Qualifying underway for General Primary Election




Qualifying as a candidate in the May 24th General Primary/Non-Partisan Election is underway this week in Jenkins County. Democrat, Republican and Non-Partisan candidates may qualify for an elected office at the Jenkins County Probate Office on the first floor of the Jenkins County Courthouse from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Thursday, March 10th, and from 9 a.m. until noon […]

Save Lives – Enforce Teen Driving Restrictions




Local law enforcement is encouraging parents of teenagers to make themselves aware of the restrictions on teen driving outlined by the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA). “I remember turning 16 and driving. I thought I was Superman. And as the old saying goes, ‘God was with me,’ and others, too. It’s not good when anyone is hurt or […]

March 13th, at 2 a.m.



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Chamber of Commerce annual banquet to be held March 10



The Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10th, at Hanging Rocks Plantation, 1192 Honey Ridge Road. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Doc Holiday, the “Hilarious Hypnotist.” For ticket information, contact the Chamber office at 982-5595. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe […]

Sculls Creek Bridge to be closed April 20th




A portion of East Old Savannah Road in the area of Sculls Creek Bridge will be closed beginning April 20th as construction of a replacement bridge begins. The bridge was slated for replacement by the Georgia Department of Transportation due to safety concerns. The project contractor, Gregory Bridge Company of Eatonton, has submitted the required 50-day notice prior to the […]

Benning to Gordon Relay takes place this week



The fourth annual Benning to Gordon Relay takes places March 10-13. Seven local runners will run relay style for about 12-18 miles each day on a trek from Fort Benning, near Columbus, to Fort Gordon in Augusta to raise funds for the Fisher House and the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Gordon. Runners are Randy Brannen, Rick Lane, Ray Miller, […]

Mickey Kicklighter



Conservative attorney Mickey Kicklighter has announced that he will be a candidate for Judge of Superior Court of the Ogeechee Circuit. The Ogeechee Circuit is comprised of Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven Counties. “With more than 33 years of experience as a practicing attorney, I am uniquely qualified to serve as our next Judge. I’ve worked in private practice for […]

Remember When

This Day in in 1952

Wilmer Taylor wins Sheriff’s run-off race by 282 votes. Record crowd turns out to cast ballots! Taylor wins over incumbent Sheriff Roy L. Johnson with 1,486 votes cast for Taylor and 1,204 for Johnson. Taylor carried five of the seven districts within the county. The newly elected sheriff is 32 years old, a veteran of WWII and saw foreign duty. […]

Great minds begin at Head Start



CSRA EOA, Head Start, has openings for children who will be three years old by Sept. 1st. Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that provides quality services for the whole family – medical, dental, mental health, transition practices, nutrition experiences, social services and opportunities for parental involvement. Opportunities are available for the enrollment of children with disabilities. Bus […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Feb. 26 – March 3.

Prowler – Hwy. 23 North; Feb. 29. Domestic/Family Dispute – Old Midville Road, Feb. 29; Old Perkins Road, March 2/ Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Old Perkins Road, Feb. 27; Hwy. 25 North, March 3. Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 5 incidents. Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 3 incidents. Disorderly Conduct – 1 incident. 4-Wheeler Complaint – 1 incident. Alarm/Residential – […]