Pipeline leak forces evacuations in Perkins area – closes Hwy. 25 North

A major explosion and leak in a natural gas pipeline between Waynesboro and Millen Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8th, forced the evacuation of Perkins residents and Magnolia Springs State Park visitors, some of whom had evacuated there in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The pipeline is owned by Southern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. Alvin Burke, Jenkins County […]

Planters EMC reports power restoration after Hurricane Matthew

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has been in full power restoration mode since early Saturday morning, Oct. 8. As Hurricane Matthew made its way through the area, it left a giant path of destruction in its wake. Approximately 6,554 Planters EMC members lost power to homes and businesses during the height of the storm Friday night. Power restoration crews responded […]

Hurricane Matthew batters county

The outer bands of Hurricane Matthew battered Jenkins County Friday night and early Saturday morning with heavy rain and high winds as the storm skirted the eastern coastline. “Fortunately, we had no injuries, no fatalities and no 9-1-1 calls,” said Jenkins County EMA Director Alvin Burke. Mr. Burke said that two evacuation centers were set up in the City of […]

Remember When – This Day in 1948

The Millen Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held its first meeting Friday, Oct. 11th with approximately 60 high school girls in attendance. Barbara Tallent was elected President; Latrelle Joyner, Vice-President; and Frances Yager, Secretary. Dr. Samuel A. Screven, founder of Deep Creek Free Will Baptist Church, will be honored with the unveiling of a memorial on Oct. 24th. […]

Local 4-H’ers celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8th

Jenkins County 4-H’ers celebrated National 4-H Week Oct. 2 – Oct. 8th. Club members are active throughout the year, participating in numerous activities. (Photos contributed) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!


Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 17 – In Service Day. Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Hamburger or turkey/cheese wrap; choices: oven fries, baked beans, veg. w/dip, dill pickle spears, garden salad, fruit variety; or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, sherbet, chips. Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Turkey roast/gravy, wheat roll or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: creamed potatoes, turnip greens, veg. w/dip, […]

Man struck and killed attempting to cross Hwy. 25

Elbert Hamilton, 65, of Johnson Street, Millen, was struck by a motorist on Oct. 3rd as he attempted to cross U.S. Hwy. 25 ( GA 121) near Williams Avenue in the City of Millen. He died from his injuries. According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, the accident occurred around 7:40 p.m. as the victim attempted to cross the […]

GSP Report ………

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 2 traffic crashes during the month of September in Jenkins County. Sergeant First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in 2 injuries and 0 deaths. SFC Lacienski said Troopers from Post 21 also issued 60 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 29

Zackary Adam Gray – Reckless Driving, Open Container, Speeding, DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol;Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Sept. 24.Jane Doe – Speeding, DUI-.10 or More; Georgia State Patrol Post 21.Shawn R. Alston – Hold for State Court Judge; Sept. 26.Kayla Nicole Benfatto – Hold per Court; Sept. 26.Stephen Lee Graham – Possession and Use of Drug Related Object, Possession of a Firearm/KnifeDuring […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.

Criminal Trespass – Taylor Road, Sept. 25.Motor Vehicle Accident W/Injuries – Rabitsch Road, Sept. 25.Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 1 incident.Keys Locked in Vehicle – 2 incidents.Animal Complaint – 2 incidents.Unwanted Person – 1 incident.Vehicle Unlock – 1 incident. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!