Area News

Handsome Builds His Own Plane

On July 25, former Hazlehurst resident and Jeff Davis High graduate Joseph Handsome received his air worthiness certificate from the FAA for his amateur built airplane. Joe started building the airplane from plans in 2015 in his garage in Charlotte, N.C. The airplane is a Wittman tailwind w10 based on a design from the 1950s.…

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Moms In Prayer

Moms, the new school year is here. Start with prayer! Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray for children and schools. You were made for such a time as this. All ladies are invited to join us every Monday morning, beginning Aug. 12, from 8:15 – 9:15 am in the social hall at…

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Tilley Appointed To Stakeholder Group

Governor Brian P. Kemp recently selected Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) to serve on the 40-member 1115 and 1332 Waiver Stakeholder Working Group. Their first meeting occurred July 18. “I am honored to be appointed by Gov. Kemp to serve as a member of this stakeholder group,” said Sen. Tillery. “Many in our district…

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City Using Workshops To Conduct Business

By MARY ANN ANDERSON Last Monday’s July workshop and last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council could have easily been flip-flopped, as more agenda items were discussed and voted on in the workshop than the regular meeting. Six motions were passed during the workshop, with just two passed in the regular session. During…

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Community Mourns Death Of Teen

Jeff Davis County has been a community in mourning for the past week following the tragic vehicle accident that took the life of Jeff Davis High rising senior Jordan Christopher Bavaro last Thursday. According to a report from the Helena State Patrol Post, Bavaro was driving his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado north on J.A. Yawn Road…

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Courthouse To Get New Cooling System

The cooling system at the Jeff Davis County Courthouse has been a headache for the County Commission for some time now as the antiquated cooling tower has had intermittent problems for years. A few weeks back, those problems came to a head and, as a result, the courthouse has been without a cooling system for…

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Lumber City Drugs Robbed At Gunpoint

Jeff Davis County native Kolby Brown and his Lumber City Drug Store co-worker Denise Summerlin went through a harrowing experience Monday morning as Brown’s store was robbed at gunpoint of money and drugs, primarily opioids. Brown, who recently purchased Lumber City Drugs, said he and Summerlin were in the store alone around 11 a.m. when…

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Taylor is Georgia Certified Chamber Executive

The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) announced their newest Georgia Certified Chamber Executives at the 2019 Executive Leadership Conference held at the Jekyll Island Club Resort in Jekyll Island. In 1993, the GACCE began looking at ways to enhance public awareness and credibility of the Chamber of Commerce profession. One of the…

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Work Continues on GSP Station

Work is proceeding slowly but steadily on the City of Hazlehurst’s project to build a new station for the area’s Georgia State Patrol Post. The new site is located on the Baxley Highway.

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Cemetery Needs Upkeep

A call from a citizen with loved ones buried at the City of Hazlehurst’s cemeter on the Lumber City Highway this week spurred us to take a trip to the cemetery to see for ourselves. The cemetery needs work …. lots of it. See Tommy Purser’s column in ‘Opinions’ for some ideas on how to approve…

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