U.S. Silica acquires the CARBO plant in Millen



U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA), Katy, Texas, said today that it has purchased a the former ceramic proppant facility of CARBO Ceramics in Millen, GA that will be converted into manufacturing high-end products for the Company’s Industrial and Specialties Products (ISP) business. “The acquisition of the Millen facility will enable us to expand our capacity to meet growing customer […]

County installs more cameras at dumpster sites




The Jenkins County Commissioners are continuing their efforts to eliminate illegal dumping at county dumpster sites. During a recent meeting of the group, County Administrator Grady Saxon presented an update on the next phase of the project, stating that cameras at additional sites were scheduled to be installed the next week. Those caught dumping illegally face fines of up to […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events schedule



The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21st, will continue with the following schedule of events announced. On Saturday, January 19th, at 10 a.m. the annual MLK Jr. Parade will proceed through downtown Millen. Line-up starts at 9 a.m. at the end of Cotton Avenue, the usual location. The parade will end at Bethel A.M.E. Church for a […]

Paving of new school parking lot begins



Contractors began pouring asphalt for the parking lot of the new PreK-12 school located on Barney Avenue on Monday of this week. Work has been continuing for months with debris removal and grading in preparation for the paving of the parking lot. Hopes are high that the weather will cooperate and the project can soon be completed. Students began the […]

Outdoor Siren Test set up



Jenkins County Emergency Management will conduct Outdoors Siren Test on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Test will last no longer than three minutes. Sirens WILL NOT be tested if the following condition exist: 100% cloud cover, thunderstorms predicted, or freezing weather conditions. There will be no make-up test for that month. You must be a paid […]

Remember When – This Day in 1974



Ogeechee Valley Bank will open January 7th, according to Dobson Gay, President. Freddie B. (Sonny) Newton is the Executive Director. Directors are James M. Andrew, Virgil L. Black, Kermit J. Chance, Dobson M. Gay, Walter Harrison, Charles F. Hatcher, W. Cliff Hodges, William P. Jones, Dewey Newton, R. Hubert Reeves, Jr., R. D. Sharpe, Jr. and Clifford Snider. J.C. Holton […]

Brier Creek



Brier Creek Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the Bank of Newington with their first U.S. Flag Certificate. The “Certificate of Commendation” was given by President Lee Smith of Perkins to the Bank of Newington, located at 107 West Ogeechee Street, Sylvania, in recognition of exemplary Patriotism in the display of the Flag of the United States […]

Influenza: What You Need to Know Now



Influenza, also called “flu”, is a viral illness that causes fever, sore throat, muscle aches and cough. Influenza can weaken the body’s defenses and lead to complications like bacterial pneumonia. It can also worsen existing chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. The flu season can be as early as October and as late as May. During an average […]

Window to the Past



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Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log December 24 – Dec. 30

Calvin Traqwashawn Jones – Open Container in Vehicle, Evidence Littering, Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor; Dec. 26; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office. Frank Joshua Lamonn Mc- Clarty – Open Container in Vehicle, Evidence Littering, Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor; Dec. 26; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office. James Newton – Hold-Order of Court; Dec. 27; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office. Keionda Jeonard […]