was recently notified that the National Achievement Scholarship Program recognized two seniors nationally. Dee Dee Davis and Keeley Sapp participated in the PSAT last year and scored in the top 5 percent of more than 140,000 black Americans who tested nationwide. These students will be referred to higher education institutions where they could be eligible for […]

Shut out



The Jenkins County High School Eagles were bitten by the Claxton Tigers 14-0 this past Friday night. The loss on the road brings the team record to 2 wins and 4 losses. This week, the Eagles face Savannah Country Day at home Friday night. This photo shows Eagle Caleb Chance as he practices kicking during the pre-game warm up with […]

JCES students, faculty honor principal



The theme song from “Rocky” echoed off the walls of Jenkins County Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 4, as Dr. Judy Holton, principal, entered to find that she was the object of a surprise appreciation program planned by staff and students. Dr. Holton had initially planned the program for students and staff in celebration of the school’s making Annual Yearly Progress […]

Cheerleaders selected for high school’s competitive squad



Jenkins County High School (JCHS) recently announced the 2007 Competitive Cheerleading Squad. The Competitive Cheerleading Squad will represent Jenkins County in four competitions during the season, including a region competition. The squad will compete against other 3A high schools within its region including Bryan, Johnson, Montgomery, Portal and Treutlen counties. The competitions are: Toombs County High School, Saturday, Sept. 29, […]

Students learn fire safety



Students at Head Start recently enjoyed a fire safety program presented by Robert Reeves Jr. of the Millen Fire Department. The students viewed a film and got a close up look at a fire engine. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!