Sheriff’s Department arrests 3 on drug charges




Three individuals are behind bars and facing drug-related charges after being spotted by a Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department deputy in a suspicious vehicle parked near the Jenkins Correctional Center on Hwy. 17. On Monday, July 8, at approximately 3 a.m. Deputy Tessa Johnson observed the vehicle and after a brief investigation, three individuals were located nearby and detained. Further investigation […]

Schools to hold open house and new student registration



The 2013-2014 school year will officially open for students on Friday, Aug. 2, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper. Mrs. Cooper administers the work of the school system under the direction of a five member Board of Education as follows: Chairman Danny Bennett, Vice-Chairman Freddie Brinson, Roy Cook, Mike Reese and Mary Young. Jenkins County schools […]

Unemployment still an issue



Finding a job continues to be a significant problem for many of Jenkins County’s citizens. According to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the county has held onto its #2 spot in the state’s unemployment rankings for the months of April and May. Jenkins County’s unemployment rate for April was 15.3 percent and 16.1 percent for May. For […]

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City Council approves pay increase for employees



City of Millen employees will see a 3% increase in their pay. Millen City Council approved the raise for all city employees, with the exception of the City Manager, during a recent meeting of the group. Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) V proceeds were discussed with the City Manager being directed to write a letter to the Jenkins […]

A Full Moon Night Hike

Magnolia Springs State Park News

A Full Moon Night Hike is set for 8:30 p.m. July 20 at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen. Participants will enjoy an easy ½- mile hike through the woods led by a ranger. The cost is $1 plus $5 parking fee. For more information, contact the park office at 982-1660. The swimming pool offers some cool relief during the […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents for the time period that ended July 14. Escorts: 14 incidents;Domestic: 10 incidents;Alarms: 9 incidents;and Neighborhood Complaints: 26 incidents. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period July 4-11. Motor Vehicle Accidents W/Injuries – West Old Savannah Road, July 4; South Herndon Road, July 7.Motor Vehicle Accidents/No Injuries – 3 incidentsMotor Vehicle Accidents/Deer – 2 incidents Domestic/Family Disturbance – W. Old Savannah Road, July 5; Speedy Sapp Road, July 7.Burglary/Residential – Lane Road, Jul […]

Booking Log



Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 4- 11 Ralphel Markieth Wright – Speeding, Endangering a ChildWhile DUI and DUI-.10 or more, Georgia State Patrol Post #21,July 4.Felton Joyner Jr. – Sodomy/Aggravated Sodomy, AggravatedChild Molestation and Probation Violation-Superior Court, MillenPolice Department, July 5.Tyrone Lockett Jr. – Theft by Taking, July 5.Synara Bouie – Crossing Guard Lines/Contraband andPossession of Marijuana with Intent […]

Kayla Kirkland competes in Miss Georgia Pageant



The 69th Annual Miss Georgia Pageant was held in Columbus Georgia on June 19-22, 2013. Kayla Elise Kirkland of Millen represented Jenkins County and the Miss Altamaha Pageant Board. The Altamaha Pageant Board is a franchise of the Miss America Organization and is located in Claxton Georgia. Kayla is the daughter of Dr. Joseph Kirkland and Mrs. Lisa Kirkland of […]