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September
Sat Sep 0 1

Dove Season Opens

What are your opening day plans? Georgia’s dove hunting season opens Sept. , according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
“One of the best times of the year to introduce someone to hunting is during dove season,” said John W. Bowers, Chief of WRD Game Management. “Georgia offers more than 50 public dove fields, including opportunities on private land made available to the public through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Voluntary Public Access/Habitat Incentive Program.”
The official 2018-2019 dove seasons are Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-31 and Nov. 22-Jan. 15. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept. 1) and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remainder of the season dates.
More Dove Season Tips and Information:
• Dove Field Forecast (https://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/dove): The dove field forecast identifies available crops and anticipates hunting conditions for opening day.
• Regulations Quick Review: The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunter. Collared doves may be taken and do not count toward your daily limit. Any auto-loading or other repeating shotgun must be plugged to hold no more than three shot shells while hunting doves. And, as always, hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private property.
• Report Banded Doves: In 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Research Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with several states, including Georgia, initiated an ongoing dove banding project. Hunters can participate in this conservation effort by examining harvested doves for leg bands and reporting band numbers to the USFWS at www.reportband.gov.
• Private Field Plans? Make Sure Field is Legal: Check out the online brochure, “Dove Hunting and Agricultural Practices in Georgia,” available at http://georgiawildlife.com/migratory-bird-info.
• Licenses Needed: Hunters age 16 years of age and older need to have a hunting license and a Georgia Migratory Bird Stamp. This stamp is how Georgia participates in the federal Harvest Information Program (HIP). Some licenses allow the license holder to get the Georgia Migratory Bird Stamp at no cost. Hunters may purchase licenses online at www.GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com, by phone at 1-800-366-2661 or at license vendor locations (list of vendors available online).
For more information on dove hunting in Georgia, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/regulations.

The Church of God on Broxton Hwy., next to Pineland Personal Care Home, will have a Sunday School Outreach event, Saturday, Sept. 1 from 4-7:30 p.m.
The theme of the event is “You Are What You Are.” There will be food, games, and service. For more information call Kathy Jeffcoat at 539-8590.

Mon Sep 0 3

Moms In Prayer

Moms, the new school year is here. Start with prayer!
Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. You were made for such a time as this.
All ladies are invited to join us every Monday morning, beginning Aug. 6, from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the social hall at First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga-12) announced that his staff will hold Community Office Hours across the 12th district during September.
Staff will be in Hazlehurst Sept. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 4 East Laurens Dublin 4:00
Sep. 6 West Laurens Dublin 4:00
Sep. 10 Swainsboro Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 12 Telfair McRae 4:30
Sep. 13 Bleckley Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 4 Bacon Alma 4:00
Sep. 5 Wayne Jesup 4:00
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 4:00
Sep. 12 Vidalia Vidalia 5:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

The regular monthly meeting for the Board of Assessors will be Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Tax Assessor’s office.

Tue Sep 0 4

Softball vs. Bacon

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 4 Bacon Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 5 Wayne Jesup 6:00
Sep. 6 Bryan (DH) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 7-8 Jeff Davis Tournament Hazlehurst TBA
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Wed Sep 0 5

FUMC activities

The beginning of school marks the starting back of many meetings that took a summer hiatus at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
The Wednesday night suppers, Pioneer Club for children, youth meeting and adult Bible study will start up Aug. 8.
For details of these and other church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 5 Wayne Jesup 4:00
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 4:00
Sep. 12 Vidalia Vidalia 5:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

Wed Sep 0 5

Softball at Wayne

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 5 Wayne Jesup 6:00
Sep. 6 Bryan Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 7-8 Jeff Davis Tournament Hazlehurst TBA
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Planning meeting for JDFORWARD Leadership program 12-1 p.m. at Village Pizza

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 6 West Laurens Dublin 4:00
Sep. 10 Swainsboro Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 12 Telfair McRae 4:30
Sep. 13 Bleckley Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 6 Bryan Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 7-8 Jeff Davis Tournament Hazlehurst TBA
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Jeff Davis High Jayvee Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place Time
Sep. 6 Bacon Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 13 Brantley Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 20 Appling Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 27 Pierce Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 4 Tattnall Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 18 Vidalia Away 5:00

Thu Sep 0 6

Forever Young

Forever Young, the senior adult group of Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, will meet next week, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
The group meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 to travel to area restaurants for food, fun and fellowship.
All older adults are invited.
For all church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 7-8 Jeff Davis Tournament Hazlehurst TBA
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

The Jeff Davis High Spirit Cheerleaders will continue tailgating at football games and ask the public to participate. Children can play on the playground, music will be going, and bring your corn hole game for some fun between the tents.
The tailgating will be at 5:30 at every home game at the track across from the football field.
The following theme nights:
Sept. 7 vs. Brantley (Legends Night – invite former athletes to attend and Gold Out to bring awareness to childhood cancer)
Sept. 28 vs. Bryan (Homecoming-Bring out the old letterman jackets, posters, signs, etc. Paint your tailgate party in blue and gold.)
Oct. 19 vs. Toombs (Rec night/Pink Out to bring awareness to breast cancer)
Nov. 2 vs. Metter (Senior night – Support your favorite senior)
There will be competitions for a chance to win prizes. Check the Ledger each for weekly competitions.
At 6 p.m. players, cheerleaders, and band will do the Jacket Walk along the track closest to the field. Line the track and cheer them as they pass. Make posters, high five, give them the encouragement they need to get through Friday night.
For questions, contact Beth Davis (beth.davis@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us) or Sarah Beth Swain (sarah.swain@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us) at the high school 375-6760.

Jeff Davis High School Class of 1998 will observe its 20-year class reunion Sept. 7-8.
Sept. 7 will start with a meet and greet, and attending the JDHS football game. Sept. 8 activities are scheduled at the Cotton Patch Extreme.
To see a list of activities and to order tickets visit https://jeffdavisclass98.wixsite.com/jdhclassof98.
Tickets are $40 per classmate/$75 per couple (this includes game T-shirt, Family Funday, and catered dinner). Reserve your spot in advance to assist with meal planning. Contact Kylie (Rowland) Smith 912-240-6784, Sakeenah (Harmon) Williams 229-375-1465 or Chris Reagin 912-213-2902 with questions. Deadline to purchase tickets online is Aug. 24.

Jeff Davis High School Class of 1998 will observe its 20-year class reunion Sept. 7-8.
Sept. 7 will start with a meet and greet and attending the JDHS football game. Sept. 8 activities are scheduled at Cotton Patch Extreme.
To see a list of activities visit https://jeffdavisclass98.wixsite.com/jdhclassof98 Tickets are $40 per classmate/$75 per couple (includes Game T-shirt, Family Funday, and catered dinner).
Reserve your spot in advance to assist with meal planning. Contact Kylie (Rowland) Smith 912-240-6784, Sakeenah (Harmon) Williams 229-375-1465 or Chris Reagin 912-213-2902 with any questions.

Jeff Davis High Football Schedule
Sep. 7 Brantley Co. Home
Sep. 14 Open
Sep. 21 Bacon Co. Alma
Sep. 28 Bryan Co. Home
Oct. 5 Vidalia Vidalia
Oct. 12 Open
Oct. 19 Toombs Co. Home
Oct. 26 Swainsboro Swainsboro
Nov. 2 Metter Home

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 7-8 Jeff Davis Tournament Hazlehurst TBA
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Annual Hand family reunion will be Sept. 8 at Philadelphia Baptist Church. There will be a short business session at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow.
Family members are asked to bring their favorite dish to share, come early and fellowship before the meeting.
For more information call 912-337-3435.

Unity Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 9 at 10:30 with a meal to follow. The
Rev. Den Weniger will be guest speaker.
Unity is located in Bacon County off US 23 on Unity Church Road.

No additional detail for this event.

Mon Sep 1 0

Moms In Prayer

Moms, the new school year is here. Start with prayer!
Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. You were made for such a time as this.
All ladies are invited to join us every Monday morning, beginning Aug. 6, from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the social hall at First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Cloud Livestock Facility, Bainbridge
2:45 p.m., Houston County Extension Office, Perry
Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., Bulloch County Ag Center, Statesboro
3 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, Cartersville
3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Chamber Connect Luncheon at the golf course from 12-1 p.m. Lunch buffet provided by Two Brothers Catering – $10.

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 10, 2:45 p.m., Houston County Extension Office, Perry
Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., Bulloch County Ag Center, Statesboro
3 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, Cartersville
3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 10 Swainsboro Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 12 Telfair McRae 4:30
Sep. 13 Bleckley Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 4:00
Sep. 12 Vidalia Vidalia 5:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 10 Brantley Nahunta 5:55
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

No additional detail for this event.

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., Bulloch County Ag Center, Statesboro
3 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, Cartersville
3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 11, 3 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, Cartersville
3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Tue Sep 1 1

Softball at Toombs

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 11 Toombs Lyons 5:30
Sep. 13 St. Vincents Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Wed Sep 1 2

FUMC activities

The beginning of school marks the starting back of many meetings that took a summer hiatus at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
The Wednesday night suppers, Pioneer Club for children, youth meeting and adult Bible study will start up Aug. 8.
For details of these and other church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, Cartersville
3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Georgia USDA-Farm Service Agency is partnering with UGA Extension to conduct trainings for Georgia cotton growers in September throughout the state to update producers on WHIP, Seed Cotton, TAP Changes, and the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
The meetings will be held:
Sept. 12, 3 p.m., J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville.
For more information, contact the local UGA Extension Office, or USDA Service Center.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 12 Telfair McRae 4:30
Sep. 13 Bleckley Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 12 Vidalia Vidalia 5:00
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

A meeting is planned to discuss development in downtown Hazlehurst Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Those interested in future planning for downtown Hazlehurst are invited, especially business owners, property owners and investors located in downtown.
JoAnne Lewis, who started the Main Street program in Douglas, and currently serves on the Douglas Downtown Development Authority, will be the guest speaker.
The meeting will be held at Hazlehurst Golf Course.Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Andrea Taylor, CEO of the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst and Denton, by calling 912.327.0830 or email ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 13 Bleckley Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High Jayvee Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place Time
Sep. 13 Brantley Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 20 Appling Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 27 Pierce Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 4 Tattnall Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 18 Vidalia Away 5:00

There will be a benefit wrestling event to help Larry Calhoun to cover home and medical expenses Saturday, Sept. 15, at Jeff Davis Fairgrounds in Hazlehurst.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with show to start at 7 p.m. General admission is $8.

First Baptist Church, in conjunction with Moms in Prayer, will sponsor a Community Wide Prayer Walk for students, teachers and schools Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.
Participants will meet in the parking lot of the football stadium and disperse to prayer walk at each of the Jeff Davis County schools.

Mon Sep 1 7

Moms In Prayer

Moms, the new school year is here. Start with prayer!
Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. You were made for such a time as this.
All ladies are invited to join us every Monday morning, beginning Aug. 6, from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the social hall at First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 17 Vidalia Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 4:00
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 17 Metter Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.
The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets through Sept. 30 will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. More information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/sport-clips.
The next blood drive in Jeff Davis County will be Sept. 18, 2-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church school building.

Jeff Davis Elementary will hold its Annual Title I meeting Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. in the lunchroom. All stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
For questions, contact Jennifer Glass at (912)375-6730 ext 3133.

Jeff Davis Elementary invites parents to Open House Parent Night Sept. 18 following the Annual Title I meeting at 4 p.m.
And the media center will host a book fair Sept. 17-21. The book fair will be open until 6 p.m. on the night of Open House.

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 18 Vidalia Vidalia 5:30
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Wed Sep 1 9

FUMC activities

The beginning of school marks the starting back of many meetings that took a summer hiatus at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
The Wednesday night suppers, Pioneer Club for children, youth meeting and adult Bible study will start up Aug. 8.
For details of these and other church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 4:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

Wed Sep 1 9

Softball at Pierce

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 19 Pierce Blackshear 6:00
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

“52 Stories” is the title of the adult Bible study beginning Sept. 19 at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
Rev. Brenton will be the teacher of the series Wednesdays at 6 p.m. following the church’s weekly supper.
Also at 6 p.m. weekly is the Pioneer Club for children and the church’s youth meet in the Frazier Youth Center.
Sue Duckett will provide music at the next senior adult luncheon Sept. 18.
For all the church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Wed Sep 1 9

Sportsmen Ministry

For this Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Sportsmen will meet at 6 p.m. for a snack supper of Low Country Catfish Stew followed by a Christian Faith testimony by Tommy Campbell of the Jeff Davis Georgia Forestry Unit.
Next Wednesday the Sportsmen will meet at 6 p.m. for a snack supper of Jo’s Chili Dogs followed by a Christian Faith Testimony by Clint Jarriel, a DNR Ranger from Reidsville, followed by a Bible message by Ryan Clements.
The public is invited and ladies are welcome. We always adjourn by 7:30.

The Hazlehurst City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 20 Dodge Eastman 4:00
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High Jayvee Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place Time
Sep. 20 Appling Co. Home 5:00
Sep. 27 Pierce Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 4 Tattnall Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 18 Vidalia Away 5:00

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 20 Swainsboro (Senior Night) Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Word of Harvest Family Worship Center will have a Special Service Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri Sep 2 1

Football at Bacon

Jeff Davis High Football Schedule
Sep. 21 Bacon Co. Alma
Sep. 28 Bryan Co. Home
Oct. 5 Vidalia Vidalia
Oct. 12 Open
Oct. 19 Toombs Co. Home
Oct. 26 Swainsboro Swainsboro
Nov. 2 Metter Home

Eureka Baptist Church will observe homecoming Sept. 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a song service followed by worship at 11 a.m. with Michael Creamer as guest speaker.
After the service there will be lunch and fellowship in the social hall. Eureka Baptist Church members invite everyone to attend.

Lumber City Baptist Church will observe Homecoming Sept. 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Ashely Tyree will deliver the message with lunch to follow the service.

Denton Baptist Church will observe Homecoming Sept. 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service and guest singer, Rodney Carter, followed by guest speaker, Brother Joey Andrews.
After the services lunch and fellowship will be held in the school hall. The church invites all to attend.

Some big band type music will be played this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
Music director Dennis Kirby has planned some exciting and different musical arrangements of hymns with a big band sound which all will certainly enjoy.
Several additional guest orchestra members will be a part of the service.
Allison Lindsey from the conference connectional ministries office in St. Simons will lead an “On Boarding” session this Sunday at 5:30.
This is a fast way to get to know the new pastor and for the pastor to get to know the congregation. Rev. Brenton was appointed to Hazlehurst FUMC in July.
The session will help pastor and church bond more quickly and sooner.
For all the church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Allison Lindsey from the conference connectional ministries office in St. Simons will lead an “On Boarding” session this Sunday at 5:30.
This is a fast way to get to know the new pastor and for the pastor to get to know the congregation. Rev. Brenton was appointed to Hazlehurst FUMC in July.
The session will help pastor and church bond more quickly and sooner.
For all the church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Revival will be held at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Roper.
Services will be Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Justin McLellan.

Mon Sep 2 4

Moms In Prayer

Moms, the new school year is here. Start with prayer!
Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. You were made for such a time as this.
All ladies are invited to join us every Monday morning, beginning Aug. 6, from 8:15–9:15 a.m. in the social hall at First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

Revival will be held at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Roper.
Services will be Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Justin McLellan.

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 24 Dublin Dublin 4:00
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Jeff Davis High School Jayvee Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 4:00

Jeff Davis Hospital will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our Psych Unit September 24, 2018 at 4:00p.m.

Jeff Davis Hospital will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.
The hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony in February for the new unit which was funded with a USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan. The 8,500 square foot facility will house a 10-bed inpatient adult psychiatric unit.

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 24 Telfair Hazlehurst 6:00
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Revival will be held at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Roper.
Services will be Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Justin McLellan.

Southside Baptist Church will hold its monthly Senior Adult Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11:45 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Special guest will be Good News Singers.
Everyone come and bring your favorite covered dish and enjoy a great time of Christian fellowship.

The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association will meet Sept. 25 at 6:30 at the Municipal Building next to the police station on the Alma Highway. Spouses welcome.
Check out the web site jdcva.com and the beautification work being done at Veterans Square Park.

Wed Sep 2 6

FUMC activities

The beginning of school marks the starting back of many meetings that took a summer hiatus at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
The Wednesday night suppers, Pioneer Club for children, youth meeting and adult Bible study will start up Aug. 8.
For details of these and other church news go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org

Revival will be held at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Roper.
Services will be Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Justin McLellan.

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 26 1st Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

The Region 2-AA softball playoffs begin today (Wednesday) and will last a week.
Wednesday’s games pit No. 5 seed Swainsboro vs. No. 8 seed St. Vincent’s Academy and No. 6 seed Bryan County against No. 7 seed Toombs County in single game playoffs.
Thursday, No. 3 seed Bacon County will host the lowest seed advancing and No. 4 seed Metter will host the highest seed advancing, both in best-of-3 series.
Next Monday, play begins with a pair of best-of-3 series, No. 1 seed Jeff Davis hosting the lowest seed advancing and No. 2 seed Vidalia hosting the highest seed advancing. The games in Hazlehurst will be at 4 and 6 p.m. and the if-game will be Tuesday at 6.
Play winds up next Thursday. The winners of the Monday-Tuesday series will play one game for the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the state playoffs. And the losers will play one game for the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.
Both of next Thursday’s games will be played in Hazlehurst.
As the regular season games came to an end, Jeff Davis, Vidalia and Bacon County each had 10-2 region records. Jeff Davis’ losses came to Bacon, Bacon’s losses came to Vidalia and Vidalia’s losses came to Jeff Davis, so there was no head-to-head tie-breaker. The next tie breaker used the least number of runs allowed by each school in games against the three teams tied, with the team giving up the most runs eliminated and the other two teams seeded by head-to-head competition.
Jeff Davis had given up 16 runs, Vidalia 17, and Bacon 18. That would eliminate Bacon, leaving Jeff Davis and Vidalia. Since the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Indians in both games, the Lady Jackets were awarded the No. 1 seed.
Finals Region 2-AA Standings
Region Overall
Jeff Davis 12-2 17-9
Vidalia 12-2 17-9
Bacon County 12-2 17-6
Metter 7-7 8-15
Swainsboro 5-9 8-12
Bryan County 4-10 10-14
Toombs County 4-10 7-12
St. Vincent’s 0-14 5-16

A new study, “Greatest Stories of the Bible,” is held Wednesdays at 6 at Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church, says the Rev. Scott Brenton, pastor.
Rev. Brenton is the leader of the class which began last week.
Forever Young, the senior adult group that meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30, will travel to Broxton’s BJ Restaurant in October.
To watch a video of last Sunday’s morning worship go to www.hazlehurstmethodist.org. The service featured jazz and big band music by the church’s and local guest musicians.

No additional detail for this event.

Jeff Davis High School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 27 2nd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 1 3rd Round Region Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 4 Region Championship Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 10-11 1st Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 17-18 2nd Round State Playoffs Higher Seed TBA
Oct. 25-27 Elite 8 Columbus TBA

Jeff Davis Middle School Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sep. 27 East Laurens Hazlehurst 4:00
Oct. 2 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 4 Conference Finals TBA TBA

Thursday, No. 3 seed Bacon County will host the lowest seed advancing and No. 4 seed Metter will host the highest seed advancing, both in best-of-3 series.
Next Monday, play begins with a pair of best-of-3 series, No. 1 seed Jeff Davis hosting the lowest seed advancing and No. 2 seed Vidalia hosting the highest seed advancing. The games in Hazlehurst will be at 4 and 6 p.m. and the if-game will be Tuesday at 6.
Play winds up next Thursday. The winners of the Monday-Tuesday series will play one game for the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the state playoffs. And the losers will play one game for the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.
Both of next Thursday’s games will be played in Hazlehurst.

Jeff Davis High Jayvee Football Schedule
Date Opponent Place Time
Sep. 27 Pierce Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 4 Tattnall Co. Away 5:00
Oct. 18 Vidalia Away 5:00

A Jeff Davis Republican Party meeting will be held Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at Tierra Caliente in Hazlehurst.

The 2018 JDHS Homecoming Parade and Bonfire are scheduled for Sept 27.

Parade line-up begins at 5 in the Yellow Jacket Stadium parking lot. Parade begins 6 followed by the bonfire pep rally at the stadium. All parade entries must present a signed entry form to Beth Davis or Sarah Beth Swain prior to parade. Parade entry form can be found on JDHh Cheer’s Facebook page or Jeff Davis High School Facebook page.
Friday is the homecoming football game and the tailgate contest between the tents will be to see who can take it way back the best. Take it way back and bring out the old letterman jackets, posters, signs, etc. Paint your tailgate party in blue and gold. The winner will receive a prize from the cheerleaders.
Tailgate starts at 5:30 and Jacket Walk is at 6.

Word of Harvest Family Worship Center will have a Special Service Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
For more info call 912-253-1738.

The Jeff Davis High Spirit Cheerleaders will continue tailgating at football games and ask the public to participate. Children can play on the playground, music will be going, and bring your corn hole game for some fun between the tents.
The tailgating will be at 5:30 at every home game at the track across from the football field.
The following theme nights:
Sept. 28 vs. Bryan (Homecoming-Bring out the old letterman jackets, posters, signs, etc. Paint your tailgate party in blue and gold.)
Oct. 19 vs. Toombs (Rec night/Pink Out to bring awareness to breast cancer)
Nov. 2 vs. Metter (Senior night – Support your favorite senior)
There will be competitions for a chance to win prizes. Check the Ledger each for weekly competitions.
At 6 p.m. players, cheerleaders, and band will do the Jacket Walk along the track closest to the field. Line the track and cheer them as they pass. Make posters, high five, give them the encouragement they need to get through Friday night.
For questions, contact Beth Davis (beth.davis@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us) or Sarah Beth Swain (sarah.swain@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us) at the high school 375-6760.

Fri Sep 2 8

Tailgate Party

Friday is the homecoming football game and the tailgate contest between the tents will be to see who can take it way back the best. Take it way back and bring out the old letterman jackets, posters, signs, etc. Paint your tailgate party in blue and gold. The winner will receive a prize from the cheerleaders.
Tailgate starts at 5:30 and Jacket Walk is at 6.

Thursday, No. 3 seed Bacon County will host the lowest seed advancing and No. 4 seed Metter will host the highest seed advancing, both in best-of-3 series.
Next Monday, play begins with a pair of best-of-3 series, No. 1 seed Jeff Davis hosting the lowest seed advancing and No. 2 seed Vidalia hosting the highest seed advancing. The games in Hazlehurst will be at 4 and 6 p.m. and the if-game will be Tuesday at 6.
Play winds up next Thursday. The winners of the Monday-Tuesday series will play one game for the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the state playoffs. And the losers will play one game for the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.
Both of next Thursday’s games will be played in Hazlehurst.

Jeff Davis High Football Schedule
Sep. 28 Bryan Co. Home
Oct. 5 Vidalia Vidalia
Oct. 12 Open
Oct. 19 Toombs Co. Home
Oct. 26 Swainsboro Swainsboro
Nov. 2 Metter Home

Sat Sep 2 9

Old Geezer Day

WANTED old men, 60 or older, to eat, drink (non alcohol beverages), be entertained and have fun at the fifth annual Old Geezer Day in Snipesville Community Center Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. until.
For more information call Garry Newman (912-375-1568) or Vann McCall (912-222-2840).

The descendants of Elzie and Mattie Shumans will have a family reunion at Bridgeford Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and be a part of the family fellowship. Hope to see you there.

Ted and Christy Hutcheson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a reception Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in the social hall of Heritage Baptist Church.
Friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend. The church is located across from Jeff Davis Middle School.

Yuri Lopez will share her testimony Sunday, Sept. 30, on how a small box helped change her life. The event will be held at Fathers House at Because He Lives Ministries, 194 East Jarman St., (Hwy. 341), Hazlehurst.
Growing up in an orphanage in Honduras meant Juri Lopez was separated from her family and had to care for the younger children around her instead of being cared for herself. Yuri received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at the age of six, which included a picture of the girl who has sent the box, and a note which read, “Jesus love you, and I love you too.” In later years when Yuri could bear her hardship no longer, that note provided the encouragement she needed at a critical point in her life. Yuri’s path led to America since and today she serves with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Come and hear about God’s love in her life as she shares her testimony.

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 265 Baxley Hwy., Hazlehurst, has planned Homecoming for Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Former pastor Roger Daniels is scheduled as the Homecoming speaker. The Lighthouse Choir and local singers will provide music. The meal will be shared during the noon hour.
All current members and attendees welcome and encourage all former members and attendees to join the Lighthouse congregation for this special day.

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 265 Baxley Hwy., Hazlehurst, has planned Homecoming for Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Former pastor Roger Daniels is scheduled as the Homecoming speaker. The Lighthouse Choir and local singers will provide music. The meal will be shared during the noon hour.
All current members and attendees welcome and encourage all former members and attendees to join the Lighthouse congregation for this special day.