Bank robber sought




The Millen Police Department (MPD) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed the Millen Queensborough National Bank and Trust around 10:30 a.m. Monday, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money. MPD Officer Brad Adams said that it is undetermined whether the suspect is a black male or a black female, but that law enforcement […]

Teacher indicted by Grand Jury




A Jenkins County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and indicted a Jenkins County High School (JCHS) teacher for sexually assaulting a student. Javaris Deon Bates is charged with two counts of Sexual Assault on a Student by a Teacher. The indictment alleges that Bates “unlawfully engaged in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 16 who was […]

Jenkins Correctional Center graduates inmates



The Jenkins Correctional Center marked a milestone June 7 with its first graduation of inmates at the facility. Twenty-three General Education Diploma (GED) graduates and 32 faith-based Life Principles Program (LPP) graduates were recognized and awarded certificates during the inaugural event. A GED graduate and a LPP graduate shared their personal reflections and thoughts on what completing their respective programs […]

City adopts new utility bill policy




City of Millen utility customers who do not pay their bills on time will have to pay additional charges, effective July 1. Millen City Council recently adopted a new policy regarding the payment of utility bills. The newly approved policy requires that all utility bills be paid by 2 p.m. on the 25th day of each month. Failure to do […]

JCES Principal’s List and Honor Roll for 2nd semester



Tammy Hendley, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second semester. To be eligible for the Principal’s List, students must earn an A for all grades for the grading period. The Principal’s List students for the second semester include the following: 1st –Madilyn Adams, Seneria Bedford, Joceylnn Boatwright, Morgan Burke, Jeremiah […]

Flag Retirement



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Cogongrass Awareness




What else do we need besides the possible invasion of another invasive species? We already have kudzu, Chinese privet, and bamboo roaming the country side. However, cogongrass is an invasive species that we may have to contend with. Cogongrass is one of the worst weeds on earth. It grows on every continent except Antarctica and is one of the most […]

Patriotic celebration to be held July 3



The annual Patriotic celebration will be held Wednesday, July 3, at the Millen/Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The traditional “Kiddie Patriotic Parade” will take place at 8 p.m. on the track. All children dressed in patriotic attire are invited to participate. Veterans are asked to come to the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be recognized […]

Booking Log



Jenkins County Jail Booking Log June 14-20 Akeem Javaris YoungPossession of Marijuana with Intent to DistributeJenkins County Sheriff’s Office – June 14Emily Kay PierceTheft by Shoplifting – MisdemeanorProbation Violation – State CourtMillen Police Department – June 16Anthony ScottBench WarrantJenkins County Sheriff’s Office – June 16Jack Travis BethelNo InsuranceUnregistered or Unlicensed VehicleMillen Police Department – June 20 You must be a […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 14-20. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Perkins Road, June 16.Burglary/Residential – Gumlog Street, June 14.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Parrish Burke Road, June14; Perkins Road, June 14.Identity Theft – walk-in, June 14.Disturbance/Disorderly Conduct – Claxton ChickenRoad, June 16.Alarm/Residential – 4 incidentsAlarm/Business – 1 incident.Fire/Grass – 1 incident.Escort Person – 1 […]