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Routine traffic stop leads to vehicle chase

An attempted routine traffic stop by a Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department deputy on March 25 initiated a vehicle chase that ended in downtown Statesboro with the arrest of four suspects. The individuals have been identified as Jalen Quarterman, Errol Chandersingh, Brittny Mells, and Marcellus Johnson. They were transported to the Bulloch County Jail and await transport to Jenkins County where […]

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Two youths arrested after escape attempt

The routine transportation of two Jenkins County juveniles on March 21 by a Jenkins County Sheriff’s Deputy took an unexpected and dangerous turn of events. Deputy Milo Perry was transporting Brandon Davis, 14, and Corinthian Newton, 15, from a Juvenile Court hearing in Bulloch County back to the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) when the two escaped on Hwy. […]

Arrest made in Millen shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) has arrested and charged Raheem Whitfield, 28, of Waynesboro with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm During the commission of a crime. The charges are in connection with the Sunday, March 24, deaths of Tyrell Brown, 28, of Garfield and Maxine Jones, 48, of Millen. Whitfield turned himself in and is […]

MIST operation nets Florida man

The Millen Police Department reports that an Ocala, Florida man is behind bars after responding to an undercover operation that began in Millen by the Millen Internet Suppression Team (MIST). Grier Thomson Jr. is charged with Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor via Phone, Soliciting a Child to Engage in Sexual Conduct, and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication […]

Commissioners consider Pal Theater as SPLOST project

The Jenkins County Commissioners and Millen City Council will soon begin developing plans for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 8. SPLOST 7 expires on March 31, 2026. The November General Election is the last countywide election the SPLOST 8 can be placed on the ballot before SPLOST 7 expires. During the commissioners’ March 12 meeting, Mandy Underwood, Executive […]

MPD arrests online child predator

The Millen Police Department is relentless in its investigation of online child predators. Austin Taylor, 26, of Statesboro is the latest suspect apprehended by the undercover investigation. On February 18, the MPD’s Internet Suppression Team (MIST) began an undercover chat investigation with a suspect, Taylor, who thought he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. The suspect acknowledged the age of […]

Underwood receives Yellow Rose Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award

Anyone who knows Mandy Underwood knows that she is a strong and unrelenting advocate for Millen and Jenkins County as the Executive Director of the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce/Jenkins County Development Authority, a position she has held since 2013. Her leadership abilities were recently recognized on the state level as a 2024 recipient of the Yellow Rose Nikki T. […]

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21, and two local families are joining the effort to raise awareness of Down syndrome. Craig and Tami ( Chrissy) Brackin’s daughter, Kimber, 8, was diagnosed at the age of one month. Sheena Hoke and the late Bob Hoke’s daughter, Tinsley, 3, was diagnosed before birth. Down syndrome occurs when an individual is born […]

MPD investigation leads to arrest of online predator

The Millen Police Department (MPD) conducted another successful investigation resulting in the arrest of a Snellville man for internet crimes against children. On March 6, the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) and the Gwinnett County Sheriff ’s Office’s Fugitive Unit arrested Jermaine Morgan following an undercover operation where Morgan believed he was soliciting a child online. The investigation began on […]

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