Casey Johnson receives military medal

Byron A. Scogins, Commander, Veterans for Community, recently represented the Ambassador of South Korea in presenting the Korean Freedom Medal to William Casey Johnson, a Korean War combat soldier. The prestigious medal is awarded to few and well deserved, according to Commander Scogins. “It is a great honor and pleasure to express the everlasting gratitude of the Republic of Korea […]

Sheriff ’s Office investigating MURDER

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the apparent murder of an unidentified Hispanic male on May 11th. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at a Pecan Drive location in Jenkins County. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said the victim is believed to be an illegal alien between the ages of 25-35. The victim […]

MI Metals to create 100 jobs in Jenkins County

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that MI Metals, a leading aluminum extrusion company, will expand its existing operations in Millen, creating 100 jobs and investing $2 million over the next three years. “Georgia has become a national hub for advanced and highly skilled manufacturing,” said Deal. “When high-tech companies such as MI Metals choose our state to expand, it indicates […]

JCHS names top graduates

Top honors of the Jenkins County High School Class (JCHS) of 2015 have been claimed by Valedictorian John Tyler Wagner and Salutatorian Henry Charles Sherrod. Tyler is the son of John and Dale Wagner. Henry is the son of David and Susan Sherrod. Tyler’s academic achievements include: Georgia Certifi- cate of Merit Scholar; 6-year Rotary Scholar; National Beta Club Scholar […]

DOT restricts lane closures over Memorial Day holiday

To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending constructionrelated lane closures on interstate and major state system highways beginning at noon on Friday, May 22, and extending until 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 26. “We hope the suspension of major construction work will allow motorists to get to and from their holiday destinations with less […]

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, May 25 – Manager’s choice.Tuesday, May 26 – Manager’s choice.Wednesday, May 27 – Manager’s choice.Thursday, May 28 – Manager’s choice.Friday, May 29 – Bag lunch: hot dog on bun,chips, fresh fruit, vegetable blend juice.Served Daily – Fruit variety,garden salad, milk. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Lace Bugs can be dangerous

Even though our azaleas have all bloomed out for the season, it does not mean they need to be neglected until next spring. Lace bugs are important pests of many ornamental trees and shrubs, especially on azaleas. They attack a broad range of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs and often go undetected until the infested plants show severe damage. […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 1 – May 7

Ashley Tyler Brannen – Simple Battery, DUI-Drugs, DisorderlyConduct; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; May 1.Timothy Maurice Griffin – DUI-.10 or More, Improper Backing,Open Container, Unregistered or Unlicensed Vehicle; GeorgiaState Patrol Post 21; May 2.Sammy Lee Cooper – Theft by Taking; Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice; May 4.Javier Bello Aguilar – No Driver’s License, Seat Belt Violation, Open Container, Child Restraints; Georgia State PatrolPost […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 1 – May 7

Theft by Taking – Brannen Road, May 5, resident reported seeingtwo, black males attempting to steal gas from his truck and somealuminum cans; Newton Ag Road, May 5, resident reported theftof gray/black mountain bike; Elam Road, May 6, resident reportedtheft of items from house being rented.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Old Louisville Road, May 1; Hwy.25 North, May 1; Newton’s Trailer Park, […]


Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia have kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an alarming 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers. DriveAlert ArriveAlive, implores motorists to help turn the tide on these increasing crashes and […]