OneGeorgia Authority awards grant

County receives $1 million for airport improvements

Jenkins County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $ 1,174,023 from the OneGeorgia Authority for improvements to the Jenkins County Airport. Gov. Nathan Deal announced grants and loans totaling $8 million from OneGeorgia Authority’s portfolio last week. Under terms of the grant, the county will contribute approximately $150,000 in local funds for the project which will include […]

Patriotic celebration to be held July 2



Jenkins County will celebrate the nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 2, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The celebration will include a patriotic tribute, special recognition of Jenkins County veterans, fireworks and patriotic music performed by local talent. Veterans are asked to come to the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be recognized during the program. […]

Jenkins County School Superintendent resigns



Jenkins County School Superintendent Melissa Williams has resigned, effective June 30. Her resignation was formally accepted during Monday night’s meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education. Mrs. Williams began her career with the local school system in 2006 as Curriculum Director, and she became School Superintendent in October 2008. She leaves Jenkins County to accept a position as school […]

Travis Chance Chosen Top Business Leader



Jenkins County native Travis Chance has been chosen as one of Statesboro’s 2011 “Top 20 Business Leaders Under 40” for his work with Tarkenton Financial, LLC. Travis was recently featured in a special magazine section of The Statesboro Herald announcing the chosen candidates. A 1996 graduate of Jenkins County High School (JCHS), Travis is also a 2004 graduate of Georgia […]

Sheriff warns about illegal dumping



Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby asks that all Jenkins County citizens be aware of the problem of illegal dumping of tires within the county. Tires are being dumped along side roads, in or around dumpsters, in vacant lots, in alleys and perhaps in your favorite river or pond. Sometimes it’s one or two, sometimes 10 or 12, and sometimes 20 […]

Millen News goes to Mexico



The Millen News recently traveled with Donald W. Penning III on a five day Western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman Island. He was accompanied by his grandmother, Marian K. Pennington, aunts Bernese James and Jean Jordan of New York, and cousins, De’Jon, Ramello and Donna Tebought of Atlanta and Beshiria King of Virginia (Photo contributed) You must […]

Ga. National Resources Conservation Service receives $3.59 Million



James E. Tillman Sr., State Conservationist for the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that the NRCS has received $3.59 million additional funding to be distributed via the 2011Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). “We were able to get these funds because of the smart work and dedication of our NRCS employees, Georgia’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts and […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the June 3 – June 9 time period. Motor Vehicle Accident/No injuries June 3 – Thrift Road June 7 – Highway 23 North Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer 2 incidents Domestic/Family Disturbance June 5 – Highway 23 North June 7 – Horse Creek Road June 9 – Academy Drive Drug Investigation 1 […]

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City receives Bureau of Justice grant



Millen Department Police Officers will soon receive new bullet proof vests. City Manager Lamar Faircloth informed Millen City Council during a recent meeting that the city had been approved for a Bureau of Justice grant that would cover 50 percent of the costs for the vests. Under terms of the grant, the city will be required to pay $3,225, which […]