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Feds nab 28 in Southern District's most successful drug investigation, still looking for four suspects

Feds nab 28 in Southern District's mos…

January 18, 2021 by Staff Reports

Last week’s federal drug trafficking operation in Coffee and surrounding counties, dubbed Operation Sandy Bottom, resulted in the arrests of 28 suspected drug traffickers. It has been called the Southern District’s most successful illegal drug investigation. Among those arrested were some of the alleged biggest suppliers of a variety of illegal...

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Local drug investigation indicts 48 defendants for conspiracy, including three prison guards

Local drug investigation indicts 48 de…

January 13, 2021 by Submitted

Nearly 50 people have been indicted in a drug trafficking investigation that targeted violent gang members distributing methamphetamine and other drugs in the Coffee County area.   Dubbed Operation Sandy Bottom, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation centered in the Sand Ridge neighborhood on the east side of Douglas, Ga...

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Casey Wright named fire chief

Casey Wright named fire chief

January 12, 2021 by Submitted

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the City Manager and City Commission named Casey Wright as the new chief for the Douglas Fire Department. Since January 2020, Chief Wright has been serving in the role of Interim Fire Chief.   “I am happy to announce Mr. Casey Wright as our new Fire Chief,”...

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City to begin work on water line, Evergreen Avenue construction

City to begin work on water line, Ever…

January 11, 2021 by Submitted

Two important construction projects will begin inside the city over the next couple of weeks that may cause some inconveniences for citizens in the surrounding areas. On Monday January 11, the City of Douglas Water Department/ESG Operations will begin the process of connecting a new water main on Highway 32 West...

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Republicans carry Coffee County, Democrats poised to win statewide in Senate races

Republicans carry Coffee County, Democ…

January 6, 2021 by Robert Preston

Like many rural counties in Georgia, Coffee County trended red in Tuesday’s run-off elections for U.S. Senate and Public Service Commissioner. However, that trend did not hold true throughout Georgia. While the two Senate races haven’t officially been called, Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) has claimed victory over incumbent Kelly Loeffler...

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Two-vehicle chase leads to crashed patrol car, multiple arrests

Two-vehicle chase leads to crashed pat…

January 5, 2021 by Submitted

On Dec. 31, a suspicious vehicle was spotted in a neighborhood in the county. Coffee County deputies and the Coffee County Drug Unit responded to the area to conduct an investigation. It was determined that two vehicles were involved instead of one. One of the vehicles was known to drug...

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Feds nab 28 in Southern District's most successful drug investigation, still looking for four suspects

Feds nab 28 in Southern District's most successful drug investigation, still looking…

Last week’s federal drug trafficking operation in Coffee and surrounding counties, dubbed Operation Sandy Bottom...

 

Community

Conservation Reserve Program general signup ends February 12

Conservation Reserve Program general signup ends February 12

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up...

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Maurice Turner named region Athlete of Year, headlines Coffee's All Region players

Maurice Turner named region Athlete of Year, headlines Coffee's All Region players

The Region 1-5A All Region team has been released and the region Athlete of the...

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