14-year-old killed in mobile home fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office is investigating a mobile home fire in Jenkins County that claimed the life of a 14-year-old Sunday, Feb. 1st. The body of Joshua Christopher Trent Buckley was discovered in the bedroom of a mobile home located at 1658 Hwy. 25 North, Millen, said Millen/Jenkins County Fire Chief Dwayne Herrington. The fire was […]

Tyler Wagner STAR Student, Lula Graham STAR teacher

It’s that time of year – a time for the “STARS” to shine brightly. John Tyler Wagner, son of John and Dale Wagner, has been named Jenkins County High School’s (JCHS) 2014-2015 STAR Student. Tyler chose as his STAR Teacher, Lula Klarissa Brown Graham, a Biology and SAT Prep teacher. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is cosponsored […]

Inmates and Greyhounds Prison Partnership

They are fast out of the gates on the racing tracks, but slow transitioning into the role of a pet when their racing careers are over. However, many racing Greyhounds are getting a “second chance” by being adopted into loving homes. The Inmate and Greyhounds Prison Partnership program of Second Chance Greyhounds is underway at the Jenkins Correctional Center. Second […]

County ranks 2nd in unemployment

The unemployment rate for Jenkins County fell from 13.2% in October to 12.1% in November 2014. However, the November rate was still the second highest in the state. Chattahoochee County topped the state’s unemployment chart for November with a 14.4% rate, and Macon came in third with a rate of 12.0% Initial claims filed in Jenkins County also declined for […]

City completes wastewater treatment project

The City of Millen recently completed improvements at its Waste Water Treatment Plant. The $158,609 project was funded with funds received from King America Finishing, the result of an EPD consent order stemming from a massive fish kill on the Ogeechee River in 2011. The incident was linked to discharge by the company into the river. The city’s Waste Water […]

Improvements planned at King America

King America Finishing, Inc. announced last week that it signed a Consent Order with the State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regarding operations at its plant in Screven County. The Order outlines action undertaken by King America Finishing, Inc. to address exceedances of its wastewater permit since it was issued in December 2013. The plant, which was recently renamed […]

Senator David Perdue Named Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman

Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources. The subcommittee is responsible for oversight on the EPA’s regulation of pesticides, conservation of natural resources, biotechnology, and forestry. Senator Perdue will also serve on two other Agriculture subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade and […]


Monday, Feb. 9 – Spaghetti, break stick or turkey & cheesewrap/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli,apple, pineapple.Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Chicken fillet on bun or ham & cheesesandwich; choices: oven fries, sweet potato soufflé, orange,applesauce, dill pickle.Wednesday, Feb. 11 – BBQ chicken, wheat roll or peanutbutter & jelly sandwich; choices: steamed cabbage, creamedpotatoes, banana, sliced pears.Thursday, Feb. 12 – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log January 16 – January 22

Charles Jones – Fraudulent Claims; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Jan. 16.Donald Vincent – Child Support-Failure to Pay; JenkinsCounty Sheriffs’ office; Jan. 16.Dudley Boe Boynton – Pan Handling; Millen PoliceDepartment; Jan. 17.Hubert Gladstone Granville – Suspended/CancelledRegistration, License Suspended or Revoked, Speeding;Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 17.John Christian Husky – DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol,Expired Registration, License Suspended or Revoked;Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 19.Donnie […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of January 16- 22.

Theft by Taking – Dickey Road, Jan. 17.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – E. Old Savannah Road, Jan.17; Washington Street, Jan. 18; Recreation Drive, Jan. 17;Foggy Field Road, Jan. 18; Winthrope Avenue, Jan. 22;Masonic Street, Jan. 21; Williams Avenue, Jan. 22.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 1 incident.Motor Vehicle Accident/ No Injuries – 2 incidents.Vehicle Unlock – 7 incidents.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.4-Wheeler Complaint – 2 […]