Escaped inmate captured




An escaped inmate from the Jenkins County Jail is back behind bars. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Michael Middleton, 24, escaped from the Jenkins County Jail Wednesday, Sept. 25, only hours after pleading guilty in Jenkins County Superior Court to one count of robbery in Jenkins County and one count of robbery in Jefferson County. Middleton was located early […]

Twin City police officer killed in chase



Twin City Police Officer, Dillon Gay, 20, was killed in an off-duty crash on U.S Hwy. 25 North Friday, Sept. 27, around 6:15 p.m. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Gay was spotted by a deputy driving erratically as he traveled north on Hwy. 23 in a blue, Ford pick-up. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but instead of […]

Sheriff’s Department looking for missing man



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Louis C. (L.C.) Burroughs, 74, of Millen who has been missing since Thursday, Sept. 26. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said last contact with Mr. Burroughs was around 1 p.m. on Sept. 26. Mr. Burroughs is owner of Burroughs’ junk and scrap metal yard on Hwy. 23 […]

Fire!



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Fair-on-the- Square to be held Saturday



The 40th annual Fair-on-the-Square will be held 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 5, on the courthouse lawn. The event is sponsored by Millen Better Hometown. Fellowship with family and friends and enjoy all the Fair has to offer. View the Fair parade at 10 a.m. Browse the authentic crafts and commercial collectibles. Enjoy the variety of local […]

Literacy week



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Care Ambassador Program at Bethany



The Care Ambassador Program at Bethany Nursing Center serves as a reminder of why health care providers choose to work in health care in the first place…because they care about helping people and want to connect with them. The goal of the program at Bethany is to create a great customer experience through personalized, caring connections. Care Ambassadors each have […]

Rotary Club



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Don Gay



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Spotlight on Sports



Everyone needs a little fun time in their lives and that is Jenkins County Middle School’s showcase in this week’s issue. These students not only work hard during the school day, but also put in extra time after school to participate in extra- curricular activities. Students must maintain good grades and behavior in order to try out for these teams. […]