Courthouse turns 100




If walls and halls could talk, the Jenkins County Courthouse would have quite a story to tell. The structure is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The first courthouse of Jenkins County was completed in March 1908 and burned Jan. 5, 1910. The present structure, essentially identical to the first, was rebuilt over the following two years for $58,000 with […]

Father, son charged in metal thefts




A father and son are facing charges in connection with the thefts of scrap metal in Emanuel County. Charles Wayne King Sr., 58, of Millen was arrested last week and charged with racketeering, the result of an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Eastman District Office, and the Swainsboro Police Department. Todd Lowery, GBI agent, said the arrest […]

Sheriff’s Office makes drug arrests, recovers stolen property




The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Millen residents on drug charges and anticipates an arrest(s) in a stolen property case. The drug related arrests were made Friday, March 16, during the execution of a search warrant at a Washington Street residence by the Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Georgia State Patrol, Millen Police Department and Sardis Police Department. […]

Chamber Banquet to be held Thursday



The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 7 p.m. this Thursday 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 provided by David Stewart. Tickets may be purchased at the chamber office for $15 each or tables for $120. A […]

Super Eagle Day draws large crowd



Runners from across the area put their running shoes on and participated in the annual Super Eagle Day held March 10 on the Jenkins County Courthouse Square. The One Mile Fun Run/ Walk had 25 participants with 38 runners participating in the 5K race. Mark Brannen, a Jenkins County High School (JCHS) sophomore who runs both Cross Country and Track […]

American Red Cross presents ‘Jenkins County Clash’



The American Red Cross Jenkins County Disaster Action Team (DAT) has teamed up with American Premier Wrestling (APW) of Statesboro and Dairy Queen of Millen to host a championship wrestling extravaganza Saturday, March 31, adjacent to the Dairy Queen. The fundraiser event will benefit families affected by disasters in Jenkins County with all funds being donated to the American Red […]

Special week honors school boards



The Jenkins County School System joined in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 12- 16, 2012, was proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance called attention to the contributions of local boards of education. “Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters and […]

Birthday Bash



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