Hazlehurst Needs A City Manager

The Mayor paid me a visit last week after I wrote my column about the coming traffic light at the intersection of Miller and Coffee streets. I ended the column by saying the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) would not pay the $150,000-plus cost of the traffic light. I was wrong. While GDOT, from 2001…

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Election Board looking at reopening Ocmulgee polling place

The Jeff Davis County Board of Elections is proposing to reopen the former polling site for the Ocmulgee II Precinct, located at the Jeff Davis County Fire Station on Kirkland Still Road. The Elections Board will hold two hearings on the proposal, on Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 31 at 5:15 p.m. Both…

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County making road improvements

At the recent Jeff Davis County Commission workshop, Chad Hofstadter of Hofstadter and Associates engineering fund in Macon detailed the road improvement work that has been done in the county over the past five years, and presented multiple options on how the commissioners can continue to improve the roads in the coming years. The total…

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Mr. Raymond Davis, 86

Mr. Raymond Davis, 86, died Oct. 3 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Mr. Davis was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Appling County to the late John Davis and the late Elizabeth Lewis Davis. He was the former owner and operator of Earth Movers and Land Clearing, Inc. He is preceded in death by a grandson,…

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Mr. Raleigh Wayne Mills, 74

Mr. Raleigh Wayne Mills, 74 of Hazlehurst, passed away Oct. 5 at his residence under the care of Georgia Hospice. Mr. Mills was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Baxley to the late Richard Mills and the late Lennie Altman Mills. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from the United…

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Mr. Elias Jackson Dotson III, 66

Services for Mr. Elias Jackson Dotson III, 66, who died Sept. 25, were held Oct. 5 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church. Bishop Eddie Harmon and the Rev. C.D. Johnson officiated with burial in Philadelphia Cemetery. Mr. Dotson was the son of the late Elias Jack Dotson Jr. and Minnie Mae Chambers Dotson. “Bogey” as he…

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Mrs. Mildred Veronica Hill Wilcox, 82

Services for Mrs. Mildred Veronica Hill Wilcox, 82, who died Sept. 29, were held Oct. 6 at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Overseer Elgin Lanier Dixon gave the eulogy and Pastor Cyprus O’Neal presided at the services with burial at Hill Memorial Garden. Mrs. Wilcox, born in Hazlehurst, was the daughter of the late…

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Yellow Jackets roll to 43-0 halftime lead, win 43-7

Defeat? Easy win? Rout? Blowout? Destruction? Vanquishment? Domination? How about annihilation? It would be hard to come up with an adequate description of what happened in the first half of Friday night’s Jeff Davis High-Bryan County High football game. Everything went right for the Yellow Jackets and wrong for the Redskins as Jeff Davis rolled…

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Lady Jackets host Monticello in 2nd round matchup

Jeff Davis High’s softball team entered the 2019 Georgia High School Association State Tournament Tuesday as the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AA. That put them on the road to meet Screven County in Sylvania, the No. 2 seed from Region 4-AA. The Lady Jackets swept the Lady Gamecocks in Sylvania 9-1, 8-0. Jeff Davis…

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Lady Jackets down Toombs 10-2

Jeff Davis High’s Lady Jackets cruised to a 10-2 victory over Toombs County last week to claim the No. 3 seed out of Region 2-AA in this year’s state championship tournament. JD spotted the Lady Bulldogs to a 1-0 first inning lead but quickly turned it around, leading 6-1 after four innings. Toombs got back…

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