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New Year’s Day Celebration Set

The Snipesville Community will host their annual New Year’s Day celebration Jan. 1 with a parade and traditional lunch menu. The meal will consist of barbecue pork or grilled chicken, black-eyed peas, yams, rolls, and cake. Plate prices are $10. There will be take out or dining in at the center with lunch beginning at…

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Drug Arrests Made

The Jeff Davis County Superior Court unsealed several indictments leading to the arrest of several individuals involved in conspiracy, possessing dangerous drugs and firearms violations. Leading up to the operation, drug investigators concentrated on drug patrol in Jeff Davis County and discovered some unsuspecting suspects. On Dec. 6, the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s K9 initiated a…

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Drug Arrest Made

Nov. 12, the Jeff Davis county drug unit and the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the residence of Manuel Alejandro Guerrero. During the search, officers discovered large quantities of marijuana, marijuana packaging materials, firearms, ammunition, illicit prescription medications, drug related objects and a large sum of cash, over $11,000. Guerrero was arrested and…

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Three teens arrested in connection with fatal shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged Daimon Smith, 18, of Hazlehurst, with felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of participation in criminal gang activity. Jermon Roundtree, 17, Ahmad Clements, and Cameron James, both age 16, all from Hazlehurst, were arrested and charged with party to a crime murder,…

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Commissioners balk at helping Beasley Forest Products

At last week’s meeting of the Jeff Davis County Commission, the commission members balked at helping Beasley Forest Products with its efforts to access sufficient water to provide adequate fire protection for its Thompson Hardwoods mill on the Baxley Highway. Joint Development Authority Executive Director Laura Bloom and Beasley’s Kurt Davis presented Beasley’s information to…

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Tragedy Avoided

A potential tragedy was avoided over the weekend when a driver, trying to escape local law enforcement, went speeding north on southbound, one-way Tallahassee Street, crashing when he tried to make a left turn onto Latimer Street in downtown Hazlehurst. According to Hazlehurst Police Chief Ken Williams, the man was coming into Hazlehurst on the…

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Drug arrests made

The Jeff Davis County Drug Unit has made several arrests in the last few weeks. From proactive street presence, search warrants and even someone who inadvertently turned themselves in. Officers have dropped a heavy hammer on a few unsuspecting subjects. On Oct. 13, investigators were conducting an investigation at a suspected trap house (a house…

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STATE CHAMPIONS!!

Jeff Davis High School’s softball team swept through the Georgia High School Association State Tournament last week without a loss to win the 2022 State Championship. The Lady Jackets of Coach Steven Wilcox, who finished the season with a 34-1 record, played with nerves of steel during the tournament, taking four tight contests led by…

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