Event Calendar

The Snipesville Community will host it’s annual New Year’s 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 $7. There will be take out or dining in at the center with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. There is no entry fee. The parade is in need of antique cars, floats, horses, twirlers, or any other entries. There will be a cake auction. Vendors are welcome.

The Snipesville Community will host their annual New Year’s 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 $7. There will be take out or dining in at the center with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. There is no entry fee. The parade is in need of antique cars, floats, horses, twirlers, or any other entries. There will be a cake auction. There will also be a bouncy house and Jimmie Ryles Kiddie Train. Vendors are welcome.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 4 Oglethorpe Lexington TBA
Jan. 9-10 Area Duals Hazlehurst 9:00
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

Mon Jan 0 6

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 First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

Thu Jan 0 9

Area Duals

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 4 Oglethorpe Lexington TBA
Jan. 9-10 Area Duals Hazlehurst 9:00
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

Fri Jan 1 0

Area Duals

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 4 Oglethorpe Lexington TBA
Jan. 9-10 Area Duals Hazlehurst 9:00
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 11 Toombs Individual Toombs 9:00
Jan. 14 West Laurens, Toombs, Swainsboro Swainsboro 4:00
Jan. 16 West Laurens, East Laurens East Laurens 4:00
Jan. 21 East Laurens, Toombs, Pinewood Home 4:00
Jan. 23 Telfair, Montgomery, Dodge Dodge 4:00
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

No additional detail for this event.

Mon Jan 1 3

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 First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

No additional detail for this event.

Tue Jan 1 4

Blood drive

During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.
Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others.
As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
The next blood collection in Hazlehurst will be Jan. 14, noon-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church School Building on East Avenue.

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 14 West Laurens, Toombs, Swainsboro Swainsboro 4:00
Jan. 16 West Laurens, East Laurens East Laurens 4:00
Jan. 21 East Laurens, Toombs, Pinewood Home 4:00
Jan. 23 Telfair, Montgomery, Dodge Dodge 4:00
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

Local leaders will make their annual trip to Atlanta during the first week of the 2020 legislative session. If you would like to attend, there are five spots available with local leaders. The visit includes a legislative dinner the evening Jan. 14 and the Okefenokee Occasion the evening of Jan. 15.
The annual event provides officials with an opportunity for one on one talks with legislators about legislation under consideration and special projects that affect the local community.
Attending the events allows local leaders an opportune time to share our community’s issues with the hopes the legislators will keep them as a top priority while in session.
The Okefenokee Occasion committee consists of members from 17 counties of the Southeast Georgia Regional Commission which include Appling, Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware, and Wayne counties.
If interested in attending, contact Andrea Taylor at ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com or call 912-327-0830.

Local leaders will make their annual trip to Atlanta during the first week of the 2020 legislative session. If you would like to attend, there are five spots available with local leaders. The visit includes a legislative dinner the evening Jan. 14 and the Okefenokee Occasion the evening of Jan. 15.
The annual event provides officials with an opportunity for one on one talks with legislators about legislation under consideration and special projects that affect the local community.
Attending the events allows local leaders an opportune time to share our community’s issues with the hopes the legislators will keep them as a top priority while in session.
The Okefenokee Occasion committee consists of members from 17 counties of the Southeast Georgia Regional Commission which include Appling, Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware, and Wayne counties.
If interested in attending, contact Andrea Taylor at ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com or call 912-327-0830.

The Hazlehurst City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 16 West Laurens, East Laurens East Laurens 4:00
Jan. 21 East Laurens, Toombs, Pinewood Home 4:00
Jan. 23 Telfair, Montgomery, Dodge Dodge 4:00
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

Grace A. Johnson, local author and Alma native, will speak and have a book signing Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jeff Davis County Library in Hazlehurst.
She has released two new novels “Held Captive” and “Prisoner at Heart” of the Seven Seas Series.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 16-18 State Duals Macon TBA
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

The annual MLK program and parade will be Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. All persons, churches, businesses and community groups are asked to participate. Contact 912-253-6751 for information.

Mon Jan 2 0

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 First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 21 East Laurens, Toombs, Pinewood Home 4:00
Jan. 23 Telfair, Montgomery, Dodge Dodge 4:00
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

Wed Jan 2 2

JDES Math Night

Jeff Davis Elementary School will host Math Night Jan. 28 at 5:00 pm.
Math teachers will go over strategies to help your child succeed in math.

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce will host its first membership luncheon in 2020 Jan. 23 at noon at Twisted Pine Golf Course.
Chamber members and non-members are invited for an update on what’s happening in Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County and to hear more about the state of healthcare. Jeff Davis Hospital CEO Barry Bloom will be the guest speaker.
Businesses are invited to sponsor the event to help market their business. Benefits of sponsorship include five minutes on the lunch agenda to address Chamber members and community leaders to speak about your business or organization, logo on the event agenda and the ability to place marketing items on lunch tables.
Lunch is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
Contact the Chamber at 912-375-4543 or ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com to learn more about sponsorship.

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 23 Telfair, Montgomery, Dodge Dodge 4:00
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

Jeff Davis Primary School will host a parent and community meeting Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Teachers will provide information about reading instruction, benchmark scores, and reading expectations and share tips for helping foster student success.
Parents of ESOL students will meet with EL teachers at 4:45 in the JDPS lunchroom.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 23 Coffee (open) Douglas 5:00
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

The Jeff Davis County Democratic Committee will meet Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Community League Center, 4 Carver Street.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 24-25 Sweet Onion Lyons TBA
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

The descendants of Levi Rentz will meet Jan. 25 at Mt. Zion Baptist church social hall for our 18th family reunion. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Family members and friends are invited and asked to bring a picnic basket filled with food.
Also bring any old pictures and memorials and new additions to the family that we can share together.

Sat Jan 2 5

Childbirth Class

A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria conference room. The class is ideal for those expectant mothers 25 weeks pregnant or later by the class date. Those interested in registering may do so by calling (912) 530-3118 or (912) 530-3117.
Topics of the class will include the normal process of pregnancy, labor and delivery with an emphasis on conscious prepared childbirth. Stress is placed on a medically safe delivery in the hospital under the direction of a physician. Additional topics covered are infant care and infant feeding. Attendees are encouraged to invite a support person to the class.

Mon Jan 2 7

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 First Baptist Church.
For more information, contact Cheryl Waters at 912-347-0366 or waters74jesus@gmail.com.

Southside Baptist Church will hold its monthly Senior Adult Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11:45 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Brother Robert Wigley will provide the program.
Everyone come and bring your favorite covered dish or dishes and enjoy a good time of fellowship with friends.

2019-20 Jeff Davis High Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 28 Wayne (Sr. night) Hazlehurst 5:00
Feb. 1 Area Traditionals Hazlehurst TBA
Feb. 7-8 Sectionals Lamar TBA
Feb. 13-15 State Traditional Macon TBA

Jeff Davis High School will host 8th Grade Orientation, for upcoming 9th graders, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
For questions email debbie.hobbs@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us

Tue Jan 2 8

Veterans meeting

The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association will hold the first meeting of the year Jan. 28 at 6:30 at the City Municipal Building next to the police station on the Alma Hwy.
Veterans and spouses welcome as plans for 2020 are outlined. Your input is very important.

Word of Harvest Family Worship Center will have a First of the Year Revival Jan. 28-30 at 7 p.m.
Speakers are Tuesday Bishop Albert Bussey Jr., Wednesday Pastor Cynthia Welch, Thursday Pastor Frank Benyard.
For more info call 912-253-3002 or 912-253-1738.

Word of Harvest Family Worship Center will have a First of the Year Revival Jan. 28-30 at 7 p.m.
Speakers are Tuesday Bishop Albert Bussey Jr., Wednesday Pastor Cynthia Welch, Thursday Pastor Frank Benyard.
For more info call 912-253-3002 or 912-253-1738.

Word of Harvest Family Worship Center will have a First of the Year Revival Jan. 28-30 at 7 p.m.
Speakers are Tuesday Bishop Albert Bussey Jr., Wednesday Pastor Cynthia Welch, Thursday Pastor Frank Benyard.
For more info call 912-253-3002 or 912-253-1738.

2019-20 Jeff Davis Middle School Wrestling Schedule
Jan. 30 League Championship Vidalia 10:00

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 to evolve, their core principles remain true to a single vision: real transformation begins within.
“One of our goals at the Chamber is to help develop strong leaders for our community and our businesses,” said Sonya Miller, Chamber President. “The leaders we help develop will help make our community stronger.”
Lunch is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Big House. The cost is $10. Contact Andrea Taylor at 912-327-0830 or ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com to register.

Jeff Davis High School will host an Open House Jan. 30 from 3-5:30.
For questions, email dustin.allen@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us.

Hazlehurst Church of God will have movie night, Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The movie, “Overcomer” will be shown free of charge

The ACHS Choral Department Dinner Theater will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Appling County Fine Arts Center. Dinner starts at 6:00, and the show is at 7:30. Tickets include a steak dinner, a dessert bar and reserved seating. There will be performances by ACMS Centerstage Show Choir, the 8th Grade Chorus Class, the ACHS Chorus and Appling Applause Show Choir. Students will also perform solos throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 per person and will be on sale at achschoral.com. Parties of 4 or 8 can reserve seating on the website. Wren’s Nest, Common Ground, ACHS Choral members and Karen Davis at karen.davis@appling.k12.ga.us will sell tickets also. Businesses are welcome to sponsor a table for their employees. Seats must be purchased in advance, but tickets for just the show may be purchased at the door.

Fri Jan 3 1

Tent Revival

Bishop Paul Hodge from Reaping the Harvest Ministry of Savannah will speak at the Out of Your Comfort Zone Tent Revival Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The tent is located at 214 Azalea Road, N.W., across from WalMart tire center.

Notice to parents, community members, and business leaders in Jeff Davis County…
The JDMS School Council will meet Jan. 31 at 7:45 a.m. Please make plans to attend. Your voice is needed and your involvement is welcomed.