Decorations contest winners announced



Winners in the annual Christmas Decorations Contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, were announced as follows. Traditional – 1st, Jerry and Patricia McMillan; 2nd, Joey and Cindy McBride; 3rd, Annon Forehand; and 4th, Lee Wilson. Doors – 1st, Sandra Neasbitt; 2nd, Foye Knight; 3rd, Bob and Susan Newsome; and 4th, Linda Daniel. Windows – 1st, Joe and Carolyn Law; […]

City rejects bids for lift-station




All bids to construct a lift-station as part of the Jenkins Correctional Center Sewer Project, Phase II, came in high and were subsequently rejected by Millen City Council during a recent meeting of the group. City Manager Lamar Faircloth reported on the submitted bids and after some discussion on the matter, Council voted to reject the bids and re-bid the […]

Memorial Tree Service Honors Loved Ones



The annual lighting of the Memorial Christmas Tree, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce was held during Christmas in Millen festivities. Those honored with tree lights were: Gene Mock, Darlo Mock and Tara Mock by Gloria Mock; Cindy Taylor by Billy, Geraldine and Tyler; Bessie Saxon by the Elmore family; John Thomas Herrington Sr. by Paula, John T, […]

A legacy sustained through education



Georgia State College proudly announces the establishment of the Hubert and Nell Reeves Scholarship. Bobby and Daisy Reeves, along with Scott, Chris, and Macy, and Chris’ wife Lisa and their children, Ansley, Allie, and Avery, have created and funded the scholarship to honor Bobby’s parents perpetually. The scholarship will be available to all students, with preference given to students who […]

Christmas is in the air at Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS)



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Georgia Power donates to JCFEC



Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) is the recipient of a $2,500 donation from Georgia Power Company that was used to help fund the Telemed Equipment Project for the Jenkins County School system. The donation enabled JCFEC to purchase an ENT scope to assist with exams during students’ visits to the school nurse. This technology is available in few school […]

Biker flees cops, wrecks in Midville




A Jenkins County man tried to outrun officers on his motorcycle but his plan failed when he hit a curb. Donald Eugene Joyner, 50, was jailed Sunday night after he led deputies and state troopers on a 20-mile chase over the Jenkins County line and into Midville. According to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby, the chase began when deputies tried […]

Edmund Burke Academy Nominates Johnathan Reeves



Edmund Burke Academy has nominated Johnathan Reeves to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program. The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, GHP takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 GHP program held this summer […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents for the time period through Dec. 9: Escorts, 11; Domestic Incidents, 2; Alarms, 5; and Neighborhood Complaints, 9. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 7 through Dec. 13. Theft by TakingDec. 7 – Honey Ridge RoadVandalismDec. 11 – McTeer Tire CompanyMotor Vehicle AccidentW/InjuriesDec. 7 – Location not givenDec. 10 – Highway 25 South/Hwy. 121 intersectionMotor Vehicle Accident/Deer5 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries2 incidentsSuspicious Activity1 incidentSuspicious Person1 incident Suspicious Vehicle1 incidentDisabled […]