Area News

Taylor Gets Key To The City

During Monday night’s workshop of the Hazlehurst City Council, Mayor Bayne Stone gave the key to the city to Andrea Taylor, president and CEO of the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Joint Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce. Taylor, who was completely surprised by the gesture, accepted the award from Stone as he noted, “We thank you…

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A Coronavirus Homecoming

Senior members of the Jeff Davis High School 2020 Homecoming Court are ready for the coronavirus and the Homecoming football game which has been changed from this Friday night until Nov. 13. This Friday night will be Senior Recognition Night at the Jeff Davis-Bacon County football game. Pictured from left in their blue and gold,…

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Voters Flood To The Polls

Early voting for the 2020 Election has been busy across the state and in Jeff Davis County an unprecedented number of early voters have lined up to vote, some having to wait over an hour to cast a ballot. “It’s been crazy,” Election Supervisor Christy Riner said Tuesday afternoon. “We had 177 to vote yesterday…

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Authority’s Project Named ‘Best Of The Best’

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently named a collaborative effort by the four counties of the Southeast Georgia Economic Development Authority (SGEDA) as the Best of the Best in Regional Economic Development projects. The award was part of DCA’s annual recognition of economic development efforts through Georgia. During the virtual awards ceremony, commentators…

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Vets Looking For New Names

Applications for veteran names to be added to the monument this Veterans Day are now being accepted. If you are a veteran and have a Jeff Davis County connection you are entitled to have your name engraved on the Jeff Davis Count veterans’ monument at Veterans Square Park in Hazlehurst. The seven stones depict names…

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Cayley’s Very Own Parade

Little Cayley Anderson celebrated her seventh birthday Sunday afternoon with her very own parade organized by first responders in Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County. The parade drove by Cayley’s Walton Way home and she was delighted as parade participants stopped long enough to shower her with gifts to mark the occasion. At the time she…

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Sheriff’s Office Gets Grant

The Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office has received a $25,031 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant was awarded based on the partnership with GOHS in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities across Georgia. “The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost…

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Republicans Hold Rally

The Jeff Davis County Republican Party held a rally Saturday afternoon in Weatherly Park, attracting locals as well as candidates and out of town guests. Following an invocation by the Rev. Robert Wigley, candidates were each given a few minutes to speak to the crowd about their qualifications and campaign issues. Voter registration packets were…

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Crowd Enjoys Food Truck Friday

The Chamber of Commerce and Board of Tourism sponsored the second Food Truck Friday last week and another good crowd turned out for good food and family fun. Above, a youngster happily runs through a cloud of bubbles;  another youngster gets a high five from a real live scarecrow (Matt King); and  a shot of…

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Laurens leads area in COVID deaths

There have been 437 deaths in Jeff Davis and surrounding counties since the COVID-19 began spreading across the world. Lauren’s County with 74 deaths leads the 18-county area in southeast Georgia in deaths. Jeff Davis has recorded 20 deaths. County    Deaths Laurens    74 Ware    59 Coffee    50 Toombs    49 Wayne    30 Appling    29 Ben Hill  …

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