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Jerry Wooten Enters Ocmulgee Race For Commission

To the citizens of the Ocmulgee District and Jeff Davis County, my name is Jerry Wooten and I am announcing that I am running for County Commissioner of the Ocmulgee District in the upcoming election which will be held May 24, 2022. My wife, Jane, and I have been married for 48 years and have…

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Wooten Enters Ocmulgee Race For Commission

To the citizens of the Ocmulgee District and Jeff Davis County, my name is Jerry Wooten and I am announcing that I am running for County Commissioner of the Ocmulgee District in the upcoming election which will be held May 24, 2022. My wife, Jane, and I have been married for 48 years and have…

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Dr. Shelly McBride Named Primary Principal

Dr. Shelly McBride was named the new principal at Jeff Davis Primary School at the Board of Education’s February meeting. Dr. McBride will take the place of current JDPS Principal Adam Kirby who was named Director of Facilities and Operations at the Board’s January meeting. Dr. McBride currently serves as Director of Curriculum and Professional…

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City’s Finances Are Dismal

By MARY ANN ANDERSON During last Monday night’s work session of the Hazlehurst City Council, Mayor Bayne Stone and council members voted unanimously that Ward 1 Councilman Dywane Johnson is this year’s mayor pro tem, which means essentially that he will take over the helm of city business if the mayor is absent or becomes…

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County Will Help Library

The Jeff Davis County Commission took the necessary steps to keep the Jeff Davis County Public Library open at its meeting last Tuesday. At the January meeting, the commissioners were informed that, because cuts had been made in the county’s share of operating funds to go to the library, the library did not have enough…

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Grand Jury Returns Indictments

The following indictments were filed by 2021 September Term Jeff Davis Grand Jury Feb. 18: The State of Georgia vs. Michael Benjamin Kersey, fleeing or attempting to elude officer and possession of methamphetamine. The State of Georgia vs. Newton Maurice Vann, aggravated assault and possession of knife during commission of a felony. The State of…

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Smith Will Run Again

Ocmulgee District Board of Education member Randy Smith this week announced he will seek reelection in the May 24 General Primary. In making his announcement, Smith said, “After much prayer and consideration, I am excited to announce that I am seeking reelection in the Ocmulgee District for Board of Education. As a qualified candidate seeking…

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Ogilvie Will Seek Re-Election

Roger Ogilvie is announcing his intentions to seek re-election to the Jeff Davis County Board of Education, County at Large. Roger has served on the Board of Education for 15 years and as the Chairman of the Board for the past nine years. Roger and his wife, Staci, have two children, who both graduated from…

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Mrs. Lois Mae Brewer, 84

Mrs. Lois Mae Brewer, 84, passed away Feb. 15 at Jeff Davis Hospital. Mrs. Brewer was born May 2, 1937, in Bradenton, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur (Art) Brewer Jr, parents Freddie Chewning and Vernie V. Chewning, son David L. Brewer, brothers Freddie Chewning, Monroe Peterson, Jim Peterson, William (Bill)…

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Mr. Dwight (Dudley) Cain, 75

Mr. Dwight (Dudley) Cain, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away Feb. 15 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Cain was born Aug. 1, 1946, in Jeff Davis County. Mr. Cain is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Smith Cain, parents George Washington Cain and Sarah Hazel Chappell, brothers George Cain, Randall Cain, Jack Cain,…

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