Skeletal remains found in Jenkins County

Two young boys out hunting discovered something they were not expecting to find, human skeletal remains. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said his office was contacted around 6-7 p.m. Dec. 31st about the discovery of human remains in a wooded area on Edna Lanier Road in Jenkins County. Upon arrival on the scene, a skull and other human remains were […]

One Injured

One person was injured in this two vehicle accident that occurred Dec. 30th on Hwy. 25. A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson indicated that a 2012 Volkswagen driven by Samantha Pittman of Conyers was traveling south on Hwy. 25 when a 1999 Pontiac driven by Taylor G. Roberts of Millen attempted a left turn and traveled into the path of the […]

Work on Herndon Bridge underway

Work on replacement of the Herndon Bridge over the Ogeechee River is well underway. Both of the bridges have been slated for replacement for several years with repairs to both bridges having been made in 2005 in order to keep them open. The bridges were finally closed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) in March 2011 due to safety […]

Council of Churches coordinates Toys for Tots

Christmas was brighter for 51 Jenkins County families because of the annual holiday toy drive. The Jenkins County Council of Churches (JCCC) has been involved with this initiative for several years. Thanks to the open doors and open hearts of the Zion Baptist Church family, “Toys for Tots” has had a consistent distribution site for this worthwhile cause. Christmas wishes […]

Ham radio license opportunity

The Burke Amateur Radio Club will host an entry level amateur (ham) radio license course and FCC license exam in Burke County. There will be two class days: Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18. Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Volunteer Examiners (VE’s) from the Burke Amateur Radio Club will administer the 35 question […]

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration schedule

Unity Worship Service/Recognize Grand Marshal – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, Morrison Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Mark Anthony Downs, speaker. Miss Dream Queen/Mr. Dream King Pageant – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, Jenkins County High School old gymnasium, application fee, $30. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast – 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, First Baptist Church, Rev. Danny Bennettspeaker, tickets, $5. […]


Wednesday, Jan. 7th – Turkey roast/gravy, yeast roll or corn dog; choices: turnip greens, creamed potatoes, banana, pears. Thursday, Jan. 8th – Chicken nuggets or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: sweet potato pattie, green beans, kiwki, mandarin oranges, Graham crackers. Friday, Jan. 9th – Chicken fajita w/tortilla or pimento cheese sandwich; choices: oven fries, refried beans, apple, sliced peaches. Monday – Jan. […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents for the time period of Dec. 19 – Dec. 25.

Theft by Taking – Brannen Road, Dec. 21; BuckheadChurch Road, Dec. 21; Lewis Church Road, Dec. 25.Fire/Residential – Hwy. 23 North; Dec. 20.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Melissa Drive, Dec.23.Burglary/Residential – Storm Branch Road, Dec. 19;Hwy. 121, Dec. 23; Charlie Jones Road, Dec. 24.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 25 South;Dec. 25.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 1 incident.Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 4 […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

MichelleYvette Bynes – Hold for Millen Probation; MillenPolice Department; Dec. 19.Chevy Brian Rigdon – Speeding; Jenkins County Sheriffs’office; Dec. 19.Jose Hernandez – Charges Pending; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Dec. 24. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I’ve got a question. This question pertains mostly to my men readers, but women readers feel free to read on. When did the traditional handshake between us men become hijacked? You know the handshake I’m talking about. Two men approach one another and both extend their right hand, grip firmly, and shake for three or four seconds, smile and let […]