VFW honors local heroes on Memorial Day



The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2776 are honoring heroes from Jenkins County on Memorial Day, May 30, by placing crosses on the Jenkins County Courthouse lawn, displaying U.S. Flags along Cotton Avenue, placing a wreath at the War Memorial Monument and placing a patriotic ribbon on the War Memorial sign on Highway 17. Members will also visit veterans […]

Pooler man sentenced to 155 years



Michael Paul Lane of Pooler will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Lane was found guilty May 10 of numerous charges relating to the Dec. 18, 2009 burglary of a home on Cleveland Avenue in which the homeowner was shot as well as several other 2009 burglaries. He was sentenced to a total of 155 years. […]

County to loan city SPLOST funds



The Jenkins County Commissioners will loan the City of Millen $100,000 of the county’s share of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax #5 ( SPLOST) funds to help defray initial expenses incurred by the city for the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) project. The agreement was approved during an April meeting of the commissioners. Under terms of the agreement, the […]

EPD investigates fish kill in Ogeechee



Rumors began circulating over the weekend that a major fish kill in the Ogeechee River could affect Jenkins County. However, information available as of Monday indicates this is not the case. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division, and Environmental Protection Agency are investigating a fish kill along the Ogeechee River located in Screven and […]

Summer Lunch Program to begin June 1



The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces that the Summer Food Service Program will be held at the middle/high schools cafeteria June 1 – June 30. This program provides nutritious lunches at no cost to all children 18 and under. Lunches will be served 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The BOE is providing transportation for children […]

PalletKraft opens plant here



By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor More jobs are coming to Millen and Jenkins County. PalletKraft will open a plant in the Industrial Park on Magnolia Street, occupying a building formerly used by M. I. Home Products. Paula Herrington, Millen/ Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Mike Olvey, PalletKraft founder, made the announcement last week. The company will […]

EMS Appreciation Week



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Jim & Joyce Hodges-Hite recognized



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Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of May 6 – May 20. Burglary/Residential  May 17 – 4737 Newton Ag Road Burglary/Church  May 6 – Johnson Baptist Church, Old Garfield Road Theft by Taking  May 6 – U.S. Highway 25 North  May 6 – 193 Johnson Street  May 14 […]

Whitley Clark earns academic scholarship



Whitley S. Clark, a high school senior at Edmund Burke Academy, was recently awarded a $1,000 Walter Harrison scholarship by Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). This prestigious honor is in recognition of Clark’s strong commitment to her education and a desire to improve her community. “Whitley Clark is an outstanding student in the community,” says Matt Brinson with Planters EMC. […]