Escapee captured

Deputies find Galbreath in Effingham County

An escapee from the Jenkins County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 6, found his freedom shortlived when he was recaptured later that night in Effingham County. Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields said that Don Galbreath, 42, of Uvalda, was hanging out laundry at the jail when he slipped away from the facility. A Canine Unit from Reidsville State Prison was called […]


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City administrator resigns, consultant approved to serve

In less than a week, Millen City Council has accepted the resignation of City Administrator Al Knight and contracted with Roland Stubbs Jr., through Consulting, Inc., to serve as interim administrator. During a called meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 5, council accepted Knight’s letter of resignation, which Mayor King Rocker said cited “personal reasons” as the cause for relinquishing the position […]

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18-wheeler wrecks at Highway 25, Route 23

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Commissioners appoint “Lake Project” committee

Five persons were appointed by the Jenkins County Commissioners to form a “Lake Project” steering committee during the group’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting. Those appointed were Robert Jenkins, Mike Reeves, Jane Johnson, Claudette Sasser and William Gainey. The committee was organized for the purpose of exploring the feasibility of constructing a dam and lake on Big Buckhead Creek, utilizing water […]

City to re-bid USDA sewer/waste project

Millen City Council will rebid its USDA sewer/waste water treatment project using two different designs to regulate water flow. The decision was made during council’s Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting. Bubba Small, city utilities director, suggested bidding the project as currently designed with lift stations, but also bidding it with the lift stations re- moved and an earthen dike added. The […]

Lady Eagles lose two close games on the court

The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles basketball team lost two close games last week. The Lady Eagles were defeated by Savannah Country Day 51-41. Leading scorers for the Lady Eagles were: Courtnei Earls, 16; Nicole Smith, 13; Tashe McClain, 6; AyanaWalker, 4; and ShaniQua Carter, 2. Calvery Baptist defeated the Lady Eagles in a hard fought 45- 41 battle. […]

JCHS named in U.S. News & World Report ‘Best High Schools 2008’

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has received recognition by being on the “Best High Schools 2008” list compiled by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education and data research and analysis business that provides parents with education data, analyzed academic and enrollment data from 18,790 public high schools […]

Emergency personnel to be honored with appreciation supper

The Jenkins County Interact Club would like to show appreciation for all emergency personnel by hosting a festive night filled with great food, fellowship and Christmas carols. The supper will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Jenkins County Agri- culture center. Invitations are extended to the following: the Millen Fire Department, the Millen Police Department, Jenkins County […]