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Bear -- yes, panther -- no

Bear -- yes, panther -- no

May 28, 2020 by Robert Preston

Two reports of large predators, both posted on social media over the weekend, have people in South Georgia talking. One is a photo of a panther allegedly taken on a trail camera near Rebecca while the other is of a black bear seen in Coffee County.   While reports of bear sightings...

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Wes Lott receives Buck Preston Sportsmanship Award

Wes Lott receives Buck Preston Sportsm…

May 26, 2020 by Staff Reports

Wes Lott, son of Adam and Mindy Lott of Douglas, is the recipient of the 2020 Buck Preston Sportsmanship Award. The Douglas Lions Club presents the award annually to a deserving student.   Lott, a 2020 graduate of Coffee High School, played baseball and football for the Trojans. In 2019, he was...

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Wednesday shooting results in standoff, eventually ends with suspect in custody

Wednesday shooting results in standoff…

May 20, 2020 by Robert Preston

A Wednesday afternoon shooting in eastern Coffee County resulted in an armed standoff between the alleged shooter and officers from multiple law enforcement agencies, eventually ending peacefully.   The shooting took place in a mobile home park off Clyde Kirkland Road east of Douglas. According to sources, the alleged shooter is Eric...

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Willacoochee student receives top academic award at ABAC

Willacoochee student receives top acad…

May 15, 2020 by Submitted

Abby Unger, a senior biology major from Willacoochee, has been selected as the top academic student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. As ABAC's J.G. Woodroof Scholar, Unger represented the college in Atlanta in February when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia hosted the Academic Recognition Day students from...

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Debbie Purvis: A COVID-19 survivor's tale

Debbie Purvis: A COVID-19 survivor's t…

May 14, 2020 by Submitted

By Amanda Hayes   Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced feelings of fear, sadness, and uncertainty. The virus is an unseen enemy that we have battled with disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer, and bleach. We wear face masks and use gloves when going out in...

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Douglas native owned home that Ahmaud Arbery was in just before being shot to death

Douglas native owned home that Ahmaud …

May 13, 2020 by Robert Preston

The Feb. 23, 2020, shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in Brunswick keeps getting closer and closer to Coffee County. First, Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill was asked to take the case and ultimately recused himself – but not before offering an opinion on the case, stating that...

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Bear -- yes, panther -- no

Bear -- yes, panther -- no

Two reports of large predators, both posted on social media over the weekend, have people...

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Strawberry lime smoothies, summer camp information

Strawberry lime smoothies, summer camp information

This week's recipe is great this time of year with fresh strawberries. It's Strawberry Lime...

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Brunswick High hires Douglas native as head baseball coach

Brunswick High hires Douglas native as head baseball coach

Greg Roberts, a Douglas native and graduate of Coffee High School and then-South Georgia College...

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