Area News

PPEs donated to school system

One fact that’s stayed consistent with this pandemic is that front line workers need proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to care for others. As we bravely and prayerfully venture into this school year, Munsayac Health, LLC and The Jeff Davis Walk In Clinic are honored to provide our school nurses with hospital-level PPE as we…

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Ribbon Cut To Mark Opening Of Overpass

On June 4, 2019, state officials joined Hazlehurst City Council and Jeff Davis County Commission officials for the groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the Hazlehurst overpass. It was the start of a dream decades in the making, primarily by city officials who, since the 1970s, have lobbied the Georgia Department of Transportation…

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Nathan Saunders Wins Again

The last few months, National Beta member, Nathan (Nate) Saunders, from Jeff Davis Elementary School has been working hard to prepare for the National Beta Virtual Convention. On July 17, he was able to celebrate that hard work when he was announced as the 5th grade National Champion in the area of Science. Nathan originally…

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County Wants City To Abide By Contract

“A contract is a contract.” That’s what County Commissioner Brad Crews said at last Tuesday’s August meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commission. His comment came after Commissioner Vann Wooten suggested the county complete the project at the Baxley Highway recreation site without the City of Hazlehurst complying with its obligations in the intergovernmental agreement…

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Hospital Working To Battle COVID-19

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Jeff Davis County continues to climb, and Jeff Davis Hospital is feeling the impact. Hospital Administrator Barry Bloom said that, as of Monday, well over half of the patients hospitalized there were COVID-19 patients and the hospital is taking precautions to curtail the spread of the disease from…

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Hospital Joins #MaskUpGA

Jeff Davis Hospital has joined #MaskUpGA, a campaign to encourage all Georgians to make the choice to wear face coverings when in public settings and to social distance when possible to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage organizations, businesses, and individuals to post…

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Authority To Auction Lumber City Property

The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Hazlehurst, Lumber City and Telfair County has decided to auction property and four commercial/industrial buildings located at 2 Hugh Harris Road in Lumber City. The property will be divided into several different parcels before auctioning. Two of the buildings are approximately 6,000 square feet and two are approximately 8,000…

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Schools To Lose A Lot Of Experience

The Jeff Davis County School System will lose almost 325 years of experience this year through the retirement of 10 employees. Those employees were recognized Monday night at the Board’s monthly meeting. The retirees, their years of service to education and their positions at retirement are: Dr. Cecelia McLoon, 30 1/2 years, Human Resources Director.…

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City To Collect Past Due Accounts

By MARY ANN ANDERSON For those experiencing financial hardship in bringing their past due water accounts current in the wake of layoffs and job losses related to coronavirus and COVID-19, help is on the way. The Hazlehurst City Council voted unanimously in last week’s regularly scheduled July workshop to automatically add 10 percent of the…

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Miller Heads Magnolia Midlands

Sonya Miller has been elected as the new President for the Magnolia Midlands Travel Association. Sonya is the President of the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce. The Magnolia Midlands Travel Association is one of the nine travel regions classified by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). The Magnolia Midlands Travel Association consists of 24…

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