Augusta man charged in high speed chase

David Oliver, 29, of Augusta has been arrested in connection with a high speed chase that began on Hwy. 25 South in Jenkins County around 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2nd. Oliver fled a Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department deputy as he attempted a routine traffic stop, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby. The chase reached a speed of over 100 […]

Social Hosting Ordinance and laws target underage drinking

Local citizens may be held accountable for underage drinking taking place on their properties. Millen City Council and the Jenkins County Commissioners recently addressed the issue upon a request from the HEARTS for Families organization. The Snellvillebased organization, in conjunction with Jenkins County Family Enrichment Commission, requested that the governing bodies enact a Social Hosting Ordinance. Millen City Council recently […]

Patriotic Celebration

The annual Patriotic Celebration held July 2nd at the Jenkins County Recreation Complex drew a large crowd to celebrate the 240th birthday of the nation. A highlight of the event was a fireworks display. The activity was sponsored by Main Street Millen with support from the Jenkins County Recreation Department, Jenkins County Commissioners, City of Millen, Jenkins County Chamber of […]

Annual Paul Anderson Bike Ride to stop in Millen July 19th

From July 19-24, four current residents, alumni and supporters of the Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) will bike more than 500 miles to honor the home’s founder, Olympic legend and “World’s Strongest Man,” Paul Anderson. The 11th Annual Paul Anderson Bike Ride will honor the 50th anniversary of Paul Anderson winning the Olympic gold medal in weightlifting in 1956. The […]

Local schools earn 3 stars in state rating

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2015 School Climate Star Ratings. Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate in need of improvement. School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. The School Climate rating is calculated using data […]

JCES Students of the month

Jenkins County Elementary School staff members nominated students for the May “FLY Student of the Month” to reward academic excellence and behavior. These students are great representatives of the school discipline model: “FLY”(F- Fly straight, L-Love of Learning, Y- You are responsible for YOU). Students received a Planters Electric Student of the Month t-shirt and a field trip for a […]

Dairy Queen Students of Month

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JCHS to administer Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) Summer Administration

Jenkins County High School has scheduled End Of Course (EOC) Summer Administration for July 18-21. This testing session is available to students for EOC retesting or EOC Summer School course students. The EOC counts for 20% of a student’s final grade and can have a significant impact on grade point average, HOPE scholarships, and post-secondary admissions. Retesting is available only […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of June 17 – June 23. Theft by Taking – Oak Hill Church Road; missing mail reported;June 17.Disturbance/Disorderly Conduct – Old Perkins Road, group withloud fighting and arguing, June 20; Paramore Hill Road, teenagergiving mother trouble; June 22; Horse Creek Road, June 22.Disorderly Conduct – Needful Church […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log June 17 – June 23 Carsia Lashon Ivery – Criminal Trespass; Millen Police Department; June 18. John Cody Johnson – Possession of Marijuana-Less than 1 oz., Speeding, Driving Under the Influence; Georgia State Patrol Post 21. Ronnie Lee Allen – Probation Violation-State Court; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; June 19. Tammie Teresa Batts – Wanted Person; […]