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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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City discusses pimping ordinance, also plans to enforce curfew for minors

City discusses pimping ordinance, also…

June 16, 2017 by Bradley Bennett

The June, 12 2017 work session of the City of Douglas Mayor and Commission was a busy one. The board discussed and agreed to approve the purchase of equipment for the fire department totalling $234,410 in value. There was also a discussion of the city’s new pandering, prostitution, and pimping...

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Campus carry bill goes into effect July 1, DouglasNow.com asks local college presidents to weigh in

Campus carry bill goes into effect Jul…

June 13, 2017 by Staff Reports

By Tiana Foster and Robert Preston Jr. The controversial campus carry law will go into effect July 1. Just how will the law affect the two college campuses in Douglas? If you ask the presidents of both South Georgia State College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – which DouglasNow.com did –...

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Bo Dukes indicted, believed to have helped burn Tara Grinstead's body

Bo Dukes indicted, believed to have helped burn Tara Grinstead's body

Monday, Bo Dukes, the second suspect arrested in the killing of Irwin County High teacher...

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Sharnae Pegues recognized by mayor and city commission

Sharnae Pegues recognized by mayor and city commission

At the regular City Commission Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, Mayor Tony L. Paulk and City...

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Baldwin's Ballers camp scheduled at SGSC in June, July

Baldwin's Ballers camp scheduled at SGSC in June, July

Cory Baldwin, head men's basketball coach at South Georgia State College (SGSC), will host his...

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