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GBI investigates in-custody death at the Coffee County Jail

GBI investigates in-custody death at t…

November 12, 2019 by Staff Reports

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate in the Coffee County Jail, according to a press release issued by the GBI Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with an...

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Deputies make arrests, recover stolen property

Deputies make arrests, recover stolen …

November 9, 2019 by Submitted

Coffee County deputies and investigators have been very busy over the last few months, making numerous arrests and recovering a great deal of stolen property. Officers have also worked several crimes against persons.   On September 10, 2019, deputies from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Douglas Electric on the Willacoochee...

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SGSC on 'heightened alert,' on lookout for former employee

SGSC on 'heightened alert,' on lookout…

November 7, 2019 by Robert Preston

Both the Douglas and Waycross campuses of South Georgia State College have been on high alert Thursday after authorities received a threat that a former employee might be on campus or planning to visit campus with a gun. A message sent to students from campus police Thursday morning stated the following: "SGSC...

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TAD passes by huge margin, no changes on city commission

TAD passes by huge margin, no changes …

November 5, 2019 by Robert Preston

In the Douglas city election Tuesday night, incumbents won the day while the tax allocation district (TAD) referendum passed by an overwhelming majority.   Douglas mayor Tony Paulk faced opposition from two challengers, Kevin Carver and Terrance Coley. Paulk won easily, 1,432 votes to Carver's 443 and Coley's 383. Candidates in three...

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GHSA releases region realignments, Coffee to drop to 5A

GHSA releases region realignments, Cof…

November 5, 2019 by Robert Preston

Coffee High School is dropping down a classification for athletics next season – at least that’s what the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has proposed in its region reclassifications released Tuesday. CHS has been competing in the 6A classification for the last several years. Beginning next year, though, the Trojans...

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Jury finds Coleman guilty of murder

Jury finds Coleman guilty of murder

November 1, 2019 by Submitted

After a two day trial, Amanda Jacobs Coleman was found guilty of the murder of two-year-old Brooklyn Aldridge by a Coffee County jury.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Rumker with Judge Andy Spivey presiding over the proceedings.   The evidence presented at trial showed that law enforcement and...

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GBI investigates in-custody death at the Coffee County Jail

GBI investigates in-custody death at the Coffee County Jail

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate in the Coffee...

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Winter annual planting dates and differences in land preparation

Winter annual planting dates and differences in land preparation

Winter annual planting dates and differences in land preparation John McLemore, County Extension Agent Although many of...

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Hawks basketball rolls to second win

Hawks basketball rolls to second win

The South Georgia State College Hawks rolled to their second win of the season Wednesday...

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