1 killed, 4 injured in 2-vehicle accident

A 33-year-old Sparta man was killed and four others were injured in a 2-vehicle accident that occurred around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24th, at the intersection of East Old Savannah Road and Williams Road in Jenkins County. Sgt. Chris Lacienski of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Post 21, Sylvania, said the victim, Sanantonio Christopher Branch, 33, of Sparta, was a […]

Madison McMillan, Carol Johnson named EBA STAR Student/Teacher

Madison McMillan of Millen has been named Edmund Burke Academy’s (EBA) STAR Student. She is the daughter of Sam and Sheryl McMillan. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors […]

Groundbreaking for new school set for this spring

Progress is continuing on construction plans for the new Prek- 12 consolidated school. The Jenkins County Board of Education announced earlier that Jenkins County had been approved as a pilot site for the Department of Education Facilities Division/Low Wealth Project. The estimated cost of the project, new school, is $22 million, which will be funded with the Low Wealth Project […]

New City Municipal Court officials

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Local Veterans transitioning

All American VFW Post Commander Byron Scogins has officially surrounded the VFW Charter for local Post 2776. Members voted and concluded that due to enhanced bureaucratic requirements as the national level, the community could be better served through a local organization with no national requirements. Thus, “Veterans for Community” has been formed, incorporated and identified as a tax free organization […]

Planters EMC provides two opportunities for local students

Open to high school juniors, Planters EMC is accepting applications to compete for an all-expense-paid spot on the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. The week-long leadership trip offers participants the opportunity to experience our government and our history up-close while having fun, making new friends, and gaining leadership skills. Applicants must write an essay of 500-1,000 words on a particular topic. […]


Monday, Feb. 2 – Chicken Nuggets or turkey/cheese wrap;choices: sweet potato pattie, chips, green beans, pineapple,apple.Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Salisbury steak, brown & serve roll orham & cheese slider; choices: creamed potatoes, steamedbroccoli, orange, applesauce.Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Fish strips, hush puppy or corn dog;choices: oven fries, baked beans, cole slaw, banana, pears.Thursday, Feb. 5 – Pizza or chicken salad, […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of January 9 – January 15.

Domestic/Family Disturbance – Optim Medical Center;Jan. 11; Ivey Lane Road, Jan. 12; Hwy. 21 South, Jan. 12;Perkins Road, Jan. 14.Burglary/Residential – Godbee Road; Jan. 15.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Railroad Street, Jan. 9.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents.Fire/Residential – Scarlett Oak Road, Jan. 15.Theft by Taking – Hwy. 25 North; 18 Wheeler PressureWasher Stolen; Jan. 12.Vehicle Unlock – 8 incidents.School Traffic Detail – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log January 9- January 15

Antonio M. Bullock – Speeding, 84/55; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Jan. 9.Randale Washington – Week-end lock up; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Jan. 9.Keith Bernard Gadson – Speeding, DUI-Refusal; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 11.Timothy Morris Sr. – Hold for Court, Rape, Statutory Rape;Jenkins County Sheriff’s office; Jan. 11.Tyrone Jeff – Probation Violation-Superior Court; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 12.Donald Eugene Joyner – Probation Violation-Superior […]