We Have To Demand Change — By Tommy Purser

I felt for Landon Chavis as I sat in the back of the City Council’s meeting room last Thursday. The young, homegrown business owner, who put down his roots in downtown Hazlehurst hoping for a bright and prosperous future, was at the meeting to ask for some help. He looked around and saw downtown’s shortcomings…

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Georgia Youth Reserve Champ

The Georgia NBHA State Championships were held Sept. 18-20 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Youth and teen competitors ran for the coveted Georgia Championship titles and for over $16k in cash and prizes. Brooklyn Parlor won the long go of the youth dominating over 240 riders on her horse Golden Lena Dash “Reckless.”…

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Water Woes Plague The City

By MARY ANN ANDERSON During last week’s workshop and regular monthly meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council, more than a dozen motions were carried, all but one unanimously. Last Monday night’s workshop was highlighted by an impassioned plea from Oak Street resident Larry Hutley who, along with several of his neighbors, have been having serious…

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Mr. Felton ‘Febbie’ Howell, 73

Services for Mr. Felton “Febbie” Howell, 73, who died Sept. 11 at Jeff Davis Hospital, were held Sept. 19 at Dillard Cemetery in Lumber City. The Rev. Charles A. Anderson was in charge and the Rev. Charles A. Anderson and Bishop William Hollis officiated. Music was provided by Vera Mitchell. Mr. Howell, known as “Febbie,”…

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‘Dr. Lou’ Lumawig Ylagan Munsayac, 77

“Dr. Lou” Lumawig Ylagan Munsayac, 77, of Vidalia, died Sept. 15 in South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernestol Joson Munsayac and Purificacion Ylagan of Manila, Philippines. Dr. Lou was a doctor at Candler County Hospital, Taylor Regional Hospital, Bleckley County Hospital, Jeff Davis County Hospital and Munsayac Medical Clinic. A…

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Mr. Eddie D. Peterson, 71

Mr. Eddie D. Peterson, 71, of West Green, passed away Sept. 17 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Peterson was born April 27, 1949, in Coffee County, the son of the late Albert and Ruth Courson Peterson. He worked as a welder with Mid-South Trailers and was a member of Lone Hill United Methodist Church.…

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Mr. Charles Overstreet Spann Jr.

Mr. Charles Overstreet Spann Jr., also known as Charlie, passed away peacefully Sept. 19. He was born in Hazlehurst Nov. 3, 1944. He graduated from Jeff Davis High School, and later attended both Brewton-Parker College and Armstrong Atlantic State University, eventually earning a masters and doctorate degree in education. His lifelong dedication to being an…

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Defens Shins In 14-6 Win

Chalk this victory up to the defense. Jeff Davis High’s defense intercepted three Brantley County passes, returning two for touchdowns, as the Yellow Jackets took a 14-6 win over Brantley in Nahunta Friday night. The win improved Jeff Davis’ record to 3-0 while the Herons fell to 0-3. All three pickoffs came in the third…

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Softball tops Toombs, Wayne; Falls to Vidalia

Jeff Davis High’s softball team won two of three road games last week, winning 8-0 over Toombs County Tuesday, falling in a pitchers’ duel 1-0 in nine innings to Vidalia Wednesday and winning 5-3 in eight innings Monday against Wayne County. In Lyons the Lady Jackets scored seven of their eight runs in the first…

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JDMS Softball Wins 3 of 4

Jeff Davis Middle School’s softball team took an 8-3 win over Dodge County Monday in  Eastman. In previous games, JDMS defeated Bleckley County 10-2 last Tuesday, downed Swainsboro 16-1 Sept. 10 and fell 9-2 to West Laurens Sept. 9. Against Dodge, Alana McCall and Cori Mims both had a pair of singles and an RBI,…

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