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O'Steen wins District 5 county commission election

O'Steen wins District 5 county commiss…

July 16, 2019 by Robert Preston

Ted O’Steen is the new District 5 county commissioner. Tuesday night, O’Steen defeated Howard Holt 429 votes to 342 in the special election to fill Charles “Scooter Bill” Deen’s unexpired term. Deen passed away on April 25 of this year after a lengthy battle with cancer. O’Steen and Holt bested two...

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Escaped inmate from Carroll County captured near Broxton

Escaped inmate from Carroll County cap…

July 15, 2019 by Staff Reports

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that Tommy Shane Morton Jr., an inmate who escaped from Carroll County in May and who lives in Coffee County when not in prison, has been apprehended in Coffee County. According to the AJC, authorities arrested Morton earlier today.   Morton walked off a work detail in...

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Stacy Morris Youmans receives judicial appointment from Florida governor

Stacy Morris Youmans receives judicial…

July 13, 2019 by Submitted

According to a story published on Floridapolitics.com, Stacy Morris Youmans, a former Douglas resident and graduate of Coffee High School, has been appointed judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Gov DeSantis announced the appointment on Friday, July 12.   Since 2008, Youmans has been a partner...

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DPD makes arrest for falsely reporting a rape

DPD makes arrest for falsely reporting…

July 11, 2019 by Submitted

On July 10, the Douglas Police Department arrested and charged Cheilyndra Anjareka Williams with numerous crimes as a result of making a false rape report.   On Sunday July 8, 2019, City of Douglas officers responded to a local park in reference to a reported rape. Upon the arrival of officers, Mrs...

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Truck stolen in Baymeadows, recovered and suspects arrested

Truck stolen in Baymeadows, recovered …

July 9, 2019 by Staff Reports

On July 3, deputies from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Kingfishers Court residence in the Baymeadows Estate area in reference to a stolen 2005 GMC Sierra. Deputies discovered that the vehicle was taken from the driveway of the residence along with a pink electric scooter.  The scooter...

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Suspect in July 3 shooting arrested, jailed

Suspect in July 3 shooting arrested, j…

July 4, 2019 by Staff Reports

Josh Wiggins, who stands accused of shooting Danny Chaney (also known as Robert Chaney) at a Ronnie Walker Road address on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, has been arrested and jailed.   According to a press release from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a gunshot wound call around 10 a.m...

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O'Steen wins District 5 county commission election

O'Steen wins District 5 county commission election

Ted O’Steen is the new District 5 county commissioner. Tuesday night, O’Steen defeated Howard Holt 429...

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Thigpen becomes honorary lineman for birthday

Thigpen becomes honorary lineman for birthday

Thigpen becomes honorary lineman for birthday On Friday, July 5, 2019, the City of Douglas Utilities...

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Stingrays win 17th district title

Stingrays win 17th district title

The Douglas Stingrays won their 17th GRPA District II swim championship on Monday in Kingsland...

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