Local man missing since July

The Jenkins County Sheriffs’ Office is asking for the public’s assistance is locating a Millen man last seen during the month of July. Family members of Joseph Jenkins Jr., 58, of Perkins Hiltonia Road, Millen, have reported him missing. He is described as being a black male, approximately 5’8″, weighing 185-200 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Mr. Jenkins […]

Commissioners consider cell tower revaluation

During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, the possibility of cell tower revaluation within the county was discussed. The issue was originally brought to the commissioners’ attention by Jenkins County Tax Assessor Lee Wilson at a previous meeting. Mr. Wilson had suggested then that the county conduct cell tower assessments, noting that cell towers in some surrounding counties […]

JCHS War Eagles begin season 2-0 for first time since 2002

JCHS War Eagle Football has gotten off to a red hot start! The War Eagles opened the season on steamy August 22, Friday night, against the Montgomery County Eagles at Roy Head Stadium. On this night, the War Eagle defense led the way for a season opening shutout victory, 6-0. It was the first shutout victory for the War Eagles […]

County places third in unemployment

Finding a job continues to be an issue for some Jenkins County citizens. Although, the county’s unemployment rate has declined in the past several months, it is still high enough to earn the county the third place ranking on the state’s unemployment charts for the months of June and July, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. […]


September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority. “National Preparedness Month reminds us that we all need to be ready for disasters and emergencies,” said FEMA Region IV Acting Regional Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. “September is also the height of hurricane season, so preparing now is even more […]

Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline looms

The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose 5-year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year. Re-enrolling land for another five years requires a renewal application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the end of the re-enrollment period is rapidly approaching – farmers and ranchers who enrolled land in CSP in […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 Ashton Ridings – Speeding, DUI-.10 or More; Georgia State Patrol post 21; Aug. 29.Lonnie Dustin Suggs – Possession of Marijuana-Misdemeanor, Possession and Use of DrugRelated Object; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Aug. 29.Roy Bynes – DUI-Refusal; License Suspended or Revoked, Seat Belt Violation, Cruelty toChildren; Georgia State Patrol Post 21; Aug. […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Aug. 29 – Sept. 4. Theft by Taking – Buttermilk Road, EZ-GO white, golf cart with plastic roof and lots ofstickers; Aug. 30; Claxton Chicken Road, Aug. 31; By-Pass Transportation, race car andtrailer, Sept. 1.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Paramore Hill Road, Aug. 30; Paramore Hill Road, Aug.30; […]

Grandparents eat breakfast at JCES

Jenkins County School Food Service (JCSFS) celebrated Grandparents’ Day at the Jenkins County Elementary cafeteria on Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday Sept. 5. Grandparents were invited to eat breakfast with their grandchild(ren). Over 200 grandparents/parents of elementary students joined SFS in the celebration on Thursday and Friday. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and provides the necessary […]


Monday, Sept 15 – Pizza or chicken salad, saltines/chips;choices: whole kernel corn, apple, pineapple.Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Hamburger or ham & cheesesandwich; choices: oven fries, baked beans, orange,applesauce, dill pickle.Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Turkey roast/gravy, yeast roll orcorn dog; choices: turnip greens, creamed potatoes,banana, sliced peaches.Thursday, Sept. 18 – Chicken nuggets or turkey/cheesewrap; choices: sweet potato pattie, green beans, kiwki,mandarin […]