Monday morning, Coffee County commissioners spent the first few minutes of their regularly scheduled meeting discussing early voting for the upcoming election. Early voting began Monday and continues all week. Voters can cast their ballots at the elections office in the old 911 building on Ashley Street. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It started this week and continues all next week. In addition, the polls will be open on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through Thursday, 1,691 voters had cast ballots.
The commission also approved its standard intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Broxton, Ambrose, and Nicholls to manage their upcoming paving projects. The county does this each year and receives 2.5 percent of the prices of the projects.
County EMA director Steve Carver also gave an update regarding the damage from Hurricane Michael. According to Carver, winds sustained at 30 mph. The top gust was 58 mph. Just over 9,000 residents were without power and the storm destroyed one home. About 250 people reported to the Red Cross shelter at Central Square. “The community adhered to the curfew. I’d like to thank all of our community partners for their help with our storm preparation. We were really blessed,” stated Carver.
- Ag Forecast meeting in Tifton to discuss recovery assistance for farmers hit hard by Hurricane Michael
- Hurricane Michael damaged timber stands as well, here are tips for salvaging what was hurt
- UGA ag economist: Georgia's farmers need assistance to keep from losing their farms
- Agriculture losses due to Hurricane Michael are tremendous and will be felt for multiple generations
- Please donate to Coffee to the Coast
Latest from Robert Preston
- Next week is Georgia Cities Week, here are the activities
- Clerk of Court Angela Spell-Hutto submits resignation effective April 30
- Nurse at jail one of three arrested on meth, marijuana charges
- New seafood restaurant looking to locate in Douglas
- Allen arrested, charged after allegedly pulling a gun at local club