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From the Hope Center to NYU: Anthony Harris overcomes the odds

From the Hope Center to NYU: Anthony H…

June 24, 2017 by Tiana Foster

The Hope Outreach Center located in the Oak Park area of Douglas is a non-profit organization that provides services and guidance to the children and families of the community. The center is located in a troubled neighborhood that has the highest rate of criminal activity. According to the center’s mission...

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Georgia Tech president, president emeritus visit Douglas on statewide tour

Georgia Tech president, president emer…

June 22, 2017 by Bradley Bennett

The president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson was in Douglas on Tuesday June 20, 2017. He was here on the second stop on the 2017 Georgia Tour. This is the ninth Georgia Tour undertaken by Dr. Peterson. He began the Georgia Tech tradition when he...

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Accused murderer Barrett granted bond, released from jail

Accused murderer Barrett granted bond…

June 21, 2017 by Robert Preston

Caleb Barrett, who was indicted last month for malice murder and felony murder by the Coffee County Grand Jury, was granted a $50,000 bond and released from jail Wednesday. Barrett’s case is an unusual one. He stood accused of shooting and killing his sister, Lea Jovan Merritt, on Sunday, Sept. 18...

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Edwin Taylor wins Ward 1 seat, receives 86 percent of votes

Edwin Taylor wins Ward 1 seat, receive…

June 21, 2017 by Robert Preston

Runoff schmunoff. Edwin Taylor, a candidate for the Ward 1 city commission seat, bested two other challengers Tuesday night in a landslide, winning the election to fill the unexpired term of the late Johnnie Lee Roper. In fact, the term “landslide” doesn’t really do the outcome justice. Taylor received 86 percent of...

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Sharnae Pegues wins Southeast Youth of the Year, receives $40,000 scholarship

Sharnae Pegues wins Southeast Youth of…

June 20, 2017 by Submitted

Selected among nine outstanding finalists from Boys & Girls Clubs across the region, Sharnae Pegues from Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region has been named the Southeast Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She will receive a $10,000 college scholarship renewable for up...

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Train car derails in Douglas, railroad crossing closed Monday morning

Train car derails in Douglas, railroad…

June 19, 2017 by Submitted

Monday didn't get off to a very good start for a train moving through Douglas. On Monday morning, a CSX train car derailed near Griffin’s Warehouse in Douglas along the crossing at Pearl Avenue.  Crossings will be blocked from Pearl Avenue to Gaskin Avenue.  Motorists are asked to see alternative routes...

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Suspect wanted for child cruelty, battery turns himself in

Suspect wanted for child cruelty, battery turns himself in

A man wanted on child cruelty and battery against a pregnant female charges stemming from...

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First Academy students exceed national standards

First Academy students exceed national standards

First Academy students, both elementary and middle have exceeded national benchmarks on their standardized assessments...

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Local cyclist competes in Senior Games

Local cyclist competes in Senior Games

Ron Morris, a local cyclist, competed in four different events in the Senior Games (formerly...

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