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Meeting Ends With Profanity Laced Tirade

By MARY ANN ANDERSON Last Thursday night’s monthly meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council began with an apology by Mayor Bayne Stone for letting “things get a little bit out of hand” during Monday night’s nearly 80-minute workshop. Tempers frayed as the workshop wore on longer than expected, especially during discussions of hiring additional employees…

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Grand Jury returns indictments

The following indictments were filed by 2021 September Term Jeff Davis Grand Jury on Nov. 15: The State of Georgia v. Ethel Ylanda Reese; Count 1: Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act; Count 2: Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act The State of Georgia v. Anthony Tyrone Berry and Deangelo Cortez Lewis; Count 1: Possession…

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Jeff Davis-Rabun Game Is An Interesting Matchup

By TOMMY PURSER Editor-Publisher When 10-1 Jeff Davis High’s football team meets 10-1 Rabun County this Friday night in Tiger, Yellow Jacket fans will get their first look at one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks in the nation. Senior Gunner Stockton has set the high school football world on fire since he first suited…

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Drug Arrests Made

The Jeff Davis Sheriffs’ Drug Unit and the Hazlehurst Police Department Drug Investigator rounded up a half dozen individuals last week for drugs and weapons charges with two simultaneous searches and one follow up search. On Nov. 8 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Sheriffs’ Deputies and drug investigators conducted an investigation in the Snipesville Community. As…

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Board discusses confusing advertisements

At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, board members discussed the confusion created by advertisements the school system ran in last week’s edition of the Ledger. The wording in the advertisements was, indeed, confusing. But that wording was dictated to school officials and they were required by law to use the wording, no matter how…

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Coatal Pines Receives Accolades

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) was recently ranked the #3 online community college in the nation by Online Schools Guide. Not only does this distinction come as an exciting win for Coastal Pines, but also for the state of Georgia. Coastal Pines was the #1 rated Georgia school on the Top 10 list indicated by…

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Main Street awarded grant

Hazlehurst Main Street announced it has been awarded a Vibrant Communities grant by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Fifty-seven entities in 43 counties statewide received grants through the 2022 program. The funding was used for arts programming at the South Georgia Food & Wine…

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Hospital certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Jeff Davis Hospital has been certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV Healthcare. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems. In simple terms, ISO 9001 certification provides the basis for effective processes and effective people to deliver an effective product or service time after time. The key to any…

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Hello ?! Tax Bills Are NOT Going Up

Homeowners. Your county and school tax bills are not going up this year. While the wording in advertisements run in last week’s issue of the Ledger made it sound like homeowner tax bills will go up, that’s not true. The wording was unfortunate but state regulations require that wording be used no matter how confusing…

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COVID Vaccine Available For Children 5-11

Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Southeast Health District began offering Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old Nov. 8. The pediatric Pfizer COVID vaccine is authorized for children as a 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart. The…

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