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Douglas police investigate Friday shooting, victim life-flighted to Jacksonville

Douglas police investigate Friday shoo…

July 14, 2017 by Staff Reports

Officers from the Douglas Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place in the city early Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the City of Douglas, officers responded to a call in regards to a shooting that occurred on South McDonald Road. The victim was identified as Ricardio...

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Coffee County 4-H BB team places in top 20 percent in the country

Coffee County 4-H BB team places in to…

July 13, 2017 by Bradley Bennett

W.B. Merritt has been coaching the Coffee County 4-H BB gun team for 25 years now. He just made his sixth trip to the National BB Gun Championship. DouglasNow asked Mr. W.B. what has kept him coaching for so long. “It’s the kids, seeing them enjoy it”, he said. And...

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Jennifer Williams overcomes adversity, earns degree

Jennifer Williams overcomes adversity…

July 10, 2017 by Submitted

Jennifer Williams, a resident of Douglas, recently graduated from Ultimate Medical Academy's Health and Human Services program. Williams had already earned her bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness, but she was struggling to enter the healthcare field. She knew that pursuing career training would open new career opportunities for her at work and provide for a...

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Weather system ravages downtown Douglas, multiple traffic lights still not working

Weather system ravages downtown Dougla…

July 9, 2017 by Robert Preston

The street lights are back up in downtown Douglas but not all of them are working following a brief but violent weather system that ravaged the downtown area Saturday afternoon. Call it whatever you want to – a microburst, straight-line winds, whatever – it doesn’t really matter. What does matter...

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Douglas Kmart to close its doors

Douglas Kmart to close its doors

July 8, 2017 by Staff Reports

According to stories posted in numerous media outlets, Sears Holdings announced Friday that it would close 35 more Kmart locations and eight Sears stores. The Douglas Kmart is one of those that will close. Store closure sales are expected to begin very soon. The department-store chain's troubles have included several rounds of...

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Claudin Pubien, who was arrested on burglary charges, had previously been charged with murder

Claudin Pubien, who was arrested on bu…

July 4, 2017 by Robert Preston

Claudin Pubien Jr., 26 of Douglas, who was arrested last week on burglary charges after detectives discovered a “mountain” of stolen items at his home, had previously been charged with murder in the 2013 killing of Daquavious Reed. Two other individuals, both of whom are Pubien’s brothers, Claron Carter and...

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Fertilizer truck overturns in West Green

Fertilizer truck overturns in West Green

Normally, not much goes on in West Green. Tonight was a little different. A Peterbilt...

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Douglas Kiwanis Club news

Douglas Kiwanis Club news

Richard Nichols gave the program at the Douglas Kiwanis Club meeting of Tuesday the 18th...

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Brice Grantham wins Beretta World Cup Jr. gold medal

Brice Grantham wins Beretta World Cup Jr. gold medal

Douglas and Coffee County resident, Brice Grantham, recently traveled to Budapest, Hungary to represent the...

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