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JDH cross country’s strong season continues

The Jeff Davis High boys and girls cross country teams continue to have a strong season with solid performances at the Savannah Country Day School Hornet Invitational and the Coffee County Invitational. In Savannah, the boys finished 2nd while the girls were 5th in a strong field of teams, with many of the runners running…

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Fitzgerald tops Yellow Jackets

Jeff Davis High was just too young, and too inexperienced to compete with defending Class AA State Champion and No. 1 ranked Fitzgerald Friday night in Fitzgerald as the Purple Hurricanes rolled to a 48-0 win. The win upped the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0 while the Yellow Jackets fell to 0-7. After graduating 22 seniors…

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JDMS cross country has two meets

Jeff Davis Middle School’s cross country teams participated in the Bleckley County Invitational Oct. 6 in Cochran and the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association Conference Championships Oct. 11, also in Cochran. In the Bleckley Invitational, both teams finished fourth. In the conference championships, the girls finished as runners-up behind Bleckley County and the boys…

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Lady Jackets down Wayne

Jeff Davis High held off a late Wayne County rally to take a 5-3 win over the Class 4A Lady Jackets from Jesup. The Class 2A Jeff Davis improved to 27-1 with the win while Wayne suffered only its 4th loss of the season to fall to 18-4. JD got on the board first with…

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‘A’ Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to JDH students for being on the Semester “A” Honor Roll both semesters of the 2021-2022 school year. Each of these students was awarded an academic letter jacket or an academic bar and emblem to be placed on their previously received letter jacket. To be eligible for this award, students must have a grade…

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Former Commissioner Lonnie Waters Dies

Former Jeff Davis County Commissioner Lonnie Waters died Oct. 6 at the age of 86. Waters served 16 years on the Jeff Davis County Board of Commissioners, making him one of the longest serving commissioners in the county’s history. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had a farming operation in the Altamaha District…

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Mrs. Mary Felecia Colson, 73

Mrs. Mary Felecia Colson, 73, passed away Oct. 5 following an extended illness. Mrs. Colson was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Chattahoochee, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Robert Stanwood Phair and Maxine King Phair; son, Roy Eugene Colson and brother, George Edward Phair. She was a member of Oak…

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Mr. Lewis Wayne Fussell, 78

Mr. Lewis Wayne Fussell, 78, of Douglas, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 9 at the home of his daughter, Mandy Lynn Fussell in Putney, following a short illness. Mr. Fussell was born Nov. 9, 1943, to the late Rev. Roscoe Fussell and the late Helen Louise Veal Fussell. Other than his parents he…

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Mr. Lonnie Waters, 86

Mr. Lonnie Waters, 86, of Hazlehurst, died Oct. 6 at his residence surrounded by his devoted wife, family, and friends. Born and raised in Jeff Davis County, he was the son of the late Will Waters and Mollie Rowell Waters and was preceded in death by brothers Herbert Waters, Jimmy Waters, and Wendell Waters, grandchildren…

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Mr. Danny Wise, 61

Mr. Danny Wise, 61, of Hazlehurst, died Oct. 9 at Optim Medical Center in Sylvania. Mr. Wise was born Sept. 16, 1961, in Coffee County. He is preceded in death by his parents Linton “Booger” Wise and Corrine Davis Wise, and nephew, Chris Miller, maternal grandparents, Jim and Limmie Davis and paternal grandparents, Effie Lou…

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