Sheriff’s office makes drug bust



On March 11th, Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Wesley Aaron and K-9 Dax were dispatched to conduct an open air sniff around the Jenkins County High School Parking lot due to a complaint about suspected illegal drugs on school grounds. K-9 Dax alerted to the presence of narcotics on a vehicle belonging to a student at the Jenkins County […]

Benefit for Parker Bolton to be held April 6th




Diagnosed this month with APL Leukemia, 21-year-old Parker Bolton is currently receiving treatment at Augusta University Hospital (formerly Medical College of Georgia). Doctors have told him that he should expect to be there for at least six weeks. Parker is the son of Christy Parker and James Bolton, a 2016 graduate of Jenkins County High School and an employee of […]

Millen man dies in 2-vehicle accident




Jerry Franklin Clark, 65, of Millen died from injuries received in a 2-vehicle collision that occurred around 7:55 a.m. Thursday, March 14th, at the intersection of Recreation Drive and Hwy. 17, just outside the city limits of Millen. According to a Georgia State Patrol accident report, Sylvania post, Clark was traveling south on Recreation Drive in a F-150 truck when […]

Community for Christ event to be held on March 23rd



Local churches are sponsoring the Community for Christ event March 23rd at the Jenkins County Recreation Department complex from 4-7:30 p.m. Activities will include food, fellowship, worship and a message. The public is invited to come and worship the God of creation. This photo shows a scene from the 2018 event. You must be a paid subscriber to access this […]

Remember When – This Day in 1930



Intense interest was manifested by the citizens of Millen at a mass meeting Wednesday night at the Jenkins County Courthouse on the proposition to discontinue the operation of the Georgia Florida Railroad between Millen and Garfield. A hearing before the Public Service Commissioner will be held March 25th, at which this county will be well represented. Clyde Dekle is receiving […]

Special week honors Georgia’s School Boards



The Jenkins County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22, 2019 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. “Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on […]

Turkey Season opens March 23rd



The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 23. However, youth and mobility impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 16-17, 2019, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age […]

Legislative News



Last week, the Georgia General Assembly reached Legislative Day 28, also known as “Crossover Day.” Crossover Day is a crucial deadline for the House and Senate as this is the last day for bills to pass out of the legislative chamber from which they originated in order to remain eligible for consideration for this session. The House remained committed to […]

Country Cooking Sue Davis



Spring begins March 20th and as the weather gets warmer, our meals tend to get a “lighter” and the time we spend in the kitchen “shorter.” Most of us want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air of spring as much as possible, before it turns really hot. This week’s recipes will get you out of the kitchen fast […]

“Stop the Bleed”!



Henry Young, Director of Jenkins County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is shown with three “Stop the Bleed” kits. In 2017, Georgia launched the nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign in an effort to empower all citizens to be aware of the simple steps that can be taken to stop or slow severe bleeding in emergency situations. Research has shown that by-standers […]