CARBO to begin construction soon




CARBO Ceramics Inc. has begun construction of its state-of the-art ceramic proppant manufacturing plant in Jenkins County, with production expected to begin in the second quarter 2014. The plant will be located on 450 acres off Hwy. 17, south of Millen, convenient for product distribution by truck or rail. The construction phase of the project should peak with contractor labor […]

Jenkins County High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian




Top honors of the Jenkins County High School (JCHS) graduating Class of 2013 have been captured by Franklin Eugene Hagins, Valedictorian, and Jonquette Naudine Sanders, Salutatorian. Franklin is the son of Randy and Jessica Goodman and Franklin Hagins III. Jonquette is the daughter of John Sanders and Patricia Folson. Franklin’s accomplishments include: 2013 Star Student; varsity football, four years; varsity […]

Pulaski man arrested on Jenkins warrant



On Wednesday, April 24, Randall Herman “Randy” Purnell, 56, of Pulaski was arrested in Candler County on a Jenkins County fugitive warrant. His arrest was the result of a case investigated by the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office in which Mr. Purnell fraudulently obtained goods from Rocker Supply in Millen. The items purchased were used on a construction job that Mr. […]

Spelling Bee Competition



Jenkins County Elementary School held several Spelling Bee competitions this year. There was a friendly competition between the first and second graders to gain experience while also having fun. The upper grade levels (3-5) held grade level spelling bees as well as a school spelling bee to decide the school winners that would move on to county and region competition. […]

Team Mayes raises $46,000



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Youth home gets learning experience



The David and Sara Sherrod family of Millen were among those who recently participated in a project at the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia. With the support of the Southeast Produce Council, a regional produce organization more than 750 member-companies strong, the youth home has created a unique learning experience for its residents. On April, 13, four gardening beds […]

Local student plays on championship team



Around the Horn, a travel baseball team on which Jenkins County student Jeremy Gay plays, was undefeated and won the championship at the Alltel Mill Creek Shootout in Statesboro April 20-21. Jeremy is the son of Charlie and Sylvia Gay of Garfield and is a fifth grade student at Jenkins County Elementary School. This is the second year Jeremy has […]

JCES Lunch Menu



Monday, May 6 – spaghetti w/bread stick or turkey and cheese wrap/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli, apple and pineapple. Tuesday, May 7 – chicken on bun or ham and cheese sandwich: choices: oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange, applesauce and dill pickle. Wednesday, May 8 – BBQ chicken w/wheat roll or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choices: steamed […]

Elicia Williams graduating from Clayton State University



Ms. Queen Evans announces the graduation of her daughter, Elicia Williams, from Clayton State University. She will be graduating with a major in Sociology. The ceremony will take place noon May 4, at 2000 Clayton State Blvd Morrow, Georgia. Elicia has also attended East Georgia College and Ogeechee Technical College. She received her diploma in Medical Assisting in 2002. After […]

Booking Log



Jenkins County Jail Booking Log April 19-25 Bill Tanner ForehandWeekend Lock up – April 19Edsel Ricky McLeod, Jr.D.U.I. RefusalOpen containerDisobeying traffic control deviceGeorgia State Patrol Post 21 – April 19Gerald WalkerWeekend Lock upJenkins County Sheriff’s Office – April 19Bill Tanner ForehandWeekend Lockup – April 20Birjoo D. VaishnavLicense suspended or revokedSuspended/cancelled registrationSpeeding 63/45Millen Police Department – April 20Gerald WalkerWeekend Lock up […]