2021-07-14 E-Edition

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Investigators continue to search for suspects

The Millen Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in recent crimes over the past several weeks. The city has seen an increase in car break-ins. Unlocked cars have been broken into overnight, leaving property owners bewildered as they discover valuables stolen. Investigators have obtained footage from a homeowner’s security system and asked for help […]

Driver charged with DUI in weekend accident

Juan Ordonez Domingo of Savannah, faces multiple charges stemming from a single vehicle accident last Saturday evening. Domingo was traveling south on Highway 121/25 in the right lane at the river bridges when he failed to maintain his lane. The 2009 Honday CRV began turning in a counter-clockwise motion for 332 feet across the oncoming lanes, striking the guardrail on […]

Commissioner McNeely dies at 66

Long time District 1 County Commissioner Cynthia McNeely has died following a long illness. Ms. McNeely was elected in 2013 to her first term as Jenkins County Commissioner. She was sworn into her third term in January 2021. Preceding her entering politics, McNeely was an educator and assistant principal with the Jenkins County School System. She was involved in her […]

“Multitude” holds ribbon cutting

Devalon Young has a confession to make, “I’m in love with this community and I want to do my part to help it grow.” With the influx of new businesses as well as new residents, our sleepy little bedroom community is becoming more, dare we say it, cosmopolitan? Devalon, a resident of South Carolina and a successful cosmetologist, was looking […]

Sheriff’s office bids farewell to three

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office bid three deputies a fond farewell. Ray Landing, Milo Perry, and Ray Haldenwang have retired. Ray Haldenwang has been with the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office since 2018. He and his wife, Wyndie have four children. Ray is a U.S. Army veteran. Ray Landing has been with the Sheriff’s Department since August 2016. He is a […]

Blood Drive Planned

Shepeard Community Blood Center and Jenkins County Medical Center have finalized plans for a July Community Blood Drive. The summer months are the slowest time for blood collection yet they are usually the most demanding for blood. Despite the efforts of donation centers over the past few months, blood centers nationwide are in dire need of donations. Blood donations with […]

From the Archives

IN THE HEADLINES 10 YEARS AGO – JULY 13, 2011 The Jenkins County Board of Education in a special called meeting Tuesday, July 5, named Tara Reeves Cooper as the person under consideration for the appointment as Superintendent of Schools. Mikala Grace Frawley, third grade honor roll student at West Chatham Elementary School won first place in her division and […]

Lloyd to star in “Frozen”

Millen native Emily Lloyd will star in the Averitt Center For The Arts’ upcoming production of Frozen. The production was scheduled to run March 20-22, 2020 but due to Covid restrictions was cancelled. Emily is the seventeen year old daughter of Daina Watts and Bobby Lloyd and has been an actress over 7 years. “I started with the Bartow School […]

Fitzgerald speaks to Rotary Club

Scott Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Strategic Financial Management, recently spoke at the weekly Rotary luncheon. Fitzgerald’s company is a local firm assisting entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives in financial planning. Scott is a certified financial planner and specializes in educating clients on wealth management, retirement planning and creating strategies for financial independence. The Millen Rotary Club meets every Wednesday […]