DOT closes Herndon Bridge



The main bridge over the Ogeechee River at Herndon has been declared unsafe by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) and was closed March 24. The over- flow bridge remains open for use by residents in the area. Both of the bridges at Herndon have been slated for replacement for awhile. Repairs to both bridges were made in 2005 in […]

In His Name



“A Gathering for Christ” event, sponsored by area churches, was held Saturday at the Millen Community House and United Methodist Church. The day’s activities included numerous classes/seminars for all age groups, gospel music and a free lunch. Shown is the Millen United Methodist Church Choir presenting a program of gospel music and James Reese overseeing a display by Gays Hill […]

Grand Jury hands down indictments



The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins County Superior Court earlier this month and handed down the following indictments and accusations. • Marquette Lavon Wadley, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession/ manufacture/distribution of marijuana and drug trafficking within 100 feet of public park or housing project.  Darcella Russell, trafficking in cocaine, possession of […]

Chamber annual banquet is Thursday



Come dressed in your favorite western wear for the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Will Wade will be performing country music, and a meal of southern barbecue with all the trimmings will be served. Awards will be presented for Business Person of the Year, […]

Jenkins designated Camera Ready



Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol recently. Jenkins County was among those counties. A Camera Ready Community must designate a liaison that can assist film and television production companies on a local level. […]

More property needed for prison roadway



The county needs additional right-of-way in order to provide a roadway for the Jenkins Correctional Facility being constructed by the Corrections Corporation of America. The matter came before the Jenkins County Commissioners during their March 1 meeting. Chairman James Henry explained the need for the additional right-of-way and the process of condemnation that may be used to secure the needed […]

JCHS girls track team cranks up season



The Jenkins County High School Lady Eagles track team captured second place in their first meet of the season behind Southeast Bulloch in Swainsboro on Tuesday, March 15. The Lady Eagles defeated Metter, Appling County and Swainsboro. Ayana Walker led the way for the Eagles winning the 100m and placing second in the long jump. Krystalyn Spivey contrib- uted to […]

JCHS varsity baseball



Results for the Jenkins County High School varsity baseball games recently were as follows. The Eagles lost 11- 7 to Johnson County. Leading hitters were: D Brown 2-3 with a double, Mason Davis 1-1, Tyler Taylor 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Keyth Lariscy started the game with Cody Johnson, Trey Black, Jake Knight and Will Brinson coming […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period March 18 through March 25. Officer Needs Assistance  March 18 – Huddle House of Millen Burglary  March 18 – 4966 Highway 25 South Theft by Taking  March 22 – Lane Road Domestic/Family Disturbance  March 18 – Highway 23 North  Mach 18 – […]

Beau Brinson update and “thank you”



Beau Brinson, 2- year- old son of Gayle and Arthur Brinson of Millen, was referred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Jan. 27 for a small intestine transplant. Beau suffers from Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) following the surgical removal of a large portion of his small intestine. After evaluation in Nebraska, it was decided that Beau […]