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Willie Pence to headline event

American Idol runner-up Willie Spence of Douglas will headline an evening of entertainment Aug. 7. Joining Willie will be Deanna Johnson of Hazlehurst, top 10 finalist on The Voice, and the Billy Rigsby Band of Tallahassee, Fla., a rhythm and blues band.
The event will be held at The Cotton Patch Extreme, 495 Towns Bluff Rd. in Hazlehurst beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets are on sale now; visit
Thomas Swain is president of Flint River Blues Inc. and has been in operation since 2017. Swain said, “He is happy to be in Hazlehurst for such a wonderful event and appreciates the support.” The program is a 501C3 event with proceeds to development of blues in Jeff Davis County.
Spectators are asked to being lawn chairs, mosquito repellent and masks. There is a $10 cooler fee, no glass please. For more information call 229-344-9847.
Sponsors of the event include City of Hazlehurst, Beasley Forest Products, and Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce.

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