BOND DENIED for suspects in Lovett case

Two family members who are suspects in the case of a missing Millen woman were denied bond in Jenkins County Superior Court last week. Skeleton remains believed to be those of Ashley Lovett, 27, were discovered in April in a shallow grave on the grounds of a home she had shared with her father, step-mother and half-brother. Miss Lovett had […]

Crowd turns out for jobs at MI Metals

A large crowd of job seekers turned out Friday, May 22, to get their applications in for the jobs made available by the opening of the MI Metals extrusion plant here. MI announced several weeks ago that it would expand its operations in Millen, creating approximately 100 jobs and investing $2 million over the next three years. Applications were taken […]

JCHS announces honor graduates

Commencement is Friday

The Jenkins County High School Class of 2015 has 31 honor graduates. John Tyler Wagner is the 2015 Valedictorian and Star Student. He is the son of John and Dale Wagner. Tyler plans to attend Georgia Southern University and participate in the University Honors Program, majoring in Chemistry, minoring in Music (clarinet), and participating in the marching and concert band. […]

4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement

Jenkins County 4-H had 29 4-H’ers and six teen leaders participate in Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (DPA) in Swainsboro. 4-H’ers competing at DPA choose a project of choice and prepare a five minute presentation using posters as visuals. DPA teaches valuable life skills such as: leadership, cooperation, team building, and an opportunity to improve communication skills. 4-H’ers participating in DPA, […]

Fishing and Boating Week is June 6-14

Make time to re-connect with your family by fishing and boating on any of the available lakes, rivers and ponds found in Georgia. Need an excuse to get started? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages people of all ages to get outside during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6-14, 2015. “Outdoor recreation, such as boating […]

Tax Commissioner completes UGA training

Jenkins County Tax Commissioner Tina E. Burke recently completed professional development training provided through UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. More than 425 tax officials from around the state, including many of Georgia’s 159 elected county tax commissioners, enrolled in continuing education courses offered at the 2015 Institute for County Tax Officials. The conference, held May 11-14, in Athens, was […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 8 – May 18.

Prowler Residence – BB Lane; May 15.Domestic/Family Disturbance – Joe Waters Road, May9; Foggy Field Road, May 12; Hwy. 21 South, May 13;Williams road, May 15; Jeanette Drive, May 16.Motor Vehicle Accident/ No Injuries – 4 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 121; May17.Vehicle Unlock – 4 incidents.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.School Traffic Detail – 1 incident.Civil Matter/Civil Assist – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 8 – May 14

Marvin Ronald Odom – DUI-Combination of 1-3, LicenseSuspended or Revoked, Open Container; Georgia StatePatrol Post 21; May 8.Ronnie Willie Oliver – Probation Violation-SuperiorCourt; Jenkins County Sheriff’s office, May 8.Timothy Morris – Hold for Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’sOffice; May 10.Oscar Mendez Chavez – Hold for Investigation/GBI/104,Falsifying Statements and Concealing Facts in Matters;Jenkins County Sheriffs’ office; May 11.Carolos Morales – Hold for […]

Jenkins County High School 2015

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2015 Planters EMC Scholarship Recipients

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