Pray For Our Farmers — By Tommy Purser

I’m looking forward to the rest of this week because, if the weather reports are accurate, we’re in for some rain and cooler temperatures. The temperatures in May and the early days of June felt more like July and August. And if July and August are, as usual, hotter than May, we’re in for some…

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There’s A Mouse In Our House — By John Reed

There’s A Mouse In Our House So Disney and others want to show their displeasure with Georgia’s abortion stance by moving their film productions elsewhere. I haven’t seen such hypocrisy since I last heard the words “civil rights“ out of the mouth of a Democrat. Even a quick perusal of shooting locations that Disney has…

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Four Jackets Are All State

Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine name Jeff Davis High Head Coach Paul Glass and junior shortstop Britt Metts as the Class 2A Coach of the Year and Player of the Year after the Yellow Jackets won the 2019 Class 2A Baseball Championship. In making the announcement, the magazine said, “Glass guided Jeff Davis to the Class…

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County assumes control of fairgrounds

The Jeff Davis County Commission recently took over control of the Jeff Davis Fairgrounds from the Jeff Davis Fair Association. In a letter dated Feb. 14 and signed by Commission Chairman Ricky Crosby, it was pointed out that the commissioners had once again been receiving numerous complaints by citizens and the Sheriff’s Department about parties…

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17 Fires In One Week

An unusually dry month in May has left Jeff Davis County’s landscape exceedingly dry and prone to fires. The Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County Fire Departments, and the Jeff Davis County Forestry Unit verified that fact last week as they joined forces to combat 17 fires, mostly brush fires. Hazlehurst Fire Chief/Emergency Management Agency Director…

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Phillips will run in Ward 4

Rickey Phillips has announced he will seek the office of Hazlehurst Ward 4 City Council in the upcoming November election. Phillips is married to Letitia Phillips and has four children. He has lived in Hazlehurst since 1998. He served in the United States Marine Corp for eight years, and is a combat veteran from Desert…

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Mrs. Theresa Kelley Clements, 78

Mrs. Theresa Kelley Clements, 78, of Hazlehurst, died May 29 in Richmond Hill. Ms. Clements was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Jeff Davis County to the late Rudolph Kelley and the late Christine Dawson Kelley. She was a child care provider for several years and a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst. She is…

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Mrs. Helen Crosby Simmons, 63

Mrs. Helen Crosby Simmons, 63, of Baxley, died May 27 at her residence. Mrs. Simmons was born Dec. 31, 1955, in Appling County to the late Jeffery Curtis Crosby and the late Geneva Nash Crosby. She was a housewife and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Appling County. She is preceded in death by her…

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Mr. Jimmie McCrimmon, 68

Services for Mr. Jimmie McCrimmon, 68, who died May 18, were held June 1 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Reuben Bennett Jr. presided with Pastor James Earl Cray giving the eulogy. Burial was in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery. Mr. McCrimmon, born in McRae, was the son of the late Robert and Pauline McCrimmon. He was…

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Please, Donate To Ring Project — By Tommy Purser

Years ago, the Georgia High School Association had in its constitution and bylaws that athletes could not be awarded rings for state championship efforts. Of course, the rule was widely ignored as are many GHSA rules, and communities routinely raised funds to buy championship rings for their athletes who won state championships. Finally, the GHSA…

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