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Herndon Bridges Wait Continues

Crossing the bridges over the Ogeechee River in the Herndon area of the county has not been possible for over two years and it appears residents will have to continue to wait. The Georgia Department of Transportation released the following statement to The Millen News last week regarding the bridges replacement project. “The Herndon bridge project is currently in the […]

Ribbon cutting ceremony

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County considers new E-911 agreement

Operation of the county’s E-911 program and the expenses associated with it can be costly. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, Chairman James Henry discussed the E-911 program, presenting copies of last year’s E- 911 budget. He noted that the City of Millen, which operates the system for the county, had requested an additional $1,000 per month […]

Patriotic celebration to be held July 3

Jenkins County will celebrate the nation’s birthday Wednesday, July 3, at the Millen/ Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The celebration includes a patriotic tribute, special recognition of Jenkins County veterans, fireworks, and patriotic music performed by local talent. Veterans are asked to come to the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be recognized during the program. […]

Mite Girls win Coca Cola Classic Tournament

The Jenkins County Recreation Department’s Mite Girls All-Stars, 10 and under softball team, traveled to Effingham County on June 8 to participate in the Coca-Cola Classic Tournament. The girls won their first two games easily, 11-2 and 19-2. They then overcame a 5- 0 deficit to beat the Rincon Thunder and after trailing Effingham County in the championship game, the […]

Local Youth among winners of statewide Alcohol Awareness Creative Contests

“Give Yourself a Chance” Campaign Aimed at Curbing Underage and Binge Drinking The results of the inaugural “Give Yourself a Chance” contests are in and judges agree: local youth are super creative when it comes to illustrating alcohol prevention efforts. Between April 1-May 15, Jenkins County residents between the ages of 9-25 were encouraged to participate in a statewide alcohol […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 7-13. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Paramore Hill Road, June7; Edward Drive, June11; and Jessie L. Gay Road, June 11.Burglary/Residential – Davis/Bennett Road, June 7; andBrannen Road, June 12.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Hwy. 17 South, June 7;Cypress Creek Road, June 11; Cypress Creek Road, June11; Booker Avenue, June 11; […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log June 7-13 David Eugene Clayton Jr. – DUI, .10 or more and failure tomaintain lane, Georgia State Patrol Post 21, June 8.Jasper L. Evans – battery, Millen Police Department, June 8.Gloria Opal Muns, DUI-Drugs and failure to maintain lane/improper lane usage, Georgia State Patrol Post 21, June 8.Larry Furman Muns III – Possession of Marijuana-misdemeanorand […]


Southeast Georgia and Jenkins County have been blessed with abundant rainfall the past several days. At my house, I only received 1.25 inches of rainfall for the entire month of May. Fortunately, the month of May was a historically cool month in terms of temperature. These cooler temperatures helped us endure the dry spell much better. While the recent rain […]