Historic church destroyed by arson – reward offered

A 4 a.m. Sunday morning fire that completely destroyed historic Carswell Grove Baptist Church, located on Big Buckhead Church Road in the Perkins area of Jenkins County, has been ruled “arson” by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is asking anyone with information about the fire to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-282- 5804. […]

JCHS boys’ Cross Country are State champions!

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) boys’ cross country team won the first State Cross Country 1st place Title in the school history on November 8 in Carrollton for Class A- Public after finishing as State Runner-up in 2012 and 2013. They were also the 2014 Area 2 Champions. It was the third consecutive year that JCHS has taken the […]

JCHS Eagles headed to state play-offs!

The Jenkins County High School (JCHS) Eagles football team is headed to the state play-offs for the first time since 1987! The Eagles ended their regular season play with a 7-3 record and will face Hawkinsville on the grid iron this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Hawkinsville in the Class A state play-offs. Head Coach Charley Waters could not […]

County #2 in unemployment for September

Jenkins County remained at the top of the state’s unemployment chart for the months of August and September, taking third place in August with a rate of 14.2% and second place in September with a 13.3% rate, according to information released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Hancock County earned the number one spot in August with a 14.6% rate […]

P.R.I.D.E. Class to be taught by Jenkins County E.M.S.

Teens dream of that burst of freedom when they turn the key, rev up the motor and hit the road on their own. But before they put the pedal to the metal, they need to understand the rules of the road. The Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injury and Driver Error) program, created by the University of Georgia’s […]

Halloween at Pruitt Health-Bethany

Pruitt Health-Bethany of Millen celebrated another festive Halloween and wishes to express thanks to Queensborough National Bank and Millen United Methodist Church. Queensborough Bank sponsored the annual Halloween party and costume contest, providing homemade cake squares and monetary prizes for those chosen as winners. Residents were excited to dress up in cute and scary garb, bringing up memories of Halloweens’ […]

Tiffany Adams Placed First!

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Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking log Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

Barney Andrew Rushing – DUI-Refusal, Possession of Alcoholby Underage Person, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Open Container;Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Nov. 1.Jereme Vondrake Dixon – DUI-Endangering a Child Under 12;Millen Police Department; Nov. 2.Steven Andrew Edwards – Hold for Investigation, WillfullyObstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officers, DisorderlyConduct; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Nov. 2.Ronald Joe Hackle – Simple Battery; Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice; Nov. […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Oct. 31 – Nov. 6.

Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – 1 incident.Motor Vehicle Accident – Deer – 7 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident No/Injuries – 1 incident.Vehicle Unlock – 2 incidents.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.School Traffic Detail – 1 incident.Damage to Property – 2 incidents.Disorderly Conduct – 1 incident.Civil Matter/Civil Assist – 1 incident.Alarm/Residential – 5 incidents.Fire/Grass – 1 incident.Escort Person – 2 incidents.Keys Locked in Vehicle […]

Students of the month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the “FLY Student of the Month” for October to reward academic excellence and behavior. These students are great representatives of the new school discipline model: FLY (F – Fly straight; L – Love of Learning; Y – You are responsible for YOU). Students received a Planters Electric Membership Student of the […]