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Commissioner Olivia Pearson arrested on criminal trespass charges at elections office

Commissioner Olivia Pearson arrested o…

October 27, 2020 by Robert Preston

Ward 3 city commissioner Olivia Pearson has been arrested and charged with criminal trespass after an incident that happened at the Coffee County elections office about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.   According to witnesses, Commissioner Pearson was in the office assisting a voter. After completing the voting process, Commissioner Pearson allegedly began pushing...

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Mayor, commission say no to annual Christmas parade

Mayor, commission say no to annual Chr…

October 26, 2020 by Robert Preston

COVID-19 has claimed another public event – the annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade held the first Saturday in December in downtown Douglas.   At Monday night’s regular city commission meeting, commissioners agreed to cancel the parade this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The city has turned the parade over to the...

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SGSC generates $68 million in local economic impact

SGSC generates $68 million in local ec…

October 23, 2020 by Submitted

South Georgia State College contributed $68 million to the regional economy and was responsible for more than 742 jobs locally, SGSC's President Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers recently announced.   SGSC's impact demonstrates significance for the region as shown in the study compiled by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University System...

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City: Here are a few guidelines for trick or treating

City: Here are a few guidelines for tr…

October 18, 2020 by Submitted

As the traditional Halloween day quickly approaches on Saturday, October 31, many citizens have questions regarding Halloween activities this year.  If no new COVID-19 guidance is issued by the Governor, Halloween will be observed in Douglas and Coffee County.  However, it is strongly urged for parents and neighborhoods to use...

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Lady Trojans end season with two wins, playoffs begin Monday

Lady Trojans end season with two wins…

October 16, 2020 by Submitted

The Lady Trojans wrapped up their regular season with a pair of wins against Cook County 1-0 and third ranked Jeff Davis 3-1.    Cook came to town and hits were at a premium with Coffee only managing four against the Hornet hurler.  It took a sixth inning solo homer from Emily...

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Major South Georgia drug trafficker sentenced to nearly two decades in federal prison

Major South Georgia drug trafficker se…

October 14, 2020 by Submitted

A Douglas man who has alternated much of his past three decades between selling illegal drugs or serving time in prison has been sentenced to spend nearly 20 years in prison for leading a drug trafficking organization centered in Coffee County.   Wayne Jordan, 62, of Douglas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court...

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Sheriff's office makes child molestation, family violence, drug arrests in separate investigations

Sheriff's office makes child molestation, family violence, drug arrests in separate investigations

On October 10, 2020, the Broxton Police Department requested the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal...

 

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October ag spotlight: Kate Day

October ag spotlight: Kate Day

Coffee County Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Junior Board is proud to announce the...

Sports

Lady Trojans fall to Jones County, finish season ranked in top 10

Lady Trojans fall to Jones County, finish season ranked in top 10

The Lady Trojans wrapped up the 2020 season with a best of three series loss...

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