Three die in 2-vehicle accident

Three members of a Portal family died in a 2-vehicle accident that occurred in Jenkins County around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the intersection of Gays Hill Church Road and Hwy. 25 South. Lois Burke, 68, her great-granddaughter, Paisley Hill, six months, and the baby’s mother, Courtney Hill, 23, all died in the collision. Two other members of the […]

Airport project moves forward

The construction of hangars at the Millen Airport is moving forward. During a recent meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners, County Administrator Grady Saxon reported that contracts for the hangars project had been signed and submitted to Drummond Construction and Croy Engineering. He also noted that he had notified Croy Engineering to issue the Notice to Proceed with the project. […]

Hearts for Families act against underage drinking

The statistics are staggering! In Millen, Swainsboro and Sylvania, 47% of high school students that report using alcohol in the past 30 days drank 10 or more days within that 30 days period. Thirty percent of high school sophomores report their friends usually use alcohol at home. And 42% of middle and high school students agree that alcohol is easy […]

Advance voting begins Feb. 8th in Presidential Preference Primary

Feb. 8th is the first day for Advanced (absentee in-person) voting in the Mach 1st Democratic and Republican Presidential Preference Primary election. All voting will take place at the Jenkins County Courthouse, Jenkins County Registrar’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Electors may also cast their ballots on Saturday, Feb. 20th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The last […]

Remember When

This Day in in 1945

A Millen soldier is helping win for the 13th AAF’s cargo plane unit a reputation as one of the hardest working outfits in the Southwest Pacific. He is Private Hugh M. Newton, member of the famous Sky Train Unit. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Newton. Cpl. Haywood Rabitsch writes from a German prison camp: Dear Mrs. […]


Monday, Feb. 8 – Chicken nuggets or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, green beans veg. w/dip, garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, chips, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Salisbury steak w/gravy, wheat roll or turkey/ cheese wrap; choices: creamed potatoes, butter beans, veg. w/ dip, garden salad, fruit variety or chef salad, […]

JCES Principal’s list and Honor Roll for 1st semester

Mr. Randy Dailey, Principal of Jenkins County Elementary School, proudly announces the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the First Semester. To be eligible for the Principal’s List, students must earn an A for all grades for the grading period. The Principal’s List students for the first semester include the following. 1st – Kelsey Amerson, Marlee Amerson, Tyson (Ty) Bennett, […]

Family Enrichment Center awarded Car Seat Mini Grant

Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center ( JCFEC), Inc. was awarded the 2016 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini-Grant, JCFEC and Georgia State Patrol, Sylvania Post, work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in Jenkins County. This program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Jan. 21 – Jan. 28.

Domestic/Family Disturbance – Cypress Creek Road, Jan. 21; Hwy. 17 South, Jan. 22; JesseAycock Circle; Jan. 22; Hwy. 17 South, Jan. 24; Wildrow Lane, Jan. 27.Burglary/Residential – Perkins Road, Jan. 27.Fight/Disturbance/Disorder – W. Barney Avenue, Jan. 21.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Fatality – Hwy. 25 South, Jan. 28.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 5 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/ No Injuries – 2 incidents.Vehicle Unlock – […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Jan. 22 – Jan. 28

Courtney Shaquan Dent – Speeding, License Suspended or Revoked; Jan. 22.George Edward Saxon – Cruelty to Children; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 22.Robert Ray Noon – Domestic Disturbance (Family Violence); Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Jan. 23.Levon Byrd Jr. – Battery; Millen Police Department; Jan. 27.Joya Christine McCants – Hold; Jan. 27.Rodney McGlohorn – Hold for prison transport; Jenkins County Sheriff’s […]