New jail site

Commissioners to purchase property for new jail

Construction of a new county jail is getting closer to becoming a reality. The Jenkins County Commissioners recently approved the purchase of property for the project site. County Administrator Grady Saxon said the county entered an agreement with the Jenkins County Development Authority to purchase the Cavalier Mobile Homes Plant #2 site, approximately 6 acres, in the amount of $5,000 […]



Several new laws went into effect across the state of Georgia July 1st. Those receiving the most public attention include the following. Firearms License Law Jenkins County Probate Judge Wanda Burke said the following persons are now eligible for a firearms license: any person who is at least 21 years of age and is not legally prohibited under Federal or […]

U.S. Rep. Barrow announces $10,941,160 Headstart Grant

U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) today announced that the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) would receive a $10,941,160 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will allow the CSRA EOA to provide Head Start services to children and families residing in Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Lincoln, Jenkins, Jefferson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, […]

July 4th celebrated!

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Denise Small gather at their home and pool each year to enjoy the July 4th fireworks at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex. The Patriotic celebration is sponsored by Main Street Millen and its supporters. (Photo contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Delinquent Taxpayer Notice

The names of delinquent taxpayers who have not paid their property, mobile home and timber taxes will be published in the July 23rd issue of The Millen News. Taxpayers who wish to avoid having their names published in the newspaper should pay their taxes at the office of the Jenkins County Tax Commissioner on the first floor of the Jenkins […]


Help is available.

The State of Georgia offers free assistance to veterans through the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), the state government agency established for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting veterans and their families in receiving their earned benefits under the vast, frequently changing, and complex framework of veterans’ laws. Georgians who are having problems getting into the U.S. Department […]

Airport to get fuel system

Pilots using the Jenkins County Airport will soon be able to fuel their aircrafts at the airport. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, Chairman James Henry was authorized to sign contracts with Croy Engineering for site preparation and installation of the fuel system at the airport. The fuel system will be for use by prop planes. The […]

Millen Rotary Club

Millen Rotary Club’s program on June 4th was presented by the three Jenkins County 4-H students who will represent Jenkins County in the State DPA Competition. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log June 20 – June 26 Jason Craig Horton – Open Container, LicenseSuspended or Revoked, Speeding, DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol, Hold for Statesboro Probation Officer; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office; June 20.Desmond D. Jones – Speeding, No Tag, Unlawful Use ofLicense Plates; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; June 22.Sharitt Devon Neal – Disorderly Conduct; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; June 23.Jontavia Chorrelle […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 20 – June 26. Theft by Taking – Plum Avenue, June 20; Perkins Road,guns stolen from truck, June 23; Hwy. 121, stolen 16 ft.trailer, ladders, extension cords, June 23.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 4 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 17 North, June23; Hwy. 25 North, […]