GPB – Informative News — By Tommy Purser

A couple of years ago, I mentioned in this space about the sources I use for enlightening me on the world in general and Georgia in particular. It was a wide range and while I get some of my information from network news and cable news (not Fox News propaganda), most of my information comes…

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Too Much Of A Good Thing — By John Reed

Too Much Of A Good Thing I’m beginning to think no one eats at home anymore. Last week saw the opening of our latest eatery and coffee bar, Mocha on Main. The owners have done a great job of transforming the old Western Auto building into an inviting bistro. In addition to an ever-growing plethora…

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Council Holds Off On Beasley Decision

By TOMMY PURSER Editor-Publisher At a called meeting Monday night, the Hazlehurst City Council put on hold a decision on whether or not to proceed with the project to run water lines to the Beasley Forest Company site on the Uvalda Highway. But it wasn’t easy. Mayor Bayne Stone heatedly expressed his frustration that, verbally,…

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Council Has A Busy Week

By MARY ANN ANDERSON During last week’s workshop and regular session of the Hazlehurst City Council, the mayor and council unanimously passed a flurry of motions resulting from busy albeit rare two-page agendas for each meeting. Among the highlights of last Monday’s work session, Fire Chief Charles Wasdin presided over a pinning ceremony in which…

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Commission Hears About Insurance

The Jeff Davis County Commission last week heard an update on the newly hired company to handle the county’s health insurance. Timerie Powell went over the procedures used to find the best health care insurer, how the employees had been educated on the benefits package, that an open access website had been created and an…

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Mrs. Emily Wilda Powell, 78

Mrs. Emily Wilda Powell, 78, of Lumber City, died Aug. 13 following a lengthy illness. graveside service was held Aug. 17 at Dodges Chapel Cemetery. A native and lifelong resident of Lumber City, Mrs. Powell was the daughter of the late Homer and Bessie Strickland Sandiford. A homemaker, she was a member of Fishing Creek…

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Mr. Glen Solomon, 52

Mr. Glen Solomon, 52, of Hazlehurst, died Aug. 16 at Appling Health Care in Baxley. Mr. Solomon was born Dec. 19, 1966, in Coffee County. He was a carpenter with the local 256 Carpenters Union and a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, “Ma” Jurell Solomon, mother, Patsy…

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Mr. Bennie Lamar Bennett, 63

Services for Mr. Bennie Lamar Bennett, 63, who died Aug. 4, were held Aug. 17 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church. Pastor Reuben Bennett Jr. and Pastor Henry Josey officiated with burial in Francis Chapel Cemetery in McRae. Mr. Bennett (Frog), born in Hazlehurst, was the son of the late Walter and Barbara Ann Bennett. He…

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Lady Jackets win 3 of 6

Jeff Davis High’s softball team had a busy week with six games, winning three of them. The Lady Jackets lost a region game to visiting Bryan County 6-3 Tuesday, fell to Long County 7-2 Wednesday in a non-region game, topped Region 2-AA foe Toombs County 8-2 Thursday, lost a pair of games Wednesday in the…

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Jackets, Pirates scrimmage in Baxley

  Appling County outscored Jeff Davis 21-0 last Friday in the final pre-season scrimmage in practice marred by penalties. A lot of the Pirate offense came on broken plays, including a 54-yd. scoring run after a bad snap. The Jackets took the opening kickoff but were unable to move the chains and Britt Metts booted…

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