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A New Day — By Tommy Purser

Tuesday was a happy day at the Hazlehurst City Courtroom. There were lots of smiles, tons of good cheer, positive vibes, amidst a crowd of well-wishers for our new Mayor John Ramay and two new members of the City Council. Family, friends, loved ones and people just interested in the future of our city, and…

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Constant Change — By John Reed

Constant Change This time of year, change is spoken of a lot: new resolutions, new habits, new ways of dealing with old problems. We measure those changes against what we think of as old unchanging constants. In November I buried a family member whose phone number I’d known for 60 years. He was such a…

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Mullis Named To AJC’s First Team All-State

  Jeff Davis High School senior Carter Mullis was selected as a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 2A All-State Football Team as a linebacker. Mullis, a 4-year starter for the Yellow Jackets, was the only Jeff Davis High player selected for the honor and was one of only three Region 1-AA players selected to…

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Indictments Handed Down

Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane received the following indictments from the March Term Jeff Davis County Grand Jury Dec. 28. The State of Georgia vs. Jeffery Dean Moore, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. The State of Georgia vs. Jepheth J. Barnes, robbery by sudden snatching, possession of a handgun by person under…

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Wrap-Up of 2023

Jan. 4, 2023 There’s nothing like waiting until the midnight hour to complete a task, or in the case of the City of Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County the noonday hour to come to an amicable agreement on the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) distribution. The city and countywide until the last possible moment to…

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Senor Ambrocio Valasco Garcia, 50

Senor Ambrocio Valasco Garcia, 50, of Hazlehurst passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Ambrocio was born in Mexico to Señora Dominga Garcia and Senor Miguel Valasco. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife Leticia Escamilla Figerou, sons, Arturo Valasco, Aaron Escamilla and Jonatan Valasco. A funeral mass…

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Mr. Oscar Owen Hulett, 77

Mr. Oscar Owen Hulett, 77, of Hazlehurst died Dec. 28, following an illness. The funeral was held Dec. 31 at First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst, with burial at Palms Memorial Gardens. A native of Telfair County, Mr. Hulett was the son of the late Oscar Mark Hulett and the late Austella Davis Hulett. He was…

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Mrs. Winifred Snipes Houston, 94

Mrs. Winifred Snipes Houston, 94, of Lumber City passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence Dec. 25. Mrs. Winifred was born in Ellaville to Mr. Alvin P. Snipes and Jennie Tondee Snipes. She was a member of Lumber City United Methodist Church. She had been an active member of the Methodist Women and…

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Mr. Samuel Wright (S.W.) Herndon, 83

Samuel Wright (S.W.) Herndon, 83, of Hazlehurst passed away Dec. 30 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Herndon was born Feb. 29, 1940, to the late Warren (Bud) Herndon and the late Vera Mae Long Herndon. He worked as a supervisor in the forestry industry for Continental Can and was a member…

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Mr. Roy Gene Ray, 81

Mr. Roy Gene Ray, 81, of Baxley passed away peacefully Dec. 26 surrounded by his family. Mr. Ray was born in Appling County to the late Mr. Charlie Joe Ray and Chleo Woodard Ray. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charlie (CJ) Ray, Nolan Ray, Johnny Ray, Franklin Ray, sister Chleo Whitehurst,…

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