Robert King Serving His Country

A 2005 Jeff Davis County High School graduate and Hazlehurst native is serving at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. Petty Officer 1st Class Robert King is a Navy aviation electronics technician responsible for repairing the communication, navigation and other integral parts of an aircraft. “I like…

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Yuri Lopez Shares Her Story

Yuri Lopez was born in Honduras. As a young child, she was separated from her family including her twin sister. Her entire childhood was spent in different orphanages. One day, the children in the orphanage were told to line up by age. Each child was given a shoe box with small gifts inside. Yuri was so…

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Mr. Brian Harlan Scott, 55

Mr. Brian Harlan Scott, 55, of Lumber City, died Oct. 2 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. He was born Jan. 19, 1963, in Telfair County. He was a truck driver employed by Walmart and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Varnadoe Stroup of Lumber City and father, Max Edd…

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Mrs. Mary Lou Harmon Johnson, 71

Services for Mrs. Mary Lou Harmon Johnson, 71, who died Sept. 30, were held Oct. 6 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church in Hazlehurst. Bishop Maxwell Thomas and Bishop Michael McElroy officiated the service with burial at Hazlehurst Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Johnson, born in Colquitt County, Georgia, was the daughter of the late Emma Lou and…

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Jackets Fall to Vidalia 43-15

Friday night in Vidalia, the undefeated Vidalia Indians used big plays and a flurry of flags against Jeff Davis to take a 43-15 victory. The win improved Vidalia’s record to 6-0 as the Jackets go into a bye week with a 5-2 record. Vidalia is 2-0 in Region 2-AA and Jeff Davis fell to 1-2.…

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Lady Jackets Are Region Champs

Jeff Davis High’s softball team captured the 2018 Region 2-AA Championship last Thursday with a 1-0, 9-inning win over the Vidalia Lady Indians in Hazlehurst. Senior pitcher Lanie Scott held Vidalia in check through all nine innings and the defense backed her up playing without an error. Meanwhile, the Lady Jackets had opportunity after opportunity…

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Middle School Wins Conference Title

Jeff Davis Middle School’s softball team ended its regular season with an 11-3 win over East Laurens and then swept through two games in the conference tournament to win the 2018 Conference Championship. In the tournament, they defeated Dodge County 3-2 in the semifinals and downed West Laurens 6-3 in the finals. The Lady Jackets…

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Thrown Under The Bus — By Tommy Purser

If the Jeff Davis County Commissioners feel like they were thrown under the bus by the Hazlehurst City Council I can understand why. Here’s what the commissioners had to say in a statement released in response to public statements made by members of the Hazlehurst City Council at its September meeting: ***** “After reading a…

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Jackets Roll Over Bryan 54-21

What a difference a week makes. A week after Jeff Davis High’s disappointing loss to Bacon County, the Yellow Jackets did few things wrong at Friday night’s homecoming game, rolling to a 54-21 victory over Bryan County. The JD offensive line dominated the Redskins defensive front all night long, opening huge holes as the Jacket…

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Veterans To Place New Names On Monument

It is Jeff Davis County Veterans Association honor to place new names on the Veterans Monument at Veterans Square Park every Veterans Day. As a Jeff Davis County Veteran or a Veteran with a Jeff Davis connection we urge you to have your name inscribed on our Monument, for the era in which you served,…

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