Work begins on Herndon bridges

The wait is over! Work has finally begun on replacement of the Herndon Bridges over the Ogeechee River. Both of the bridges have been slated for replacement for several years with repairs having been made in 2005 in order to keep them open. However, the bridges were closed in March 2011 by the Georgia Department of Transportation due to safety […]

Miracle Treat Day

Local Dairy Queen to host Miracle Treat Day on Aug. 14

Mandy Underwood of Millen is grateful for the specialized care her sons received at Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG), but she says it was experiences like riding the halls in a red wagon and selecting a toy to take into surgery that helped make a difference when her boys were patients at the hospital. “ It’s the little things that […]


The “best of the best” were recognized during the Jenkins County School System’s pre-planning meeting held July 29 at the Jenkins County Elementary School. School Superintendent Tara Cooper presented plaques to the 2014-2015 “Teachers of the Year”: Kim Landing, JCES; Melinda Bragg, Jenkins County Middle School and Systemwide; and Donna Boone, Jenkins County High School. Mrs. Landing teaches Kindergarten and […]

State offers toll-free arson hotline

Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that the state has a toll-free arson hotline, 1-800-282-5804, sponsored by his office and the Georgia Arson Control Program. Callers to the hotline will be eligible for rewards of up to $10,000 if they provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. Callers and reward recipients may […]

Rep. Barrow to sponsor Job Fairs

U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August District Work Period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August. The first jobs fair will be held in Augusta on Saturday, Aug. 9. The […]

Revised Bus Routes 2014-2015

Bus # Driver Service Area:05-20 Andy Allen Old Savannah Rd West, Hwy 121, Hwy23, Ivey S Lane RdElam Rd, Hwy 17, Amanda Stephens Sub Division JesseCosby, Monitor10-20 Shirley Newton Hilltop, Perkins, Rabitsch Rd.,Hiltonia Rd, Saxon RdHwy 25 N, Hwy 23 N, Sylvania Rd, Lovett Hill MiriamJohnson , Monitor95-3 Charles Anfield Hwy 25 S, Millen Villas, OldWaynesboro Rd, Foggy FieldCrystal Parker, […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 25-31.

Theft by Taking – Newton Ag. Road, July 28. Motor Vehicle Accident No/Injuries – 1 incident. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Pecan Drive, July 26; Highway 21 South, July 27; Hwy 17 South, July 30; Wiggins Road, July 30. Fight/Disturbance – Perkins Road, July 26; Perkins Road, July 29; Langston Drive, July 29. Vehicle Unlock – 4 incidents. Unwanted Person – 2 […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 25-31 Lachanta Denise Sheppard – DUI-.10 or more, Hit and Run; Millen PoliceDepartment; July 25.Jerry Lee Myrick – Hold and Release; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; July26.Jimmy Myrick – Hold and Release; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, July 26.William Phillip Larisey – Disorderly Conduct, Hold for Emanuel CountySheriff’s Office; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; July 27.Noah Grayson […]

Bike riders

What started as a dream for 23-year-olds Bryan Booker, grandson of Byron Scogins of Millen, and Michael McCollum has become a “mission” to help others. Recent graduates of the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, they packed up their degrees, Bryan’s in Finance and Michael’s in Mechanical Engineering, and hit the road approximately four weeks ago on their bicycles. The two […]

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