Ground-breaking on new jail




The community will soon begin to see tangible results of the efforts of the Jenkins County Commissioners to construct a new county jail. A ground-breaking ceremony for the project was held Friday, May 29, at the site located in the Industrial Park on Magnolia Street. Construction on the project is expected to begin immediately. “This will be a modern facility […]

Moses Toole – WWII veteran and a gentleman




Moses Toole gets up every morning and puts on his tie. It is a habit he acquired while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Toole, at the age of 19, was serving in the Army, stationed at Ft. Stewart with only two weeks until his discharge, when the United States entered WWII on December 7, 1941. That event […]

Portion of Highway 25 South renamed in honor of Sid Newton




A portion of Hwy. 25 South, extending from the most southern section of the Ogeechee River Bridge to the intersection of Hwy. 121, has been renamed the Albert Sidney Newton “Sid” Memorial Highway in honor of the Jenkins County native. A dedication ceremony was held this past Friday, May 29th, on the lawn of the Jenkins County Courthouse with local […]

Open House



The Jenkins County Quality of Life Initiative recently sponsored an Open House celebrating the first new house to be listed on the market in several years, addressing Jenkins County’s housing issues. The home was built by H.S. Consulting, Inc. and features four bedrooms and two baths. Shown are, from left, King Rocker, Polly Dailey, Hiller Spann, Ed Fuller, Robin Scott, […]

Edmund Burke Academy 4th quarter honor roll



A+ Honor Roll 7th grade – Mason Boswell, Lindsey Fries and Sakshi Shah. 8th grade – Blake Johnson, Gayla Landing, Kitty Lewis, Caitlin McDonald, Vic Miney, Kathryn Rhodes and Collier Smith. 9th grade – Alana Mims. 10th grade – Ragan Bailey, Anna Marie Blackburn, Taylor Boswell, Ginny Lane Crawford, Madison Dickey, Emily Hammock, Karrie Kent, Katie Milligan, Haley Parker, Aubrey […]

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log

May 15 – May 21

Ryan Roberson – Aggravated Assault/FV; Millen Police Department; May 18. Tyrone Lockett Jr. – Crossing Guard Lines/Contraband, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; May 20. John Wesley Stephens – Hold for Cobb County; Jenkins County Sheriff’s office; May 20. Terry Gene Gregory Jr. – Hold for Laurens County Sheriff’s Offi ce, No Tag, No Insurance, […]

Sheriff’s Report



The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 15 – May 21. Domestic/Family Disturbance – Williams road, May 15; Jeanette Drive, May 16; Hwy 23 North, May 20; Mockingbird Road, May 20. Burglary/Residential – BB Lane, May 20.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 121; May 17.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 4 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/No […]

Benches refurbished



Inmates at the Jenkins Correctional Center recently refurbished the benches located in the city park, located at the old water tower on the western end of Cotton Avenue. The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce expressed appreciation for the improvements. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

MILLEN ON TRAVEL CHANNEL

Breaking Barriers and Sherman's March to the Sea

On Monday, June 8th, a glimpse of downtown Millen can been seen on The Travel Channel. Brian Unger and his guests visit the Mojave Desert and learn who had “the Right Stuff” at Edwards Air Force Base in the 1940s. Then, they travel to Atlanta to revisit the end of the Civil War, when Gen. William Sherman made his destructive […]

For children to begin June 8th



The Jenkins County Board of Education (BOE) announces the Seamless Summer Option Lunch Program to be held at the Jenkins County Middle/High School cafeteria beginning June 8 and ending June 25. This program provides nutritious lunches at no cost to all children eighteen (18) and under and/or persons 19 or older with physical or mental disability, who are enrolled in […]