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Herndon Bridge repairs set for 2014

The wait for repairs on the bridges over the Ogeechee River in Herndon will continue awhile longer, according to information provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). The bridges were closed by the DOT in March 2011 due to safety concerns. Bridge construction is scheduled to begin March 2014 with an open to traffic date set for April 2015. […]

Super Eagle Day set for March 10

Dust off your running/walking shoes and get ready for the ninth annual Super Eagle Day set for Saturday, March 10, at the Jenkins County Courthouse square. The event will include a 5K raceanda1MileFunRun/ Walk. The top three finishers in each age group will be awarded prizes. The Fun Run gets underway at 8:15 a.m., and the 5K race begins at […]

County considers trash can charges

County businesses that want trash cans at their places of business may have to pay for them. The Jenkins County Commissioners considered the development of a policy and procedures to govern the matter during a recent meeting of the group. Field Director Grady Lane informed the commissioners that several businesses in the county had requested trash cans. He then presented […]

Chamber to hold Annual Banquet

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. The evening will consist of a prime rib meal with all the trimmings and a program of gospel music presented by David Stewart. Mr. Stewart is employed by CGL as an engineer and has been with the company […]

4- H’ers compete

Jr./Sr. District Project Achievement

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Players earn region honors

With the completion of basketball season, five Jenkins County High School War Eagles were honored by Region 3-A for their accomplishments during the 2012 season. For the girls, Keyana Boatwright was named to the first team and Brandy Cooper was named to the second team. The girls’ team finished 12-10 overall and were crowned the Region 3-A West champion. For […]

MLK Jr., Charles Beale Scholarship applications available to students

The MLK Committee is pleased to announce that the Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Beale Memorial Scholarship applications are available in the counselor’s office at Jenkins County High School. High school seniors and non-traditional students are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be residents of Millen/Jenkins County and must be enrolled at an accredited college or technical school or […]

STC offers scholarship

The Southeastern Technical College Foundation has announced the Grady Toney Memorial Scholarship will be available to a 2012 high school senior attending school in Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, or Treutlen County. The scholarship is given in memory of criminal justice instructor, Grady Toney, who passed away in October 2009. Following a successful career with the Laurens […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 24 – March 1. Theft by Taking Feb. 27 – Edna Lanier Road Feb. 28 – Edenfield Road Feb. 29 – Old Louisville Road Fire – Residential Feb. 25 – Oak Hill Church Road Fire – Vehicle Feb. 26 – Perkins Road Identity Theft Feb. […]