2021-08-11 E-Edition

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Convicted murderer arrested in Millen



Friday night while on routine patrol, a Millen Police Department officer heard gunshots emitting from the area of Railroad Street and Holmes Drive. Officers made contact with a suspicious individual on the corner of Holmes and Railroad. The individual was identified as 31-year-old Darrius Dejon Foster of Lakeland, GA. Foster was wanted in Lakeland for a probation violation with the original […]

Jenkins County lags in vaccinations



In the state of Georgia, less than half of the state’s population has been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. There are 47% of residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 41% are fully vaccinated. But, if you thought those numbers were dismal, here are some more statistics; Jenkins County reports 29% or 2,561 residents who […]

Toddler found wandering

The Millen Police Department received a call at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday evening of a toddler in Highway 25 North in front of the Huddle House. Officers responded to a two year old walking in the highway. Kathy Ann Bolton, 30 of a Millen address was charged with reckless conduct for not properly supervising the child. The minor did not […]

Log truck leaves downtown in dark



Residents of downtown Millen were shocked to hear a loud explosion Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. when a log truck driven by Freddy Clay and owned by Premium Timber from Springfield, Ga struck a utility pole. Freddy Clay was attempting to turn right onto Cotton Avenue from the Quick Stop when his log trailer struck the utility pole. Freddy Clay, […]

Three City Council seats up for grabs



Three City Council seats are up for grabs in November. Districts 1-3 each have a seat up for election. The qualifying period is August 16 – 22, 2021 ending at 4:30 p.m. Potential candidates should report to the qualifying location which is the Jenkins County Courthouse in the Probate Office located on the bottom floor. The qualifying fees will be […]

Football game change announcement

Friday night, come watch your Jenkins County War Eagles football team take on Wheeler County in the second scrimmage game of the season. The game will take place at Roy Head Stadium on the campus of Jenkins County Schools! Originally, the War Eagles were to travel to Glascock County, but this has now changed. Kickoff is set for 7:30. You […]

New Burn Laws Now In Effect



Over the years, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) Protection team has responded to tens of thousands of wildfires. In fact, each year more than 3500 wildfires are recorded in our state, and most of them got their start in the same way. Escaped debris burning. It’s not that anyone deliberately intends to do this. Smokey Bear taught us a long […]

Gardening with Talmadge

“Growing Daffodils”

As previously mentioned, now is the time to plan for winter and spring flowers, especially bulbs and pansies. As our summer flower season ends, plan your garden for the cold months. Plant bulbs, pansies, snapdragons or other winter bloomers in the flower bed. A good resource for ideas for the home garden is your local garden club, which welcomes everyone […]

After school Story Time returns to Library


It’s almost here – the return of the free adult Paint @ the Library class, to be held on Saturday, August 14 at 11 am! We will be showing you how to paint a fun and simple beach scene to celebrate summer. The library will provide all materials for the activity, but space is limited, and once it’s full, it’s […]