Area News

Sen. Tillery to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony

The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony May 28 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Square Park on Tallahassee Street to honor veterans who lost their lives in defense of America’s freedoms. The keynote speaker is State Senator Blake Tillery, who represents Georgia’s 19th District, which includes Jeff Davis County.…

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Commissioners Hear Updates

The Jeff Davis County Commission last week received a mountain of information at its May meeting as representatives of the recreation department, roads department, tourism, the fairgrounds and the Joint Development Authority updated the commissioners on the activities of those departments. Recreation Director Bruce Johns told the commissioners the department’s spring baseball season was winding…

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Anderson Enjoys Honor Flight

Chilly breezes and the bluest of skies greeted a group of 24 veterans who had gathered at Hunter Army Airfield for a long bus ride to Washington, D.C., for this spring’s Honor Flight Savannah. Among those veterans who had gathered in Savannah on that morning in early May was Roy Anderson of Hazlehurst. Anderson, a…

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Arrests Put Dent In Area Drug Trade

The Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Douglas Coffee Drug Unit, the Douglas Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office on May 1 and 3 executed seven search warrants and four arrest warrants in Coffee and Jeff Davis…

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Jeb’s Chokes Recognized

The Georgia House of Representatives recently recognized and commended Bobby Sears for the establishment of JEBS Precision Choke Tubes in 2011 in Hazlehurst. Bobby was able to patent the interior design of the shotgun choke tube alongside Jimmy Washam, and by changing the design of the tube, they were able to boast a definite increase…

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Roundabout May Have Prevented Accident

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Pat Dixon Road and Collins Street didn’t materialize soon enough for two drivers and their passengers last Thursday morning. A vehicle driven by Juliana Sharee Day of Brunswick collided with a vehicle driven by Dewey Stanley McLeod of Hazlehurst at approximately 7:35 a.m. resulting in the 2003 Ford…

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City Preparing For Splashpad Opening

By MARY ANN ANDERSON A flurry of motions and citizens’ comments dominated last week’s regular April meeting and work session of the Hazlehurst City Council, but it was the upcoming May opening of the splashpad at the Alfred B. Roberts Sr. Recreational Complex and the proposed roundabouts in the school district that took center stage.…

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Anderson, Girtman Ask Council To Change Decision On Roundabouts

By MARY ANN ANDERSON During the Citizens Comments section of the Monday night work session and then again on Thursday night, Pam Anderson, a retired teacher with the Jeff Davis County School System, addressed the council with her concerns about the proposed roundabouts in the school district. One is to be located at the intersection…

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Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

Included in a long list of indictments returned last week by the Jeff Davis County Grand Jury was an indictment alleging Lori Danielle Wyatt of five counts of theft by taking while working with Title Max in Hazlehurst. The thefts totaled $2,300 and all five occurred during 2016. The indictment charges Wyatt took $200 from…

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County To Look At Disposing Property

At last week’s meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commission, the commissioners agreed to review a list of county-owned properties to determine if there are properties on the list not presently serving any use for county operations. If so, the commissioners will consider disposing of the property and using the money for operating county services.…

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