2021-01-20 E-Edition

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Schools Close Ahead Of Covid



Jenkins County School officials made the difficult decision Friday to close schools as the next wave of Covid strikes the county once again. In a precautionary measure, Superintendent Tara Cooper and the Board of Education decided to close the public school system for two weeks. “We had two positive cases this week, until today.” Superintendent Cooper explained Friday, once the […]

Landing and Cheney Recognized

Janice Cheney was honored at the January meeting of the Jenkins County Commissioners. Janice worked a total of 43 years for the county and retired at the end of 2020. Her brother, Lee Wilson accepted the plaque on her behalf. Elizabeth Landing was honored as well at the January meeting. Elizabeth has worked a total of 50 years for the […]

Sheriff Gets Immunized

Over 70,000 people participated in the clinical trials for the two vaccines. Testing has shown the vaccines to be 95% effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Sheriff Robert Oglesby recently got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I urge everyone to get the vaccine. It is the only way to stop the virus,” Sheriff Oglesby urges. You must […]

Bus Involved In Hit And Run

A Jenkins County school bus was involved in an early morning hit and run Friday. There were no injuries. The school bus was attempting to pick up students on Highway 25 south at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. The bus was stopped with an 8-way warning, 2 flashing stop signs and crossing gate engaged. The 2002 White Ford Ranger pickup, […]

Vaccine Schedule

The Department of Health and Governor Brian Kemp have issued the vaccine schedule. However, residents of Jenkins County are urged to contact the local health department or their local health provider to determine when to receive the vaccination. Eagle Pharmacy and the Jenkins County Health Department are currently administering the vaccine. Photo contributed. You must be a paid subscriber to […]

Eagle Notes


When I was little, one of my brothers lit a candle in the closet. I do not – to this day – know why or even remember the details of that debacle. But I do know that after a lengthy investigation by my mama, all four of us got in trouble. “Got in trouble” is code for spanking. Maybe because […]

Dates to Remember

Monday, Jan. 25: The Jenkins County BOE will hold their January meeting at 5 p.m. in the BOE office. Tuesday, Jan. 26: The Shepheard Community Blood Center will hold the first blood drive of the year from 2-6 p.m. at the Jenkins County Medical Center. Masks are required. Tuesday, Feb. 2: The February meeting of the Millen City Council will […]

BOOKING LOG

Jan. 4, – Jan. 10, 2021 Jashaad Durrell Calhoun1/6; Hold for BCSO; BCSO Craig Bernard Johnson1/6; Probation violation; JCSO David Lamar Parker1/6; Hold for BCSO; BCSO Heather Latrail German 1/9; Brake lights and turn signal required; Driving while license suspended/revoked; Speeding 65 zone (21-30 miles over); JCSO Kristin Nicole Molina 1/9; DUI/Drugs less safe; Failure to drive within single lane, […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Jan. 12, 2011 Law Enforcement raided Club Underground on Hwy 25. Officers confiscated a large quantity of beer, liquor, and marijuana. Four persons were arrested in connection to the incident. Jason Keller has been recognized as a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda at Georgia Southern University. 1st. Lt. Justin G. McBride, U.S. […]