Grand Jury indicts 19

The Jenkins County Grand Jury convened in Jenkins CountySuperior Court last month and handed down the followingindictments and accusations.Jacqueline Dorris Rivera – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Crossing the Guard line with Contraband. Richard Jeremy Johnson – Fleeing or Attempting to Eludea Police Officer, Driving Under the Influence, Obstruction ofan Officer, Failure to Maintain Lane and Possession of […]

City selects architect for Scenic By-Way project

The site of the old SOC Station on Winthrope Avenue, across from the Jenkins County Courthouse, may soon have an improved appearance. During a recent meeting of Millen City Council, the firm of Carter Watkins Associates Architects, Inc. was approved as the city’s Scenic By-Way Grant architectural firm. The city received notification in 2012 that it was the recipient of […]


and Flower Show to be held Saturday

The annual Fair-on-the-Square is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4th on the Jenkins County Courthouse square from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Fair parade will begin at 10 a. m. The Fair also will include a classic car cruise-in, food and craft booths and plenty of rides for children. For booth space and other general information, call Art Johnson at […]

JCHS announces Homecoming Court

Jenkins County High School (JCHS) will hold Homecoming activities Friday, Oct. 10th, at halftime during the JCHS/ Claxton football game. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on the Eagles’ field. Member of Homecoming Court are: Senior Representatives are Tori Becton, daughter of Vanessa Pierce and the late Michael Becton; Dona Gay, daughter of Don and Evelyn Gay; Ambreyona Hendrix, […]

Absentee voting underway in November elections

Absentee voting by mail is currently underway for the Nov. 4th General Election and the Special Election to elect the seat of Jenkins County Tax Commissioner. Applications for Absentee ballots are available at the office of the Jenkins County Registrar at the Jenkins County Courthouse. Voters may also request an application by mail, fax or telephone. The last date to […]

Optim-Jenkins Health fair

A total of 145 patients took advantage of discounted lab work and x-rays offered at the recent Optim-Jenkins health fair. City of Millen employees were in attendance and Optim expressed hope that other businesses will participate in future health fairs. The hallways at the hospital were abuzz with activity from booths set up by 33 different vendors/groups. Karen Penrose, NP […]

Quality – Right at Home

As a consumer of healthcare, it is very difficult to judge the quality of care that you receive. Some people judge quality by how nice the parking lot looks or the age of the building because, of course, if the building looks bad there is no way you could receive quality care. Perception has always played a major role in […]

Jenkins County Diabetes Coalition (JCDC)

The Jenkins County Diabetes Coalition (JCDC) was established in 2009 to address diabetes prevention and management in Jenkins County. The work of the organization has been funded by grants through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). During its existence in the community, JCDCs membership has included health practitioners, retired educators, law enforcement, […]

Council of Churches to sponsor holiday programs

The holiday season has not yet arrived, but the Jenkins County Council of Churches is already making preparations to make sure that everyone has a joyful Thanksgiving and Christmas. Applications for “Toys for Tots” program will be taken 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 9th, at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) by appointment […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Sept. 19 – Sept. 25 Ellis Martinez – Battery, Disorderly Conduct; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20.Eduardo Leonardo Guzman – Endangering a Child WhileDUI, DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol, Failure to MaintainLane/Improper Lane Usage, No Driver’s License; GeorgiaState Patrol Post 21; Sept. 21.Victor Jerome Mosley – DUI-Less Than Safe, Failure toStop at a Stop Sign; Georgia State Patrol […]