Suspects plead “not guilty” in Ashley Lovett case




Two family members charged in connection with the disappearance and death of Ashley Lovett, 27, of Millen have pled “not guilty” to the charges against them. Ashley’s step-mother, Susan Eleanor Coleman Lovett, 40, and her half-brother, Christopher Eugene Lovett, 22, each entered “not guilty” pleas in Jenkins County Superior Court on July 17th. Each are charged with two counts of […]

Escapee from Jenkins County Jail caught in Waynesboro




A woman who escaped from the Jenkins County Jail on July 21st around 8:20 p.m. was recaptured at the Wal-Mart store in Waynesboro only two hours later. Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Ebony Elaine Gomez, 23, of Jacksonville, Florida, was being escorted from the jail’s dayroom to her cell when she apparently crawled past the jailer as he was […]

Hectate Energy may construct solar farm here




Jenkins County’s second solar farm could soon begin harvesting the power of the sun! Andrew Boggs of Hectate Energy recently met with the Jenkins County Commissioners and submitted an application for construction of a solar farm on approximately 200 acres owned by B.L. Kent, located on Old Louisville Road. Mr. Boggs said that construction of the proposed 65,000 solar panel […]

DQ to sponsor Miracle Treat Day July 30th – Davis’ twins story




Dairy Queen of Millen will participate in the Children Miracle Network’s (CMN) Miracle Treat Day by donating all proceeds from the sale of “Blizzard” ice cream treats on Thursday, July 30, to the CMN. Dairy Queen has been a partner of CMN since 1984. Through the years, numerous children from Millen and Jenkins County have been treated at the CMN […]

12 consecutive accreditations!



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The Millen News goes out west!



The Millen News recently traveled to Folsom, California where three cousins met for the first time. Shown, from left, are Kinsey Borck, Bailey Borck and Kade McMillan. Kinsey and Bailey are the daughters of Tom and Denise Borck of Statesboro and Kade is the son of Phillip and Dana McMillan of El Dorado, California. Jerry and Tricia McMillan of Millen […]

Senior citizens fashion show



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Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of July 10 – July 16

Domestic/Family Disturbance – E. Winthrope Avenue, July 11; Old Perkins Road, July 13.Burglary/Business – N. Gray Street; July 14.Fire/Residential – Charlie Lane Road, July 11.Vandalism – Hendrix Street; July 13.Vehicle Unlock – 9 incidents.Unwanted Person – 2 incidents.Civil Matter/Assist – 1 incident.Alarm/Residential – 1 incident.Keys Locked in Vehicle – 1 incident.Suspicious Activity – 2 incidents.Security Check – 3 incidents. You […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log July 10 – July 16

Ricardo Gomez Cruz – Failure to Maintain Lane/Improper Lane Usage, DUI-Refusal, No Driver’sLicense, Hold for Probation; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; July 11.Michael Gaines – Aggravated Assault; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; July 12.Crystal Gail Wilson – DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol, Failure to Maintain Lane/Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, License Suspended or Revoked, Open Container; Millen PoliceDepartment; July 12.Isiah […]

“Y” Clubs in Jenkins County



Theron and Angie Cates have been selected to serve as the Finance Chairmen for the State YMCA of Georgia in Jenkins County for 2015. The Finance Drive is currently underway to support the State YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed “Y” Clubs. “Y” Clubs are leadership development, service-oriented Christian school clubs for […]