Fuller, Coney win Council seats


Local voters went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in two separate elections: the City of Millen General Election and Jenkins County Special Election. Three seats were up for election on Millen City Council. The successful candidate in District #2 was newcomer Ed Fuller, who polled 206 votes. Incumbent Jane Johnson received 140 votes. The District #3 […]

County plans for new jail

The Jenkins County Commissioners moved forward with development of plans for a new jail at a recent meeting of the group. Jim Ingram of IPG, Incorporated presented a proposal for the new jail, along with some of his qualifications and examples of some of the projects that his firm has completed. Kevin Palmer, a partner of IPG and owner of […]

T-SPLOST at work!

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Reward Offered!

A $5,000 reward is being offered for usable information leading to the location of Mr. L.C. Burroughs, missing since Sept. 26. Anyone with any information should contact the Jenkins County Sheriff ’s Office at (478) 982-1570 or Kathy Sapp at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at ( 912) 871- 1121. ( Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Ribbon cutting

The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Millen Coin Laundry, Masonic Street. Shown are, from left, Clay Boulineau, chamber director; Mandy Underwood, chamber executive director; Kody Lane; Brian Lane, owner; Tracy Lane; Brandy Lane, owner; Bristol Lane; Barbara Davis; Amber Cates, owner; Chandler Cates; Albert Davis; Lynn Brown; and Ryan Cates, owner. The […]

Man arrested for illegal alcohol sales

On Monday, Nov. 4, at approximately 9 a.m. officers with the Millen Police Department responded to the area of Palmer Row, behind Popeye’s, to investigate a report of someone selling alcohol out of their truck. Upon arrival officers made contact with the vehicle matching the description that was reported by the informant. Ellis Myers, 57, of Dukes Avenue, Millen was […]

MPD arrests Millen man in computer theft

On Friday Oct. 25, after a 10 month investigation by the Millen Police Department, Dakota Nathantal Walker was arrested for the Jan. 9 theft of two laptop computers that were donated to the Jenkins County Adult Learning Center. Walker was a student at the Center at the time of the theft. The computers were brand new in the box when […]

One Act Play

Bringing to the boards Milcha Sanchez-Scott’s “The Cuban Swimmer”, Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) One-Act Play Team put forth an outstanding effort at last Friday’s One- Act Play 2A Regionals Competition in Vidalia. Rae’ kwon Hunter, Junior at JCHS, was awarded an All-Star Cast Medal for his outstanding performance in the role of sports broadcaster Mel Munson. THE CUBAN SWIMMER, […]

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Optim to offer annual health screening

Optim Medical Center-Jenkins will hold its annual health screening 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 19-20. The laboratory will offer the “discount rate” lab package as a general health screening. The package will include a Complete Blood Count (CBC) to check hemoglobin and White Cell Count, Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP) to check renal function and Blood Sugar, AST for basic […]