Eggs and issues served at Legislative Breakfast




The large crowd attending Saturday’s annual Legislative Breakfast was served information on a variety of issues, along with breakfast. The event, sponsored by Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Regions Bank, Queensborough National Bank and Trust and Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, was held at Cindy’s Café on Cotton. Legislators in attendance included U.S. Congressman John Barrow, State Senator Jesse Stone, State […]

County #3 in unemployment




Many Jenkins County citizens remain unemployed, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The county’s unemployment rate rose from 16.4 percent in November to 17.1 percent for December 2012, earning Jenkins County the #3 spot in the state’s unemployment rankings. With a labor force of 2,480, approximately 425 were listed as unemployed in December. Initial claims for […]

Land acquisitions for Herndon Bridge Project will begin




Replacement of the bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon may be soon become a reality. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners it was announced that all the paperwork for parcel acquisitions had been prepared and that the Department of Transportation (DOT) had given approval to proceed. The commissioners agreed that Chairman James Henry and County Administrator […]

Commissioners seek to stop illegal dumping




The Jenkins County Commissioners are seeking help from local citizens to stop unsightly “dumping” of trash and other items around county dumpsters. The commissioners are calling attention to the fact that current county dump sites are privately owned and the owners are complaining about garbage being strewn on the ground at dumpster sites and adjacent property. Should this continue, the […]

Millen woman injured in accident




A Millen woman was seriously injured in a 2-vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 20 on Hwy. 23 in Emanuel County. A Georgia State Patrol (GSP) spokesperson said Kimberly Bragg of Millen was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia as result of injuries received in the accident. The GSP report indicates that Ms. Bragg was traveling north on Hwy. 23 […]

Firearms License fee increases March 1




Effective March 1, Georgia residents desiring to carry a firearm will have to pay a little more. The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC), a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), will revise the fees for state fingerprint-based criminal history record information checks (CHRI) submitted for firearms licensing purposes. Theses changes are a result of the revenue shortfalls experienced […]

Arbor Day



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NRCS sign up



State Conservationist James E. Tillman Sr., of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced today that financial assistance of $4.5 million was approved under the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) to help sustain breeding populations of the gopher tortoise and golden-winged warbler through the Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Initiative. WLFW is a partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners […]

Local women are national champs



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Sheriff’s Report



Identity TheftFeb. 19 – Feed Mill RoadFire/ResidentialFeb. 17 – Alabama AvenueHit and RunFeb. 20 – Paramore Hill RoadMotor Vehicle Accident W/InjuriesFeb. 20 – Hwy. 23 SouthMotor Vehicle Accident/Deer3 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries1 incidentDomestic/Family DisturbanceFeb. 15 – Jesse Aycock CircleFeb. 16 – Floyd’s RoadFeb. 16 – Alabama AvenueFeb/ 18 – Cleveland AvenueFeb. 21 – South Masonic StreetBurglaryFeb. 18 – Alabama AvenueFeb. […]