JCHS Eagles land in Final Four



After finishing runner-up in the Region 3-A tournament, the Jenkins County High School War Eagles basketball team won backto back road games in the state tournament and found themselves in Fort Valley playing in their first Final Four in school history. “Finish 135” was the team’s motto during this magical season. “It’s 135 miles from Millen to Macon (where the […]

Ogeechee and creeks flood




February will likely go down as one the wettest months in recent weather history. Approximately 12.11 inches of rain was recorded during the month, according to statistics provided by the Midville Experiment Station. This compares to 4.0 inches for February 2012. Local residents have reported as much as 15 inches of rainfall in areas of Jenkins County. The Ogeechee River, […]

Pre-K Registration to be held March 12



Jenkins County Schools will hold Pre-K registration for the 2013-2014 school year 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Jenkins County Agriculture Center. Registration will place on a first-come first-serve basis. The following items should be brought to registration: certified copy of the child’s birth certificate; proof of residency such as a utility bill with service address; […]

Telemedicine now offered in local schools




Students in the Jenkins County School System no longer have to leave school to visit the doctor’s office. They need only to visit the school nurse’s office to receive medical care. The local system began offering Telemedicine last month, provided by the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth. Telemedicine focuses on clinical services and provides access to doctors from all over the […]

BOE names officers



The first order of business during the January meeting of the Jenkins County Board of Education was the election of chairman and vice-chairman of the group. Danny Bennett was named chairman and Freddie Brinson was named vicechairman. Vanderver R. Pool was also approved as school board attorney. School Superintendent Tara Cooper reported school enrollment as of Dec. 31, 2012 as […]

JV basketball team finishes season 8-3



Coach Terry Langston expressed appreciation to the Jenkins County Junior Varsity boys’ basketball team for a great season. The last game the JV boys played was against ECI. The score was Jenkins County JV boys 41 and ECI JV boys 35. The team’s scorers were Tyquan Williams 10 points, Eddie Sims 8 points, Travis Bonner 8 points, Tyrdre Lee 6 […]

Millen Lion’s Club holds annual pancake supper



The Millen Lion’s Club held its annual pancake supper at the Community Center, Monday, Feb. 25, at the Millen Community House. This has become a social event and long time tradition. Plates were available for eatin or take-out. Jim Lindsay, President, declared it a huge success, particularly considering the inclement weather. Mr. Lamar Gay and his family were recognized and […]

Walker champion in four events



Shorter University won the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Women’s Indoor Track Championship last month in Marion, Indiana. Former Jenkins County High School athlete, Ayana Walker, was part of that victory with four championship performances. Leading up to the national meet the Track and Field Reporting System had Walker ranked top in four events. Two of those events—200 […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents for the time period that ended March 3. Travis Dion Brown of 2445 Amsterdam Dr., Augusta, was arrested and charged with Seatbelt Violation and Possession of Marijuana, less than 1 oz, during a traffic stop on March. 1. Escorts – 12 Domestic incidents – 8 Alarms – 7 Neighborhood Complaints – 25 […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 22-Feb. 28. Fire/BusinessFeb. 24 – Ross AvenueSimple BatteryFeb. 23 – Green Fork Baptist Church RoadIdentity TheftFeb. 22 – Walk-inHarassing Telephone CallsFeb. 28 – Saxon RoadDisabled Vehicle1 incidentMotor Vehicle Accident/Deer2 incidentsSchool Traffic Detail1 incident Keys Locked in Vehicle2 incidentsDisabled Vehicle9 incidentsSuspicious Vehicle6 incidentsRepossession1 incidentAlarm/Business1 incidentAlarm/Residential5 incidentsSecurity […]