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Two Millen men arrested by Millen Police Department




Marco Steven Enriquez, 37, of Millen has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sodomy, Rape, Incest, Child Molestation, Aggravated Child Molestation and Aggravated Sexual Battery. He was arrested on June 26th following a report of child molestation that was made to the Millen Police Department on June 25th. Enriquez was denied bond in Superior Court on July 6th. A […]

Delinquent Property Tax Sale on August 1st




Delinquent property taxpayers in Jenkins County and the City of Millen can expect to have their properties sold at a public auction to be held August 1st at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The hours of the auction will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the sale continuing on August 2nd if necessary. The properties will be sold for […]

Lt. Col. Slade Burke takes command of the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron



Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea — The 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) reins of control transferred during a change of command ceremony, June 29. Lt. Col. Mike McLeod, the 8 LRS commander for the past two years, surrendered his command to Lt. Col. Slade Burke, of Millen, Georgia. “Lt. Col. Burke needs no introduction,” said Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf, 8th […]

Brier Creek Chapter presents program at Boy Scout Camp



The Brier Creek Chapter Sons of the American Revolution traveled to the Black Creek Boy Scout Camp Reservation in Screven County to present their program on the American Revolution. This Camp is operated by the “Coastal Boy Scout Council”. Compatriot Tommy Christopher organized a group of 7 Brier Creek & Wiregrass Chapter Militia GASSAR to participate on 3 Tuesday afternoons, […]

No tax-free weekends in Georgia




Citizens across the state accustomed to shopping for school items on sales tax free weekends will not get that sales tax break this year. The state’s lawmakers failed to pass legislation to provide for any 2017 tax holidays, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue. The annual back-to-school tax-free weekends have been used in the past by teachers, students and […]

Effective July 1, 2017



Jenkins County Service Center will no longer collect or recycle newspaper or magazines. We regret that this move has become necessary but it is beyond our control. Thank you again for your commitment to our Agency and to recycling. Shortly after July 1st, the newspaper recycling bins will be removed from the community. You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Library News



Do you have a crafty teen or older kid? We have a fun project for them this afternoon at 1 pm! This week’s Teen Space craft time will be on Wednesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. and we will show them how to turn an old CD into a work of art! Next Wednesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. we […]

One Georgia baby born in 2017 to win $5,529 College Savings Contribution



If you have had or are expecting a baby in 2017, you could win money for your baby’s college savings through the state’s Path2College 529 Plan’s 2017 Newborn Sweepstakes. Established seven years ago to help educate new parent’s about Georgia’s 529 college savings plan, the Newborn Sweepstakes provides Georgia families who have a baby this year with an opportunity to […]

The Chatter Box



Mark your calendars! On Aug. 21st parts of our nation will experience a total solar eclipse, according to the news media. The day will literally turn dark as the moon covers the entire disk of the sun for about two minutes. While the entire United States will see a partial eclipse, not everyone is in the path of the total […]