Grand Jury indicts McTeer robber



A Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court earlier this month and handed down indictments of armed robbery and escape against Don Eddie Galbreath of Uvalda. He is accused of the Oct. 29, 2007 armed robbery of McTeer Food and Fuel, U.S. Highway 25 South. Galbreath escaped from the Jenkins County Jail Dec. 6 where he was […]

Led by the Spirit

Local pastor hits the streets in an effort to reach the unsaved.

With Bible in hand and the Holy Spirit inspiring, Kevin Buczkowski, pastor of Sure Word Baptist Church, can be found proclaiming the gospel every Tuesday 11 a.m. until noon at the intersection of Winthrope Avenue and U.S. Highway 25 in Millen. While “street preaching” is an ancient practice going back to the prophets of the Old Testament, it is often […]

Deputies arrest two Burke County men for robbery



Norbert Tobias Jr. and Donald Lamont Heath, both of Sardis, have been arrested by the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department for the Feb. 23 burglary of a residence in the area of Dickey Road in Jenkins County. A sheriff’s department news release indicates that the owner was out-of-town at the time of the incident. Jenkins County Sheriff Tim Fields, working with […]

Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday



The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Millen Better Hometown, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the ball field by Edenfield’s Feed and Seed. There will be three age groups: walking to three years (may be accompanied by an adult), 4-7 years and 8-10 years. Two thousand plastic eggs filled with candy will be hidden, and prizes […]

Jenkins County High School JROTC wins big at region



The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) War Eagles Drill Team and Color Guard marched into history on a cold, windy Saturday, March 8, at Southeast Bulloch High School. The team was cheered on by Jenkins County School Superintendent, Joan Blackwood, with her family along with parents and relatives of drill team members. Competing in their first Region Championship in the […]

Pittman sets record in Super Eagle 5K



Almost 90 runners and walkers braved the cold windy weather and competed in the Fifth Annual Super Eagle Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, held on March 8. Millen’s Andrea Pittman set a certified course record in the 5K. Andrea’s time for the 3.1 mile race was 24 minutes and 13 seconds. Statesboro’s Stephen Harvey was the overall winner […]

Miss JCHS, JCMS crowned



Melissa White was crowned 2008 Miss Jenkins County High School (JCHS), Saturday, March 8, in the high school gym. White, a junior, at JCHS will receive a $200 scholarship at the JCHS Honor’s Night to be held in May. White also won the America’s Choice. Junior Crisalyn Walker was first runner up; junior Brittany Johnson was second runner up; and […]

Jenkins County Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department issued 82 citations for traffic violations, executed 11 warrants and responded to 122 calls for assistance during the month of February. Sheriff Tim Fields would also like to pass along a warning his office received from the Fire Marshall: The plug-in type fragrance devices that are very popular and sold in most stores have caused […]

Correction



Due to misinformation furnished The Millen News, Susan Burke Hall was misidentified in the Jenkins County High School Class of 1977 reunion photo. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Local resident seeks support for Bulloch County grandmother



April Holmes of Millen is seeking local support for a Bulloch County grandmother in need of a new home for herself and her family. After reading an article that appeared in The Statesboro Herald noting the family’s circumstances, Holmes met with the family to offer her assistance. Jessie Simpkins, a 66-yearold grandmother, provides care for her grandson, Kaimel, 22, who […]