Rob Sharkey completes Appalachian Trail hike

The Appalachian Trail is the longest foot-path-only trail in the world. It transverses 14 states, covers 2,190 miles and reaches an altitude of 6,625 feet at the highest point. Approximately 3 million visitors hike portions of the trail annually. Two thousand people attempt to hike the entire trail annually. Of those, only 25% complete the rugged, wilderness hike from Georgia […]

Commissioners and City discuss E-911 agreement

The county’s E-911 system, which is managed by the City of Millen, is in need of up-grades for mapping and dispatching purposes. The Jenkins County Commissioners discussed the matter with Roland Stubbs, City Manager, and Dwayne Herrington, Public Safety Chief, at a recent meeting of the commissioners. Mr. Stubbs stated that the current system was old and there was no […]

Preparations underway for 2016 Harvest of Fun

The 2016 Harvest of Fun will take place 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 31st on Cotton Avenue. Children age 12 and under will be treated to a costume contest, fun games, a haunted house, Halloween train rides and plenty of treats and prizes. The Harvest of Fun is made possible by the generous contributions of Seth Benson, Oak Hill Baptist Church, […]

Jeff Brantley named new City Manager

Jeff Brantley has been chosen as the new City Manager for the City of Millen. He will assume the position Nov. 7th. He was previously chosen as one of three finalists from a field of 15 applicants for the position. Mr. Brantley is a graduate of Jenkins County High School and the University of Georgia (UGA) with a Bachelor of […]

Remember When – This Day in 1970

Thompson Company celebrates 30th year of its Millen plant with a barbecue for its employees and their families. Prior to the meal a short program was held with Mr. Gene Cooke, production manager for the Millen plant presiding. Garnet Godbee dies at his residence after a short illness. Mr. Godbee had served as Jenkins County Tax Commissioner for 18 years […]

Vote NO on Amendment 1

Dear Editor: On this fall’s ballot, there is much more at stake than just choosing new leaders. We will be asked to decide whether we will keep control of our local schools, or allow the state the ability to swoop in and take over. The way that Amendment 1 is worded is intentionally deceptive. It is designed to seem like […]


Jenkins County Elementary School

Monday, Oct. 31 – Chicken strips or peanut butter & jelly sandwich; choices: chips, green beans, veg. w/dip, garden salad, sherbet, fruit variety or chef salad, chicken fajita wrap, fresh fruit, Graham crackers. Tuesday, Sept. 27 – 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, […]

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log

Oct. 7 – Oct. 13 David Wayne Kelly – Failure to Maintain Lane/Improper Lane Usage, DUI-Drugs; Jenkins CountySheriff’s Office; Oct. 7.James Henry Williams – Unregistered or Unlicensed Vehicle, DUI-Less Than Safe-Alcohol, LicenseSuspended or Revoked, No Insurance; Millen Police Department; Oct. 7.Craig Lawrence Meyers – Charges Pending; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; Oct. 8.Terrance Oliver – Hold for Investigation per MPD; Millen […]

Sheriff’s Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Burglary/Church – Hwy. 23 North; Oct. 7.Burglary/Residence – Complaintant reported theft of jewelry box from residence; Oct. 10.Vehicle Unlock – 1 incident.Damage to Property – 1 incident.Motor Vehicle Accident/Deer – 2 incidents.Motor Vehicle Accident/No Injuries – 1 incident.Disabled Vehicle – 1 incident.Keys Locked in Vehicle – 2 incidents.Dog Call/Animal Complaint – 1 incident. You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Millen Womans Club

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