Fatal fire




An early morning fire Friday, Feb. 14, claimed the life of a 5- year-old girl and seriously injured her mother. Grace Dudley, the daughter of Robert and Nicolette Dudley, died when her family’s mobile home on East Old Savannah Road was destroyed by fire. Her mother was seriously injured and airlifted to the Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta […]

Will Dasher named STAR student at Edmund Burke




Will Dasher, son of Don and Kimberly Dasher of Millen, has been named STAR student at Edmund Burke Academy in Waynesboro. He and Burke County High School STAR student Jacob “Jake” Griffin were recognized last week during a banquet sponsored by the Waynesboro Exchange Club. The Exchange Club presented both students with $1,000 scholarships for earning the distinction of STAR […]

Ice storm slams area



A second ‘polar express’ in a week’s time slammed Jenkins County last Wednesday and Thursday with freezing rain and sleet and accumulations of up to 1½ inches of ice across the area. Numerous and extended power outages were incurred by both Georgia Power Company and Planters Electric Membership Corporation (E.M.C.) as ice accumulated on electric lines and falling trees and […]

Ribbon cutting



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Jenkins Correctional Center holds first Resource Fair



Jan. 17—Jenkins Correctional Center held its first Resource Fair with the willing participation of local State Agencies. The inmates that were chosen to attend the Resource Fair were within the 180 day release window. The fair lasted from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the facility’s visitation room, and lunch was provided for our guests. The State Agencies that participated […]

Eggs and Issues Breakfast to be held Feb. 22



The annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Café on Cotton. Sponsors will be Jenkins County Farm Bureau, Regions Bank and Queensborough National Bank and Trust. Local, state and federal legislators will be present. The public is encouraged to attend. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]

CCA Xmas party at Bethany



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Bethany Nursing Center



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Jenkins County Booking Log for the time period of Feb. 7-14



Arnold Thompson – Drunk and Disorderly Conduct, Probation Violation-Superior Court,Possession of Marijuana-Misdemeanor, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Arrest; MillenPolice Department; Feb. 7.Cornelia Luwan Kornegay – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, CrossingGuard Lines-Contraband; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, Feb. 8.Tamika Lorenia Lipscomb – DUI-Less Than Safe, Defective Equipment, Disobeying TrafficControl Device; Georgia State Patrol Post 21; Feb. 9.Jacqueline Dorris Rivera – […]

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 7-13.



Burglary – Highway 23 South, Feb. 13.Motor Vehicle Accident-Deer – 2 incidents.Fire/Residential – Old Louisville Road, Feb. 13.Alarm/Business – 1 incident.Alarm/Residential – 6 incidents.Keys Locked in Vehicle – 1 incident.Disabled Vehicle – 4 incidents.Security Checks – 8 incidents. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!