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The new overpass will split on April 27

The new overpass will split on April 2…

April 22, 2019 by Submitted

This coming Saturday, the new overpass on the east side of town will have one lane open in each direction. Right now, traffic does not split on the overpass. Of course, the new traffic split will only take place if the weather cooperates.   The Georgia Department of Transportation has notified the...

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Drug traffickers plead guilty to distributing crystal meth in South Georgia, including Coffee County

Drug traffickers plead guilty to distr…

April 18, 2019 by Submitted

Two men have pled guilty to conspiring to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine from Atlanta and throughout the Southern District of Georgia, including Coffee County.   Enio Camacho-Pineda, a/k/a “Tony,” a/k/a “Tony Montana,” 31, of Atlanta, and Ricardo Santana-Hernandez, a/k/a “Richard Hernandez, a/k/a “Armond,” a/k/a “Armani,” 31, a Mexican national illegally residing in Atlanta...

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Clerk of Court Angela Spell-Hutto submits resignation effective April 30

Clerk of Court Angela Spell-Hutto subm…

April 17, 2019 by Robert Preston

Angela Spell-Hutto, Coffee County Clerk of Court, has submitted her resignation effective April 30, 2019. She is citing health and stress of office as reasons for her resignation. Wednesday morning, Spell-Hutto released the following statement:   “It is with great sadness and relief that I hereby announce my pending resignation as the Clerk...

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Portion Highway 158 to close for a year while Satilla River bridges replaced

Portion Highway 158 to close for a yea…

April 16, 2019 by Staff Reports

In less than two weeks, the trip from Douglas to Waycross is about to take a little longer.   According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Highway 158 between Douglas and Waycross will close for a year or more beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 for bridge construction. The...

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Westside Elementary staff saves student's life after on-campus medical emergency

Westside Elementary staff saves studen…

April 11, 2019 by Submitted

On Wednesday, March 20, a miracle happened on the campus of Westside Elementary School.  One of their students, Luis Villalon-Gomez was with Dr. Dana Tyre, a Speech Pathologist on the campus, when he fell out of his chair onto the floor.  Thinking he may have had a seizure, Dana quickly...

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Nurse at jail one of three arrested on meth, marijuana charges

Nurse at jail one of three arrested on…

April 5, 2019 by Robert Preston

Officers from the Coffee County Drug Unit and Pearson Police Department arrested three people on drug charges this week, one of whom who was a nurse who worked at the Coffee County Jail for the jail's healthcare provider. The nurse, Cindy Womack, was stationed at the jail but was not...

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The new overpass will split on April 27

The new overpass will split on April 27

This coming Saturday, the new overpass on the east side of town will have one...

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Liquidation Market and Garden Center celebrates grand opening

Liquidation Market and Garden Center celebrates grand opening

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce was joined by several...

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Cops investigate Tyreek Hill for battery, no charges filed

Cops investigate Tyreek Hill for battery, no charges filed

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is the subject of a battery investigation in...

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