Herndon Bridges over Ogeechee River now open

The wait is over! The newly constructed bridges over the Ogeechee River at Herndon were officially opened to traffic on Friday, June 3rd, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony being held by the Jenkins County Commissioners to commemorate the occasion. The bridges were closed in 2011 by the Georgia Department of Transportation due to safety concerns. The bridge over the river was […]

Blue Star Memorial Dedication Ceremony held

A dedication ceremony, sponsored by the East Georgia Flower Show Judges, was held May 20th for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial marker at Magnolia Springs State Park. The Blue Star Memorial Marker program has been honoring men and women of the Armed Forces of America since 1945. Started by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., the program originally honored […]

Senior Citizen Center reopens in July

The Jenkins County Commissioners plan to reopen the Senior Citizen Center in July. County Administrator Grady Saxon reported on the status of the center during a recent meeting of the commissioners. The center has been closed since the middle of March. Mr. Saxon stated that in addition to staffing, some general maintenance on the facility was also needed. He noted […]

Magnolia Springs Summer kick-off!

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Withers named State Winner

Mary Inga Withers, who just completed 5th grade at Blakeney Elementary School in Waynesboro, has been named the state winner for her grade in the Young Georgia Author’s competition. All students attending a Georgia public school are encouraged to submit an original piece of writing. Entries for each grade are judged at the school level, and then at the system […]

Local students graduate Shorter University

Shorter University held its spring commencement exercises Friday, May 6, at the Forum. Mark DeMoss, founder of the Atlanta-based DeMoss public relations firm, was the featured speaker. Mr. DeMoss is the author of “The Little Red Book of Wisdom,” which was published by Thomas Nelson in 2007 and re-released in 2011; the book has sold more than 70,000 copies. Among […]

Georgia State Patrol Report

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated four traffic crashes during the month of May in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in three injuries and no deaths. SFC Lacienski said Troopers from Post 21 also issued 126 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of May 20 – May 26. Vandalism – Bennett’s Landing Road, May 26. Theft by Taking – Charlie Jones Road, May 22; Elam Road, May 26. Disturbance/Disorderly Conduct – Hwy. 17 South, May 20; Williams Road, May 21. Domestic/Family Disturbance – A Street, May 20; Ada Drive, […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log May 20 – May 26 Justin Allen Brannen – Criminal Trespass, Hold for MPD Investigation; Millen Police Department, May 22. Cameron Curtis Hardy – DUI-Drugs, Possession of Schedule I or II Narcotic-Heroin, Possession of a Firearm/Knife During Commission of Crime, Driving in Violation of Conditions of Limited Permit, Driver to Exercise Due Care, Speeding 68/45; […]


Jenkins County Middle/High School would like to thank everyone who helped make their first-ever shoe drive a huge success. The faculty and staff of the school supported the effort by encouraging the students to bring in shoes. The students, with the help of their families, brought in over 2,500 pairs of shoes. Businesses, churches, friends, and neighbors also joined the […]