Area News

Concession Stand, Lights Get Attention

It’s hot in the concession stand at the Jeff Davis High football stadium. And the field could be much better lit as well. That’s the take from Monday night’s meeting of the Jeff Davis County Board of Education as they heard from members of the Band Boosters and citizen Scottie Graham, who is part-owner of…

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Dr. Sidney Johnson Announces Retirement

Dr. Sidney P. Johnson this week announced his planned retirement after serving as a family physician in Jeff Davis County for 53 years. While Dr. Johnson’s practice in the former Goldman Hospital on Johnson Street will close Dec. 18, he will continue to see patients until that time. In January, doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses…

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Needs Photos

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the founding organization behind the memorial wall that displays the names of Americans killed while serving in Vietnam, is seeking photos of each of the soldiers listed in the memorial. The photos are part of the VVMF’s Wall of Faces project, which wants to put a story and a face…

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Wound Center Opens

Let the healing begin! Jeff Davis Hospital Wound Care Center is offering relief from problem wounds to the residents of Jeff Davis County and the surrounding areas. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning at the center which is located on the back side of the hospital. There is no need to suffer from…

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GOP Rules In Jeff Davis County

In uncertified final results tabulated Tuesday after the polls closed, Republican Brian Kemp out-polled Democrat Stacey Abrams in Jeff Davis County 3,979-814, or 82.6% to 16.9%. By Wednesday morning, statewide results were not completed but Kemp held about a 60,000 vote lead and it appears he will be Georgia’s next governor. While just over 5,000…

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Former Judge Arrested

Former Jeff Davis County Probate Judge Arthur Buford was arrested following a shooting incident Oct. 26 at his home at 382 Burketts Ferry Road. According to information from the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department, three deputies responded to the residence answering a report that a male subject had a gun and shots had been fired…

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Almost 2,100 Jeff Davis Voters Cast Ballots Early

Early voting has proven to be extremely popular in Jeff Davis County this year, as it has statewide, as the Georgia race for governor has attracted keen interest, not only in the state but across the nation. The race, which numerous polls have suggested is a toss-up, is between Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp…

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Avoid These Homes During Halloween

The Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning to the public that a number of people in Jeff Davis County are prohibited by law from participating in any activities where minors congregate, including trick-or-treat activities. All the people on the sex offender registry have been contacted and informed of their restrictions. The department listed…

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It’s Shoebox Packing Time

David and Gail Miller of Because He Lives Ministries remind everyone that it is time to pack your shoeboxes. Because He Lives Ministries is now a central drop off location which means more shoeboxes will be loaded from Hazlehurst. The goal is to fill up the semi trailer with shoeboxes for needy boys and girls.…

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Council Approves Traffic Light Again

By MARY ANN ANDERSON After years of delays, the installation of Hazlehurst’s newest traffic light at the intersection of North Miller Street and U.S. Highway 341 has again been given the green light, long after having been approved by the Hazlehurst City Council in October of 2010. During last week’s workshop and regular monthly meeting…

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