2021-01-27 E-Edition

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County Hires Tax Assessor



Vicky Patrick is no stranger to the Tax Assessor’s office. She worked over three years in the Truetlen County Tax Assessor’s office and moved to the Truetlen County Tax Commissioner’s office last year. She left all of that behind however to work closer to home. Vicky started in her new job as Jenkins County Tax Assessor, on December 28. She […]

Brush Fires Spark Concern

There have been a rash of brush fires across the county during the month of January. High winds have been a contributing factor in some of these but several of the fires were a direct result of vehicles or discarded cigarettes. It is important to mention that it is a law in Georgia to secure a burn permit before burning […]

Stolen Phone Results In Sunset Inn Arrest



Officers with the Millen Police Department responded to a call in reference to a stolen Iphone, Thursday, Jan. 14. The phone was emitting a signal from a hotel room at the local Sunset Inn on Highway 25 in Millen. Officers were able to pinpoint the location of the phone to room 127. “As our officers knocked on the door, occupants […]

Middle School Boys Continue Their Winning Streak


Tuesday night, January 19th the Metter Middle School Tigers came into Jenkins County for a big regional matchup that had playoff implications. The first time the two teams played, Metter won the game by two points, handing the Middle School War Eagles their only loss of the season. Players and coaches alike knew that this was a big game, and […]

Late Afternoon Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Emergency crews received a late afternoon call on Jan. 14, of a crash at the intersection of GA Highway 23 and West Old Savannah Road, near Brinson’s BBQ. Thomas Montgomery, the Augusta driver of an RV was traveling east on West Old Savannah Road when he struck the late model Ford Explorer driven by Charles Jones of Garfield. “Mr. Montgomery […]

County To Conduct Property Tax Assessments



The Jenkins County Board of Commissioners has voted to conduct a Personal Property Tax Assessment focusing on commercial property. Letters will be mailed in February to those random businesses asked to participate in the assessment. “When we did the county-wide evaluation last year, we decided to complete the cycle and perform this assessment. A personal property assessment has never been […]

Library Reopens After Covid Exposure


It’s time to celebrate, everyone – the library is back open for business! You may once again come in to use our computers, check out books and movies, etc. We do remind everyone that it is appreciated by our staff and your fellow patrons, if you wear your mask. We have some if you forget yours. Wash your hands and […]

Eagle Notes

-Tara Cooper, Jenkins County School Superintendent

What are your children’s gifts? Do you help cultivate them? I know those of you who know me are not going to believe this…but I was a really quiet child and reserved teenager! I sucked my thumb, was the sixth of seven loud and boisterous siblings, and really didn’t get a chance to talk anyway! Then I learned to read. […]

From the Archives

In The Headlines 10 years ago – Jan. 26, 2011 The unemployment rate for Jenkins County is on the rise again. The county’s rate for November 2010 was listed at 18%, up from October’s 16.4%. Jessica Herrmann, Jonathan Thomas, and Lauren Thomas represented Planters EMC as delegates on the 2010 Washington Youth Tour. Mayor Robert Fields was recently honored at […]