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School system technology running smoothly

The Jeff Davis County School System’s technology is state-of-the-art and running smoothly. That’s the takeaway from Technology Director Kelly McLoon’s update to the school board at their Monday meeting. McLoon detailed the technology equipment — MacBooks, iPads, etc. — available to teachers and students in all the schools, the protections in place to prevent infiltrations…

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Commissioners huddle around table for meeting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Last Tuesday night’s County Commission meeting was held in one of the courtrooms because the commission meeting room had been readied for early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election. And the commissioners huddled around the small defense attorney desk making it difficult — and at times impossible — for the public to…

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One teen dead, another injured in Friday shooting

One teenager is dead and another injured in a Friday night shooting incident on Girtman Street in Hazlehurst. According to Hazlehurst Police Chief Ken Williams, 18-year-old Malik McRae was killed and a 13-year-old juvenile was injured. While a suspect has been arrested in the 9 p.m. shooting, Chief Williams said he could not release the…

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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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17-Year-Old Dies In Accident

Jordan Kight, Captain of Investigations of the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, released information on the two fatalities that occurred Oct. 1. At approximately 8:09 a.m., the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a call from a representative with Life 360 (a smartphone app that utilizes GPS location tracking and alerts for various driving events,…

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Hospital Honored

The Georgia Hospital Association Workers’ Compensation Fund is has presented a Platinum Safety Award to Jeff Davis Hospital in recognition of their superior accident experience in calendar year 2021. Their loss ratio evaluated as of March 31, 2022, for 2021, was 0% of their premium. Jeff Davis Hospital did an excellent job of achieving low…

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Indictments handed down

The March 2022 Jeff Davis County Grand Jury filed the following indictments Sept. 26. The State of Georgia vs. Ron Clinton McNeal, Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree, Hindering Emergency Telephone Call, Battery – Family Violence, Cruelty to Children in the Third Degree and Theft by…

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National School Lunch Week

To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children each day, Jeff Davis County Schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2022. The fun and creative campaign theme, “Peace, Love & School Lunch,” highlights the importance of a healthy school lunch to a student’s success both in and out…

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