Area News

Run-Around Lane Coming

Today J. Hiers Company began work on a Georgia DOT quick response project to add safety at US 221/Uvalda Highway and Hallspur Road. The contract will add a right-hand “run-around lane” for northbound travel to avoid rear end crash potential and also realign the intersection. Crews will impact traffic at times between 8 a.m. and…

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More Arrests Made

Jeff Davis Sheriff Preston Bohannon has announced this week that several drug-related arrests have been made in Jeff Davis County. Sheriff Bohannon said that as a result of several drug investigations, intense drug suppression efforts, by investigators and deputies, several suspects have been arrested in Jeff Davis County on the following charges: Dakoda Christopher Brinkley…

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Chamber Events Updates

Chamber updates and closings due to Covid-19 The Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority employees will work from home this week. For assistance, call Sonya Miller at 912.253.3451 or Andrea Taylor at 912.327.0830. The Business and Industry Luncheon (HRJD meeting) scheduled for March 19 will be rescheduled. The Chamber Annual Event (A Night in Vegas),…

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Silicon Ranch Plans Expansions

At last week’s meeting of the Jeff Davis County Board of Commissioners, Joint Development Authority Executive Director Andrea Taylor talked to the commissioners about a request from Silicon Ranch solar energy for more aggressive tax abatements for its stage 5 expansion. Taylor pointed out that Luke Wilkinson and Matt Kisber from Silicon Ranch were present.…

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Presidential Primary Rescheduled

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has rescheduled the upcoming Presidential Primary. The Georgia primary will now be held May 19, Raffensperger said in a statement. “Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is the health of our poll workers, their families, and the community at large,” Mr. Raffensperger said. “Given these circumstances, I…

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Funeral Homes Cutting Services During Outbreak

Both Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home and Miles Funeral Home this week announced they will comply with recommendations from federal and state government, and the Center for Disease Control to offer limited services. • Graveside services will be provided for immediate family only, as gatherings of more than 10 people are discouraged. • There will be no…

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Harris Running For Probate Judge

Glenn Harris Sr. has announced his candidacy for Probate Judge of Jeff Davis County. A lifelong resident of Hazlehurst, Harris attended Hazlehurst Elementary school and graduated from Hazlehurst High School. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, devoting 28 years to protecting our country, our freedom, and the American Dream.  After retirement from the…

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Parker Running For Sheriff

Geoffery Parker this week announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Jeff Davis County. In making his announcement, Parker said: “I would like to announce my candidacy for the office of the Sheriff of Jeff Davis County.  I have been in law enforcement for 25 years. With my love of my home town, I wanted to…

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COVID-19 Forces Closing, Cancellations, Rescheduling

In response to the national coronavirus outbreak, Jeff Davis County’s schools will be closed for two weeks, School Superintendent Chris Roppe announced last week. “In the interest of student, staff, and public safety, all Jeff Davis County Schools will be closed starting on Monday, March 16th for staff and students until Friday, March 27th,” Roppe…

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Two Enter Guilty Pleas

Two defendants entered guilty pleas in a Feb. 24 session of Jeff Davis County Superior Court and were sentenced to long sentences by Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane. Manual Gonzalez, 36, pled guilty to homicide by vehicle in the first degree and was sentenced by Judge Lane to 15 years, with the first 10…

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