Jason Mallard is new County Agent

Jason Mallard will join the staff at the Jenkins County Extension Service as the County Agricultural Agent, effective August 1st. Mr. Mallard will assume the position vacated by Wade Parker, County Extension Coordinator. He was selected from a field of 10 applicants for the position. Mr. Mallard is a Bulloch County native with an extensive background in the field of […]

Millen selected for “Tiny Town Tour”

Local 88.3 WAFJ radio station will be headed to area small towns each Thursday in July with the goal of spending time with local residents and listeners in each town. On July 16th, radio station personnel will be in Millen at the train viewing platform on Cotton Avenue from noon until 2 p.m. The station will be highlighting Millen “live” […]

Hispanic murder victim identified

The body of a Hispanic male who was apparently murdered on May 11th at a Pecan Drive location in Jenkins County has been identified. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said the victim was Saturnino Revilla Yuca, age 31. Identification was made by family members and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab. Mr. Yuca, an illegal alien, was stabbed multiple […]


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BOE approves 20 diplomas under HB91

The Jenkins County Board of Education recently approved 20 diplomas for former students of Jenkins County High School (JCHS) under provisions of HB91. The Bill, approved by Gov. Nathan Deal in March, has a provision that allows previous Georgia high school students who have taken the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT), its predecessor, or the Georgia High School Writing […]

New guidelines in place affecting for-hire drivers

Department of Driver Services (DDS) announced today that new safety guidelines are in place affecting all for-hire drivers operating in Georgia — including limousine chauffeurs, ride share networks/drivers and taxi drivers. House Bill 225, passed during the most recent session of the Georgia General Assembly, outlines new state mandated background requirements for these drivers. Beginning July 1st, all for-hire drivers […]

The Millen News goes to the White House!

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Dr. John Derden to Speak at Jenkins County Memorial Library

Dr. John K. Derden, author and History Professor Emeritus at East Georgia State College, will give a presentation at the Jenkins County Memorial Library (JCML) 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the Wilma Thompson Gainey Room. Dr. Derden will be speaking on his book, The World’s Largest Prison: The Story of Camp Lawton, (Mercer University Press, 2012), which is located […]

Library News

We’re in the home stretch of our superheroic Summer Reading Program – but the best is still yet to come. We’ve got craft times, special summer storytimes, a visit from Ronald McDonald, and of course, the end-of-Summer-Reading Superhero Boot Camp. First up on the schedule is our awesomely cool Teen Crafts, this Friday, July 10, at 4 p.m. This is […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Juen 19 – June 25.

Domestic/Family Disturbance – East Winthrope Avenue, June 21;Hwy. 21 South, June 21; Perkins Road, June 21; Hwy. 21 South,June 21; Woodland Lane; June 23; Academy Drive, June 24.Burglary/Residential – Melissa Drive, June 22; Georgian Drive,June 25.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Hwy. 23 South; June 24.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 2 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 2 incidents.Vehicle Unlock – 5 incidents.Alarm/Business […]