STAR student, teacher named

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) has two new shining “stars.” Mark Emory Brannen, son of Jimmy and Michelle Brannen, has been named STAR Student. He has chosen Brian Burruss, Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher, as his STAR Teacher. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 56th years, is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators […]

Sheriff warns local citizens of scam

Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby issued a warning to local citizens this week concerning a scam targeting the elderly in this area. According to Sheriff Oglesby, the scam involves two men who are traveling from door-to-door. One will knock on the door and start a conversation with the homeowner about boundary lines or septic tank issues. While the homeowner is […]

Website set up for locating L.C. Burroughs

The family of L. C. Burroughs, missing since Sept. 26, 2013 has set up a website with hopes of gaining information regarding his disappearance – http:// The family is also offering a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to his location. Anyone with information on Mr. Burroughs should contact the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 982-4211 or (478) […]

Ira Hendrix signs with Hutchinson Community College

Ira Hendrix, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) football player, has signed his Letters of Intent to play collegiate football at Hutchinson Community College in Huthchinson, Kansas. As quarterback Hendrix threw for 2,086 yards, rushed for 163 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in his for two and a half seasons as the starting signal caller for the War Eagles. Hendrix was […]

Mark Brannen signs with Mercer University

On Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Senior Mark Brannen signed his National Letter of Intent to run Cross Country for Mercer University in Macon for the upcoming 2014 season. He has been offered both an academic and athletic scholarship to study Biology at Mercer University. Mercer Head Cross Country Coach Ryan Bailey commented, “I am extremely […]

Millen News goes

Snow storm damage estimated at $10 million

As claims start to pour in, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said insured losses in Georgia from the January 28th snow storm is now estimated at $10 million. “This estimate includes damages to insured homes and vehicles,” Hudgens said. “Losses now stand at $10 million.” The estimate was based on claims activity reported to the Insurance Department by major insurance carriers. […]

Dag Gay

Don A. Gay, IV, son of Don and Langga Gay of Millen has been nominated to apply for the University Honors Program for the remainder of his semesters at Georgia Southern University (GSU). Very few students are nominated for the program which offers challenging honors courses taught by distinguished faculty, undergraduate research experience opportunities, priority registration and the opportunity to […]

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Jan. 31 – Feb. 7

Clarence Judson Cumbie Jr. – DUI-Less than Safe-Alcohol; Georgia State Patrol Post 21;Jan. 31.Ruby K. Polk – Child Support-Failure to Pay; Jan. 31.Tavaris Breion Smith – DUI-Less than Safe-Drugs; Georgia State Patrol Post 21, Jan. 31.Jermey Lamont Thomas – Probation Violation-State Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice; Jan. 31.Victor Alpi – Open Container; Possession and Use of Drug Related Object, Possession ofMarijuana-Less […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 31-Feb. 7.

Fire/Vehicle – Hiltonia Road, Feb. 13. Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 1 incident. Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 17 South, Feb. 4. Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Hwy. 23 N.; Feb. 4. Domestic/Family Disturbance – 1 incident. Unwanted Person – 1 incident. Identity Theft – Joe Waters Road, Jan. 31; S. Masonic Street, Jan. 31. Alarm/Residential – 1 incident. Funeral Escort – […]