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Authorities charge Melinda McSwain with murder in 1991 disappearance of Sabrina Long

Authorities charge Melinda McSwain wit…

January 15, 2019 by Robert Preston

Melinda McSwain, 46, of Broxton, has been indicted on murder charges in the 1991 disappearance of Sabrina Long in Macon, according to a story published last week in The Macon Telegraph.   Officers from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested McSwain in October on charges related to Long’s disappearance, a case...

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County commission names Jimmy Kitchens chair, sells property at Ashley Street and Coweta Avenue

County commission names Jimmy Kitchens…

January 11, 2019 by Robert Preston

At the first county commission meeting of 2019, commissioners named Jimmy Kitchens as commission chair and Johnny Wayne Jowers as vice chair. “I’d like to thank Mr. Dovers for the work he’s done for the past year. He’s a young guy and he took over and he’s done real well...

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George Darryl Harper sentenced to four years in prison

George Darryl Harper sentenced to four…

January 8, 2019 by Robert Preston

George Darryl Harper, 62, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison on charges of trafficking and manufacturing marijuana. He was sentenced last week in federal court.   Harper was arrested in February 2016 after officers discovered over 300 pounds of marijuana at a residence near his farm. He was released...

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U.S. Marshals apprehend Bo Dukes in Irwin County

U.S. Marshals apprehend Bo Dukes in Ir…

January 6, 2019 by Robert Preston

When people find themselves in trouble, they often head to familiar surroundings. That’s what Bo Dukes did after being accused of sexual assault last week. And the U.S. Marshals were waiting for him.   Authorities, including the Marshals, were looking for Dukes, accused of helping conceal the 2005 death of Ocilla school...

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The story of 2018: Violent protests in Haiti strand GracePointe mission team

The story of 2018: Violent protests in…

January 2, 2019 by Robert Preston

What was the biggest story of 2018 in Douglas and Coffee County? It wasn’t the domestic violence/threesome case that led to the shooting of a Douglas man after a senior police officer allowed an offender with a sawed off shotgun leave the premises with the illegal weapon (thought that story...

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Officers make drug arrests at old Fountain Inn

Officers make drug arrests at old Foun…

January 1, 2019 by Submitted

Coffee County drug agents arrested multiple people last Thursday during an investigation at a Douglas motel, along with another individual following a search at a residence near Pridgen.   Around 8:30 p.m., Dec. 27, executed a search warrant at the Comfortel Suites, also known locally as the Fountain Inn. While executing the...

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News

Drug unit makes several arrests

Drug unit makes several arrests

The Coffee County Drug Unit announces the following recent arrests:   Jan. 8 – Tony Mobley was charged...

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Satilla Regional Library releases January calendar of events

Satilla Regional Library releases January calendar of events

Satilla Regional Library System will be holding the following programs during the month of January...

Sports

Andrew College edges SGSC 74-71

Andrew College edges SGSC 74-71

A potential game-tying three-point shot by South Georgia State College's Keyshaun Street hit the back...


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