Sen. Tillery to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony

The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony May 28 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Square Park on Tallahassee Street to honor veterans who lost their lives in defense of America’s freedoms. The keynote speaker is State Senator Blake Tillery, who represents Georgia’s 19th District, which includes Jeff Davis County.…

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Mr. Billy Joe Creamer, 75

Mr. Billy Joe Creamer, 75, of Hazlehurst, died May 15 in Memorial Satilla Health Hospital in Waycross. Mr. Creamer was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Appling County to the late Joseph Daniel Creamer and the late Ada Mae Hall Creamer. He was retired from Hazlehurst Mills and a member of Hazlehurst Pentecostal Church. He is…

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Ms. Margaret Burkhaulter Grantham, 78

Ms. Margaret Burkhaulter Grantham, 78, of Hazlehurst, died May 14 at Lumber City Nursing Home. Ms. Grantham was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Jeff Davis County to the late Charlton Burkhaulter and the late Phoebe Stapleton Burkhaulter and was a seamstress. She is preceded in death by her daughters, Gail Grantham and Cathy Cannon, siblings,…

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Mr. Walter Allen Jackson, 82

Mr. Walter Allen Jackson, 82, of Hazlehurst, died May 19 at his residence. Mr. Jackson was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Sanford, Fla., to the late Walter Adrian Jackson and the late Mary J. Thomas Jackson. He was a retired loom mechanic with Hazlehurst Mills and a member of Hazlehurst Church of God. He is…

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Mrs. Patsy Wolfe Anderson

Mrs. Patsy Wolfe Anderson passed away May 11 in Norcross. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoke and Frances Rackley Wolfe. She is survived by daughter, Sandra Anderson of Brookhaven; son and daughter-in-Law, Andy and Angie Anderson of Uvalda; granddaughter, Cheyenne Anderson of Uvalda; and twin brother, Pat Wolfe and his wife Elizabeth…

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Jackets Sweep Elbert, Eliminated By Berrien

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday in Nashville as the Jackets lost the best-of-3 series with Berrien County 2-6, 9-3, 1-4. Berrien will face Benedictine in Savannah in the Class AA State Finals. Elbert County’s baseball team came into last week’s third round matchup with Jeff Davis High…

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Helton Urges Community Support For Football

During the public comments section of last Tuesday’s Jeff Davis County Commission meeting, JDHS Head Football Coach Lance Helton spoke to the commissioners, not to ask for money but, rather, to ask for the commission’s support of the Yellow Jackets football program and for the support of the entire community. Helton said the program was…

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Commissioners Hear Updates

The Jeff Davis County Commission last week received a mountain of information at its May meeting as representatives of the recreation department, roads department, tourism, the fairgrounds and the Joint Development Authority updated the commissioners on the activities of those departments. Recreation Director Bruce Johns told the commissioners the department’s spring baseball season was winding…

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Sheeler Wins Shot Put Title

Yellow Jacket senior Harrison Sheeler was the only Jeff Davis athlete to take a first place medal in the 2018 Class AA State Track and Field Meet last week in Albany. Wheeler set a school record and personal best — twice — in the shot put and won the title with a throw of 52-3.…

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Anderson Enjoys Honor Flight

Chilly breezes and the bluest of skies greeted a group of 24 veterans who had gathered at Hunter Army Airfield for a long bus ride to Washington, D.C., for this spring’s Honor Flight Savannah. Among those veterans who had gathered in Savannah on that morning in early May was Roy Anderson of Hazlehurst. Anderson, a…

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