Area News

Kirby Signs with Reinhardt

Jeff Davis High senior Jashaun Kirby (center) last week signed a letter of commitment to attend Reinhardt College where he will play football next season. Pictured, from left, are his mother Rachel Williams, his sister Taylor, Kirby, his brother Jaylene Kirby and his father George Williams.

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Eugene Allen Succumbs

Eugene Allen, the first African-American ever elected to the Hazlehurst City Council, died Feb. 4 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. He was 72. Allen was elected in the 1985 City of Hazlehurst election, a year after the city’s wards were redistricted to create a majority black Ward 1. He defeated Henry Josey…

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School Board Meets

Board of Education Chairman Roger Ogilvie took a few moments at Monday’s Board meeting to laud the work of Finance Director Betty Corbitt. Pointing out that auditors found nothing to be concerned about in the latest annual audit, Ogilvie said, “The credit should go to Betty. They brag on us about how we handle our…

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Chamber Membership Event is March 21

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce is betting on a fantastic year for Jeff Davis County in 2020 at their Annual Membership Event with A Night in Vegas theme. The event will be held at the Jeff Davis Fairgrounds Saturday, March 21, at 6 p.m. The event will feature casino games, a silent auction, live…

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Qualifying begins March 2

Qualifying dates for the May 19 General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election begins at 9 a.m., March 2, and will continue each following day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., closing at noon March 6. All candidates Democrat, Republican, Nonpartisan and Independent will qualify in the office of the Board of Elections…

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GEMA issues flood warning

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GMA) issued a flood warning Tuesday morning for Jeff Davis County and other counties along the Altamaha River. At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Altamaha at Charlotteville (the Uvalda Bridge) was at 14.8 feet while flood stage is 13 feet. The forecast was that the river would continue rising to near…

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Beasley purchases flooring facility

Beasley Flooring Products recently completed the purchase of the Unilin North America flooring manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Ark. As part of this transaction, Mohawk will partner with Beasley Flooring to continue providing high-quality flooring products to its customers. This acquisition expands Beasley’s ability to provide quality flooring products to its growing customer base. The acquisition…

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Higgins to run for District Attorney

Attorney Keith Higgins officially announced his candidacy for District Attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit Jan. 29. Running on the platform of “Justice for All,” Higgins said he will draw from his experience as both an Assistant District Attorney and defense attorney. “During my career as an attorney, which includes time as a prosecutor and…

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Dale Carnegie Training Set

Join the Chamber of Commerce for a Lunch and Learn featuring representatives from Dale Carnegie Training Jan. 30 at The Big House. Dale Carnegie Leadership Training is professional training from the best in business. For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world. While their training techniques continue…

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