Polar Express hits county!

A frigid arctic blast hit Jenkins County, along with most of the nation, this week, plunging temperatures into the teens locally. When coupled with a wind chill factor, the temperatures outside felt like 0 or below Tuesday. Weather forecasters predict that half the nation, 140 million people, will be shivering in subzero weather before seasonal temperatures return. A plunge of […]

Escaped inmate indicted by Grand Jury

An inmate from the Jenkins County jail was indicted for Escape by a Jenkins County Grand Jury in December. Michael Middleton, 24, escaped from the jail Sept. 25, 2013, 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. He was located Sept. 27, […]

Millen man injured in accident

A 1-vehicle accident that occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, resulted in serious injuries to Ricky Shingleton of Millen. A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said that Shingleton was traveling east on Winthrope Avenue when the 1979 Chevrolet C-10 he was driving suddenly left the highway and struck a utility pole on the south shoulder of the road. The vehicle […]

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration schedule of events

The Jenkins County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee announced the Schedule of Events celebrating Dr. King’s 85th birthday and 28th national holiday. The theme for this year’s activities is “Team Work Makes the Dream Work.” Unity Worship Service/Recognize Grand Marshal – Speaker, Rev. Reginald Scott; 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, First Baptist Church. Service of Rededication – Speaker, Rev. […]

JCHS Eagles lose 3 on basketball court

The Jenkins County High School Eagles basketball team fell to their opponents in their last three games. On Dec. 20, the Eagles lost to Burke County 64-53. Scoring for the Eagles was: Trentin Drayton, 17; Willie Baldwin, 11; Ira Hendrix, 8; Shaquille Kelly, 5; Travis Bonner and Martese Parris, 4; Joe Smith, 2; and Andrew Ellis, 1. Dec. 21 saw […]

JCMS basketball team has 3-2 record

The Jenkins County Middle School Junior Varsity boys’ basketball team has a three wins, two losses record. On Dec. 20, the JV Eagles put forth a gallant effort but were outscored by Burke County 69-35. Scoring for the Eagles was: Elijah Price, 11; Michael Williams, 6; Gene Branch, 5; Tyree Anfield and Deon Sims, 4; Desmion Robbins, 3; and Devon […]


Monday, Jan. 13 – Spaghetti, bread stick or turkey and cheese wrap, chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli, apple, pineapple. Tuesday, Jan. 14 – Hamburger on bun or ham and cheese sandwich; choices: oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange, applesauce, dill pickle. Wednesday, Jan. 15 – BBQ chicken, wheat roll or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choices: steamed cabbage, […]

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Sheriff’s Report

Jenkins County Sheriff’s Report Dec. 31, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014

Motor Vehicle Accident/With Injuries – Hiltonia Road, Jan. 2; BI-LO parking lot, Jan. 3. Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents. Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 3. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Johnson Street, Jan. 4. Keys Locked in Vehicle – 1 incident. Disabled Vehicle – 3 incidents. Suspicious Vehicle – 1 incident. Suspicious Activity – 1 incident. Animal Complaint – 2 incidents. […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Dec. 31, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014

Ann M. Jeselink – DUI-.10 or more, License Suspended or Revoked; Tail Light Requirements; Georgia State Patrol Post 21; Jan. 1. Gregory Sapp – Child Support-Failure to Pay, Probation Violation-State Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, Jan. 1. Othesis Dorsey – Child Support – Failure to Pay; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, Jan. 2. Jermaine Ricardo Graham – Hold for State/Detention; Jenkins […]