Area News

School Board Meets

Most of Monday night’s Board of Education meeting was spent behind closed doors as board members met in closed session for almost an hour to discuss personnel and compensation. After the closed session, the meeting was reopened to the public and the board approved a consent agenda which included accepting the retirement of Michael Hart…

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Coastal Plains Education Charter High School Opens Here

Coastal Plains Education Charter High School is set to officially open in Hazlehurst with open house on Aug. 9 from 5-p.m. in the Jeff Davis Choices Learning Academy at Jeff Davis Pre-K Building. Classes begin the week of Aug. 13 to be held nightly Monday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m. in the Jeff Davis Choices Learning Academy…

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Taylor Earns IOM Credentials

Andrea Taylor, IOM, CEO, of the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96…

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County Earns Grant For Farmers Market

The Jeff Davis County Commission recently received some long awaited good news. In an email from the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the county was notified they were approved for a $99,730 grant to build a farmers market. The farmers market is another aspect of the joint effort by the county…

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Dr. Turfler To Retire

Dr. David L. Turfler recently announced his retirement effective at the end of July. “It has been a great pleasure providing your health care needs over the years and it is not easy for me to give this up,” he said in a letter to patients. Dr. Jason Laney and Nurse Practitioner Eric Carelock will…

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Veterans Adding Names To Monument

It is Jeff Davis County Veterans Association honor to place new names on the Veterans Monument at Veterans Square Park every Veterans Day. As a Jeff Davis County Veteran or a Veteran with a Jeff Davis connection we urge you to have your name inscribed on our Monument, for the era in which you served,…

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City Council Meets

In a called meeting last Wednesday, the Hazlehurst City Council voted to accept the insurance proposal presented by Brenda Reynolds of McLendon Reynolds Insurance Agency to cover the city. At the city’s June 21 regular meeting, Reynolds presented her proposal but Mayor Bayne Stone announced that the council would not vote on it as he…

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Chamber To Begin Leadership Academy

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce they are accepting nominations for an adult leadership program to begin in January, 2019. JD Forward Leadership Academy is an eight-month program offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our community. “JD Forward Leadership Academy is designed to…

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Roundabouts Are Coming Soon

Single-lane roundabouts are the simplest form of traffic circle. They have one lane of travel in each direction, hence the name. As you approach one of these roundabouts, slow down. Check for oncoming traffic, cyclists and pedestrians as necessary. If the coast is clear there’s no need to stop, just keep on moving; stay in…

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Roundabout Mayhem

By MARY ANN ANDERSON Around and around the city goes on the issues of the roundabouts, and where – and when – it will stop, nobody knows. The latest volley began during last Monday night’s Hazlehurst City Council workshop with a marathon discussion on the project. Ward Four Councilman John Bloodworth was not present for…

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