COVID-19 case was a ‘False Positive’

The Georgia Department of Health’s announcement that Jeff Davis County had its first case of COVID-19 turned out to be premature. Tuesday, the test that concluded that a Jeff Davis resident hospitalized in another county had COVID-19 was announced to have been a “false positive” and the patient does NOT have COVID-19. The original story…

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After COVID — By John Reed

After Covid Despite the doomsayers in the media, the current pandemic will in time run its course. Sooner rather than later, in my uninformed opinion. What will we see 10 years from now? Endless after-action reports will find what we did right, what we did wrong, what were overreactions, and what we should have done…

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Conservatives Downplay COVID-19 To Help Trump — By Tommy Purser

The almost-empty shelves at Wal-Mart these days may be seen by some as an overreaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but I see a bright spot: many Jeff Davis County citizens are ignoring the irrational attitudes of right-wing, pseudo-journalist blowhards such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, et al, ad nauseam. Hannity on Fox…

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City Continues Cemetery Struggles

By MARY ANN ANDERSON During Monday night’s workshop and Thursday’s regular monthly meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council, much of the time was filled with discussions of how to enforce the recently revised cemetery ordinance. Ward 4 Councilman John Bloodworth, who is home recovering from surgery, participated in both meetings by telephone. Some graves at…

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Election Deadlines Changed

As everyone surely knows by now, the Presidential Preference Primary, originally scheduled for March 24, has been postponed until May 19 because of the coronavirus pandemic. So the timelines associated with the voting have changed as well. Jeff Davis County Elections Superintendent Christy Riner said the deadline to register to vote in the May 19…

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Sellers to run for Probate Judge

J. Herman Sellers has announced his candidacy for election as Probate Judge of Jeff Davis County in this year’s election. A lifelong resident of Jeff Davis County, Sellers is married to Helen Rowland Sellers who is also from Jeff Davis County and is employed at Southern Eye Care. His son, Justin Sellers, serves in the…

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GMA urges cities to declare public health emergencies

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Tuesday morning urged municipal leaders in all of Georgia’s 538 cities to declare public health emergencies with guidance from a model ordinance created by the association. The public health emergencies will slow the rise of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Georgia and establish a uniform measure aimed at controlling the…

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Schools Close Due To Coronavirus

Jeff Davis County Schools have been closed for the last two weeks and, as of Tuesday morning, School Superintendent Chris Roppe and his colleagues in other school systems around the staff have been given no information on how long Georgia schools will be closed. “Honestly, based on the information from the governor’s office, we haven’t…

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Carter to seek reelection

Tommy Carter has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Jeff Davis County Coroner. He has served in the position for 20 plus years. “Hard work, compassion, and dedication has kept me with being your coroner. I truly believe I am the right man with the experience to continue working for the citizens…

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Mrs. Irma Lee Parlor Anderson, 86

Mrs. Irma Lee Parlor Anderson, 86, of Hazlehurst, died March 21 at Lumber City Nursing Home. Mrs. Anderson was born in Jeff Davis County to the late Earnie Parlor and the late Lillie Sellers Parlor. She was retired from Ero Industries and preceded in death by her husband, Henry Cecil Anderson, grandson, Jeremy Yarbrough and…

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