2020-01-29 E-Edition

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DRUG RAID results in 3 arrests

On January 15 at approximately 10 a.m. the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office, Millen Police department and the Department of Community Supervision were serving a parole warrant on Barney Wright at his 327 Cleveland Avenue residence.Upon arrival at the residence, there was an active drug transaction going on. Subjects were identified as Walter Rabitsch and Eddie Wells Jr. Mr. Wells fled […]

Census Field Staff at work



The 2020 Census officially started January 16, 2020 and will continue through March 30, 2020. Census Bureau field staff will be working in neighborhoods across the county to conduct surveys using a laptop computer from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The field staff will be knocking on doors in order to verify addresses and gather additional information. It is imperative […]

Katie Burch Named New County Extension Agent



What Katie loses in stature, seated behind a massive desk in an equally massive office, she more than makes up for in grit and determination. Katie Burch was named Jenkins County Extension Agent on November 1, 2019 after the office had been vacant since July when Jason Mallard left the position. Katie grew up in FFA and 4H and realized […]

From The Archives …

10 years ago- January 27, 2010 Former Rural Utilities Service Administrator and Jefferson Energy Cooperative board member, James M. “Jim” Andrew was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bonbright Energy Conference held Oct. 8-9, 2009 in Atlanta. Grant will enroll underserved Georgia children in Peachcare. Researchers at MCG are working with Medicaid eligibility staff and leaders of 11 […]

DUFF AYERS PRESENTS PROGRAM TO THE MILLEN ROTARY CLUB

Rotarian Duff Ayers presented the program to the Millen Rotary Club on January 15th. Duff Ayers, attorney for Jenkins County, gave an update on a number of projects the county is working on:the third phase of fencing is completed at the Jenkins County Airport and the commissioners are currently pursuing the fourth phase of fencing which will completely enclose the […]

Jenkins County Recreation Department News

RegistrationT-ball, Coach Pitch, Softball, BaseballBoys and Girls ages 3-14Age control date: Age of child on or before September 1, 2020$50 per childDeadline to register: Friday, January 31, 2020 Spotlight Dance AcademyTap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip HopClasses begin: Monday, January 6, 2020Girls ages 2 ½ and up, Boys ages 5 and upDeadline to register: Friday, January 31, 2020For more information on class […]

2020-2021 Pre-K Registration right around the corner



The Pre-K registration for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Jenkins County Elementary School. In order to be enrolled, children must be four years of age on/or before September 1, 2020. To make the enrollment process easier each child’s parent or guardian should visit the school during school hours from March 2-12 to […]

Library News


Library Lovers Month is almost here! Show your library love by coming to the library during February to see our newly renovated building and check out some of our amazing offerings. We’ve got so much more than books for you to enjoy, like movies, free admission passes to some of the most fascinating and beautiful sights in Georgia, and much […]

Pineland Bakery Has Ribbon Cutting

Members of the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce including Chamber President Jessica Herrmann joined Lewis and Elaine Martin, owners of Pineland Bakery along with Wanda Chance, manager of the Millen location in the ribbon cutting ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 22 officially opening the bakery. Welcome to Millen Pineland! You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or […]