CARBO “idles” Millen plant

CARBO Ceramics, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, announced last week that it is “idling” its proppant manufacturing facility in Millen. According to a news release from the company, the action is being taken due to reduced industry activity levels and the plant will remain idled until market conditions improve. This is the second time that the Millen facility has been […]

Commissioners to sell Alternative School property

The property formerly occupied by the Jenkins County School System’s Alternative School, located on Old Sylvania Road has been offered for sale. The Alternative School building was damaged by fire in 2013. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, County Administrator Grady Saxon informed the group that he had been approached by a local business owner who was […]

Registrars attend training conference

The Jenkins County Board of Registrars recently attended the State Voter Registrars of Georgia Conference in Savannah. This conference is held periodically for continuing education purpose. Also during the conference new legislation, new regulations and updated procedures pertaining to registering and voting of the electors of Jenkins County were discussed. The Board would like to remind the Electors of the […]

Sheriff’s Office – In God We Trust!

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Remembering 9/11

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National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 26th

No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many free celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “If you are interested in outdoor activities, such […]

5th Grade 4-H’ers visit Ogeechee Peaches

5th grade 4-H’ers and their teachers recently visited Ogeechee Peaches, owned by Rodney and Linda Newton. The purpose of the visit was to learn about grapes. Upon arrival, 4-H’ers were treated to hot biscuits, grape jelly, butter, grape juice and water. Each 4-H’er was given a ticket for a chance to do an old fashion Grape Stomp. Mrs. Elaine Lanier […]

DNR recommends Deer Stand safety tips

Statistics each year reveal that almost half of all deer hunting incidents are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division suggests that hunters note that not every tree stand is the same and that they should be familiar with their particular model’s features. Following are recommended safety tips. […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Sept. 4 – Sept. 10

Buffie Davis – Disorderly Conduct, Disobeying Police Officer; Millen Police Department; Sept. 4.Burwell Jordon Drew III – Child Support-Failure to Pay/Purge Court Order $6108.13; JenkinsCounty Sheriff’s Office; Sept. 8.James Aaron Kelly – Bench Warrant/FTA; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Sept. 8.Christopher Jarel McCloud – Theft by Shoplifting; Millen Police Department; Sept. 9.Kadarine Markey Roberts – Hold For Court; Sept. 10.Aderson Lawandez […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Sept. 4 – Sept. 10

Theft by Taking – Charlie Lane Road, Sept. 8; Claxton Chicken Road, Sept. 8.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – Hwy. 23 North, Sept. 7.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Fatality – Old Louisville Rd., Sept. 7.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Old Louisville Rd., Sept. 7; Hwy. 17 North, Sept. 7.Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 2 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 1 incident.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.School Traffic Detail […]