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Sheriff adds portrait to wall of fallen officers

Sheriff adds portrait to wall of falle…

May 26, 2017 by Submitted

Family members of former jail officer Sgt. Eric Dewayne Smith joined Sheriff Doyle Wooten and the staff of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office Friday morning in remembrance of Smith's contributions to the local community. Sgt. Smith lost his life in an automobile accident on May 2, 2007, while assisting Coffee County...

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City recognizes track team, votes to increase funding for sewer project

City recognizes track team, votes to i…

May 25, 2017 by Bradley Bennett

At the May 22, 2017 regular meeting of the City of Douglas Mayor and City Commission, the board took time to honor some of the community’s most exceptional young people. Mayor Tony Paulk presented a citation to Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Lt. Commander Diana Ortiz in recognition of...

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4-H recognizes outstanding students at annual awards ceremony

4-H recognizes outstanding students at…

May 24, 2017 by Submitted

By: Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator Over 250 people gathered at the First Baptist Church in Douglas on Monday evening, May 8, 2017, to recognize active Coffee County 4-H members and volunteers during the Annual 4-H Honors Night Program.  4‑H members were presented awards for their participation in District Project Achievement...

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Two unrelated incidents, two arrests on meth charges

Two unrelated incidents, two arrests o…

May 23, 2017 by Submitted

A 22-year-old Douglas man was charged with methamphetamine possession late Monday night after deputies discovered him napping in his car. Coffee County deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Oak Park Street just prior to midnight, May 22. Upon arriving in the area, authorities spotted...

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Located on Thompson Drive, Second Harvest quietly meets the nutrition needs of thousands of area residents

Located on Thompson Drive, Second Harv…

May 21, 2017 by Bradley Bennett

Second Harvest is working hard to feed the less fortunate in Coffee County and beyond. They are a non-profit organization serving South Georgia since 1982. That was the year they began operations in Valdosta. They have grown steadily since and they are always looking for new volunteers and partners to...

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Ag literacy day christens the Billy Walker Agriculture Facility

Ag literacy day christens the Billy Wa…

May 19, 2017 by Submitted

By Taylor Whitley, Journalism student at GWCFC and FFA member On May 11th and 12th, the Coffee Middle School (CMS), Georgia Washington Carver Freshman Campus (GWCFC), and Coffee High School (CHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) members put together a fun-filled day for kindergarten and pre-k students in honor of Ag...

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SGSC recognizes Harry Dixon Scholarship recipient

SGSC recognizes Harry Dixon Scholarship recipient

Bethany Lambert of Charlton County was recently recognized as South Georgia State College's (SGSC) 2016-2017...

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Georgia 4-H officer training

Georgia 4-H officer training

Back in January, Coffee County Junior and Senior 4-H members participated in the District Project...

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Poulan, Hall win 40 mile bike race in Douglas last Saturday

Poulan, Hall win 40 mile bike race in Douglas last Saturday

Trey Griffin of Poulan and Heather Hall of Waycross won the 40-mile bike race at...

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